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Gas vs electric stoves: What’s the right choice for you?

Kitchentip | 5 minute read |

When it comes to choosing the right stove and hob for your kitchen, the age-old debate often boils down to gas versus electric stoves. Each comes with its unique set of advantages and potential drawbacks, making the choice slightly challenging.

We’ll be examining the differences between gas and electric stoves to help you choose the best option for your cooking needs and lifestyle. Whether you're an experienced chef or a home cook, knowing the key differences between these stoves can greatly affect your cooking experience.

Gas stoves


Gas stoves are favoured in kitchens for their precise heat control and consistent performance. They use natural gas or propane for direct flame cooking, offering the traditional experience of cooking over an open flame.

Gas stoves

The different types of gas stoves


Gas stoves come in various styles including freestanding and built-in stoves, each with unique installation and design benefits.

Gas ceramic hobs, also known as gas-on-gas hobs, add a modern twist to gas stoves. These hobs combine the precise control of gas with the ease of cleaning typically associated with electric stoves. While they offer a sleek design, they tend to be pricier than traditional gas hobs.

Read more: How to clean gas hobs

The different types of gas stoves


Advantages and disadvantages of gas stoves

 

Advantages of Gas Stoves

Disadvantages of Gas Stoves

Immediate temperature control

Efficient heat distribution

Cost-effective fuel

Potential gas leaks

Requires a gas line installation

Not as easy to clean as electric stoves

 

Electric stoves


On the other hand, electric stoves use electric power to heat elements or coils which, in turn, heat the cookware. They offer a sleek design and are generally easier to clean, making them a popular choice for modern and minimalist kitchen setups.

Electric stoves

 

The different types of electric stoves


The stoves we offer come in ceramic and induction types, each offering distinct advantages and aesthetics.

Please check out this article to know more about types of electric stove: Induction vs. Ceramic hobs.

 

Advantages and disadvantages of electric stoves

 

Advantages of Electric Stoves

Disadvantages of Electric Stoves

Consistent heating

Easy to clean

No need for a gas line installation

Slower temperature adjustment

Higher energy costs

May not distribute heat as evenly as gas stoves

 

Which stove is best for you?


Choosing between a gas and electric stove often comes down to your individual cooking habits, the setup of your kitchen, and your budget constraints. Let’s break down these factors:

Which stove is best for you?

Kitchen setup


The existing setup of your kitchen can significantly influence your choice when choosing the hob size. For instance, if there's already a gas line installed, a gas stove might be a more straightforward choice. Alternatively, if your kitchen sports a modern aesthetic, the sleek design of an electric stove could complement it well. 

Budget


Initial costs and ongoing expenses are crucial factors. Gas stoves might have a higher installation cost if there's no existing gas line, but the fuel is often cheaper than electricity. Electric stoves might save you on upfront costs but could lead to higher utility bills over time. 

Maintenance and cleaning


Gas stoves, with their grates and burners, can be a bit more challenging to clean compared to the smooth surface of electric stoves. However, repairing a gas stove might be simpler and cheaper than fixing a complex electric induction or ceramic stove.

Energy efficiency


Energy efficiency

Electric stoves, especially induction cooktops, are known for their energy efficiency as they lose less heat during cooking. Gas stoves, while efficient in heating, tend to lose more heat to the surrounding, which might warm up your kitchen—a factor worth considering in warm climates.

Safety


Gas stoves pose a risk of gas leaks, which could be dangerous. Electric stoves are generally considered safer as there's no open flame, but they stay hot for a while after being turned off, posing a burn risk.

Your personal preferences, combined with the practical aspects of your living situation, will guide you towards making a choice that enhances your culinary journey and complements your lifestyle. 


Embrace a superior cooking experience with Electrolux stoves & hobs


Experience superior cooking with Electrolux stoves and hobs, offering a blend of quality and innovation for the modern kitchen. Here's what makes them a standout choice:

High-quality glass cooking surfaces


Electrolux stoves come with top-tier glass surfaces that are pleasing to the eye and easy to clean, minimising the risk of scratches for long-term use. 

Sensitive touch controls


Move past the hassle of knobs with Electrolux's intuitive touch controls, allowing precise and easy adjustment to your cooking settings.

Induction technology


Electrolux cooktops employ advanced induction technology, heating only the area directly beneath the pan while keeping the surrounding surface cool for safety and easier cleaning.

Energy efficiency

 

With today's focus on energy conservation, Electrolux induction hobs are faster and more energy-efficient, letting you prepare your favourite dishes quickly while using less energy. 

Read more tips to save electricity when using washing machines.

 

Frequently asked questions about electric and gas stoves

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