- Initial Cost: Electric ranges are generally more affordable than gas ranges. If you’re remodeling your existing home, it’s also important to consider how your kitchen is set up. Adding a gas line to an existing property can become quite expensive.
- Operating Cost: Because natural gas is so inexpensive, gas ranges are typically less expensive to operate when compared to electric ranges.
- Safety: With an exposed flame and an increased potential for gas leaks, gas ranges are generally considered more dangerous than electric ranges.
- Speed: In addition to warming the bottom of a pan, the flame from a gas range also heats the sides, allowing you to cook food more quickly.
- Cleaning: With smoother, flat surfaces electric ranges are easier to clean than gas ranges which require you to clean a variety of components in the case of a spill.
- Flexibility: Gas ranges allow you to make temperature modifications rapidly and even leave food on the burner when you are done cooking. Electric ranges take longer to cool and are therefore, less flexible.
As you can see both electric and gas ranges have their pros and cons. At the end of the day, both ovens will get the job done, so we encourage you to consider your lifestyle and which factors are more important to you. For more information swing by the Rosner’s showroom in West Palm Beach, or give us a call.