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We are looking at a new build and the kitchen hob is electric. Is there any advantage/disadvantage of this over gas?

We are looking at a new build and the kitchen hob is electric. Is there any advantage/disadvantage of this over gas? What does it take to switch from electric to gas?

Asked on Apr 2 2013, Home Improvement in Worcester Park | Report content

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  • An electric hob is not such a disadvantage, but electric heating is because of the costs involved. To change to gas you would need to find out if you have a gas pipe running up to your house. It is possible to have gas bottles delivered, this might be the cheaper option.

    Answered on Apr 3 2013, Report content
  • With the increasing costs of both Gas and Electricity, fuel is a major expense. Off peak economy electricity is very cost effective in heating a modern effectively insulated home. Running gas purely for cooking purposes would add an extra standing charge of £91.25 yearly before you pay for any gas. In terms of cooking, an electric hob is a little slower to react to adjustments to the controls you could compare it to steering a boat rather than a car. It takes a little getting used to but it's not such a big deal.

    Answered on Mar 24 2014, Report content

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