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

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Enter to win an induction cooktop!

EBCE 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.

This month we're celebrating 'green' in all ways - veggies, St. Patrick's Day, eco-friendliness and more! Feel free to flex your creativity.

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 EBCE 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.

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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@ebce.org

Official Contest Rules

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

Sweet and Spicy Pickles


  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 2 TBSP sugar

  • 1 TBSP salt

  • 6 jalapenos, sliced

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cucumber, sliced

Combine vinegar, water, garlic, sugar, and salt in a medium pot and boil. Add jalapenos and cucumber, stir, and remove from heat. Let sit for at least 8 minutes before moving the jalapenos and cucumber into a jar and covering with the brine. Refrigerate, and eat when cooled.

Recipe partially adapted from here.

Sliced cucumbers covered with brine in a jar

Upcoming contest editions

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