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A unique new program in the Tri-Counties is looking to provide a helping hand in the kitchen

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Induction Cooktop kits will be available to borrow from some libraries in the Tri-Counties

When you think about picking something up from the library, it might be a book or even a laptop but how about borrowing an induction cooktop?

If you’re thinking about making the move to an electric induction cooktop, wouldn’t it be great if you could try one out in your own home before making the commitment? That’s the idea from 3C-REN’s new program, which has partnered with participating libraries to provide electric-powered magnetic induction cooktops in the same way you’d borrow a library book.

"There's growing interest in induction but it's a big investment if you're switching out your whole range," Erica Helson from 3C-REN told KCLU.

"This is a way to test out the technology and see how you like it", she said.

"Some people are interested in cooking with induction because of the health and safety benefits, there's no open flame, there's no gas combustion happening inside your home and there's no chance of a gas leak inside your home," said Helson.

There’s no promises that it’ll also teach you how to cook…

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for ten years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.