SCHOTT CERAN® celebrates its 50th brand anniversary this year – a birthday that’s accompanied by news of a total of 200 million pieces sold.
It all began in the 1970s with an interdisciplinary team of researchers who came up with the idea of using glass-ceramic in the kitchen instead of in space. Special properties such as near-zero expansion of the material at high or low temperatures made it ideal for applications in satellites and the world’s largest telescopes. And so it was that the black glass-ceramic cooktop from Mainz sparked an international revolution in the kitchen. In the beginning, electric radiant heaters provided the heat, while alternating magnetic fields now provide the modern and energy-efficient heating of cookware (induction).
A particularly attractive feature is that CERAN® glass-ceramic is suitable for all types of heating and, as a true icon, is constantly setting new trends in kitchens around the world. No wonder SCHOTT CERAN® has been named “Brand of the Century” several times.