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Gas vs Electric Oven - Gas vs Electric hob

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by boolie, 8 Apr 2021.

  1. Gasguru

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    Grill contamination with fat and the injector becoming blocked is more of an issue with a single oven/grill.
    Valve authority is the match of valve to pressure/flowrates and it's always a compromise but when you have such significant gas pressure differences and utilise a single valve poor control ensues.
     
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    From new - My caravan's grill used to take forever to brown toast. I pulled it apart expecting it to have a partially blocked jet, but found the jet had been made undersized. Size was stamped on the brass side, but checking it with my set of sub-millimeter drill bits, the correct size would not even nearly go through, so I drilled it out. Has worked perfectly since then.

    The set came in useful again just yesterday - Tractor/mower steering had a worn bush (on order now), but I got the pressure washer out to clean it down before investigating the sloppy steering. I set it all up, motor started, then nothing out of the lance when the trigger was squeezed, but pipe obviously under pressure. I started looking round my workshop for something fine enough to clear the jet, then remembered my drill bit set and chose the smallest. Around 0.005mm and worked fine.
     
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    wow - didn't know you could get drill bits that fine. I want some!

    is this the kind of thing you've got? https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/drill-bit-sets/0457627/
     
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    Like that, in a similar slidy case, but the next size down and many more in the set. I spotted them in a store which sells lots of end of line items off cheap, thought they looked maybe useful at £3 so I grabbed them. The smallest is such a small diameter, that need to use a watch-makers lens to even see it in my hand.
     
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    Induction hobs are excellent providing you buy the right one. They're far more controllable and put significantly more energy into the pan, but some find it hard to adapt between judging the gas flame vs an arbitrary number between 0 and 15 for example.
     
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    In the hob comparison, the proof is in the pudding (literally!)

    The bottom line (for me) is the quality of cooked food. A big tick in the box for gas is that a lot of top chefs use gas hobs. Gordon Ramsay has a gas hob in his home

     
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    He grew up before induction hobs were common, and is probably just stuck in his ways.
     
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    Just been reading about gas vs induction hobs and saw this
    One common concern for induction cooking is that you’ll need to invest in a whole new set of pans. So long as your pans are good quality, heavy bottomed and not copper, stainless-steel, aluminium or glass, you should be fine.
    that's a bit worrying - an added complication in an already complicated life! I don't believe I've ever read the fine print when I've bought a pan
     
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    How do you account for all of the rest of the chefs using gas hobs?
     
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    How long do think a glass topped induction hob would last in a commercial kitchen?
    Commercial gas cookers are built like tanks...
     
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    Turn them over and look at the bottom.

    Many pans now have a thick base which is actually a disk of aluminium encased in stainless steel. Works on induction. See what words are stamped into it.

    Cheap non-stick friers may be just ally, but will soon wear out and go in the bin.
     
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    A great deal of the cooking in this country is done in homes, by women, not in restaurants, by chefs.

    They love induction hobs.
     
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    Lol...they need to be...I used to repair commercial catering eqpt...Chefs would use the point of a knife to operate membrane controls on ovens instead of their finger..on a £20K oven....Etc etc..Plus 1 for induction hobs at home..Far better than gas.
     
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    Electric induction is much more efficient than gas, and increasingly less CO2 intensive as time goes on. Price of gas is cheaper though fir running cost.

    There will in all likleyhood be a bigger shift towards electric in the years to come so may as well get used to it now. They actually boil a pot of water notably quicker than gas, it just takes a bit of getting used to
     
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    Gas hob and oven for us, will be gas again when we need a new one.

    As said earlier, if you use a Wok a lot gas burners are a must.
     
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