Borrow an Induction Cooktop

An induction cooktop is a type of electric cooktop that uses electromagnetism to heat cookware, essentially turning the cookware into its own source of heat. These cooktops are highly efficient, and allow for a rapid rise or drop in temperature.

We have 2 induction cooktop kits available at the Jones Library. Each kit contains an induction cooktop, 1 pan and 1 pot designed for use with the cooktop, and instructions. A kit may be borrowed for 2 weeks and cannot be renewed.

To request a kit, call our Reference Desk at 413-259-3096 or follow the link below:


This program is possible thanks to the generosity of the Center for EcoTechnology (CET), Local Energy Advocates of Western Mass (LEA), and the Amherst and Northampton chapters of Mothers Out Front (MOF).

Induction Cooktop

Why consider switching from a gas to an induction stove?

  • Induction stoves are better for the climate.
  • Induction stoves are safer and better for your household’s health.
  • Cooking with an induction stove saves money because it's 3 times more efficient than gas.
Updated April 10, 2023