induction stove demo ignites healthy change for la neighborhood

Induction Stove Demo Ignites Healthy Change for LA Neighborhood

To promote sustainable cooking practices and pave the way for a pilot induction stove program, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) recently joined forces with the Building Decarbonization Coalition (BDC) to introduce induction stoves to the community of El Monte, California. This collaborative effort aims to not only familiarize residents with this innovative technology, but also, to provide practical experience using induction cooking for healthier living.

Chef Anthony Serrano led the induction stove cooking demonstration, which served as a platform for many community members to experience cooking with induction stoves for the first time. Chef Serrano guided residents, in English and Spanish, through the practical aspects of cooking with induction stoves and highlighted the many benefits, such as: 

  • Improved Safety
  • Healthy Air Quality 
  • Easy to Clean
  • Cooking Efficiency

Pilot program

The aim of the initiative is to prepare for an upcoming pilot program, set to launch in March 2024, by LACI. “The goals of this pilot are to install 20 iStoves in the community, educate residents on the technology and benefits, and learn how folks in the area get acclimated to the new technology.” Residents who sign up for the pilot will not only receive induction stoves, but also essential cooking accessories like pots, pans, and air monitors. This comprehensive approach aims to introduce induction technology and to provide a way to monitor its impact on indoor air quality for local residents. The demonstration also ended with delicious fajita steak tacos and roasted chili salsa!

Thank you to our partners at The Energy Coalition, Basset Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community, the Jeff Seymour Family Center, Day One, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), UC Riverside, the California Workforce Development Board, and of course Cef Serrano for making this event possible.

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