Do the flat top stoves save energy by turning off if the pot is lifted off of it?



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    On the whole electric stoves, including glass top stoves, use about the same amount of electricity. If you have a special glass top electric stove that shuts off when you lift the pot off of it, then I suppose it would save electricity given that you don’t have to turn it back on again when you put the pot back on. That would negate your energy savings. If you are talking about an induction cooking system, which has a similar flat glass top, induction saves energy because it directly transfers energy into heating your pot or pan using an electromagnet. It bypasses the inefficiencies of having to heat an element, a coil usually, and becomes about 85-90% in converting electricity into useable heat. Gas cooking is only 30-55% efficient.

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