New Kitchen - Gas or Electric Oven?

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Pebbles12

New Kitchen - Gas or Electric Oven?

I am looking to replace my kitchen and my freestanding gas cooker will be relagated to the scrapheap. My problem is do I have a new gas oven or go for electric? Any tips?

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Kayb

Forever gas

Hi Pebbles, personally I would always go for gas; it is, I think, more controlable than electric. Though electric stoves have come on in leaps and bounds; but having said that, you only hear of a gas cut if something has gone wrong with the gas pipes, and catering establishments always use gas.
But that is just my opinion, hope this helps.
Karen

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JAMES

Electric for me!

Has to be an electric fan oven for me. Cannot stand gas ovens.

I don't mind gas hobs, but again, would prefer electric given the choice.

I know it's daft because it should not matter, but gas hobs just look ugly

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SonyaK

New Kitchen - Gas or Electric Oven?

I have electric (no natural gas here) and actually prefer it.
For the hob i'd recommend Induction - just as controllable as gas and looks much better!!! But you do need the right cookware for Induction.
Electric fan ovens are good - get one that has options for conventional baking or fan-forced (they probably all have that these days!)

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Tompeters

Gas or Electric

I'm 99% with you on this, Sonya. Would just expand...

Gas ovens: LPG is inferior to natural gas. Don't know why, but it is. Natural gas ovens are unique to themselves...they cook differently to electric or Aga. More air, less humidity. Better? Yes, in some respects but in an ideal kitchen I'd have both.

Hobs: Gas is good if you have the space to move the pans around instead of adjusting the heat. Nothing beats a really fiery gas wok burner. But in the real world induction is king -- though as you say, Sonya, you need appropriate cookware. Your induction should be infinitely proportional not 10 discrete steps which is far too coarse.

Fan oven: I don't like mine. I would like to be able to turn off the fan, and my Rangemaster won't let me do that.

Aga? Yes, I was very happy with our oil Aga BUT it is a way of life, not a cooker, and is inappropriate for a modern insulated house.

If money was no object I'd employ a cook :))

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queen jean

gas elec oven

mine is a fan oven and i like it ,i used to have gas then changed to fan .and no way would i change back

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Tompeters

Gas or Electric

QJ - What make/model is your oven?

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Thistledo

Gas or Electric oven?

It has to be a gas hob for me; more controllable. I have a Neff electric fan assisted oven, plus a smaller one non-fan assisted - ideal for cakes. I'm thankful that I can choose whether I use the fan or conventional heat in my big oven.
Electric ovens are cleaner, in that gas is a wet heat, electric is dry.

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Tompeters

Gas or Electric

T'do. You are the lucky one. All you need now is an Aga and you are in cooks' nirvana! :)) --- For a real challenge, does anyone here claim be able to cook a decent meal on a camp fire? I mean CAMP fire, not Primus or Gaz.

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John S.

Gas or Electric Oven

"LPG is inferior to natural gas. Don't know why, but it is."

That is not so Tom!

LPG is 2.44 times more thermal efficient than the equivilent amount of natural gas but can be more expensive to use depending on market prices.

I would opt for electric oven as it is a cleaner fuel and response to adjustment of the oven temp. is not such a big issue as it is with the hob burner controls, where I would go for gas or induction.

 
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