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CALPIRG holds induction cooking showcase with celebrity chefs

CALPIRG partnered with the Building Decarbonization Coalition to hold an Electric Happy Hour, an immersive cooking experience to showcase the benefits of pollution-free induction cooking.

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CALPIRG State Director Jenn Engstrom with Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Chef Rachelle Boucher, and CALPIRG Senior Advisor Emily Rusch, showcasing induction cooking

On Wednesday, June 8th, CALPIRG partnered with the Building Decarbonization Coalition to hold an Electric Happy Hour, an immersive cooking experience to showcase the benefits of pollution-free induction cooking. 

Cooking for many is a time to bring the family together, especially when you’re preparing large holiday meals or preparing something for a special occasion. More and more, families are choosing to spend that quality time cooking with an electric or induction stove. That’s because electric stoves don’t emit harmful pollutants like gas stoves. This leads to better indoor air quality, decreased risk of respiratory illness or asthma, and is better for our planet. 

Electric stoves avoid the combustion of methane gas, which is a harmful greenhouse gas, and they can be powered by 100% renewable energy. That’s why switching to electric-powered appliances and all-electric buildings is essential to reducing the state’s overall emissions and fighting climate change. 

Chef Anthony Serrano demonstrates the benefits of induction cookingPhoto by Ricky Mackie | TPIN

During our Election Happy Hour, chefs Tu David Phu, Anthony Serrano, and Rachelle Boucher demonstrated the benefits of cooking with induction, which is steadily winning over Americans as the latest and greatest in cooking technology. Induction cooking, like electric cooktops, runs on electricity and it’s efficient, precise, and safe, providing benefits for both passionate home chefs and professional cooks. But most important pollution-free cooking benefits the overall health and well-being of California families. 

The great news is that induction cooking is becoming more accessible to California families with the help of the Inflation Reduction Act. Those who qualify could save up to $840 on a new electric or induction stove, and up to an additional $500 if you are switching from gas or propane. That means, depending on the model you go with, you could get a brand new induction or electric stove for as little as just a couple hundred dollars. 

Learn more about induction and how to get your rebate on a new stove.  

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