Re: Common house cooktop: induction vs. gas
From: Bonnie Fergusson (
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 08:59:16 -0700 (PDT)
 One issue we have been struggling with 20 years after move in is air quality 
issues with gas stoves.  The smoke in our air from the wildfires has made us 
all more aware of the long term issues with poor air quality and gas stoves 
contribute to that, particularly as they and we  age.  If we had it to do over 
again we would go with induction.     Bonnie Fergusson     Swans Market 
Cohousing    Oakland, CA   
    On Sunday, September 27, 2020, 07:58:19 AM PDT, Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah 
<welcome [at]> wrote:  
 For common house use, I aim to choose things that are "idiot proof". There 
will always be some users who are less savvy than others. Induction-- if I 
remember right-- only works with pans made of certain metals. Potluck items, 
for example, could need warming on the stove and might be in the wrong sort of 

For 20 years we've had good service from our Dacor gas range. The six burners 
are all on a level, so any size pot works, too. It's heavy duty, but not in the 
commercial category that kicks in fire-suppression requirements.

Maraiah Lynn Nadeau
RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend WA
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