The debate over whether an electric cooker is more beneficial than a gas model is a long running one and there are pros and cons to each cooking appliance. However, when it comes to temperature control, easy installation and functionality electric cookers really seem to do the business.
If you’re considering updating your previous cooker or just looking to switch then here are a few of the benefits of cooking with electric.
A major bonus
Electric ovens have one big plus over their gas neighbors and that is the ability to control the temperature without any hassle. Gas cookers aren’t usually fan-assisted, which makes it a lot more difficult for the heat to be distributed evenly. Electric versions with a fan will ensure your oven is heated evenly and this makes it easier to cook multiple dishes at the same time in your oven. Electric multi-function cookers are also advantageous and can grill and fan-cook at the same time.
Many people move into a home only to realize that the kitchen comes with a gas-cooker fitting and this means professional installation. An electric version can be fitted instantly without the need to pay someone else to fit and check the appliance. Electric also seems to be the cheaper purchase option when it comes and there are a range of versions available to suit both your budget and your taste. Those with minimal kitchen space can even buy budget mini-cookers that can sit on a worktop or snugly a corner.
Easy to clean
Another big pro when decided your cooker choice is how much time you want to spend on cleaning this appliance. Electric models are simple to wipe down due to the easy-wipe enamel and stainless steel construction. With electric there’s no fiddling with those metal risers and hobs that come with gas cookers. Some newer versions actually have an inbuilt pyrolytic cleaning system, which is a time-saver and ideal for those who hate cleaning out the oven.
It’s not hard to see why many people choose electric over gas when it comes to that all-important cooking appliance. Electric cookers are reliable, simple to install and to clean and, more importantly, they provide a more controllable cooking experience.
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