Are you getting ready to purchase a new oven? Are you looking moving into a different home right now and seeing gas and electric ovens as you visit with your realtor? Have you ever wondered what the differences are between a gas or electric oven (stove or range) and which one is best for you and your family? We will help you figure that the answers to these questions with some information about both.
Typically, which oven you prefer seems to depend on which type you grew up with and you are used to cooking with. If you were taught how to cook with a gas stove growing up, chances are that you’ll stick with it.
First, you’ll need to find out what power source you have in your home or the home you are moving into. If you only have electricity and not gas available, then it is an easy decision. You’ll need to go with an electric oven. Sometimes, you have the option to run gas from the street into your home if a gas company’s pipes are already in your neighborhood. Check to see what power source you have before you even start looking into gas vs. electric.
Let’s take a look at some benefits of the gas and electric and which one ranks higher for a specific purpose.
When it comes to heating up rapidly, gas appliances win out. They enable you to begin cooking right away instead of waiting for an electric element to heat up to a preferred temperature.
When you turn off a gas burner, the heat goes away immediately. Electric burners take much longer and have retained heat. If you prefer to keep food warm on the stovetop for a few minutes, electric seems like a bit of a better choice. For safety concerns, fast-cooling gas is better when small children are around.
For cleaning purposes, glasstop ranges have been known to clean up easy fast, with no uneven or crevices areas to get into. They also accumulate less mess to begin with. A gas range is a more time-consuming task for kitchen cleaning duties.
A gas oven accumulates heat at the top, making it tougher to bake evenly. For more uniform cooking, an electric oven is better for cooking certain dishes.
When it comes to cooking performance, the main difference between gas and electric stoves is quickly they respond to temperature setting changes.
Gas stoves respond instantly which gives you more control with certain dishes being cooked. Electric stoves do not respond as quickly. It takes time for the burners to heat up.
Cooking with a gas stove, you have an open flame. So, if you have small children or pets, it could be a safety issue and it is more dangerous than an electric oven. You’ll also need to be aware of any potential gas leaks. Invest in a carbon monoxide detector to avoid any gas leak health issues.
Repair or Service
If your appliance is not working at peak performance, a repair might be required or at least a service check. Make sure to call an experienced quality appliance and repair specialist who will restore it to top condition.
Gulf Coast Appliance Repair is the local appliance repair company that you can count on. For 10+ years, our family-owned business has been serving customers in Pinellas County. We specialize in repairing appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and much more. Call our appliance and repair service at 727-510-3524; email us to get the job done or to schedule your appointment.