Invisacook, the most innovative appliance since the invention of the microwave.
Rachiele Custom Sinks is pleased to introduce Invisacook, a wonderful American appliance, to our past, current and future clients.
The future of space-saving cooking is here.
Frequently Asked Questions about the InvisaCook invisible cook top (See Videos)
1. InvisaCook is a magnetic induction cooking appliance that allows you to cook on your countertop
InvisaCook was designed by a brilliant engineer using some older technology of induction cooking while innovating a design that allows cooking through granite, porcelain and other surfaces - allowing for no disruption of your counter area. Traditional induction cook tops are not only visible but somewhat fragile, as the top is glass. More importantly, the cookware on the traditional cook tops sit directly on the glass. Accidental spills get baked into the glass. Anyone that has had a glass cook top will tell you that cleaning and scratching is a huge negative. Since the cookware used with InvisaCook is sitting on small risers, the bottom of the pot or pan never comes in direct contact with the countertop. Spills can easily be wiped off. In fact, we cooked vegetables and then eggs directly over a puddle of butter on the counter during the entire process. The butter wiped right off. The advantages are stunning!
The simple answer is no! You must use cookware designed for magnetic induction cook tops. They are easily found in stores and on Amazon. When you order a cook-top, you are provided with tiny nylon bumpers that must be attached to your cookware to have the cookware sit slightly above the counter. The bumpers and attachment method is included with all orders. Very soon, InvisaCook will have their own cookware which will be superior to all other cookware. It will have a honeycomb interior that resists scratching and sticking while offering an area for moisture to collect slightly below the food keeping it moist.
InvisaCook offers a single and double unit that is powered by standard household 110v and uses just over 7 amps (a toaster requires 10 amps) and plugs directly into an ordinary outlet. In fact, the single and double units can be installed in a movable cart so you can take it out to your patio, pool deck or just about anywhere there is an outlet. The one in our showroom is installed within a movable island that we purchased at Lowes for under $400. The price included the granite top and the locking wheels. Our installation took less than 45 minutes and we simply plugged it in and it started working. The four burner unit runs on 220v and is more powerful and heats faster and hotter than the single and two burner units. All units are to be plugged in, not hot wired.
Our system is designed with a noise locater, or a device that emits a beeping sound that starts when you turn on your unit and audibly designates the burner you want to use. The beeping will stop when your pan connects with the cook-top surface. However, there are other options you can work out with your dealer in order to locate the burner. For example, you may have them etch a spot for each burner, or simply ask them to place a sticker there until you have the feeling for where the burner is.
Quartz tops are prohibited. Most other countertops can be used, such as the all-natural stone granite and the ultra-compact porcelain material (Dekton, Sapienstone, Geoluxe, Neolith, Lapertec, etc.) Feel free to reach out to us and we will confirm the InvisaCook will work with your counter choice.
Yes. We include sets of adhesive pan risers that come with your unit. These risers are designed to raise your pan from your countertop in order to: 1. Prevent the loud noise of pans hitting your top. 2. Prevent scratches from blemishing your countertop. 3. Keep your panâ€™s metal from touching your countertop directly, which helps keep your countertop stay cooler, longer. Click here for a video on how to install your pan risers to your induction cookware set.
InvisaCook offers a 5 year warranty. They will not repair your unit, they will replace it with a new one, even if only one burner fails.
InvisaCook will provide an installer for you. They indicate installation costs range between $100 and $200 depending on the part of the country. It is a very fast and simple installation process.
We are prohibited by our dealer agreement to display prices. I can assure you will be very pleased with the price considering how technologically advanced these are.
Long term cooking with medium-high or high heat is not recommended.(most recipes do not require this) Even considering the pot or pan does not actually touch the counter, heat reflected down from the cookware may overheat the counter and in rare cases might crack the top. Your InvisaCook will come with a proprietary mat that is made of silicone infused with copper to spread the radiant heat, so damage is extremely unlikely unless you are cooking for hours at very high temperatures.
I always recommend ordering as soon as possible. That will give you and your countertop fabricator plenty of time for planning.
Well over a decade ago I invented the workstation sink. One of the benefits of my sink design is that it offers additional counter-space, right where it is needed. The InvisaCook does the exact same thing. If you are cooking on one or two burners of a four burner unit, the area of the unused burners is now counter space. The benefits are so naturally linked that I felt it would be of value to my client base. Of utmost importance, I have had several meetings with the owner and feel he and his team are good people. Lastly, this is an innovation based and manufactured in the U.S.A. So many "American" companies have their products built in China. A local client told me he was shocked when he received his Kohler sink to find it was made in China. He had known Kohler to be an American company and did not read the fine print when he ordered his sink. I have to say, he was quite upset.
It is very unlikely your countertop will get hot enough to burn a childs hand. It will get warm enough to warn little hands, however it takes a while for the counter to warm even to that temperature range.
1. One advantage is its heat resistance. You should have no problem handling hot pots and pans even when you place them directly on a porcelain countertop. 2. Porcelain is much stronger than the hardiest granite - almost 30% stronger in fact and is almost as hard as quartz. Porcelain's tough structure also makes it scratch resistant. 3. Porcelain is virtually impervious to water. Granite is porous and can stain if oils or greases penetrate the stone. 4. No sealing is required. Quality porcelain used to make countertops is scratch-proof, along with being heatproof and highly durable. 5. One major advantage porcelain has over quartz is that direct and prolonged exposure to sunlight won't discolor it. You can design your kitchen countertop layout free from worrying about where the windows are located. 6. You can order a porcelain countertop with a solid color or, if you want, one whose surface mimics marble. That way you get the look of marble at many times its durability. You can make your porcelain countertop look like the material of your choice, including marble, wood grain, concrete finishes or rusted steel, and it will still appear quite natural. 7. You may wonder whether a material as durable as porcelain must also be extremely thick, but that's not the case. In reality, porcelain is a very lightweight material with several installation options. What's more, you can get extra-large porcelain slabs manufactured so fewer seams are required. This makes the material a good choice when you want to create a single slab cover look for the entire kitchen island. We highly recommend porcelain as a countertop material, whether or not you consider an InvisaCook invisible cook-top. 8. Large porcelain tiles are available for countertops. They look amazing. Just Google "porcelain countertops" to see the array of options. 9. Chemicals will not discolor or bleach out porcelain countertops as can sometimes happen with quartz countertops. 10. Smooth or textured finishes can easily be achieved during the manufacturing process. High-gloss polished and matte or honed finishes are the most common. You won't have as many finish options as natural stone, but the most popular types are certainly available with porcelain. 11. Typical thickness is 1/4 inch (6 mm) or 1/2 inch (12 mm). Porcelain can be manufactured in extra-large slabs around 126 inches X 62 inches. Thus, fewer seams are needed and often one slab can cover an entire kitchen island. 11. Porcelain countertops are so thin, you can install them directly over your existing countertops. This can greatly reduce the overall difficulty and expense of removing the older material. 12. Finding a fabricator may be difficult. Because porcelain is so thin the full-sized slabs can be delicate to work with and cut and locating a countertop fabricator that is willing to install porcelain slab countertop may be a challenge. They are easier to crack during fabrication than granite or marble, so many fabricators do not like to work with the material. Once installed, porcelain is very hard and durable. Cracking is not an issue after it is installed. It's just handling, moving and cutting very large and thin slabs prior to installation that can give fabricators some trouble. 13. Installed prices are about the same as quartz and granite. The material is much less expensive, however the fabrication and installation costs are higher - balancing out the overall investment being similar to other solid surfaces.
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