The new induction hob with integrated extractor KMDA 7476 by Miele combines powerful high-tech elements with origins in Miele competence centres in Bünde (cooking products) and Arnsberg (cooker hoods). “In each of the PowerFlex XL zones, the product offers 7 cm more space for cooking than previously the case, despite unchanged external dimensions – the company explains -. This provides ample space for two large pans one behind the other. The increased flexibility results from the fact that both rings, if required, can be operated as one area. If a large casserole dish is used, the permanently active pan recognition system automatically activates the neighbouring zone”. High power levels are guaranteed by TwinBooster technology, which, when required, can muster 7.3 kW of power – for example when large quantities of food are to be cooked in the shortest of times. A further new feature on the KMDA 7476 is the positioning of the compact and intuitive ComfortSelect Plus controls in the centre, directly in front of the extractor. “With an illuminated run of numbers combined with an indicator for each ring and the extractor, this user interface is not only space-saving but also particularly easy to use – Miele adds -. Practical: if the hob unit has to be briefly left unattended, for example to answer the door, Stop&Go ensures security. This reduces the power output to that of Setting 1 to ensure nothing burns or boils over. If cooking is to end after a specified period, a timer assigned to individual rings can be programmed accordingly. The Food warming function uses smart technology to keep cooked food at serving temperature”. Besides, Miele’s efficient ventilation technology with its energy-efficient Eco motor reliably removes steam, vapours and odours directly where they occur. The extractor is hidden away in the base unit. “With the Con@ctivity feature – Miele concludes – users can concentrate fully on producing delectable results as the power output of the extractor adjusts automatically to activity on the hob. Customers have a choice of vented or recirculation operation, whereby the latter option is ideal for well-insulated buildings”. Miele’s tried-and-tested filter box with its 10-ply stainless-steel filter below the vent grille ensures the best possible removal of grease. For cleaning, the box can be simply removed and washed in the dishwasher. The exclusive Miele CleanCover behind the grease filters provides a smooth surface without any sharp metal edges. It is easy to clean and protects against contact with wires and motor components. And if food should accidentally boil over and enter the extractor, any liquids are collected in a drip tray.