Unlike traditional electric stoves that heat with coils, induction cooktops use magnets to transfer heat directly to the pan through the process of induction.
Compared to gas and electric coil ranges, induction cooktops heat up faster, are safer and are easier to clean.
Borrow an Induction Cooktop
Interested in trying out an induction cooktop? Fill out the form below to borrow a portable induction cooktop for two weeks to get hands-on experience. Once your request is submitted, you will be contacted directly to coordinate a pick-up time for the portable induction cooktop from City Hall (City Manager's Office, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo CA 94403). To participate in the Induction Cooktop Loaner Program, all residents must sign the Induction Cooktop Loaner Program Agreement and Waiver. The waiver must be signed and submitted to staff by the scheduled pick-up date. If you do not have access to a printer, a hardcopy will be available to you when you pick up the induction cooktop.