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Converting Your Gas Stove to Electric

Electric stoves offer unique benefits like an easy-to-clean cooktop and consistent, dry heat in the oven, but transitioning from a gas to electric stove isn’t as simple as swapping one for the other. Use this guide to learn what to take into account when making the switch, including how to handle the gas line and check your home’s electrical requirements.

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Can You Replace a Gas Stove with an Electric Stove?

Most kitchens can accommodate the transition from a gas to an electric stove, but you’ll likely need the help of a professional to properly manage gas lines during installation and make any necessary electrical updates for your new range.

What to Consider Before Switching From a Gas to Electric Stove

Get help switching from a gas to an electric stove with confidence by following the 4-step checklist below. Learn how to choose a new range that suits your space, check electrical requirements, make any necessary electric updates and get your new range installed.

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Narrow down which electric range you want for your kitchen before you tackle the legwork of prepping for the new appliance. This way, you can get a better picture of what you’ll need to do to prepare your kitchen space. 


Measure your stove cutout to make sure your new range fits in the space, then consider which features, capacity and configuration work best for your family. Maytag® electric ranges, for instance, come in double and single-oven configurations with select models featuring extras like Air Fry settings or a shatter-resistant cooktop. 

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Electric ranges require a 220-volt outlet with circuitry producing at least 40–50 amps of power. Gas stoves can function using a standard 110-volt outlet, so your current setup may not be electrically equipped to handle an electric range. 


Check your electric panel to find out if your home meets the minimum electrical requirements for the transition. You’ll likely find the specific details of your current electric setup printed near or on the main circuit breaker.

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Don’t worry if your existing electrical setup doesn’t have the amperage or proper outlets to support an electric stove, this just means you’ll need to hire a professional to lay the groundwork. 

You may need to hire a licensed contractor to install an electrical line that runs from your electric panel to the location of the new range, as well as a 220-volt outlet to power the stove. This step tends to be less costly if the wiring route includes open ceilings rather than enclosed spaces. 

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You can schedule separate appointments to handle installing a new electric setup and shutting off the gas line, or choose to have it all done at once by a licensed professional before installation day. 


Have the gas line shut off and capped ahead of time, as well as any necessary electric work finished if you plan to install the new range yourself. A professional installer can also take all necessary gas shut-off steps on installation day. 

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Can You Convert a Gas Stove to Electric by Yourself?

You can measure your space and inspect your home’s electrical situation to prepare for converting gas stoves to electric, but it’s best to hire professionals to cap and shut off the gas line when the time comes. You should also work with a technician if you need to upgrade your breaker box, run electrical wiring or install a new outlet for an electric range. 

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Tips for Switching From Gas to Electric Stove

  • Consider total cost: The cost of your new range won’t be the only financial consideration to take into account during the switch. Be sure to budget for contractor fees, installation fees and any potential kitchen renovations required to accommodate the range of your choice. 

  • Measure your moving path: Make sure the doorways and hallways you’ll move your new range through are wide enough to accommodate the stove’s dimensions. This can help you avoid costly renovations during the process. 

  • Measure range cutout space: Make sure that your new range will fit in your space by measuring the height, width and depth of the cutout space. It’s best to do this with the range removed for the most accurate measurements. 

Explore Maytag® Electric Ranges

Maytag® electric ranges offer dry and consistent heat so you can bake, roast, simmer and saute with precision. True Convection with Third Element on select models lets you bake and roast faster thanks to a powerful third heating element and fan.1 Plus, all Maytag® ranges are backed by a 10-year limited parts warranty2 so you can count on your range to cook up your favorites for years to come.

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1. Compared to traditional thermal-bake ovens.

2. See warranty for details.