The Stove Top Manifesto


(50 seconds to read)

The expansive field of symmetrically twisted metal, clean, exposed and ever-waiting. Their apertures are silent, the lines that feed them static without flow. It’s an industrial beauty. It’s engineering that provides for humanity. But what does it provide?

It’s high time we faced this gross waste of space and the resources that go into building it….The four burner stove tops.

How many people use their stove even a couple times a week?… and that’s to warm up stuff in the oven.
I cook, almost every day, more than most people, I imagine. And even I don’t use all my burners. I use two at the most, and that’s on rare occasion.
We are losing valuable counter space by giving it to this stove top of industrial art.
And we’re wasting resources making the burners, and making stoves with ovens the size of airplane hangers. What do we do with these mammoth atriums of heat?  Bake Thanksgiving or Christmas meals a few times a year?
Let’s face the fact: We have a stove problem. It’s part of the technology surplus. It’s just a pretty thing to have. Just in case.
Like that third row in the SUV.

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