Rules for Buying A Stove and Advantages of Gas Stove
Three rules for buying a stove and/or oven
1. Know your needs
Do you bake a lot? Do you need double wall ovens, dual range ovens, or a single oven? These are important questions to have in your back pocket before shopping for a stove and oven, as they will enable you to narrow the selection significantly.
2. Consider variety
Many manufacturers offer multiple stovetop and oven combinations to fit your specific, practical needs. For example, you may be interested in new ranges that include two smaller ovens. Or, you may want to consider dual-fuel ranges, which give you both the benefits of a gas stove and the temperature precision of an electric oven.
3. Know your budget
Shopping for a stove and/or oven is a lot like shopping for a wedding dress – don’t try on the $10,000 dress if you’re not willing or able to spend that much. Set your budget from the beginning and keep in mind that many retailers have sales, particularly around holiday weekends. We recommend subscribing to emails from Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, and Best Buy. Doing so gives you access to emailed coupons, as well as the dates of sales and presales, both in-store and online.
Types of stoves:
1. Gas stoves
2. Electric smoothtop stoves
3. Induction cooktops stoves
4. Electric coil stoves
5. Advantages of Gas Stoves
From economical and performance standpoints, gas stoves have distinct advantages over their electric counterparts, as discussed below.
Although purchasing and installing a gas stove may be more expensive than an electric stove, the cost of cooking with gas is normally a lot less.
Gas stoves tend to have faster responses to temperature change controls, which is crucial for some dishes. And because the flame can be seen, it is easier to gauge how much heat a pan is getting. Professionals tend to prefer gas stoves because of the level of control they provide, the ability to see the flame, and the amount of heat produced by an open burner.
The surface of gas stoves tend to stay cooler than those of electric stoves, which reduces the risk of burns. Likewise, they usually do not heat up a kitchen as much as electric stoves do. Another benefit is that gas stoves can be used during power outages, which may be a big advantage in certain regions.