Cooking Surface Prime combines the aesthetics of Abkstone’s large sintered slabs with a patented technical solution. The induction cooktop integrated into the ceramic slab is activated only when the magnetic field comes into contact with a metal pan. The heat is transferred directly to the pans, so the cooktop cooks more quickly than a gas cooker and the sintered slabs do not heat up. This saves energy and allows the worktop to be used for other activities when not cooking, notes the firm. The Cooking Surface Prime induction cooking system can only be used in conjunction with Abkstone sintered slabs, which are resistant to staining, scratching and knife blades, allowing food to be cut and prepared directly on the surface. They are also heat resistant, waterproof and porosity-free for ease of maintenance and increased hygiene.