(October 2013) There is an unwritten rule that cooktops must be made of material not used for the surrounding countertop because of emanating heat and sputtering grease.
Italian-based Pramar Company has transcended beyond the constraints with the help of new technology, allowing the use of natural stone around the source of the flames. This gives designers a whole new gamut of possibilities – albeit within the realm of top-of-the-line kitchens.
Pramar treats the surface of their marble, slate, granite and newcomer onyx with a technology originating in aerospace technology. One type of stone has already withstood the test.
With the help of this technology, natural stone can be made impervious to heat and absolutely resistant to scratches. The surface is also made resistant to fat or grease through special impregnation. Just wipe with a sponge or cloth as is the case for other countertop surfaces. Pramar offers special cleaning sets for optimal care.
The cooktops can be oval, round or rectangular, raised or flush. It can be chosen to blend in with the countertop or to contrast with it. It is 4 or 6 cm thick and can be custom-made to the clients specifications.
This high degree of luxury calls for special knobs. Pramar has designed a new line especially for this purpose.
Pramar has been building high-end kitchens and household items for half a century. The company currently employs a staff of 70.
(23.10.2013, USA: 10.23.2013)