For some time now, there have been voices that gas stoves are disappearing from stores and are being replaced by electric hobs. There is some truth in this, but contrary to appearances, there is still a large group of customers who prefer “gas”. This is mainly due to the economy of their use.
There are more and more reasons that electricity will be more expensive, and an induction or ceramic hob has a large appetite for electricity. Meanwhile, gas prices remain relatively stable.
So when we start to calculate how much we can save annually on the use of a gas hob, the desire to buy it sends some minor disadvantages.
So, let’s find out what advantages a gas stove has and what to look for when buying it.
How does a gas stove work?
The gas stove includes an oven and a hob with burners. The most popular are four-burner models, but there are also variants such as a two-burner gas cooker or a single-burner gas cooker. The burners are usually of different sizes so that the size of the flame can be adapted to the size of the pot or pan. The stove must be connected to a gas supply and to an electrical outlet.
Most often, gas is supplied from the mains, but in some cases the gas source may also be a gas cylinder. When connected to the source, the gas is fed to the stove through the main pipe or pipe. Then, through a network of pipes and valves, it is fed to the individual burners.
After unscrewing the valve of a given burner, gas starts to flow from it. In almost all models of cookers, the opening of the valve is simultaneous with the ignition of the ignition. The spark created from it ignites the gas in the burner. Safety is ensured by the gas outflow protection.
Baked goods – gas and electric oven
Our habits are also important. There is nothing to hide here – pancakes and cakes are baked in an electric oven a bit differently than in a gas oven. Gas ovens are usually equipped with bottom heaters – the temperature distribution is therefore different than in the electric model. What is the effect of this? Such that if for many years our dough turned out perfectly in a gas oven, then after switching to an electric oven it will probably be less perfect. Not because the electric oven is worse, but because we will have to experiment for a while and get used to the new equipment and the new temperature distribution.
Electric oven – advantages
Electric ovens, on the other hand, are much more precise than gas ovens. If we set the temperature to 180 degrees, we can be sure that this temperature will prevail in the chamber. It is difficult to achieve such precision in “gazka”. In addition, the food is heated very evenly in electric ovens. This means fewer burnt spots. In addition, electric ovens are more convenient to clean, and some models are even equipped with a self-cleaning function.