The Dometic IC20 Induction Cooktop uses energy that is directly transferred within the pan metal, heating faster than any gas cooktop. The Dometic Induction Cooktop is safe using no open flame or other radiant heat source to ignite fumes or flammable materials. It also contains a child lock. Wiping it down after use is a breeze with this flat, easy-to-clean surface. Almost no ambient heat is produced since the heat is being generated in the pan itself. RVers will be more comfortable while cooking and during meals. It has an elegant appearance. With an ultra-slim surface, it stands less than 3/16" above the countertop.