There are pros and cons to purchasing an electric stove or a gas stove. Here are a few things about each stove to help you to decide which stove will be best for you.

Gas stoves, depending on the area where you live, can be less expensive to purchase and operate than electric stoves. Also, gas stoves offer more precise temperature control than electric ones. On the other hand, even though gas stoves can be powered by butane, propane, or liquified petroleum, most gas stoves today run on natural gas, which requires a gas line to the house. Natural gas lines may not be available in your area.

When it comes to electric stoves, they tend to be more energy-efficient than gas stoves. Electric stoves are also considered to be generally safer for households due to having no open flame and because there is no risk of a gas leak. Also, electric stoves can be easier to clean. Most electric stoves can also simmer better and go to high heat quicker than gas stoves. Although when adjusting the temperature down or turning the heat off, the electric stove responds slower than a gas stove.

These are just a few things to keep in mind when purchasing your new stove.

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