Last year, Berkeley, California became the first city to ban natural gas in new buildings, starting in 2020. Paving the way for other cities in California and the United States, the impending ban reminds us of alternatives to gas cooking. According to NPR, heating and cooking in buildings use “almost a third of the natural gas consumed in the United States” Whether you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint by improving your appliances in an old house or working on a new construction , you may be considering electric gas stoves for a long-term view.
Induction cookers and hobs, already popular in European countries, offer ultra-fast heating and one of the safest options on the market. Here are our choices for the 10 best induction ranges.
N.B. For more information, see our articles Remodeling 101: Beyond gas vs electric: a quick guide to stoves and hobs and Remodeling 101: What to know when replacing your stove
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