Panasonic Introduces Groundbreaking New Induction Cooktop, Providing Extraordinary Commercial Cooking Performance with All Kinds of Metal Cookware

Key Messages:
•    New KY-MK3500 Met-ALL Induction Cooktop is compatible with all metal cookware, including aluminum and copper 
•    Engineered to provide a fast, responsive cooking experience for restaurants, caterers and other commercial settings 
•    State-of-the-art features including patented IR sensor that monitors and adjusts the heat within the cooking vessel to promote optimal performance

Today, Panasonic Commercial Food Service Group introduces a groundbreaking induction cooktop, the Met-ALL KY-MK3500, featuring state-of-the-art technology for commercial chefs. Specifically designed for use in the commercial food service industry, this portable induction cooktop is the culmination of Panasonic’s 40 year history with induction technology and represents the latest advances in high-efficiency cooking equipment. The Met-ALL Induction Cooktop is engineered to provide a fast, responsive cooking experience for restaurants, caterers and other commercial settings. 

“Induction technology has long promised flexibility, safety and control for chefs due to its efficient heat distribution and precise temperature controls, and we’re proud to have delivered a cooktop that delivers on that promise,” said David Williams, Sr. Product Manager, Panasonic Commercial Food Services Group. “The Met-ALL Induction Cooktop will change how commercial food preparation is done, helping our customers deliver consistently flawless execution, day after day.” 

The branded technology, “Met-ALL”, refers to the cooktop’s ability to heat up metal pots and pans of all kinds, including aluminum and copper – going beyond traditional iron or stainless steel, a first for commercial induction technology. The cooktop also features a state-of-the-art patented IR sensor that monitors the internal temperature of the cooking vessel rather than the external temperature for more precise heat control to promote optimal performance. It comes complete with LED displays for the timer and temperature levels, as well as a safety mechanism called the Luminous Circle that lights up when and where the glass cooktop is heating. A memory feature that allows users to save popular cooking routines is also included.

The Met-ALL Induction Cooktop provides an even temperature across the bottom of the cooking vessel’s surface, to help ensure that the food will be cooked consistently throughout. Its features includes 20 power levels, topping out at 3500 Watts, an internal timer and 20 temperature adjustment levels for added precision. Efficient 1200 copper-wire coil detects different pan types and generates energy up to 90 kHz to heat only the cooktop area in contact with the base of the pan in conjunction with the IR sensor for optimal efficiency in the kitchen. 

For more information about the Met-ALL Induction Cooktop and Panasonic Commercial Food Services Group, please visit http://business.panasonic.com/products-commercialindustrial-commercialfoodservices

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About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Blu-ray players, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good.  Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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Persia Tatar (Panasonic)
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Conor O’Rourke (G&S Business Communications)
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