Difference Between Gas and Electric Oven

Cooker in a kitchen

Types of Ovens

Ovens come in different shapes and sizes, but the deciding factor is often whether it’s a gas or an electric oven. People will often choose one over the other either down to previous experience or personal preference. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but they are also unique in how they work. Here is the lowdown:

Gas Ovens

As the name suggests gas ovens run on gas. These types of ovens tend to have a slightly more humid baking environment as water is produced during combustion. Your lifestyle and cooking preference also comes in to play when you’re thinking about whether or not to purchase a gas oven. These ovens tend to heat up and cool down quicker which means if you like your food to be ready quicker, or if you have children then having a gas oven is a lot more convenient. Gas is also cheaper than electricity so you get value for money.

Electric Ovens

Some people say that electric ovens tend to have a dryer heat than gas ovens. Also they are more adept at distributing heat, so if you like baking bread then then electric ovens are ideal as the heat prevents the bread crust from becoming too tough and brittle before the inside is fully cooked. However other people argue that gas ovens create more moisture and are better for baking. Electricity is generally more expensive than gas so if you’re a regular baker or oven user then the economy of gas should be more preferential.

Gas Or Electric Cooker

So, which one should you choose? Well this all depends as mentioned on what you want from the cooker and, of course, how much you’re willing to spend on one. Don’t forget though that when cooker is mentioned, it’s not just the cooker that you have to consider but also the hob and the oven. To help you decide, here is a list of pros and cons:

Gas Cooker

Gas cooker hob flamePros
+ The hob itself is good at distributing heat evenly which means that you don’t have to stir the food as much to get it cooked properly.
+ Running costs are lower because gas is cheaper.
+ The heat is easily controlled by the nob which avoids fluctuations in heat.
Cons
– Hobs are tough to clean, although nowadays most have removable racks which allows for easier cleaning.
– Less even heat distribution in the oven.
– Can be slow to heat up so you have to wait longer for your food to heat up.

Electric Cooker

Electric Cooker Hob RepairPros
+ Hobs are easy to clean as it’s just one flat surface.
+ Electric ovens have in-built fans which distributes heat more evenly.
Cons
– Higher running costs as electricity is more expensive than gas.
– The temperature control on electric hobs are difficult to manage.
– The hobs tend to stay warm after it is turned off so food might get burnt.

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