Most home kitchens tend to have four burners, which limits space, and the Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop aims to solve this space issue.
The Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop is a portable stove that can be transported anywhere. It's like a hotplate from the cottage, but way more hi-tech. The product will allow the user to cook on any surface thanks to the natural-mapping user interface. It has a touchscreen interface for temperature control and it recognizes pot shapes and sizes. The Freedom Induction Cooktop even conducts live updates of cookware being moved around, which is like having a personal play-by-play commentator.
For those at CES 2012, look for Themador's demo on this innovative piece.
Cook Anywhere with the Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop
References: thermador & appliancist