Hobs which react to the size of the pans placed on them feature in a new range of ‘technically advanced’ built-in appliances.
The hobs in the new De Dietrich collection feature ‘Continuum’ induction.
De Dietrich says this means only the exact amount of electricity will be used wherever the pan is placed on the zone, so it will always be energy efficient.
In 2006, De Dietrich introduced ICS intelligent automatic cooking to its top of the range ovens, where sensors within the oven’s cavity assessed the weight and density of the food to control the cooking time. This feature has now been extended across the ovens range.
All dishwashers in the new range are triple A-rated while the laundry appliances are in a sleek black finish.
All integrated cooling products are also now A+ rated and new to the cooling range is a fully integrated wine cellar.
It holds up to 64 bottles, with electronic temperature controls and two independent zones for storing Champagne and white wines together with red wine in the same appliance.
Which? researcher Matt Stevens said: ‘Which? has tested De Dietrich washer-dryers, dishwashers and induction hobs recently. Their machines come from the premium end of the market and are pricey but include some interesting and innovative products.’