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Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Type of Wall Oven

If you are in the process of getting a new wall oven, one of the key factors to consider is whether purchasing an electric or gas wall oven. Even though the decision is mainly influenced by the power you use in your home, if you can do both, it is worth to know the pros and cons each type of oven has to offer.

While electric models are more popular because there are more options and sizes available, gas models also offer some attractive advantages. They are more efficient than its gas-fueled counterparts because they heat up and cool down faster. Gas wall ovens also have features such as convection cooking and self-cleaning mode.24 Single Electric Oven

Before we jump into the pros and cons of each type of wall oven, we would like to highlight one of the most convenient features included in many modern ovens: convection.

What Is a Convection Wall Oven?

In simple words, a convection wall oven has a fan and exhaust system that a regular oven does not. This system helps to blow hot oven air over and around the food, to finally vent it back out. This generates even and quicker cooking as hot air surrounds the food. Both, electric and gas ovens can include this fantastic feature.




Electric Oven

  • Cheaper to purchase and install
  • a variety of cooking modes
  • distribute heat evenly
  • considered easier to clean
  • More expensive to run than gas
  • tend to cook food slower than their counterparts
  • affected by power outages

Gas Oven

  • don’t dry food out as much as electric
  • almost instant control over the flame and temperature
  • don’t distribute heat as evenly
  • food rotation is necessary for all over browning or crisping
  • Initial purchasing and installation prices are more expensive than electric models
  • limited in choices of sizes and manufacturers
  • potentially dangerous nature

The bottom line is that your decision will most probably be determined by your budget and your cooking needs, and of course, the power source availability. You can contact a reliable appliance dealer to further inquire about which wall oven type is best for you.

Call Hi-Tech Appliance at 303-665-0951; our expert appliance technicians will be more than happy to answer all your questions. If you want to buy a new oven in Colorado, you can visit our amazing showroom to get inspired.

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