Choosing between a gas and electric cooker can be a little bit confusing, this is especially true if you're buying your first cooker with little to no experience. almost everyone nowadays has a lot of experience when it comes to cooking and as a result of this we usually have an initial opinion in regards to whether gas or electric is better but these opinions can sometimes be biased simply because we usually choose what we know. |
In this article I will hopefully give you a few important things to consider when making your purchase and hopefully I'll point out a couple of things that you might not of previously known.
Firstly when it comes to cost you will find that running a gas cooker is cheaper than running the electric equivalents, in fact a gas cooker can be up to 3 times cheaper to run which could potentially save you hundreds of pounds each year.
When it comes to your gas hobs you will also find that you get instant heat in opposed to having to wait for electric hobs to get to the right cooking temperature.
Although these are two very big positive points there are also a couple of negatives that you need to take into consideration, the first of these is that a gas cooker will not provide an even oven temperature. In a gas cooker you will not find a fan to help distribute the heat evenly and therefore you will always find that the top of the cooker is hotter than the bottom.
A gas cooker will also need to be installed by a registered GasSafe engineer which can substantially add to the cost that you need to lay out.
Electric cookers do have fans in them and therefore will have a very even oven temperature which puts you in full control over the cooking of your meals without having any unexpected surprises where something cooks faster than expected or slower than anticipated.
Electric cookers are also a lot easier to clean, especially the hobs which merely need to be wiped over once they have cooled down.
Other than the fact that Electric is more expensive than gas the other main drawback of an electric cooker is that the hobs can be slow to heat the pan, this is especially true if the pan is larger than the hob; you don't get this problem with gas hobs.
Hopefully you found this article informative and I sincerely hope that it will help you to make the right decision when purchasing your next cooker.
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