Gas vs Electric

Cooking.

We all love it after a long day at work (said no-one ever).  It’s a chore that needs to be done, so its best we can get it done in the easiest and most economical way possible.  There are 2 options on how you decide to slave away in the kitchen.  Gas or Electric.  Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of both.

Gas

Pros

  • Heats quickly, as you are using a flame the heat is instant. Saving time and running cost 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 temperatures, broiling temperatures are not as even at 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 assembled properly you may find yourself calling a gasfitter because you think there is a problem with your cooktop.

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 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.
If cooking with gas sounds like something you may like at your home, contact us on 0400 653 404