Gas Stoves vs Electric Stoves

When deciding to remodel your kitchen, there are many things you’d like to change. Your old stove is out-of-date and needs an upgrade. Whether you had an old gas stove or an electric one, you may be wondering which type you’d like to switch to. There are definitely pros and cons to both, so we’d like you to know about them.

gas stove for kitchen remodel

Pros and Cons of Gas

When it comes to a gas stove, regulating temperature is much easier because you instantly get a flame you can see. This helps in cooking, especially if you’re an avid cook looking to make plenty of meals and entertain guests.

Here are the pros:

  • Instant flame
  • Cook more quickly and evenly (flame spread out)
  • More precise temperatures for cooking
  • Function in emergencies (power outages, storms)

If your home is already hooked up to natural gas, then having a gas stove is much more convenient because you’ll need a gas line for the stove.

Here are the cons:

  • Could be more expensive depending on the natural gas rates in the area
  • You need a natural gas hookup in your home
  • Some places are phasing out natural gas
  • Difficult to clean
electric stove for kitchen remodel

Pros and Cons of Electric

Cleaner energy is always a plus, especially for the environment and health. As the world continues to shift towards cleaner energy, natural gas is being less and less popular. You’ll find more electric stoves in newer apartments and homes.

Here are the pros:

  • Provide high heat for cooking
  • Easier to clean because of the sleek, glass-ceramic cooktops
  • Less expensive to purchase and install
  • Good for amateur cookers and young professionals

Electric stoves can be beneficial for young professionals learning how to cook. They also can be easier than gas stoves when cooking isn’t an everyday thing. They are much easier to clean when spills occur or food is caked on.

Here are the cons:

  • They cook food slowly
  • They are tougher to clean if food or baking ingredients are left caked on for a while
  • Power outages will shut down the use of the stove
  • More expensive to operate in many regions if you’re a frequent chef

Kitchen & Bath Wizards

At Kitchen & Bath Wizards, we specialize in kitchen remodeling for your home. If you’re looking for an upgrade to your kitchen, we can help you get the job done. Contact Kitchen & Bath Wizards at 713-956-9595!