Originally Posted by john61ct
Do not use electricity for cooking or any heating while off the grid.
I've been re-thinking this a bit.
I'm still looking at the numbers, but we might go with a 2-burner induction hob. They have a lot of advantages over gas, and power consumption seems to be the only downside.
They max out at 1800W. That would be with both burners actively cooking on the highest setting. That's almost never going to happen, and cooking on a hob is a process that doesn't take very long.
1 hour of use per day at 1000W would consume 100 Amp-hours, and I doubt it would get that much use. Apart from searing, most stovetop cooking is done on "simmer", and one burner simmering seems to be around 200W.
Decent solar or a small generator would replace that usage quite quickly.
I'll keep digging into this.