A common question we get from clients when remodeling their kitchen is what type of stove they should get – gas or electric. What is the difference? Which one is better? Here are the basic differences between the two, and some pros and cons to help you decide which would be a better fit for you.
The Difference between Gas Stoves & Electric Stoves
Gas stoves use propane, butane, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or other flammable gas as fuel to create a flame for cooking. The gas enters your stove from the main gas supply to your house and mixes with air. As that gas-air mixture is released through holes in the burner, the ignition system lights, creating a blue flame. As you turn the burner control knob, you control exactly how much gas reaches the burner. The higher you turn it, the more gas is released.