3 Different Stove Types To Choose From

3 different stove types to choose from

A stove is an important part of any kitchen which means that it should be properly researched before deciding what will work best for you. There are many times of stoves but the most popular are electric, gas, and induction.

1. Electric Stove Types

Electric stove types are the standard appliance, especially with any new houses. Within this category are either coil burners or glass-covered burners. Most new electric stoves are usually housed under a glass surface.

Electric stoves are the industry standard mainly because they are energy efficient. Electricity is usually less expensive than gas so you will save money both on the appliance and your utility bill.

The biggest negative with electric stoves it can be difficult to find the right temperature for your cooking. They can take a long time to reach a high heat and an even longer time cooling down to a low heat. This can result in burned cooking quite easily if the stove is not attended to. It often takes a person a lot of practice to find the best ways to cook on an electric stove for consistent results.

2. Gas Stove Types

Loved by professional and hobby chefs alike, gas stoves were once considered one of the best stove types. The reason for this is that they offer near instantaneous heat change. Instead of waiting for an electric stove to change to a new temperature, gas stoves change as soon as you turn down the flame.

While older models required you to light the flame yourself, which was a deterrent to some, newer models have a button which lights the flame for you. All this results in a much more user-friendly device.

One downfall to gas stoves is that they can be harder to clean and need a bit more scrubbing power. Thankfully, newer models have better materials and there are more powerful cleaning agents suited specifically for gas stoves.

3. Induction Stove Types

Induction stove types are becoming more popular thanks to their innovative technology. In fact, they can almost be seen as a hybrid between electric stoves and gas stoves. Induction stoves use electricity but because of their technology, finding the right temperature is similar to the ease that gas offers.

Induction stoves use magnetic technology to work. Under the cooking surface are a series of electromagnets which react to the pots and pans places on top of them. The resistance that is created results in the heat used for cooking. As a bonus, the cooking surface remains cool which is especially great if you have children with curious hands.

There are two drawbacks to induction stoves. The first is that you need specialized pots and pans. Most cookware is labeled as to what stove type it will work on, so it is easy to purchase. This does mean, though, that it can be an added expense.

Expense is the other drawback to induction stoves. Because this is newer technology, most inductions stoves are more expensive than electric or even gas. They are a big investment. Thankfully, as induction stoves become more prevalent, the price is beginning to decrease.