Now We’re Cooking with Magnets | Making the Switch to Induction Cooking
Unlike gas and electric cooktops, which use an open flame or heating element, induction cooking uses electromagnetic energy to heat pots and pans directly. Induction cooking uses less carbon and is safer and faster than either gas or electric.
Make the switch today and experience the following benefits:
Using an induction stove instead of gas cuts your cooking carbon emissions in half.
Health & Safety
Induction stoves eliminate harmful indoor emissions that come from gas, decreasing the risk of childhood asthma by 45%.
Induction burners are about three times more efficient than gas. Additionally, you may qualify for a rebate of up to $500 through Mass Save and up to $840 through The Inflation Reduction Act! These incentives make upgrading to an induction stove more affordable than ever.
Other reasons you’ll love induction cooking:
Induction stoves take half the time of gas to bring water to a boil.
With their smooth surfaces and burners that don’t get hot enough to bake on food, induction cooktops are a breeze to clean.
Induction burners are quicker to respond to temperature adjustments than gas burners.
Utility Incentives & Programs
We are working in cities and towns in Western Massachusetts by offering Induction lending programs through the libraries. Check out a kit from the following libraires in your area:
- Jones Public Library (Amherst)
- Lily Library (Northampton)
- Forbes Library (Northampton)
- Chicopee Library
- West Springfield Library
- Westfield Athenaeum
- Holyoke Public Library
Lending kits include:
- Induction cooktop
- 1.5 qt pot with lid1.5 lid
- 8” frying pan
Rebates for Induction Strove Costs Available
For low-income households (under 80 percent of Area Median Income), Electrification Rebates (HEEHR) cover 100 percent of your electric/induction stove costs up to $840. For moderate-income households (between 80 percent and 150 percent of Area Median Income), HEEHR covers 50 percent of your electric/induction stove costs up to $840.
Reduce your home’s carbon footprint by swapping out your natural gas or propane stove with an induction stove and get a $500 rebate! To qualify for this rebate you must have your existing gas or propane stove verified prior to removal. To start the process, visit www.masssave.com/getverified.
Induction Cooking in the News
- New York Times |The Case for Induction Cooking
- New York Times | Did I Turn Off the Stove? Yes, but Maybe Not the Gas | New York Times
- NPR | Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they’re off
- Op-ed, Scary Mommy | From A Pediatrician: The Fuel You Cook With May Be Harming Your Kids’ Health
- Boston Globe | Gas stove contributing to childhood asthma in Massachusetts
This project was funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)