Try induction cooking for free through Ava Community Energy’s Induction Cooktop Lending Program!

January 23, 2024

Are you interested in induction cooking? Through a partnership with Ava Community Energy (previously known as East Bay Community Energy), Acterra, and the City of Hayward, you can try this quick and efficient form of cooking at no cost for up to 3 weeks.

To borrow a cooktop, borrowers can sign up with Ava and will be notified via email when it is their turn to pick up a cooking kit at Hayward City Hall (777 B Street). Once notified, you will have one week to pick up your kit, and two more weeks to try it out before returning the kit to City Hall. This program is completely free but does require a signed waiver upon picking up your kit.

Included in the cooking kit is a Winco plug-in induction cooktop that requires a normal 110V outlet and draws up to 1800W, a sauté pan, and a lid. There is also an envelope of materials for you to keep which includes cooktop instructions, magnets for testing pans, and three recipe cards.

Induction technology is a safer form of cooking that eliminates fossil fuel use and air pollution in your home. If you end up enjoying the induction cooktop technology, there are rebates available for when you replace an existing gas stove with an induction cooktop or range.

Sign up at: Induction Cooktop Lending Program.