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Deciding whether to use an electric or propane stove in your home comes with a number of questions that you will want to ask yourself. While some perceive there to be benefits to either option, in almost every case it is ideal to use propane. The key is knowing the differences so that you can make the right choice for your budget and personal preference.
When it comes to the cost of the actual stove the price ranges are quite similar. Propane stoves start a little higher than electric stoves, but the highest quality models are significantly cheaper than their counterparts. When it comes to a propane stove spending, more does not directly impact the quality like it does when deciding what model to purchase of an electric stove.
If you are one that prefers to keep your energy budget low then you will definitely prefer a propane stove. In most areas running a propane stove will cost half as much each year. This can mean significant savings, especially if you are one to spend a lot of time baking and cooking meals in the oven. This means that you can purchase a higher quality model and still save a great deal of money in the long term.
If the impact that your energy usage has on the environment matters to you, then propane is also the ideal choice. A lot less energy is used to use the stove and there is a lot less effect on the environment in getting the propane to your home when compared with electricity, which is likely fueled by coal. Coal uses a lot of energy to be transported and is a very dirty fuel when it is burned to create energy.
Last, but certainly not least, is the quality that you have when it comes to cooking your favorite meals. A gas burner has the ability to better distribute the heat to a pan. This means that you are more able to regulate the temperature of the pan and the speed in which food is cooked. Electric burners waste a lot of the energy depending on the size of the pan used and typically lead to food being burnt more easily as it is harder to determine the amount of heat hitting the pan. Also, when you change the heat setting it changes immediately. With the other option you have to wait for the element to heat up or cool down before it reaches the temperature that you desire.
There really are a number of benefits of using propane over electric when it comes to a stove. Unless you are in a situation where electric is your only option you certainly should consider using propane instead. You will see lower energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint, find that your food cooks better and just generally be more satisfied with your stove’s performance. Just take a little time to ask your friends and family what thing. Chances are they will overwhelmingly prefer propane.
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