Healthy Homes this Holiday Season
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|$25||This Electric Kettle is one cheap and easy way to cut the use of your gas stove to boil water - Target|
|$59||Portable Induction Cooktop - IKEA|
|$69||Induction Cooktop with Flexible Cooking Controls - Target|
|$129||Instant Pot + Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - Best Buy|
|$160||The Mini Oven with 8 cooking functions - Breville|
|$229||Double induction Cooktop - NuWave|
Electric is the Way
- Gas stoves produce dangerous amounts of air pollutants, including nitrous oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM), that often exceed outdoor ambient air standards. These pollutants can have lasting and damaging effects on the human body. Children, low income folks, and Black & Brown communities are among the most vulnerable.
- Peak indoor air pollution can reach levels that would be illegal outdoors when cooking with gas.
- Cooking with an induction stove is 85-90% efficient, where gas cooktops (primarily methane) are only 40% efficient. Electric kitchens, powered exclusively by electricity, offer cleaner, safer, healthier, and more sustainable homes. Induction and electric stoves make your home safer for you and your family by avoiding combustion of methane gas (natural gas) and significantly reducing the air pollutants that are emitted as a result of cooking. Plus, electric appliances can be powered by 100% renewable energy, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
- As our summers continue to get hotter and feel longer, cooking with gas heats up your kitchen even more. By cooking with an induction stove, you are able to more precisely control the temperature and more efficiently cook your foods faster.