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Gas Cookers vs Electric Cookers

Here at North West Cooker Repairs we are the North West’s leading Gas Cooker Repair and Installation company, today we will be discussing which is better between Gas & Electric Cookers. People have argued about this for years. But in the long-run a gas cooker usually does last longer.

Gas Cookers VS Electric Cookers

When it comes to choosing a cooker, you can very easily be influences by your previous experience with gas or electric cooker and your own cooking preferences. However, there are significant differences in the costs of cooking with gas and electricity. For example, if you use an electric oven’s grill, oven and hob for approximately an hour and 20 minutes a day for a year, it will cost you approximately £53 to run. In comparison, a gas cooker only cost’s about £16 to do the same giving you a big saving over the lifespan of your cooker.

Each of these have their own pros and cons. With the gas cooker, the pros included are gas hobs which offer instant heat and flames spreading around the bottom of the pan meaning your food will cook quicker. Another pro is the previously mentioned cost, with gas being cheaper than electricity, you’re likely to save yourself some money. However, the gas cooker also has its cons like the uneven oven temperature due to the lack of fans inside the oven to make the heat circulate around it as well as the installation. Gas cookers can’t just be installed by anyone, they need to be professionally installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

The electric cooker has its pros and cons too. The pros list is that the cooker has an even oven temperature with more control over the temperature and fans to spread the heat around properly, multiple different functions such as using a combination of heat from the oven, grill and fan together as one and the final pro is that the hobs are much easier to clean as they just need to be wiped down. As with everything though, electric cookers have their cons. They are more expensive to run than gas cookers and in the long run this bill can get big and the hobs are a lot slower if the pan is bigger than the hob ring as it takes much longer to heat up via electricity than with gas. Each different type has its own benefits and losses, it’s just up to you to decide.


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