Switch to induction cooking and breathe easy
Switch to induction cooking and breathe easy
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You may have heard that electric induction cooktops are more efficient than gas, but did you know they are healthier too?  

Recent studies recommend that households switch from gas to electric appliances to dramatically improve the air quality in your home. Oregon health officials recently quantified the air pollutants released by gas stoves, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter. These chemicals are proven to harm residents, especially children, even when gas appliances are not in use.  

Electric cooktops and ranges are a healthy alternative to your gas stove. While gas ranges get a lot of credit for delivering a chef-worthy cooking experience, electric ranges have become the unsung hero of both professional and home kitchens. They cook faster, are twice as efficient, and LPEA offers rebates to help you make the switch. 

Need more reasons to make the switch? 

Cooler kitchen  
With no open flame heating up the air around your range, the air temperature in the kitchen stays much cooler, even when you’re cooking up a storm. 

High level of control  
Electric heating elements can cycle on and off more quickly than most gas oven burners. This allows for greater responsiveness to temperature setting changes and quicker response to heat loss within the oven cavity. 

It’s a dry heat  
Electric heat tends to be drier than gas. Dry heat is excellent at creating nicely browned results in a variety of dishes, from rustic bread to roast chicken or vegetables.  

Space-saving versatility  
If you tend to have multiple dishes with different-sized cookware in the making at once, electric ranges often offer multi-ring elements that you can switch between based on the width of your cookware, as well as oddly shaped or extra-large elements. 

Easy to clean  
Electric stovetops can be simple to wipe up because of their flat, smooth surface. Gas stovetops, on the other hand, usually require you to remove cast iron grates so you can clean up below.