If you’re considering replacing your stove, you’ll need to determine if you want a gas or electric range. Note that not every homeowner has the luxury of being able to choose—some homes are stuck with one particular energy source over another. But for those of you with a choice between electric and gas, here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons to each.
One thing that gas stoves are great at is heating quickly and maintaining an even heat, even at low temperatures. You don’t have to play the guessing game to see if the burner is up to temperature yet.
One thing that some people don’t think about at first when it comes to stoves is the cost. At face value, gas stoves and electric stoves are comparable, but when you dig into the deeper costs, you’ll see that gas stoves can be overall more expensive. If your house is not already equipped for gas, you have to pay for running a gas line and hooking up the new stove.
Many modern electric stoves have a flat glass surface nowadays, which is generally going to be the most stable work area for pans. The glass surface is also very easy to clean up, a bonus for busy families.
While electric is highly practical, it can also become a burden in inclement weather. If the power goes out, so does your ability to cook anything. With a gas stove, you’ll still have a connection that works when the power is out, so consider if this is a potentially regular problem.
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