Gas stoves V/s Induction stoves: Pros and Cons

A Stove is the basic requirement of any kitchen throughout the world. Changes in the field of technology have given rise to various other forms of cooking appliances. But nothing can replace the classic Stoves, which is the easiest and convenient form of cooking.  Stoves these days are available in different types; gas and induction are the most common types of stove available in the market.

Gas Stoves: Pros and Cons

Two Burner Gas stoves are considered as the traditional form of cooking. Gas stoves get their heat source from various flammable gases like LPG, Propane, natural gas or Butane. The most common form of gas that is used in the most household is LPG. Sustainable and off-grid living has given rise to propane gas stoves that are used in movable homes and RV’s.

Gas stoves important advantage is the fact that they do not need electricity for cooking. This means you can get your meals ready on time even during power cuts. Gas stoves have preferred the form of cooking, as they do not waste heat. Finally, during cooking one can easily maintain the accurate temperature required by adjusting the flame.

But like all appliance gas stoves do have cons, one major issue with gas stoves is cleaning. Food can spill around the burner, which you need to clean frequently t maintain the cleanliness of the stove. Further, usage of Gas stoves is dangerous if not done correctly. Gas leakage can lead to explosion and loss of life or property.

Induction Stoves: Pros and Cons

This method of cooking is fairly new to many countries. Induction stove needs electricity to function; they use magnetic induction to heat a cooking device. In induction cooking heat is directly supplied to the vessel through the magnetic field, resulting in less wastage of heat. Induction stove is best for families with kids as the heat stays only on the cooking vessel. Induction gas stove does not use fire for heating or cooking of food. This keeps the stove top cool, this means no more burns while cooking.

Induction cooking is safe, much of less fire hazard than that of gas stove cooking.

But one thing you need to note that for induction cooking to work you need magnetic cooking vessels. This kind of cookware is a little costlier than the regular ones. Also, induction stoves work on electricity that means no cooking during power cuts. In order to continue cooking during power cuts, you need to have UPS or propane generators. Finally, the most important disadvantage of the induction gas stove is that you cannot use it if you have a pacemaker.

Rakesh Yadav