It makes me think twice (thrice, four times, etc.) about a bicycle-powered kitchen. This cyclist is one STRONG guy! If I tried to do what he's doing, my legs would be, well, toast. And if powering a toaster is so difficult, what would it take to run a window unit?
Then a Google search for "bike power" brought up a list including this:
The following quote is from FoxNews.com
“Free Electric is a hybrid bike that spins two flywheels, which turn a generator that charges a battery. An hour of pedaling can meet a rural household’s electricity needs for 24 hours, according to Manoj Bhargava, CEO of 5-hour Energy maker Living Essentials. This includes running lights, a small fan and charging mobile devices".
So apparently this bike isn’t meant to power a typical Western-world house, or even a one-bedroom apartment, equipped with air conditioning, large fridge, automatic washers and dryers, and so on. The energy requirement for a rural household in India (the Free Electric’s current primary market) would be far less than that of a “typical home” in the U.S.
I wish it said more about how hard and/or fast you'd have to pedal. In fact, I see that there are a number of comments stating that this won’t work. I can’t know whether these comments are accurate unless I can try out a Free Electric bike myself. One of the problems I see with this bike is, to keep from overheating I'd be using electricity to run a fan while I'm trying to generate electricity. Talk about spinning my wheels!