Gas vs electric stove differences.

COOKING WITH GAS OR ELECTRIC: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Deciding what type of range you need can be a challenge. Any chef will tell you that both gas and electric heat have their own advantages, depending on what you cook most. Take a moment to review the benefits of gas vs. electric ranges, as well as the features of each range and see which one can help deliver the results you need.

GAS RANGE VS. ELECTRIC RANGE: 
EFFICIENCY, SPEED, CONVENIENCE AND MORE

Different fuel types mean different ways of cooking on your range top. Discover the ways features and technology vary between gas and electric ranges from Maytag.

ELECTRIC

  • Rangetops: Radiant elements provide heat by conducting electricity through a metal coil
  • Cooking Surfaces: Some electric range models feature a smooth ceramic cooking surface
  • Rapid Heating: Radiant elements are perfect for boiling and other speed-oriented tasks

GAS

  • Burners: Gas burners have a ceramic cap to keep out spills and debris
  • Removable Grates: Gas cooking grates and caps can be removed for easier cleaning
  • Precision: Gas burners give you precise control over your flame level

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN COMPARING GAS VS. ELECTRIC RANGES

Learn more about the differences between cooking with gas and cooking with electric.

The Hookup

If you don’t have a gas hookup, this decision could be made for you. Electric ranges have a single plug.

Determine whether your kitchen has natural gas or propane. To use propane, you’ll likely need a conversion kit.

Capacity and Flexibility



Double oven ranges have two oven cavities built into a single range. This allows you to cook two dishes at the same time.


Convection


For faster baking and thorough roasting, look for a convection range. Some have fan convection, while some have an extra heating element, known as true convection.

Even Baking


Electric ovens provide even baking and reliable results. If you do a lot of baking, you might want this extra performance.

Cleaning


Some electric range models have a smooth surface that’s easy to wipe off.

Gas ranges have removable grates for easier cleaning.

Heavy Heating

Dual electric elements pack two different heat levels. Electric bridge elements work as one large element for longer cookware.

Some gas ranges have oval burners designed to handle larger pans, and some can fit a griddle or comal over top of them.

Freestanding vs. Slide-in


Freestanding ranges have finished sides and an elevated console. Slide-ins with front controls and unfinished sides are intended to “slide in” between countertops.
Start cooking with gas or electric ranges from Maytag.

GAS VS. ELECTRIC STOVES: KNOW WHAT FUELS YOU

 

Getting just the kind of control and features you need is essential to making your time in the kitchen effective and worry-free. Weigh your options and bring home a stove that can handle whatever task you need to tackle — whether it’s baking, broiling or roasting.

 

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