Mark Ruffalo Has Out-of-Touch 'Let Them Eat Cake' Moment About Gas Stoves

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I hate to tell you this, but the new “current thing” for the left is gas stoves and the quest to eliminate them from homes across America. Naturally, the new “current thing” is going to attract all manner of nonsensical posturing from the left, and no one postures quite like actor Mark Ruffalo.


Since the left is now against gas stoves, and for electric alternatives, you can bet that Ruffalo is, too. Sure enough, the Avengers actor spoke up in response to a tweet by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.

Manchin was calling the push for a ban on gas stoves “a recipe for disaster” and that the federal government “has no business telling American families how to cook their dinner.” This elicited a response from Ruffalo, who proceeded to throw around junk science.

“Don’t get too worked up,” tweeted Ruffalo. “The science has been there for years, plus fracked gas has been shown to release radiation into homes as well. Tell people the truth about gas burners, that’s all. By the way, induction cooktops blow gas away! Faster, cheaper, hotter, better in every way.”

Ruffalo was sure to include a picture of himself cooking stew on his induction top stove.

Firstly, does fracked gas release radiation? Yes, but so do potato chips, and more often than not, the radiation from potato chips is usually more than the gas brought up by fracking.


As far as performance, induction tops definitely has some pros but also come with cons. They’re definitely safer, and heat faster and more evenly, but they’re expensive. Not only that, they require certain kinds of cookware since the heat done through induction only reacts with certain metals.

In fact, the Daily Mail already ran the numbers:

They must be used with compatible pots containing magnetic iron or steel, such as the $200 All-Clad stockpot Ruffalo used as he shared a picture of himself making stew.

It’s unclear what brand of range Ruffalo has, but common types of 30-inch induction stoves range from $1,160 to $4,415, according to an October analysis by Consumer Reports.

Conventional electric stoves range from $600 to $3,230, while gas models are priced between $505 and $3,250.

It means that the cheapest induction models are more than double the price of the cheapest gas stoves.

It’s fine and dandy for Ruffalo to love his induction top stove, but not everyone can afford to have one installed in their home. Keep in mind, that price is just the base amount for the stove itself. Installation is a whole different ballgame.


But why would Ruffalo consider that? He’s a rich Hollywood leftist. He’s more than out of touch and has proven that repeatedly. He looks at a gas stove ban as nothing because, for him, it wouldn’t be anything. He’d replace his stove and wouldn’t miss the money leave his account.

But for the rest of us, this would be a hard hit. That’s not even mentioning the fact that it would burden overtaxed electrical grids, which governments have the ability to shut off in order to ration energy.

Ruffalo isn’t thinking about this because he doesn’t have to. He’s a modern-day Marie Antoinette.

Let them cook on induction tops.


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