KitchenAid's 30-Inch Architect Series II electric range offers induction cooktop elements for precision cooking. The induction elements use electro-magnetic fields to transfer heat to the cookware allowing for faster heating times with less energy use compared to a conventional gas or electric cooktop. Features on the induction range include a Performance Boost on every element for intense heat, and the Melt + Hold and Simmer setting for delicate sauces and soups, or melting and holding ingredients like butter or chocolate. A pan detection sensor reacts to metals placed on elements, and will not operate if a metal object smaller than the size of a pan is placed on it. Users can control the range of heat settings through touch-activated controls located on the backguard. Available in stainless steel, the range can also be specified with radiant electric cooktop elements.