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Gas Cook Tops

What is so great about gas cook tops?

When it comes to setting up your kitchen with the best equipment for the job, your stove is the first place you should start to look, after all, you need to eat to live, right?

You’ll have numerous choices, but the basic option comes down to whether you go for electric or gas cook tops. Gas has been an extremely popular choice over recent years, and it’s not surprising when you look at the many advantages of cooking on gas literally gives you.

Gas cook tops run on natural gas or propane, and are easily installed by a qualified gas fitter. Once installation is complete, you are free to cook till your heart’s content.

Let’s have a look at a few of the advantages you could reap by using gas in your kitchen.

Save money – Gas cook tops need electricity to ignite, but they don’t require it after that point, so you’re not going to be running up your electricity bill whilst you’re cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Yes, you have to pay for your gas, but this is a much lower cost than electricity.

You’re saved in the event of a power outage – These things happen, whether it be a problem with the power supply or bad weather, but in the event of a power cut, if you’re using an electric stove you have no means to cook your food. If you use gas cook tops you won’t have that problem because you can simply use a match to ignite the flame, and away you go!

Even heat = even cooking – The flame used to cook with gas cook tops means that the heat is at an even distribution, so you don’t get hot spots as you would more commonly when cooking with electric stove tops. This means your cooking is of better quality and obviously more delicious as a result.

Easy to clean – You can easily clean a gas cook top by using warm, soapy water, helping to dislodge any dirt or grime quite easily.

Easy to control – Gas cook tops give you total control over your flame, which you can turn up or down and the results are instantaneous. However, if you were using an electric stove and you turned the heat up or down, you would have to wait for the heat level to catch up, and the same can be said for when you turn it off; turning gas off literally means the gas if off, so it is a much safer method of cooking also.

These are just a few of the advantages of cooking using gas cook tops. Think about it, you’re saving money, it’s an easier method, you’re covered when there’s a power cut, and your food is tastier and exactly how you want it as a result of a more even heat distribution. When it comes to choosing which method to use when kitting out your new kitchen or upgrading an old one, do yourself the favour and turn your attention to gas.


At Oceanside Plumbing, we know gas! We offer a full range of residential gas fitting services including installation, replacement, removal & repairs. Whether you have a gas emergency or require a licensed gas fitter for around your home, our team of professionals are the ones to call on 07 5520 7100.