How do induction stoves actually work?

Source: Canary Media


Induction stoves are climate-change-fighting machines, kicking fossil fuels out of the kitchen.

They’re healthier to use than gas stoves and up to three times more efficient(as well as up to 10 percent more efficient than traditional electric resistance stoves), according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And in displacing gas stoves, they could also be key to helping cut the carbon emissions of buildings, which account for about 35 percent of energy-related emissions in the U.S.

Induction stoves are in only a sliver of American homes, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t justifiably curious about them: 69 percent of U.S. adults surveyed said they might go with induction for their next stove, according to Consumer Reports. (Lucky them! The Inflation Reduction Act contains incentives to do exactly that.)

So, how exactly does the stove of the future work? Let’s break it down.

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