Gas vs. Electric Stove - Danny's Appliance

Gas vs. Electric Stove

Gas vs. Electric Stove

If you’re in the market for a new stove, you already may be debating whether to get a gas or electric stove. There are many pros and cons to each and depending on your needs one may be a better fit for you.

Only about 50% of homes in the U.S. have gas service available as an option. Gas stoves have an open flame, unlike electric stoves which rely solely on metal heating elements within the oven and the stovetop. Both gas and electric stoves can help you achieve your desired results when cooking but the way they get the job done varies.

Energy Source

Gas and electric stoves differ in the way they receive energy. Gas stoves receive their energy from a gas hookup. If you do have a gas hook-up or are planning to install a gas line, it’s important to determine whether your kitchen has natural gas or propane. Electric stoves require a plug into an electric outlet making them easier to install compared to gas stoves.

Cost and Efficiency

The operating costs are significantly impacted by the utility costs in your area however, gas stoves are generally cheaper compared to their electric counterparts. Both gas and electric stoves transfer heat from the burner to the cookware to boil, simmer, sauté, etc. dishes. The slight variation is that sometimes with gas stoves heat can be lost due to the surrounding air when using an open flame in contrast to an electric stove which maintains direct contact with pots and pans.

Overall gas and electric stoves offer many benefits. It depends on which one best suits your needs. Whether you are looking for a new or used kitchen appliance or any appliance services, you’ll be sure to get a great deal at Danny’s Appliance! Come visit our showroom in Providence or call us at 401-351-0510 to see what we can offer you.