Like gas cooktops, gas ovens are powered by your home's natural gas connections. As with gas cooktops, they are frequently less expensive to operate, but may not cook evenly, as they have difficulty maintaining a consistent temperature, and while some homes have the proper hookups in place, many do not; installing a gas oven can require the special installation of the necessary linkages.
Homes without access to natural gas lines can use liquid propane as a substitute, and most manufacturers offer LP conversion kits to make your oven LP compatible.
Electric ovens cook via the radiation of heat from a central element bouncing around off the metal walls on each side. Because the heat is so well-distributed throughout the cavity, they have a reputation for much more even and thorough cooking, with fewer hot and cold spots. They are also simple to install, as they simply need to be plugged in.h4li> If you've been reading, you'll have discovered a couple of simple facts: electric ovens are better than gas ovens, and gas ranges are better than electric ones. So it seems like, whichever you choose, you're getting something subpar; that's where dual fuel ranges come in. These ranges combine the best of both methods, offering gas ranges and electric ovens in a single package, meaning you get solid, even cooking both on the range and in the oven.Shop Oven/Microwave Combo Products