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What are the pros and cons of cooking on a gas stove?

Not only professional chefs prefer the gas stove over an electric stove. Many amateur cooks now also cook with gas because this has a number of advantages. These include the rapid heating, the clearly recognizable heat source and the inexpensive operation. However, cooking on gas burners also has its disadvantages: handles heat up faster on the gas stove, food burns faster when kept warm and there is an increased risk of fire.

One of the most important advantages of the gas stove is that you can regulate the heat quickly and efficiently. A flame can be turned on within seconds to heat food. It can be turned down or switched off just as quickly. This means that less energy is lost unused. A gas stove also saves money in operation. A kilowatt hour of natural gas costs significantly less than an electrical kilowatt hour.

On a gas stove, pots and pans are placed on grid-like devices above the gas flames, which means that pots with an uneven bottom and traditional woks with a rounded bottom can also be used. Since the plates do not reheat, a saucepan can be left on the stove to cool down after boiling. However, if you value keeping your food warm on the stove for a long time, it is better to use an electric stove.

The visible flame of a gas stove is also perceived by many as beneficial. Compared to an electric stove, it is less likely that you accidentally touch a hot plate, which is often indistinguishable from a cold plate.

One of the disadvantages of the gas stove is the heat that rises on the side of the pots when the flame is high. It not only heats pots and pans quickly, but also the handles. This makes handling difficult, and plastic handles can also deform. Other serious disadvantages are the risk of fire and accident caused by an open gas flame. Particular care should be taken when cooking on the gas stove so that pot holders and sleeves do not accidentally get into the open flame. Sufficient ventilation should also always be provided so that gas escaping unnoticed can escape in an emergency. At the same time, mold formation due to the increased moisture build-up during gas combustion can be prevented.