Apr 23 2021

Try an Induction Cooktop for 3 Weeks Offer from the City

The City of Piedmont is collaborating with East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Piedmont’s local power provider to offer an induction cooktop lending program for Piedmont residents. The program started in April 2021.

Any resident can try out induction cooktops for free.

Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up for this program using this google form. Signing up is free and all you need is some basic contact information. If you cannot access the google form, you can also call a City staff member at (510) 420-3058 and leave your name, address, and phone number to be added to our loaning list. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign-up early!
  • A City staff member will contact you to confirm your reservation. Once contacted for your pickup, you can come to City Hall to retrieve the cooktop unit. For individuals with physical limitations, you can arrange a socially distant pickup and/or drop-off.
  • Use your induction cooktop! The cooktop can plug into any standard electrical socket. The cooktop will come with additional usage instructions, and there are some handy resources linked below. If you haven’t used one before, don’t worry–the induction experience is new for a lot of people. The City encourages you to try using it for different things, such as boiling water, sautéing, or frying your favorite dishes.
  • After 3 weeks, you must return your cooktop unit to the City. Please be respectful of the loan timeframe.
  • The City wants as many Piedmonters to have the chance to use the cooktop as possible.

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