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Buying Guide: Gas and Dual Fuel Ranges

Before choosing a gas stove, or range, ensure a gas line is available to you, and you can meet installation requirements. Once you have ordered your natural gas range, be sure it is installed by a qualified installer or service technician.

Choosing a Gas Range for Your Cooking Needs

When choosing your stove, consider the type of cooking you do and choose your burners accordingly. Manufacturers use BTUs, or British Thermal Units, to rate the amount of heat gas burners provide on their highest setting.

If you do a lot of high-heat cooking or wok-style cooking, you will want to look for a range with one or more power burners (approximately 15,000 BTUs or more). For cooking soups or delicate sauces, a range with a simmer burner can provide you with a low, gradual heat.

Gas vs Dual Fuel

The difference between a gas and dual fuel range is the oven. A gas range has both a gas cooktop and a gas oven, whereas a dual fuel range has a gas cooktop and an electric oven. Although the cost of a dual fuel range is generally higher than an all-gas range, it provides you with the best characteristics of both gas and electric ranges: the temperature control and high-heat capabilities of a gas cooktop combined with the dry, consistent heat of an electric oven.

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