Smart Kitchen: Gas Stove Purchasing Guide

The choice of a suitable kitchen stove is very important. Most often this word combination is understood as a complex of a cooktop, oven, and, sometimes, additional elements. The stove can be gas, electric, or induction, depending on the type of panel installed. The cooktop is one of the most used and important parts of a cooktop. Some consumers even refuse to buy an oven for inconvenience or unnecessary, and purchase it separately.

A cooktop is an independent body of small thickness with burners for cooking. The thickness of such a surface is usually 3-6 cm, and the number of burners varies from two to six, and sometimes more. Most often in stores, you can find ranges with three or four burners, they are considered the most convenient and in-demand

Different Types Of Kitchen Ranges, Explained

First, as mentioned earlier, the panels are differentiated by the type of cooking surface. Gas stoves are in many cases ignited manually, with a match, or automatically, by turning level. Electric or induction stoves do not need to be “lit”, they heat up themselves. Modern induction cooktops are most often ceramic ones.


Gas & electric stoves have both gas burners and electric heating elements. This option is well suited for those who prefer to cook on a gas stove, but at the same time use their gas cylinders, not the main system. In the absence of gas, you can always use electricity. Also, distinguish two categories of cooktops according to the possibilities of their physical location.

They are dependent and built-in stoves. Dependent cooktop is usually part of the stove and is connected to the oven. On such a cooktop there are no regulating buttons, they are all located on the cabinet body, and separately it cannot function. Independent or built-in stove has its temperature with regulators for control and can be located in any convenient part of the kitchen. Most often mounted on the countertop next to other kitchen appliances. The work of such a panel does not depend on the oven.


Built-in ovens are convenient because of their mobility and the small amount of space occupied. The user decides where exactly to install the panel. Gas burners seem to many consumers more reliable than electric burners. Since the gas supply system for homes is more stable in most regions, a power outage is more likely than the absence of gas in the house. Electric supply also has such useful qualities as economy, quick cooking, and convenient power adjustment. So, you can easily warm something up and continue playing 20Bet or doing household chores.

However, gas stoves also have their downsides. It is necessary to observe fire safety techniques, especially if there are children in the family, and regularly check the condition of the appliance with the help of a gas engineer. Gas stoves aren’t suitable for studio apartments due to safety regulations. But the undeniable plus for buyers is that built-in panels are often cheaper than the stove together with the oven. You can buy cooktops in appliance stores and specialized online stores. Consider all the benefits and downsides of different models and choose the right ones!