Cooking with Gas

I remember as a kid my Mum always preferring to use a gas stove, in fact I remember we had a gas oven and stove that was that old that we had to hand light it with a BBQ lighter by leaning into the oven and reaching right down the back where the burners were. It wasn’t until I got a little older and learnt to cook for myself that I really understood how great gas was to cook with, especially after using my brothers old electric stove where it had two settings – one was “off” and the other one was “burn my food”, with only one element working.

One of the great benefits of cooking with gas on a stove is that unlike electric stoves you don’t have to wait until the stove heats up. Once the gas is burning its hot. With gas your also able to regulate the temperature with more precision. So if you like to get a bit technical in the kitchen like the guys, girls and even kids on Master Chef, cooking with gas can give you that.

A great benefit of gas is that it is super energy efficient in comparison to electricity.

One of the other benefits of having a gas cook top isn’t what you would probably think of until you have a blackout. In the event of a blackout you can manually light a gas cook top. So if you have a blackout just before dinner which tends to be the case (just like when it rains right on school pick up or drop off) you will have the ability to still cook dinner and more importantly have access to a hot cuppa.

If you are in the market for a gas cook top, there are so many sizes and options. I like to think quiet practically as well as aesthetically. With any appliance fixture or fitting you need to think about how you will use it for example, if you love to cook, have a large family or love to have gathering not only at Currumbin Creek but in your own home and you have the room, then bigger is probably better. But maybe your happy to whip up dinner but not into creating a banquet then a small option that takes up less bench space might be a better option, bigger is not better unless your going tom make use of it I say.

Its also important when purchase a cook top or oven that you buy one for the right type of gas either LPG or Natural Gas sometimes these can be converted but always check with the supplier.

Got questions? Not sure what type of gas you have access to? We are more than happy to have a chat to see what would best suit you, so why not get in touch with us at AJB Plumbing today.

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