Trying to choose between a gas and electric range? It’s a tough decision. After all, gas ranges deliver quick and accurate heating, but electric ovens are safer and efficient. While gas and electric ranges have been around for decades, the perfect solution wasn’t invented until 2009: the dual fuel range. A dual fuel range is a combination of a gas cooktop and an electric oven, so you get the best of both worlds.
There are many ways to customize your range. You can expand the amount of burners on your stove, all the way up to six. This means your range is going to be larger, which creates even more cooking space in your oven. Additionally, you can opt for electric convection features in the oven.
Experience the Benefits of Both Worlds
Most people who spend a lot of time cooking would choose a gas range over a purely electric one. Gas tends to give chefs a faster cooking time with a more easily controlled and evenly distributed heat. Cooking power can be adjusted much more easily with gas, as you simply lower the flame a bit when you turn down the dial. After you’re finished, cleaning up a gas range is quite straightforward – in most cases, you lift up the ceramic or cast iron grates and wipe clean. However, some electric ranges require special cleaning procedures or tools.
Unfortunately, cooks that love gas stovetops don’t always share the same passion for their gas ovens. Many home chefs complain about their gas oven’s inability to heat evenly. They often have to adjust the temperature and modify the cooking time when baking items that follow a recipe, which could make scheduling meals tricky or result in food that’s been burned or undercooked.
In fact, many consumers would probably choose an electric oven over a gas one. If you’re looking for an appliance that is a little more efficient, the electric oven is the winner. Electric ovens provide much more specific temperature control, as electric heat is more accurate in an oven setting. Another plus for electric ovens is that you can equip an electric model with a convection feature, which helps speed up the cooking process and makes hotter temperatures easier to maintain.
The beauty of a dual fuel range is that you don’t have to choose between a gas cooktop and an electric oven. When you decide to go with a dual fuel range, it can make a world of difference in your ability to create something amazing in the kitchen. For the true culinary connoisseur, you can elect to expand your range’s options with more burners and an extra oven. The customizability of a dual fuel range means that you can build one that fits your cooking style.
When it’s time for an appliance upgrade in your home, don’t settle. Get a range with the benefits of both gas and electric cooking, and turn preparing meals for your family from a chore into something you truly enjoy.
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