You may have seen an article here, an article there talking about the merits (or lack) of regarding induction cooktops. The concept of an electric cooking appliance and especially one that requires specific cooking utensils (pots and pans must be susceptible to magnetic forces). But these appliances are hitting a nexus of convenience and performance.
There will always be die-hards that cook with gas. The instant heat, the raw power of fire, is undeniable. It’s a time-honored cooking method, that’s been around for eons. As our planet warms bit by bit however, we need to consider alternatives. And judging from the articles, it’s not as if you’re losing much, if anything by going induction.
This move to electric cooking will happen, it has to. And the cooktop portends moves on other major appliances. Air source heat pumps, commonplace in other locales around the globe, will soon replace your furnace or boiler. Even your hot water heater (electric resistance or gas fired) will be replaced by a similar device,
Why the drive to electric? It’s far more efficient in converting energy to work, if used properly. Fossil fuels are the main component contributing to climate change currently the main fuel to produce electricity. we need to burn fuel to create electricity at this time in history but as we are able to transfer to cleaner sources of energy, or create them on-site, the delivery to your house or business will become cleaner and cleaner as it passes through the infrastructure of electricity you created by installing electric appliances. Clothes dryers already have an electric option and if you’re brave you can try a condensing unit, without a vent. Even fireplaces are getting the electric (or vapor and light) treatment. This is probably the toughest sell to clients and ourselves as a warm fire in our mountain climate is incredibly appealing, especially when the snow is falling.
As an induction user myself, I wholeheartedly vouch for the induction cooktop technology. It’s fast to heat, fast to cool, and incredibly easy to clean. If you don’t believe me, you can read a few articles from other folks considering the move: