- An inductive surface elimminates the problem with afterheating and also uses less power than conventional electric stoves. Also i get nervous in houses that has gas in them as i fear leakage for some reason. In Sweden there is only a few really old houses at all in the entire country that has gas pipelines to them (less then a hundred buildings in total) so there is not much of a choise anyways. And gas is damn expensive.
- —Guest Egon Ruuda
It really depends.
- Gas stoves are great for cooking, but installation can be very difficult. Creating or modifying gas pipes can be an expensive operation. Most of the new houses and apartments has already the electric installation, so electric stoves/ovens can be easier to install and ready to use. On the other hand, electric stoves tend to be more expensive in the long run and cooking may be slower than gas, but for a person that is not expert in cooking this may be a good thing. If you are planning for business, then things are different. Gas is what you must have.
- —Guest Sophie
- Have had both types. Yes, gas has more control, but the hours I raked up cleaning the gas stove and those awful electrical rings are now lost. Dump the gas top, stick with gas oven. Don't get caught up in the hype of red knobs.
- —Guest p
Gas, gas, gas!
- I've always had gas, with the exception of one apartment years ago, which had an electric stove. Seems everything either burnt or cooked unevenly, it took forever to heat up and and made cooking, which I usually enjoy, a largely unpleasent experience. Since then, it's been nothing but gas, and any apartment or condo I consider in the future, MUST have a gas stove; electric is an automatic dealbreaker.
- —Guest Mar
- I much prefer cooking with gas my previous oven was electric never enjoyed using it, results are better with gas.
- —Guest Rima
- I would love an electric flat surface cooktop with a gas oven. If they exist, where can I get one?
- —Guest K.M. Kruczek
- I prefer gas cook tops and electric ovens. With gas cook tops I can control the temp. needed quickly. In the oven I need a constant temp. and electric seems to do better than gas there.
- —Guest Lynda Estabrook
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- I preffer gas stoves as it is a lot easier to get the temps. right and cooking is faster.I have cooked almost 30 yrs. and i've used both.
- —Guest thomas andrews
Gas stoves cook better
- I have an electric stove. My mother has a gas stove. Gas oven cooking is definitely better. I find the item cooks more evenly. In my electric oven, I have to keep turning the pan around. If not, one side gets overcooked and the other side not cooked enough. This is especially true when baking cookies or cakes.
- —Guest Kim S.
- Much prefer the electric with the flat surface. Easier to clean.
- —Guest Arnetta
- I bought a GE induction cooking range delivered in Jan. LOVE IT!! It's better than gas in a lot of respects. I never want to go back. Much easier clean up that either gas or glasstop electric. The oven is slow to heat and the convection part is driving me crazy, but I'll get used to it.
- —Guest gnome
Gas or Electric Stoves
- Gas because not only has a faster response but it quits cooking once is turned off versus electric ones when you need to remove the pan. It also makes it is also more accurate to regulate the level of heat you need
- —Guest Blanca Fife
gas vs electric
- I have had both and gas is by far my choice. I have bottled gas. I live in an area where power outages are fairly common. I can always count on the gas to be there - electric is iffy. Also I didn't like electric - I believe it is less efficient nad much more difficult to adjust. Just look at t gas flame and you know what you have.
- —Guest barb
I have tried hem all!!!
- I have used them all..and my way is induction..I am very busy and gas stoves turn the heat down really fast and the inducton is not far behind. What I really hate is spending SOO MUCH time cleaning. The induction is wioped clean after every use in 2 seconds....and my pans are cleaner also.
- —Guest Jacqueline
- I've always liked the gas stove better. When I turn it off it's off. When you turn an electric stove off it continues to heat and if you don't take the pan off it could still boil over. I also think that gas is less expensive than electric.
- —Guest oogie