How Does Temperature Control on a Gas Oven Compare to an Electric Range?


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Temperature control in a gas oven exceeds that in an electric oven. For people who cook frequently, a newer gas stove using electronic ignition can be half as expensive to run as a typical electric stove, as electric ignition eliminates the pilot light, cutting gas use by a third.

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Gas ovens also respond to changes more quickly than their electric counterparts. That speed, combined with more precise temperature control, makes gas the preferred choice for many people who take their cooking seriously. A third option is a "dual fuel" range that combines, for example, gas burners on the cooktop with an electric convection oven.

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