Type of energy source
Gas ranges, ovens and cooktops require a gas hookup. If you don’t currently have a gas hookup, you’ll need to weigh the cost of having a gas line installed to use gas appliances in your kitchen. If you do have a gas hookup (or you’re installing a gas line) determine whether your kitchen has natural gas or propane. To use propane, you’ll likely need a conversion kit.
Electric ranges plug into an electrical outlet—making them easy to install in most kitchens—but not just any outlet will do. Electric ovens require a 240-volt outlet with a dedicated circuit.
An additional type of range, called a dual fuel range, has a gas cooktop and electric oven.
Learn more about dual fuel ranges, which combine the benefits of a gas cooktop and electric oven.