Electric vs gas stoves: What’s the right choice for you?

Electric vs gas stoves: What’s the right choice for you?

Taste | 5 minute read |

When it comes to choosing the right stove for your kitchen, the age-old debate often boils down to electric versus gas stoves. Each comes with its unique set of advantages and potential drawbacks, making the choice slightly challenging.

We’ll be examining the differences between gas and electric stoves to help you choose the best option for your cooking needs and lifestyle. Whether you're an experienced chef or a home cook, knowing the key differences between these stoves can greatly affect your cooking experience.

Gas stoves

Gas stoves are favoured in kitchens for their precise heat control and consistent performance. They use natural gas or propane for direct flame cooking, offering the traditional experience of cooking over an open flame.

Gas vs Electric stoves

Gas stoves come in various styles including freestanding and built-in stoves, each with unique installation and design benefits.


Advantages of gas stoves

Disadvantages of gas stoves

Immediate temperature control

Efficient heat distribution

Cost-effective fuel

Potential gas leaks

Requires a gas line installation

Not as easy to clean as electric stoves

Electric stoves

On the other hand, electric stoves use electric power to heat elements or coils which, in turn, heat the cookware. They offer a sleek design and are generally easier to clean, making them a popular choice for modern and minimalist kitchen setups.

Gas vs Electric stoves

The stoves we offer come in radiant and induction types, each offering distinct advantages and aesthetics.

Advantages of electric stoves

Disadvantages of electric stoves

Consistent heating

Easy to clean

No need for a gas line installation

Slower temperature adjustment

Higher energy costs

May not distribute heat as evenly as gas stoves


Which stove is best for you?

Gas vs Electric stoves

Choosing between a gas and electric stove often comes down to your individual cooking habits, the setup of your kitchen, and your budget constraints. Let’s break down these factors:

Cooking preferences

If you enjoy high-heat cooking, a gas stove and its immediate heat control would suit you.
Here’s a list of cooking techniques appropriate for each type of stove:

Gas stoves

Electric stoves






Baking (with stove top bakeware)



Kitchen setup

The existing setup of your kitchen can significantly influence your choice. For instance, if there's already a gas line installed, a gas stove might be a more straightforward choice. Alternatively, if your kitchen sports a modern aesthetic, the sleek design of an electric stove could complement it well.


Initial costs and ongoing expenses are crucial factors. Gas stoves might have a higher installation cost if there's no existing gas line, but fuel is often cheaper than electricity. Electric stoves might save you on upfront costs but could lead to higher utility bills over time.

Maintenance and cleaning

Gas stoves, with their grates and burners, can be a bit more challenging to clean compared to the smooth surface of electric stoves. However, repairing a gas stove might be simpler and cheaper than fixing a complex electric induction or ceramic stove.

Read more: How to clean your gas stove thoroughly

Energy efficiency

Gas vs Electric stoves

Electric stoves, especially induction cooktops, are known for their energy efficiency as they lose less heat during cooking. Gas stoves, while efficient in heating, tend to lose more heat to the surrounding, which might warm up your kitchen—a factor worth considering in warm climates.



Gas stoves pose a risk of gas leaks, which could be dangerous. Electric stoves are generally considered safer as there's no open flame, but they stay hot for a while after being turned off, posing a burn risk.

Your personal preferences, combined with the practical aspects of your living situation, will guide you towards making a choice that enhances your culinary journey and complements your lifestyle.

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Embrace a superior cooking experience with Electrolux stoves & hobs

Experience superior cooking with Electrolux stoves and hobs, offering a blend of quality and innovation for the modern kitchen. Here's what makes them a standout choice:

High-quality glass cooking surfaces

Electrolux stoves come with top-tier glass surfaces that are pleasing to the eye and easy to clean, minimising the risk of scratches for long-term use.

Sensitive touch controls


Move past the hassle of knobs with Electrolux's intuitive touch controls, allowing precise and easy adjustment to your cooking settings.

Induction technology


Electrolux cooktops employ advanced induction technology, heating only the area directly beneath the pan while keeping the surrounding surface cool for safety and easier cleaning.

Energy efficiency


With today's focus on energy conservation, Electrolux built-in induction hobs are faster and more energy-efficient, letting you prepare your favourite dishes quickly while using less energy.

Electrolux aims to make sustainable eating the preferred choice, by making alternative cooking methods easier and developing more technology that can minimise food waste. Understand more about our commitment to the environment in these videos:

Gas vs Electric stoves


Gas vs Electric stoves


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Frequently asked questions about electric and gas stoves

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