Anyone in the market for a new range is very familiar with gas, electric and induction ranges, however, professional chefs typically consider a dual fuel range to be the best cooking appliance to invest in. On the other hand, the typical consumer tends to wonder what the difference is between a gas range and a dual fuel range.
The difference is not complex at all; in fact, it is quite simple.
1. Gas ranges heat both the cooktop and the oven with gas
2. Dual fuel ranges heat the oven with electricity and the cooktop with gas
It is important to educate yourself and figure out which fuel type is best for you because most of us only go through the process of buying a new range, once in a lifetime. So are there any advantages to using a dual fuel range versus a gas range?
When it comes to heating the oven, a dual fuel range gives you precise temperature control, instead of the temperature fluctuations that often happen with an all gas range.
Dual fuel ranges usually offer true convection where the oven comes equipped with a third electric element in the back of the cavity along with a fan that circulates the heated air throughout the entire oven cavity, that allows you to bake faster and cook more evenly. Thus, allowing for multi-rack baking, so get your full meal to the table faster and all at once.
Manfred from Bosch helps explain convection cooking in this video.
A self-clean oven is another advantage that you will usually get with a dual fuel range because of the electric oven. This is a feature that will save you time and effort from having to manually clean your oven and you can avoid using harsh chemicals. Check out the self-clean feature from GE Appliances.
Let’s take a look at a couple of impressive dual-fuel ranges that can help you achieve flawless cooking results.
Bosch dual fuel ranges offer a 5-burner gas cooktop featuring the dual-stacked burners that deliver fast boiling with 20,000 BTU’s and low simmering for greater cooking flexibility. The electric oven features genuine European convection that allows food to be cooked more evenly across all three racks in up to 30% less time by optimizing heat circulation.
The KitchenAid all-in-one dual fuel range allows you to achieve professional cooking results thanks to Even-Heat™ True Convection. This unique bow-tie design and convection fan ensure the entire oven is heated perfectly. It also has a steam rack that offers the ability to add moisture to the oven and enhances the cooking results. This range includes a downdraft that integrates the ventilation system so a separate range hood is not needed.
If you are in the market for a new range, check out the different options available at brandsource.ca, there is a perfect range for you.
Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert