Electric Range Cookers
Electric range cookers are a more
modern alternative, ideally designed for those who don’t have or don’t want to use a gas
supply. As no gas connection is required, electric cookers are generally considered to be easier to
install. They do not require a specialist gas safety accredited installer to be present, therefore
reducing the cost of installation.
Electric hobs are a favourite for those who like minimal work when it comes to
cleaning. Leisure cookers are available with either an induction hob or a ceramic hob, meaning each
burner is part of a flat surface that’s extremely easy to clean. However, electric ceramic burners
aren’t as responsive as gas, and the hob surface takes longer to cool. But, with new Induction technology, which
uses magnetic coils to direct heat straight to the bottom of the pan instead of the surface around it,
you can now benefit from the speed and responsiveness of gas, but with the easy-to-clean surface of a
ceramic hob. Because only the pan is heated, induction hobs are also a lot more energy efficient than
standard electric hobs.
When it comes to the oven, electric is a popular choice, because electric fan ovens
mean really even heat distribution throughout the compartment. This gives great results when cooking
anything from chips to roast chicken.
Being more efficient, electric cookers are also a wise choice for those who have
particular concerns about their environmental credentials, as there are now numerous suppliers of
renewable electricity, whereas gas still relies for the most part on fossil fuels.