When carefully considering design options for the kitchen, more and more homeowners are stepping away from the idea of gas flames and turning on their induction cooktops. The energy efficiency and easy-to-clean capabilities are certainly the strength of the appeal, yet there are even more reasons to go the induction route. Check out a quote on my perspective for Karen Elder's piece for SCHOTT glass on why designers love induction cooktops for their clients— link here.
Nothing can take humans away from the primal appeal of cooking over an open flame completely. To get your fix, there are always outdoor fire pits.