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Win a free induction cooktop. Enter Ava’s Clean Cooking Contest Today!

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Enter to win an induction cooktop!

Ava is launching the all-new Clean Cooking Contest to spread the word about induction cooking—and we want you to win a portable induction cooktop. Participation is as simple as: Cook a dish. Post a photo or video. And you could win a portable induction cooktop.

Mild or caramelized, savory or sweet, this month is all about cooking squash on induction. Show us your favorite squash recipe—pumpkin, butternut, spaghetti squash and more! Best of all, enjoy a quick clean up on induction afterward—with a cool and flat cooking surface

Meet the winners!

What should you post?

Content Guidelines

Post a photo or video that shows off your induction cooking skills. Your dish should be an interpretation of our monthly theme—anything from our suggested recipe below to something totally unique! And if you’ve borrowed your cooktop from the Ava lending program, we’d be thrilled to hear about it in your post.

Post as many times as you like! No cursing or rude content.

Cooking corn in an iron skilled on an induction cooktop

Winners will be chosen monthly based on content and on the total number of interactions—so share your post far and wide!

If you have any questions, email induction-contest@AvaEnergy.org

Official Contest Rules

Need some inspiration for this month’s submission? Try out this pumpkin French toast recipe—and feel free to put your own creative culinary twist on it.

Pumpkin French Toast


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 slices day old challah, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • Butter or oil for cooking

Whisk eggs, sugar, and salt, then add pumpkin puree, spices, milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream, and vanilla. Mix and soak 4 slices bread in mixture for 2 minutes. Turn over and soak 2 more minutes. Heat generous amount of butter or oil and cook 4 slices bread until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook until other side is golden brown, 2 minutes. Remove from pan and repeat with other 4 slices of bread.

Adapted from this recipe.

Pumpkin French toast with berries and bananas

Upcoming contest editions

Excited to try out induction cooking for yourself? Ava makes it easy with our induction cooktop lending program.

Reserve your free kit today

Get the most out of your cooktop

Visit the Ava Induction Cooking Resources page to find:

  • Recorded video cooking class demonstrations
  • Induction cooking videos featuring renowned local chefs
  • Recipes
  • Cooktop operating instructions
  • Digital version of the Induction Cooktop Lending Kit welcome envelope
Portrait of chef Nite Yun

Get $250 to install a new electric range

Ava customers can qualify for a $250 rebate with BayREN for a new induction electric range when replacing an existing gas range.

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Get cooking with induction

Sign up to borrow an induction cooktop for FREE at a lending location near you

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Additional Resources

Home Electrification. The Switch is On is a collaborative campaign that supports home electrification by providing tools, resources, rebates, resources, and more. Download a copy of “Benefits of Electrification (PDF) (PDF),” a home electrification fact sheet.

Rebates, Financing & Free Technical Assistance. BayREN (Bay Area Regional Energy Network) helps residents and property owners improve the health, comfort and energy efficiency of their buildings. Visit BayREN.org to access rebates for electric appliances, financing options, and for free unbiased advice on home electrification upgrades.

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