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CDA Buying Advice – Oven Fuel Types

We do gas. We do electric. We do both!

Your fuel decision may already be made, due to what services are available where you live. If not, here is an introduction to cooking with gas and electric, to help you decide.

Gas ovens: Pros, Cons and how it works

Gas ovens have a flame at the bottom of the oven. Instead of heating electric elements and having a fan to circulate the air around the cavity, the gas flame causes heat to rise up through the cavity, naturally to the top of the oven. This creates a range of different temperatures within the oven, which some cooks love as they can cook at different temperatures simultaneously.

Now, with the addition of a fan to circulate air and even temperatures up, your gas oven can perform in a similar way to an electric model too.

Electric ovens: Pros, Cons and how it works

Quick to preheat and easy to control, an electric oven is the most popular option today. The internal fan circulates hot air for even cooking, or on the conventional setting the top and bottom elements heat to create an even baking temperature in the centre. This style is all about consistency.

Consistent, even temperatures can be maintained and controlled to the minutest of increments with a CDA electric oven. With up to 16 different ways to manipulate electric oven heat, from a turbo grill down to a gentle warming oven, you can really say that electric is a multifunctional cooking tool.

With a gas oven there is a legal requirement to have sufficient ventilation around the oven and your positioning will have to take into consideration the location of the gas pipe.

a gas oven and an electric oven
 

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