Energy efficiency is an important factor when investing in a lasting cooking range. Your range should be a lasting addition to your kitchen, as well as a benefit to the environment. Many popular brands are looking ahead to designing gas ranges and electric ranges with more energy-friendly technology. Doing your part to conserve the environment while you cook will help save money and energy in the future.
Energy Efficiency Rates
- Gas Burner Ranges - Ranges that use gas to cook food allow for more control over amount and speed of heat, but bring harmful fuel into the home and air.
- Induction Ranges - The most energy efficient range option. Induction electromagnetic energy is transferred directly to cookware. Induction technology uses half the energy of standard electric ranges.
- Ceramic Glass Ranges / (Halogen) - Ranges designed with halogen technology have halogen elements as a heat source located under the ceramic glass units. These ranges deliver instant heat, respond quickly and are easy to clean.
- Ceramic Glass Ranges / (Radiant) - Close in efficiency to halogen ceramic glass range-tops, radiant-style ranges do not heat up as quickly.
- Coil Element Ranges - Electric ranges use coils which do not provide the high performance energy efficiency of their induction range counterparts.
- Solid Disk Element Ranges - Least energy efficient are solid disk elements. Although easier to clean, they heat up slowly and use high-energy consumption (wattage).