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.