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Gas vs Electric

Cooking.. We all love it after a long day at work. It’s a choir that needs to be done, so it’s best we can get it done in the easiest and most economical way possible. There is 2 options on how you decide to slave away in the kitchen. Gas or Electric. Lets take a look at some of the pros and cons of both.

Electric

Pros

  • Easy to clean. Electric cooktops have a smooth surface with no parts to move, making it easy to clean. Simply spray, and wipe
  • Ignition, electric cookers do not have an ignition system. Turn the knob and wait for it to heat up. 
  • Extra Feature, electric ovens and cookers generally come with extra features, such as a fifth element to keep your plates warm, fans and grillers.
  • Heat distribution, An electric oven generally cooks better than gas. The heat is more evenly distributed.

Cons

  • Power, if the power goes out you can’t cook
  • More expensive to run, electric cookers are usually more expensive to run than gas. 

Gas

Pros

  • Heats quickly, as you are using a flame the heat is instant. Saving time and running costs in the kitchen
  • Fuel source, gas runs off either natural or LPG gas, these both are reasonably cheap and are clean burning. Saving you money on your energy bills
  • Broiling temperature, broiling temperatures are not as even as electric, causing some unevenness to your food

Cons

  • Heat distribution, heat rises, so your ovens usually cook with inconsistent temperatures. This means you have to turn or rotate the food more often.
  • Flame stability, if you have your cooker running near an open window, the wind can either blow out your flame or reduce the heat this can get a little frustrating
  • Difficult to clean, cleaning a gas cook top involves moving parts. If these are not re assembled properly you may find yourself calling a gasfitter because you think there is a problem with your cooktop

If cooking with gas sounds like something you may like at your home, contact us on 07 5627 0792

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