To celebrate the launch of Stockland’s first all-electric community in WA, Wildflower in Piara Waters, an intimate cooking demonstration was hosted for customers and first purchasers with celebrity chef Miguel Maestre and local special guest Chef Gogo.

2 min
19 July 2023

Wildflower is Stockland’s first all-electric community in Western Australia and encourages residents to move towards renewable energy sources and creating healthier homes that don’t rely on fossil fuels. With many prospective residents having a long history cooking with gas, the cooking demonstration was an opportunity for Wildflower residents to learn more about induction cooking and how going all-electric can have a positive impact in the heart of their homes – the kitchen. 


After speaking with homeowners, and the experts themselves, it’s clear that there are many misconceptions around induction cooking vs. gas cooking, so let’s do some myth busting. 


Myth 1: Gas cooking is more energy efficient than induction cooking. 

Induction is actually much more energy-efficient! Gas stoves waste a lot of heat that escapes into the air, but induction cooktops use special technology to heat your pots and pans directly. This means less heat is wasted, and more of it goes into cooking your food. Induction cooking can transfer up to 90% of the energy to your food, while gas stoves only manage around 40-55%. 


Myth 2: Induction cooking is more expensive than gas cooking. 


Similar to solar panels, induction cooktops are a little investment that can save you money in the long run. Induction cooktops are super-efficient, so they use less electricity, which means lower energy bills. They're also easier to clean and maintain, so you won't have to spend as much on cleaning supplies or repairs compared to gas stoves.  


Myth 3: Gas cooking is better for controlling temperatures quickly.


Gas stoves give the illusion of heating up quickly with their invisible flames, but guess what? Induction's actually better! Induction cooktops can change temperature quickly and precisely, so you have better control over your cooking. They can adjust heat levels at the push of a button, making it easier to cook your food just the way you want to. Plus, with their programmable options and consistency of heat across your pan, you'll be better able to get things perfect - from tempering chocolate to charring steaks. 


Remember, everyone has different preferences, and some people might still like gas cooking for certain reasons. But it's important to know the facts and understand that induction cooking has its own benefits too. 


Stockland General Manager – WA Communities, Col Dutton, said that increasingly, customers are wanting to live more sustainably and lessen their impact – Wildflower will encourage Western Australians to embrace more sustainable living and energy efficient homes.  


“We want our customers to know that Stockland’s here to help every step of the way and with the help of Miguel and Chef Gogo, I can see that we’re on track,” said Mr Dutton. 


“By removing gas and going all-electric, homeowners reduce their carbon footprint. Induction cooktops are more powerful, energy efficient, easier to clean and reduce air pollutants in the home. Plus, by removing gas, you have one less connection fee and ongoing bill to pay. 


“We recognise that going all-electric might be a change for the daily lives of some residents, which is why we want to show them the cost, health and environmental benefits of moving away from gas.” 


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