To use the Paragon Mat, you must first have the Paragon Induction Cooktop. You attach the Bluetooth sensor (pictured) to the mat. The mat goes on top of the Paragon Induction Cooktop, and you put place induction-friendly cookware on the mat.
The Paragon Mat is a good value-add to the Paragon Smart Cooking System. The countertop system is a good investment for enthusiastic beginner cooks who aren't afraid to use technology to give them a hand with common dishes.