Gas vs. electric hobs: Which one suits you more?

Gas vs. electric hobs: Which one suits you more?

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When it comes to choosing the right stoves and hobs for your kitchen, the age-old debate often boils down to gas versus electric hobs. Each comes with its unique set of advantages and potential drawbacks, making the choice slightly challenging.

 

We’ll be examining the differences between gas stoves and electric stoves to help you choose the best option for your cooking needs and lifestyle. Whether you're an experienced chef or a home cook, knowing the key differences between these hobs can greatly affect your cooking experience.

What are gas stoves and electric stoves?

Gas stoves


Gas hobs are favoured in kitchens for their precise heat control and consistent performance. They use natural gas or propane for direct flame cooking, offering the traditional experience of cooking over an open flame.


Gas hobs come in various styles including freestanding and built-in hobs, each with unique installation and design benefits.

Gas stoves vs Electric stoves

Electric stoves


On the other hand, electric hobs use electric power to heat elements or coils which, in turn, heat the cookware. They offer a sleek design and are generally easier to clean, making them a popular choice for modern and minimalist kitchen setups.

The stoves we offer come in radiant and induction types, each offering distinct advantages and aesthetics. 

6 key differences between gas stoves and electric stoves


Choosing between a gas and electric hob often comes down to your individual cooking habits, the setup of your kitchen, and your budget constraints. Let’s break down these factors:

Cooking preferences


If you enjoy high-heat cooking, a gas stove and its immediate heat control would suit you. However, if you prefer precise temperature control for delicate dishes or baking, an electric stove's steady heat is ideal for these methods. 

Here’s a list of cooking techniques appropriate for each type of stove:

Gas stoves

Electric stoves

  • Stir-frying 
  • Flambéing 
  • Charring 
  • Simmering 
  • Baking (with stove top bakeware) 
  • Boiling 

Kitchen setup


The existing setup of your kitchen can significantly influence your choice when choosing the hob size. For instance, if there's already a gas line installed, a gas hob might be a more straightforward choice. Alternatively, if your kitchen sports a modern aesthetic, the sleek design of an electric hob could complement it well.

Budget


Initial costs and ongoing expenses are crucial factors. Gas hobs might have a higher installation cost if there's no existing gas line, but the fuel is often cheaper than electricity. Electric hobs might save you on upfront costs but could lead to higher utility bills over time.

Maintenance and cleaning


Gas vs Electric stoves

Gas hobs, with their grates and burners, can be a bit more challenging to clean compared to the smooth surface of electric hobs. However, repairing a gas hob might be simpler and cheaper than fixing a complex electric induction or ceramic hob.

>> Read more: How to clean a gas stove burner in 3 easy steps: A completed guide.

Energy efficiency


Gas vs Electric stoves

Electric stoves, especially induction cooktops, are known for their energy efficiency as they lose less heat during cooking. Gas stoves, while efficient in heating, tend to lose more heat to the surrounding, which might warm up your kitchen—a factor worth considering in warm climates.

Safety


Gas stoves pose a risk of gas leaks, which could be dangerous. Electric stoves are generally considered safer as there's no open flame, but they stay hot for a while after being turned off, posing a burn risk.


Your personal preferences, combined with the practical aspects of your living situation, will guide you towards making a choice that enhances your culinary journey and complements your lifestyle.

Pros & cons of gas stoves and electric stoves


To summarize all advantages and disadvantages of these two types of gas stoves and electric stoves, we have a table for you to compare:

 

Gas stoves

Electric stoves

Pros

  • Immediate temperature control
  • Efficient heat distribution
  • Cost-effective fuel
  • Consistent heating
  • Easy to clean
  • No need for a gas line installation

Cons

  • Potential gas leaks
  • Requires a gas line installation
  • Not as easy to clean as electric stoves
  • Slower temperature adjustment
  • Higher energy costs
  • May not distribute heat as evenly as gas stoves

Embrace a superior cooking experience with Electrolux stoves & hobs


Experience superior cooking with Electrolux hobs and hobs, offering a blend of quality and innovation for the modern kitchen. Here's what makes them a standout choice:

High-quality glass cooking surfaces


Electrolux stoves come with top-tier glass surfaces that are pleasing to the eye and easy to clean, minimising the risk of scratches for long-term use.

Sensitive touch controls


Move past the hassle of knobs with Electrolux's intuitive touch controls, allowing precise and easy adjustment to your cooking settings.

Induction technology


Electrolux cooktops employ advanced induction technology, heating only the area directly beneath the pan while keeping the surrounding surface cool for safety and easier cleaning.

Energy efficiency


With today's focus on energy conservation, Electrolux induction hobs are faster and more energy-efficient, letting you prepare your favourite dishes quickly while using less energy.

Frequently asked questions about electric and gas hobs

Our top picked gas stoves and electric stoves in Electrolux Singapore

Choosing a stove is one of the most important appliance decisions you will make. To streamline your search for the perfect fit, explore our high-quality gas stoves:

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