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Response to mackdaddy (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 06:45 PM

5. Yep. Cooking with gas is nice, but electric rice cookers, electric kettles and microwave ovens...

... are much more efficient and much less expensive.

And how does this compare to a rocket stove built mostly of mud, or a Kelley Kettle?



Smoke from cooking fires, even in efficient stoves, is a major public health hazard in much of the world.

Fires caused by unsafe fuel stoves (gas, gasoline, kerosene, alcohol...) are a very serious danger too. A stove or oven powered by hydrogen derived from electrolysis doesn't address any of these problems.

If you've got the electricity, but not a lot of money, an electric rice cooker and a well insulated thermally massive crock pot are your best bet.

My parents have lived away from any gas company for decades and they cook with bottled gas.

Worldwide, and in the future, bottled gas might be anything from propane to dimethyl ether. You can make that stuff from biomass or even from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere if you happen to have some surplus of non-fossil fuel energy.

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