If you are planning a kitchen remodel, you may be interested in updating your cooktop. Whether you’ve been using gas, electric, or induction, you may be wondering what the best option moving forward is. Each one has its benefits and limitations, so let’s discuss them.
Gas vs. Electric vs. Induction: Which is the Best Stovetop?
When selecting a new stovetop, it’s important to address your priorities. If you are looking for something energy-efficient above everything else, your decision may differ from someone looking for ease and comfort.
For many people, gas is preferred only because it is the most familiar method to them. Many chefs prefer using a cooking method they already know rather than switching to one they’re not familiar with. One of the benefits of a gas range is that it shows the different heat levels visibly as you are cooking. Unfortunately, gas is not very energy-efficient, even if it is nostalgic.
An electric stovetop is more similar to induction than it is gas, and it is more energy efficient than gas as well. Electric ranges do not require special hookups, but they have less control over the temperature than gas. Electric ranges also have a lower risk of fire and are the best option in terms of budget.
Finally, induction ranges have a lot to offer, and they have grown in popularity over the last few years. They are the most energy-efficient, especially compared to gas, and they give more direct control over the heat than electric. With induction, the only thing that is heated is the pan, so the risk of burns is significantly decreased, making it the safest option. Induction can be expensive, but despite the price, it is well worth it for the energy savings and increased safety.
No matter what you choose, it’s important to clean and seal your appliances properly so they can be used for decades to come. Homeline Coatings has a line of environmentally friendly all-purpose cleaning products that can help you keep your range looking and performing at its best.