Cooking becomes more and more expendable for home owners, because nowadays we can buy everything we want to eat from a restaurant. But the fact it's available doesn't mean that the quality of the food is the same, as if we cooked it on our own. People have become lazier with time, when it comes to cooking homemade meals. Sometimes it's because they are spending too much time at work, and sometimes they just don't know how to cook. But those who still love homemade meals and want to cook their own dinners every night, are meeting a different dilemma – which oven is better – the electric or the gas one? To help you with making this important and quite difficult decision, I've gathered a list with the advantages of using an electric oven. I hope you find it useful.
Safety. There is no place for compromises there! Safety is the most important issue for absolutely everybody, and we need to be certain, that the oven we are buying is safe and won't kill us in our sleep. Therefore, the electric oven is the better choice than the gas one. Even if you're certain that you've turned the gas off, you can never know if there aren't any leaks, which will kill you in your sleep. The electric oven can't do anything to you, even if you forget to turn it off for the night. The biggest problem you can get is the electricity bill afterwards.
Even cooking. This is probably one of the biggest advantages of the electric oven, compared to the gas ovens. It's true that not every electric oven cooks your meals even. The old conventional ovens didn't have this option and we had to turn our food in different directions if we wanted to cook it right. But the new convection ovens have fans in them, which spread the hot air all over the space, and your food cooks evenly and without any burnings. Well, unless you forget it there for a few hours.
Easy to clean. This is also a very important issue. Every oven has its own advantages and disadvantages, which is normal, because there are no perfect things in this world. But the issue of cleaning has also been very important for everyone. According to oven cleaning professionals, when it comes to kinds of ovens, the better choice when it comes to cleaning is the electric one. The gas ones may have many advantages of their own, but easy cleaning is not one of them. Every time you clean it, you need to be very careful not to damage something and cause a gas leak this way.
Keeps the temperature. When you cook something, it's crucial to keep the same temperature until it's done. This way the meal cooks perfectly and you can enjoy a delicious meal. The electric ovens have this option – you set the temperature, it heats up to it, and then maintains it until you turn it off. But the gas ovens are not like this – you turn them on and it just gets hotter and hotter. This is why, if you prefer constancy when it comes to temperature – the electric oven is the right one for you.
How to pick your oven?
The size. Many people underestimate this point, but this is a giant mistake, because in this situation size may not be everything, but it's a lot. After all, you can't fit all the giant meals you cook for your big family in a small oven. And if you have a small family or you live alone, you don't need a giant oven, which uses a lot of electricity and makes your bills grow a lot every day. Also, if you live in a small apartment, where are you going to fit a giant oven? On the balcony? I don't think so. Before you go out and start looking for new appliances, it's good to consider your options and possibilities first. You should also measure the space, where you plan to put your oven, and look for something, which can fit in these dimensions.
Gas or electricity? This is also a very important question nowadays, and you should really take it seriously. There are many advantages to using an oven, which works on gas. The most important ones are that it's a lot cheaper and you can cook things even when you don't have any electricity. But it's a fact that using gas is quite dangerous, because one small and insignificant leak can kill you and your family in your sleep, without you even knowing about it. The electric ovens are a lot safer, but they use lots of electricity, and if you can't afford to pay the bills every month, maybe you should consider the one working on gas. After all, how dangerous it can be if you have it checked on a regular basis?
The features. As you know, nowadays the technologies are quite advanced, and all the new appliances have lots of different features, which are supposed to make our lives a lot easier and safer. So, today you can get not only a regular convection or conventional oven, but it can also have the features of a microwave oven, or even a grill! Therefore, you should seriously consider what will you need your oven for, and how can you get the most of it, without raping your budget. This is a great way to get a few things from only one machine. The only problem of these multifunctional ovens is the cleaning, especially if they have grilling features.
Budget. And last, but not least, never forget about your budget! I know, that having a good and practical oven is very important, but people have also other expenses, and it's not good to get one thing on the account of the other. Just make sure you will be able to live normally and that buying an expensive oven won't mean that you won't be able to put anything in it for the next few months.