So few of us have experienced the new induction electric stoves, which are terrific.
So, three new things.
First, our neighbors across the street have a new induction stove. We are thinking that, if a group of people were interested, we could convene and kind of learn about these things, how they work, why they are good, etc.
Second, I've decided to buy one of these things. The truth is, I haven't used one before, either, so I am as ignorant as the next person. (probably more ignorant, actually). So, if somebody out there knows their way around an induction stove, I hope you will volunteer to come and teach us its wonders (our friends spend the summers in Vermont, so they are not here to teach us, but they have said we could use it).
Finally, I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal (HERE) talking about how wonderful these new stoves are. Now, I don't know about you, but I do not think of the WSJ as the most forward-thinking of journalism. So, if they think it's a good thing, that really says something, in my humble opinion.
I am going to take advantage of the available incentives and rebates to buy this stove. Marin County is going to give us $500 to buy the new stove (info HERE), which is about half of the cost of it. And, its such a small load.
From what I have read, the maximum load is about 3kw, or about one 30-amp load (HERE). That is starting to push the limits of my little 60-amp electrical service (this is an old house with a very old electrical service), but it won't require a service upgrade. Depending on your situation, you can probably buy a reasonably sized induction oven without a service upgrade, but you will need to have someone tell you, most likely (I am an electrical engineer, and if there are not too many requests, I might be able to help here and there).
So, let me know if you want an induction stove demo; more important, let me know if you want to LEAD an induction stove demo.
More important, keep looking for ways to move away from the energy opiod that is methane.
And, please join us on the Climate Action Committee; we really need great people.
Thank you for being Fairfaxians.