The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes federal rebates that encourage consumers to purchase an electric-based range, oven, or stove rather than a more traditional gas-fueled one. Despite this incentive, some people worry about converting to an induction cooktop.
If you are working with our designers to create the kitchen of your dreams, now is the time to consider appliance alternatives. Although we do not sell appliances at Cabinet Discounters, we understand that they play a key role in the overall design and functionality of your kitchen. Our designers can help you understand how different appliances will fit, look, and perform in the kitchen.
What Is an Induction Stove?
This type of stove uses a magnetic current that connects directly to a pot or pan to heat it. A conventional electric stove, on the other hand, uses an electric current to create heat, while a gas stove generates a gas that can ignite, producing heat from the flame.
If you have a broken stove needing replacement or are planning a renovation in your kitchen, now could be the perfect time to upgrade to an induction range in your home. Consider the following advantages you can experience when you install this type of stove.
Why Consider an Induction Range in Your Kitchen?
Help Fight Climate Change
The recent federal rebates stem from a governmental effort to encourage consumers to purchase more energy-efficient products, or more specifically, to choose electric appliances over gas ones. Eligibility for these rebates may vary per state, but the environmental impact of these products remains clear.
Burning gas will create more harmful emissions than using electricity will, and Energy Star reports that induction ranges are three times more efficient than gas stoves. Induction ranges in particular are more efficient than a traditional electric stove too. Therefore, upgrading to an induction-based appliance can make a great step in protecting the environment.
Reduce Medical Risks
Cooking with gas or with older ranges can create health risks for you and the other residents in your home. These appliances can produce toxic pollutants that may leave you with long-term respiratory problems like asthma when inhaled over time. This can especially affect children in the home.
Proper ventilation is key for any stove, but to reduce overall medical threats, you should choose a range model that minimizes this concern. A new induction stove in your kitchen can ensure that you and your family do not experience prolonged exposure to harmful gases that could impact your well-being.
Effective and Efficient Function
Part of an induction range’s energy efficiency comes from the fact that it does a better job at heating food than a gas stove. Energy Star reports that induction stoves transfer heat to food at an 85% efficiency, while other electric stoves range from 75-80% and gas ones are only 35% efficient.
Induction ranges are overall safer and easier to use as well. They can cook foods more quickly than their gas counterparts, and you can clean the surface with greater ease too.
You can speak to a kitchen design expert to learn more about what an induction stove can do for your home. Our designers can help you choose appliances that best fit your needs and layout. Schedule an appointment at a local showroom online or by phone at 1.800.843.3732 today.