Update: Induction cooktops ‘come as close to perfection as any product Consumer Reports tests’

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Author: Matt Casale

Director, Environment Campaigns

(617) 747-4314

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University; J.D., George Washington University Law School

Matt oversees PIRG's toxics, transportation and zero waste campaigns and leads PIRG’s climate program to promote a cleaner, healthier future for all Americans. Matt lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters and chihuahua.

As a growing number of studies have shed new light on the health and environmental harms of gas stoves, more Americans are looking toward healthier, more sustainable options, like induction cooking. This week, Consumer Reports updated its list of “Best Induction Cooktops,” which found that they “come as close to perfection as any product Consumer Reports tests.” 

Cooking with gas can lead to dangerous levels of air pollution in homes that can lead to or worsen the symptoms of respiratory illnesses including asthma. Gas stoves are also contributing more to climate change than previously thought because many of them continuously leak methane — even when turned off. Induction cooktops, run on electricity and use magnetism to heat metal cooking – resulting in instant, efficient heating. 

Induction cooktops provide cleaner air, reduced climate emissions and a superior cooking experience.

Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Author: Matt Casale

Director, Environment Campaigns

(617) 747-4314

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University; J.D., George Washington University Law School

Matt oversees PIRG's toxics, transportation and zero waste campaigns and leads PIRG’s climate program to promote a cleaner, healthier future for all Americans. Matt lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters and chihuahua.