Electric stoves vs. gas stoves
The biggest difference between gas and electric ranges is their fuel source and how the heat is transferred. Electric stoves generate heat by electricity passing through a coil, while the level of heat produced by gas stoves is determined by how much natural gas or propane fuel is being used.
Gas ranges have burners that respond quickly when preheating your oven and adjusting the flame on your cooktop, saving you time in the kitchen. The open flame comes in handy when you’re ready to char or grill food, and it can also reach the side of sculpted pots like woks or skillets to distribute the heat evenly. They also feature removable grates that can be easily cleaned in your sink. Make use of the Power™ Burners on select Maytag® gas ranges that allow for a slow and even sauté.
Most electric ranges are known for their burner coils, which are typically layered with a smooth ceramic-glass cooking surface, making the clean-up process as simple as a few swipes. Several Maytag brand models have a Dual Choice Element™ so you have cooking coverage for big and small pans. Some electric ranges come with removable drip bowls to catch spills. Ovens in electric stoves distribute a dry, even heat – perfect for delivering nicely browned results when broiling garlic bread or roasting veggies.