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Nickie Irvine commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Comment to Tauren on costs of natural gas vs electric induction.  Because of the extremely high efficiency of heat transfer and very low use (I estimate about three times more efficient and certainly quicker) - the higher electric costs are at…"
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John M. Morgan commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"My cooking has been all induction for several years (2 Max Burton countertop units), with the exception of a 1 qt. electric coffee pot. I experimented with boiling a quart of water in a small induction ready pan, with lid, vs boiling 1 qt. in the…"
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Paul Scheckel commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Great comments, all! Electric or gas, pollutants need to be removed, though certainly far less concern with electric. Yes, the switch can be costly if you need all new pots and pans – perhaps that could be a utility perk. And it does take some…"
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tedkidd commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thanks for posting this Paul! We have a Nuwave. Yep, induction is better.  Since we are using so many gas meters for skeet practice, we needed to be able to confidently tell people that beyond the indoor air quality improvement. Induction is…"
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Tauran Ivall commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"I have a Paragon counter top unit. Comes with wireless thermocouple probe and is monitored via phone apps. Never miss an alarm if you have it on your phone near you."
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Nickie Irvine commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thanks Paul for the first results of your testing - much appreciated! I got a single burner portable Mirage Pro IIIG4 induction cooktop by Vollrath (Model 59500P 1800W plugged) and found that it lowered our energy use significantly. …"
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Tauran Ivall commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thanks for this comparison. Now if you price out the cost of Natural gas vs electricty, what comes out as more expensive to boil that pot of water? I think its 17 cents/kwh in New York, 8 cents/kwh in Oregon. 10.45 cents/KWH National Average."
Jun 16
Steven Lefler commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thank you for this comparison. Now matching solar daily output to induction cooking time can be measured. Cooking and water heating are the highest kWh usage"
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Paul Scheckel commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Hi Bud. I bought the Nuwave Precision 2 (<$50). It does have a timer and additional programming features which I haven't used so I can't speak to them. Technology is better than smoke!"
Jun 15
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Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison

Comparison Between LP Gas Range and Induction BurnerAdmittedly, this is a simple and very limited analysis, but it does offer some useful information. I wrote about induction cooking 2 years ago, the cost has since come down enough that I recently bought a single coil, counter-top unit, and after a week of use, the numbers are in.As a long-time gas range cook,…See More
Jun 14
Bud Poll commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Hi Paul and thanks for the post. I have been following induction cooking for awhile and may give it a try as you did.  One of my interests will be finding one with controls that allow me to set both temperature and time.  Hate to say it,…"
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Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison

Comparison Between LP Gas Range and Induction BurnerAdmittedly, this is a simple and very limited analysis, but it does offer some useful information. I wrote about induction cooking 2 years ago, the cost has since come down enough that I recently bought a single coil, counter-top unit, and after a week of use, the numbers are in.As a long-time gas range cook,…See More
Jun 14
Paul Scheckel replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion High-use headscratcher
"I've seen similar situations and it always comes down to either: 1 - a pump or motor that is stuck on for some reason (leak, faulty control), or needs to be on for some reason (GSHP, duck pond bubbler, recirc, HRV in the pool house) 2 -…"
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Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 6:10am 10 Comments

Comparison Between LP Gas Range and Induction Burner

Admittedly, this is a simple and very limited analysis, but it does offer some useful information. I wrote about induction cooking 2 years ago, the cost has since come down enough that I recently bought a single coil, counter-top unit, and after a week of use, the numbers are in.

As a…

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Energy Ambassadors: Cuba and Vermont

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 5:11am 0 Comments

Last winter i had the pleasure of hosting a Cuban colleague for a week in Vermont. We toured the state's most interesting energy related sites and shared cultural perspectives. A few years earlier, Mario co-hosted an energy professionals group I toured with in Cuba. I like to think of us as Energy Ambassadors. It's a great story, but only the first chapter has been written!…

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Less oil, more courage: Energy and Art

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Hard to admit, but I'm not all fun-facts all the time. Sometimes I even pay attention to things that aren't energy related. So, rather engineering geek-speak that dominates the energy efficiency professional’s lexicon, today’s post is about “energy art” as a counterbalance to the usual “art of energy” commentary. This is a subject I've been following for many years and it's inspiring to see what artists can do with solar panels, radiators, and flame.
 
Today, I'm…
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Homeowner's Energy Handbook

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 7:00am 4 Comments

Friends and Colleagues 

I'm happy to announce the release of my new book, "The Homeowner's Energy Handbook".

The book is written for a varied audience and is split between energy efficiency and renewable energy topics. I hope it might be something that you or your customers might find…

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