Last week, a new alliance of major property companies, leading chefs and health professionals, the Global Cooksafe Coalition, launched in Australia with the aim to phase-out gas from kitchens and create universal access to safe and sustainable cooking.

A number of appliance brands including Bertazzoni, Electrolux, Eurolinx and Miele, welcomed the Coalition, acknowledging the trend toward electric cooking among consumers. More appliance brands have responded to the initiative.

Smeg will continue to support the induction category with a comprehensive range that has seen significant growth over the past decade.

“The range includes a selection of colours and formats to suit all design and cooking needs including black, silver, multizone and hybrid as well as full surface. While Smeg also supports sustainability improvements in manufacturing and energy efficiency, ultimately it is our intention to provide the technology that best suits Australian consumers,” Smeg divisional product manager for cooking, Tanya Mudge told Appliance Retailer.

BSH feels well prepared for a potential shift towards more electric surface cooking with a range of induction cooktops that cater towards first time buyers switching to induction, but also experienced cooks that want flexibility and premium features.

“We’ve seen a shift to more sustainable cooking in Europe, and BSH has continued to invest in developing the induction technology, so we feel well prepared to meet the Australian market demands,” BSH category manager for cooking – Bosch, Neff and Siemens, Christine Haas told Appliance Retailer.

“It’s great to see leading chefs talking about the benefits of induction cooking such as safety, sustainability and ease of cleaning. With our current and future line-up of induction and ceramic cooktops we are confident to have a strong offer for our Australian customers.”

In ACT, new homes and businesses will be phasing out fossil fuels from 2023, and Shriro anticipates the industry will move towards a greener future with other states to follow suit.

“In response to this and rising energy costs, Shriro is constantly working on new products to meet the needs of changing government regulations,” Shriro brand manager for appliances, Will Tran said.

Arçelik, Beko’s mother company continues to root its global leadership in sustainability, taking a multifaceted approach. Arçelik continuously improves its performance to achieve 2030 sustainability goals and shape its roadmap to reach its 2050 net-zero emission target.

“By 2030, Arçelik aims to establish a 50 MW renewable energy power plant for self-consumption at its own manufacturing facilities, investing a minimum of $50 million in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and sourcing all electricity for global manufacturing facilities from 100% renewable sources,” Beko regional manager director for Asia Pacific, Arel Atekol said.

“As part of this approach, Beko develops sustainable innovations and technologies that are energy efficient and eco-friendly which include a wide range of products from washing machines to cookers.

“Whether the energy used in home appliances produces low carbon emissions or not depends on how the energy is produced. Therefore, the resource and the manner the energy was generated needs to be taken into consideration in this conversation.”