It's the culinary equivalent of a smartphone. Once she's tapped on a high-powered induction unit and watched it fire up so fast that there's no time to chop an onion, she'll never want to go back to slow-poke electric or unruly gas. Pictured here: GE PHP960 36-inch induction cooktop | thisoldhouse.com
Love this Next-Gen Cook Top! Induction uses an electro-magnetic field to heat stainless-steel or cast-iron cookware. It offers: 1. The ease of electric with the power and control of gas. 2. Faster and more energy-efficient heating than standard electric. 3. A cool-to-the-touch top that won’t burn the kids. 4. A pro-grade cooktop in an island without running gas lines. Just add an outlet.