When it comes to comparing gas ovens to electric ovens there is no clear ‘best’ option as each has their own advantages. Often people will stick with what they already know. But for those of you who aren’t firmly decided either way, here are some of the advantages of a gas oven.
Gas ovens provide an instant heat that will shorten oven pre-heating times and generally allows for more precise heat adjustment (although a thermostat on an electric model will help with this as well). With fewer gas models than electric on the market today, as well as fewer gas oven brands, you may find it easier to make a final purchasing decision once you have decided to go with gas.
Gas ovens retain more moisture when cooking. When gas is burned it releases water in addition to heat, which leads to a more humid baking environment. Electric ovens, on the other hand, create a much dryer heat. A gas oven is great for cooking succulent roasts and moist cakes, while electric is great for when you need a stable heat when baking pizzas and breads. Electric ovens also tend to have many more cooking functions over gas models. Check out our oven buying guide for more on gas vs electric.