Plus X Award™ 2013
Following the prestigious red dot design award 2012, Gorenje's IQcook induction hob with top-notch IQ sensor technology won the Plus X Award for innovation and superior quality, and the best product of the year 2013 award in the category of home appliances.
IQcook – Ingenious cooking revolution
Revolutionary IQcook induction hob with state-of-the-art IQ sensor technology that completely changes the way we cook was awarded by the jury for the international Plus X Award for innovation, high quality, excellent design, and user friendly control. Moreover, Gorenje's induction hob model IQcook IQ741AXC was chosen as the Product of the Year 2013 in the home appliance category.
The jury was convinced by the unique sensor cooking technology that allows simple cooking with five user-adjusted cooking presets. Intelligent IQ sensors automatically control the hob operation according to the selected settings, doing away with the need to constantly control the cooking progress. Moreover, the patented SmartSense safety feature automatically switches off the hob to prevent boiling over or burning.
Gorenje is particularly proud to see the professionals recognize and award the unique sensor technology of the IQcook hob – the first hob in the world to allow automatic steam cooking while affording completely safe and fully controlled cooking with optimum use of time and energy, owing to the intelligent IQ sensors. Unlike the oven which is a closed environment, the cooking hob is an uncontrolled ambient. As a result, process automation is all the more challenging. IQcook system is an innovation that truly makes cooking easier for the user. Dishes that are prepared in a routine manner are cooked automatically and the optimized processes will save energy. Combined with the HomeCHEF oven, also a winner of the Plus X Award, it forms the most innovative tandem of Gorenje's advanced kitchen appliances.
To date, Gorenje has won 13 international Plus X Awards for their innovative user- and environment-friendly products. The award-winning products include the advanced HomeCHEF oven, Simplicity washing machine, an oven of the Gorenje Ora-Ïto Collection, and a refrigerator from the Gorenje Retro Collection.
IQcook cooking presets tailored to the user
User-adjusted cooking presets that include IQsteam, IQboil, IQpro, IQfry and IQgrill simplify the preparation of many dishes in a revolutionary way. All parameters (time, cooking intensity) are preset; when the dish is done, an acoustic signal will indicate that the process is complete, leaving the user care-free. Particularly notable is the unique IQsteam steam cooking technology that is considered the healthiest cooking method. Preset program will automatically control the steaming and make sure the food is steam-cooked evenly. Very little water is used in this cooking mode. As a result, the food will not be overcooked, and it will retain its natural colour, vitamins, nutrient juices, and flavour.
Revolutionary advantages of the IQcook hob
100 % AUTOMATIC COOKING CONTROL USING THE IQ SENSORS
IQ sensor attached to the lid of your cookware will control the cooking progress in the pan and automatically regulate the temperature and hob power in communication with the sensor built into the cooking zone.
100 % ACTIVE PRESERVATION OF NUTRIENTS, VITAMINS, AND MINERALS
Remarkable novelty: IQsteam steam cooking mode is a healthy cooking method that will allow the food to retain the full natural flavour and firmness. It only takes 0.5 dl of water to cook 1 kg of vegetables.
100 % SAFETY FROM BOILING OVER AND BURNING
SmartSense patented security function will prevent the food from boiling over or burning onto the hob surface. By communicating with the IQ sensors, the cooking hob will perceive the boiled-over liquid and automatically switch off the hob.
UP TO 40 % ENERGY SAVINGS WITH FULL COOKING PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION
By adjusting the cooking temperature, the IQcook cooking hob also optimizes energy consumption to afford substantial energy savings!