From the article: Cooking with Appliances
Your stove is arguably the most important appliance in your kitchen. Having used both gas and electric stoves at home, I side with most professional chefs on choosing gas due to the quick response time. Which do you prefer and why? Have you tried the newer induction stoves? Share Your Opinion
Limitation of Induction
- Induction stove has its limitation. The stove comes with special utensils and can only be cooked on them. Problems arose when I have to cook more or when I have to cook too less.
- —Guest Swett
cant buy electric cooker
- Trying to buy a proper electric cooker,just no more seem to be made with radiant rings,faster safer than gas. Had to buy a solid plate stove,takes ages to heat and cool,no control over temperature, so the only alternative is gas,dont like the fumes,heat and damp everywhere!
- —Guest ray
Electric NOT necessarily cleaner
- Electricity has to be generated. You think because you aren't emitting gases at the point of use there are none. But they are at the power plant. Besides, global warming is a hoax.
- —Guest Not Mother Nature
- Induction is as I understand incrdible. That said gas stoves you can control the food presisly, not so with standard electric ranges. It goes without saying clearly smooth top electric ranges would be easyer cleaning. What are your values? Quality of food or easyer maintence are the issues re. your cooking choices. I am not convinced there is any one final absalutly correct answer with this question. (Finally this like all or most other responses are largly sujective). If you want full expert advice I am shure you can find it. I do hope I was some help here although.
- —Guest Don
The latest of course - Induction
- The latest Cooktop - Induction - beats gas, electric hot plates, and even halogen cooktops. Most economical use of electric power. No heat losses, as top hasn't to be heated - electromagnetic current heats the (magnetic material) utensil directly, transferring heat to the contents - the ceramic top dosn't even get hot(no heating losses - higher efficiency) . Power levels can easily be controlled instantly by manipulating the magnetic wave output. Besides there are preset cooking functions with timer setting. Auto detection of utensil to start cooking. More functions can be found with usage and experimenting with different heating levels - high speed or slow cooking... to make most economical use of power, time... So, this is the best buy!
- —Guest Sinclair Almeida
- I dislike gas as I can't turn the burner on lowest and scorching or burner. Never had that problem with electric
- —Guest jan soemake
- I have used electric stove for 50 years it is perfect and all food or pastry all ways is perfect if you have trouble then your electric stove is no good
- —Guest Nancy Pinto
- About a year ago I bought a GE Induction cooking stove with convection oven. I am in love with the cook top, although I had to buy a new set of pans. The convection part is a mystery to me although I already had a convection oven before and loved it. This oven takes about 30 minutes to heat up to 350 degrees, so is very slow. I highly recommend the induction cook top cooking. Less heat in the kitchen and very easy to clean since nothing burns on the glass.
- —Guest The Gnome
Old Style Electric
- Old style electric is easy to clean and inexpensive compared to the alternatives. Burners unplug and can be washed and reinstalled after the cooktop is cleaned. If you have the money, go with induction as it is the best of both electric and gas.
- —Guest John
- I have had an electric stove over thirty years that was wonderful! My husband and I purchased a gas stove and all I have had is trouble. The top is very hard to clean. It takes longer than fifteen minutes to heat. I have burned my hands on pots. It appears longer to boil water, etc. More important is that I noticed the foods were taking longer to heat, wouldn't cook properly, even to a pot pie I made. We had three service calls. The oven gage read exactly with the service mans gauge. I bought a gas thermometer and tried again. The thermometer only read t hat our oven was heating to 350% and I was correct! Service came again tested and said the oven was fine and read up to 450%. Can the brand new gauge be wrong? Now the store has agreed to take the stove back and I can choose whatever I want. I am totally confused as I read more plus signs to gas than electric and fell did we have a lemon gas stove. Any suggestions? thanks! Bless you all!
- —Guest Dorothy B.
- Electric all the way....flat cooktop is so much easier to clean..I have never had any problems cooking or baking....and I am afraid of gas....I am sure that it also depends on the product purchased.....I love KitchenAid appliances.
- —Guest Jo
- I hate electric it sucks takes forever to cook gas cooked foid taste alot better
- —Guest Unknown
- I am about to make a serious investment in a stove and don't know which decision to make. I like to 'specialise in making fine pastries as well as ordinary stuff, but which will give a better product...gas or electricity? I live in Eastern Europe where the price of gas is almost of no consequence and elctricity is dearer. I have always insisted that I want an electric oven but..... Can anyone advise me PLEASE? Thank you.Jackie
- —Guest jackie
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
- It's as simple as this. If your top priority is the end result of the food you cook (the quality and all), then choose GAS (much better control over the temperature). BUT if your MORE CONCERN with your HEALTH (and the health of others) and specially the ENVIRONMENT, then you know what to choose! You don't need to be a chef or a environmentalist to figure this out. LOL!
- —Guest -Mother Nature-
- I have a Dual Fuel range. Gas burners and electric oven. The best of both worlds.
- —Guest Benjamin
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