Gas vs. Electric Stoves

Several factors go into choosing the right stove for you. The first option you need to determine is gas or electric. Here is what you need to know about each type, so you can decide on what is best for you and your family.


Gas Stoves

First off, you need to make sure your kitchen has the capacity for a gas oven hookup. If not, one will have to be added. You will have to do some research to make sure adding a gas line is possible where you live. Gas stoves are usually the preference of most experienced home cooks since it is easier to control the heat with a flame vs. an electric burner. You also do not need to wait for the burner to heat up since turning on the flame means instant heat. Things tend to cook more evenly in a gas stove. However, you do have to contend with the possibility of your pilot light going out. If you have little kids at home, gas stoves present more danger. But it is nothing a little childproofing like dial protectors and door latches can’t fix. If you decide on a gas stove, make sure your home has working carbon monoxide detectors!

Electric Stoves

Some people assume electric stoves are more expensive than their gas counterparts. However, it really depends on what region of the country you live in. Sometimes it is exactly the opposite. However, energy bills will be a tad higher with electric stoves compared to gas. Electric stoves do have some benefits. Although the burners are not as easy to control heat-wise as gas, they are easier to clean, especially if you opt for an all-glass stovetop. Electric stoves are also safer in general.


Whichever stove you choose, electric or gas, Express Appliance Repair is here for all your stove repair needs!