Reasons To Cook With Gas
The question is, if electric stoves are being put into more and more homes, why are professional chefs still using gas? The answer; it provides a better result. But why is this the case? Below we have outlined the main reasons a gas stovetop can provide a better cooking experience.
Shorter Heating Time
Gas stoves have a significantly shorter heating time compared to electric stoves. If you have ever used an electric stove before, you would know that reaching the correct temperature can take quite a while. With a gas range, you simply need to turn on the stove and adjust the flame, ensuring the cooking time is much faster. This is particularly good for chefs who need to cook many dishes quickly.
Ability To Control Heat
When an electric stove reaches its desired temperature, it turns off before turning it back on after the plate cools. This cycle continues, meaning the electric stove never maintains a consistent temperature.
On the other hand, gas stoves allow you to control your heating more. The flame is consistent and does not change unless you turn it off or change the setting. This provides a more even heating experience and is better for cooking certain types of food.
Cooling Down Time
Electric stoves do not just take a significant amount of time to heat up but also to cool down. This can be frustrating if you are attempting to reach a specific temperature on your stove and find it hard to find the right temperature as it fluctuates between hot and cold! This can also be dangerous as an electric stove can stay hot for quite a while after use, even when the red glow has faded. This can be dangerous, especially if there are young children around.
On the other hand, a gas stove cools down quite quickly as the temperature depends entirely on the flame level. Furthermore, gas stoves cool down much faster than electric stoves after usage.
Ability To Use Different Cooking Implements
If you want to get creative in the kitchen, a gas stove is a way to go! Gas-top stoves provide a wide range of cooking implements that cannot be used on an electric stove—a great example of this work. Gas is your best bet if you want to cook with a wok (without investing in an expensive electric wok). The open flame allows you to place a wok ring and has even heat for your cooking. Unfortunately, this is impossible with induction or electric stoves, as the heat is solely on the heating pad and nowhere else.
If you are thinking of changing from an electric stove to a gas or are looking for someone to walk you through adding a gas stove to your home, contact the experts at Botanical Plumbing today!