Gas Range vs. Electric Range
When choosing between a gas or electric range, consider your kitchen and cooking needs. Gas ranges require a gas hook-up, so you’ll need to install a gas line if you don’t have an existing one. Cooking with gas lets you have precise temperature control with each burner, so a gas stove may be a good choice if you tend to use the cooktop a lot. Electric ranges offer consistent heat in the oven, making them great for baking and roasting.
Double Oven Gas Range vs. Single Oven Gas Range
A single oven gas stove is usually sufficient for most households, but if you find yourself needing extra oven capacity or need to cook multiple dishes at once using different temperatures, a double oven gas range may be a better fit for you.
Picking the Gas Stove That’s Right for Your Kitchen
As you look for a gas range, think about the ideal place for a stove in your kitchen layout. Does your kitchen have an island? How are your countertops arranged? Consider whether a slide-in or freestanding range works best based on your kitchen configuration and style.
Gas Range FAQs
What’s the difference between a stove and range?
Stove and range both refer to a single appliance that is a combination of a cooktop and an oven, and the terms are used interchangeably.
Does a gas range need to be vented?
Yes, gas ranges need to have proper exhaust ventilation to prevent the build-up of cooking fumes, smoke and other impurities. Find more details in your model’s installation instructions.
How do you locate a gas line for a range?
Usually, a gas line will be a ½-inch pipe with a shut-off valve that comes through a wall in the kitchen, but make sure to consult a certified technician.
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