What to Look For When Buying a Gas Cooktop Stove
When it comes to buying a cooktop for your kitchen, you really can’t go past a gas cooktop stove. Fast, efficient and powerful; gas is the cooktop of choice for many professional chefs as well as home cooks alike.
In this article, we’ll cover the pros and cons of gas cooktop stoves, as well as what to consider when choosing the right one for your kitchen.
Pros of a Gas Cooktop Stove
- Instant heat! There’s no waiting around for the plates to heat up like with electric or induction cooktops. Gas cooktop stoves provide instantaneous heat along with a helpful visual guide as to how hot your burner is.
- More environmentally friendly and cost-efficient
- Compatible with all types of cookware (no need to buy special pots and pans as you do with an induction cooktop)
- If you cook a lot of Asian cuisines or stir-fries, it’s much easier to use a wok with a gas cooktop stove
Cons of a Gas Cooktop Stove
- A natural gas connection may not be available in your area. Thankfully, all Goldline gas cooktops are compatible with LPG gas (bottled gas) and getting it installed is relatively simple
- The open flame could be a safety concern for your family, however, you’ll be pleased to know that all Goldline gas cooktop stoves come with a flame failure device fitted to all burners. In the event the flame goes out, the gas will automatically be switched off. Gas cooktop stoves that don’t come with this feature are not as safe
- Gas cooktop stoves can be a little more fiddly to clean as food often has a way of getting caught under the trivets. That being said, these are usually easy to remove and clean under
Other things to consider…
Stainless Steel, Glass or Enamel?
Gas cooktop stoves come in a variety of different base plate finishes. What you choose depends on the overall look you’re going for in your kitchen and your budget.
Size of your gas cooktop
The next thing to consider is the space you have available in your kitchen for a gas cooktop stove. The standard size is 60cm, however, if you have the space, upgrading to a 90cm gas cooktop stove offers more versatility and a better cooking experience.
Number of burners
A standard 60cm gas cooktop stove will usually come with 4 burners, which is enough if you only prepare basic meals or have a smaller family. 90cm gas cooktop stoves typically come with 5 burners, and with the added space, this is the ideal solution if you prepare a lot of food or entertain often.
Type of burners
One other thing to consider is the actual type of burners your stove comes with. It’s useful to have a mix of large, standard and small burners. Be sure your gas cooktop stove comes with a wok burner too if you use a round-bottomed wok often.
Choose Goldline for your Gas Cooktop Stove
Goldline has been the trusted supplier of high-quality gas cooktop stoves to Australian families for over 30 years. Check out our range of cooktops by clicking here. And if you have any questions, someone from our friendly team would be happy to answer your inquiry.