After years of research and development, Lapitec presents Lapitec Chef, a cooking system hidden below the sintered stone top and activated by a technological cooking pad, covered by a patent. This innovative solution was developed for the electrothermal part in collaboration with the University of Padua. Lapitec Chef is very simple to use: by placing the silicone pad (dishwasher safe) on the top, the touch controls are activated and allow the system to be switched on. In its absence, the induction hob is inactive and safe: this way, the kitchen top remains free, distinguished only by a display and small engravings. The cooking pad of Lapitec Chef, apparently a normal silicone pad, is a real appliance, equipped with magnetic sensors and a hidden coil. It also allows the bridge and childlock mode, and is compatible with all the colors and finishes of the Lapitec range.