KITCHEN REMODELING: Which Cooktop is More Efficient
WHICH COOKTOP IS MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT – GAS, ELECTRIC OR INDUCTION?
Gas: This type of cooktop has a burner on top and uses gas (LPG or PNG) to burn a flame that is used to heat a pot.
Electric: This type of cooktop has a coil that heats up due to resistance when current passes through it. As its name implies, it uses electricity to generate heat which makes a pot hot.
Induction: Although this type of cooktop uses electricity, it uses the magnetic property of steel to directly heat a pot. Unlike other cooking methods, it does not use flames or a red-hot element to transfer heat to a pot. Thus it is considered more energy efficient. Also, it only heats the pot which is in direct contact, thus reducing the possibility of a burn injury.
Efficiencies of various cooktops
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Todd Perry, a State of Florida Certified Building Contractor and president of Leading Edge Homes, Inc., provided this information.