And Now For The Hard Question…Gas or Electric?


Normally when choosing a stove, the answer to whether you want to use gas (natural gas or propane) or electricity as a fuel source would depend entirely on how you prefer to cook. But unless you know the facts, how can you know what is best for you?

Let’s start with the idea of using a gas stove. Gas burners provide virtually instant heat. Chefs around the world use gas burners because the flame can be adjusted quickly and very accurately.  This is a real advantage for searing meats, or when making delicate sauces that need to simmer at just the right temperature. However, gas stoves need a gas hookup in order to work. This may add unwanted costs when purchasing a residential range.

Electric stoves are a popular consumer choice with their smooth tops and shiny eye-catching design that is easy to clean after cooking.  According to professional tests, electric ranges cook more evenly than gas ranges. This comes in handy for those who like predictability and consistency when cooking. For the budding Top Chefs out there though, take note that it is hard to determine exactly how much heat is emitted at the setting the electric stovetop is at.  Another feature to be away of is if you’re in a hurry, electric stoves take slightly longer to reach the desired cooking temperature than gas stoves.

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So when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, Elmira suggests going with what best works for you. Thankfully there is no reason to sacrifice what you truly want because Elmira Stove Works can put together whatever stovetop option you want with any Northstar or Antique range. Elmira appliances are built to suit your cooking style, whether that may be electric, gas, or duel fuel. All ovens are self-clean and our ranges come in an array of colors to match your décor and style. Be sure to check out Elmira’s Northstar and Antique ranges at and get ready to start cookin’ with your new gas or electric stove!

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