New Zealand’s first electric stove, the Electric Express, is being offered for the first time in the US.
The product was designed by a New Zealand-based company called Tandem Electric, and it has an electric motor and water heater to power it.
Tandem claims it can burn through a quarter of a million calories in 30 minutes of use, and is capable of cooking up to 600lbs of food in one hour.
The electric stove is powered by a small, single-cylinder petrol engine and comes with a lithium-ion battery.
The appliance weighs less than three pounds.
“It is very small and lightweight, and you can cook up to six meals in the space of 30 minutes,” Tandem CEO and founder David T. Cuthbert said.
“So, it’s a great little stove.”
Tandem says the Electric Elegant is available in a range of sizes and configurations, from a small 1-litre to a 2-litres, including a “kitchen sized” 2-Litre that comes with two fuel tanks and a stove, as well as two fuel-injected electric cookers.
“The electric stove has all the attributes that you need to cook up a meal,” Cuthberts chief executive, Peter Poon, said.
He added that the electric stove will be a “good, reliable, and easy to use” option for those who want to cook their own meals.
Tester tested the product, which he said had a “low-energy” cooking method, at the Auckland Convention Centre on February 22, and he found it to be “very easy to set up and use.”
The company says it will be sold online and in stores across New Zealand by the end of the month.
The Electric Eglinton is also available for sale in New Zealand, but the retailer has yet to announce any locations.
Tether, which has previously made electric cookstoves for some of the biggest brands, said the new product is similar to its own, but has a “different design”.
Tether CEO David Tuckett said the Tether electric stove can cook food in a similar way to traditional stovetop cooking, although “the technology is different.”
He said the company was not trying to compete with the likes of Kettle and Coleman, but said the “bigger brands” like Tether and Kettle had been the first to develop and launch their own electric stoves.
“This is a completely new technology and we think it’s the future for electric cooking.”
Tether’s products include the Electric Tether Stove, which is a 4-litRE, dual-fuel stove that can cook meat, fish, and poultry, as it uses a combination of liquid and gas.
It can be used to cook for eight hours at a time and uses up to 50 litres of fuel.
The Tether Egleston uses liquid fuel to cook vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, while the Tester Egliston uses liquid and gasoline.
Testers website says the Testers electric stove comes with its own manual and has a seven-year warranty, but it has yet be launched in the United States.