When released, the Allstar cooktop was the most premier and cutting-edge cook top available to home cooks. It features a patented star-shaped burner developed in partnership with Thermador to heat pans far more evenly with fewer cold spots than a traditional circular burner design. With center controls and burners in three sizes, much consideration was made to the arrangement of burners and cookware placed on the cook top. By placing a center power burner in the middle, pot and pan real estate was maximized to allow for all burners to be used at once, by both large and small cookware. With a clean stainless steel bottom surface and distinctive grate design, the cook top matches well-considered functionality with a luxurious and bold visual statement, perfect for the most modern of kitchens.