It’s sleek, modern, energy-efficient and recyclable: the “Cooktop for Environment” by Colombian designer Alejandro Sanchez may reach high temperatures, but it is, clearly, the coolest new way to prepare a meal.
This unique design consists of three gas burners and one electric heater which work together to reduce energy consumption. According to Greenlaunches, the body of the Cooktop makes use of a glass ceramic alloy that resists high temperatures and gives it that eye-catching “not your average kitchen appliance” look. (It also happens to be shock-resistant and recyclable.) When not in use, the Cooktop automatically switches off the gas valve to prevent leakage.
The Design Blog reports that the unit also comes with a digital display, akin to a microwave oven, which allows for precise control of temperatures. This–along with the fact that it actually senses the temperature of the vessels you place upon it–is what makes the Cooktop ideal for the serious chef looking to baste a piece of fish in a puddle of hot oil, for example, without burning it.