Gas or ELECTRIC Stove? Pros & Cons
If you are considering both the options of Gas Stove Vs Electric Stove, and you are wondering what are the ups and downs – than read on.
Both my wife and I really like cooking and we have used both. So I decided to write the ups and down from our personal experience – see below.
What are the benefits of Electric cooker?
1) Ease of installing
If you building a new house – it is easier and cheaper to install Electric Stove. Electric is cheaper to run (and less risky) than Gas. For installing a Gas Cooker you need an expert that will connect the gas pipes correctly. It is only 5 minutes work but it requires more skill than hooking up the electricity.
2) You do not need matches
I know all the Gas cookers come with this auto lighter but from my experience (and others as well) after a year or 2 it stops working – and then you start using lots of matches…
3) Easy to clean
I am sorry to be blunt but I just hate to clean the gas cooker. Electric flat top is soooo much easier. I just mop it up once or twice a day and it stays super clean.
I find that it is easier to do slow cooking on electric cookers. It seems like heat is spread more evenly than the gas flame and food will usually not burn as a result. I know you get lots of different cookers but I found that it easier to get low heat on the Electric Stove.
So what are the benefits of GAS cooker?
1) Quicker to heat
No doubt that is one of the main advantages of gas ovens. The flame is hot instantly – you do not need to wait even one second.
2) Cheaper to operate
Well I asked all the expert and it seem that there is agreement. Gas cooker is cheaper to operate. Well I know that I wrote above that Electric is cheaper to buy so now you have the dilemma – cheaper to buy or cheaper to operate.
3) Roasting Vegetables
Well this is something that you just can’t do on electric. We used to roast some pepper, corn or eggplants when we had the gas stove and now we don’t…
Well everyone got his opinions but my personal preferences is electric – mainly because it just more convenient on the day to day life. Anyway I wish you lots of happy hours of cooking and enjoying your food that was cooked to perfection to doubt on electric or gas. I will be great if you can spend a minute of your time and write some comments on what is your preference.