Inductive cooktops and peak electric loads
I’ve been reading Dana’s explanations at GBA that peak electric loads are the primary reason for the total electricity capacity required of any given utility. I understand that devices like electric point of use water heaters will easily drive higher those peak electricity requirements for the grid infrastructure. What about inductive cooktops? My understanding, which is limited, is that they have a much higher peak electricity requirement than standard electric ranges. I’d really like to install one during my remodel because they are much more efficient than standard ranges and heat things faster. But I won’t go there if it has a similar effect as a point of use water heater. Does anyone know the details about peak electricity consumption of these devices vs. a standard electric range?
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