The touch controlled ceramic hob Kernau KHC 3211 has 2 Hi-Light cooking zones which allow the appliance to reach maximum power within a short time. In addition, each cooking zone comes equipped with the residual heat indicator which informs you that the turned-off cooking zone is still hot from cooking. The heat indicator will display a visible “H” at the specific cooking zone to warn you ias long as the hob has not cooled down enough. This reduces the risk of possible burns resulting from touching the hot surface of the ceramic hob. The user can take advantage of as many as 9 power levels. The AUTO-STOP function turns off the appliance if the ceramic hob has not been used for a while or when the food boils over onto the control panel or if the appliance overheats. This prevents the hob from possible damages.