1. Better Cooktop Control
Gas burners allow instant changes in heat while cooking because a flame doesn’t need any time to warm up or cool down like electric burners. Both beginner and professional chefs often prefer gas burners when they need rapid changes in heat for certain recipes and don’t want to use multiple burners on various settings.
The metal grates on gas stove tops are hardier than the electric range smoothtops. Smooth cooktops are made of glass or ceramic, so more care is needed to avoid scratching or cracking the surface. Metal grates will be able withstand heavy or rough-textured cookware without any problems.
3. Cost Effective
When paying for utilities, gas is generally cheaper than electricity. Even if the cost of your gas range is initially more expensive, paying less in utilities will save you money in the long run. These savings can especially add up if you cook a lot.
4. Cookware Friendly
If you cook with a wok or other cookware with rounded bottoms, gas burners are a must. The flame from a gas burner will heat your pots more evenly, making them perfect for everyday cookware and unusually shaped cookware alike.
5. Emergency Ready
If the power is out at your home, you can still cook dinner on most gas stoves. Just manually ignite the burners with a match or lighter. This makes gas ranges a major benefit for homes in areas that often experience inclement weather and extended outages.