Cooking with gas

Cooking with gas

Why you should upgrade to a gas stove

Gas stoves are very popular, their efficiency, ease of cleaning and style are in demand for homeowners looking to combine their love for cooking with the need for a functional kitchen. Here’s why a gas stove can serve up a ton of cooking advantages:

Better control

Gas burners allow instant changes in heat while cooking, because a flame doesn’t need any time to warm up or cool down like electric stoves. Temperatures are highly responsive and allow you to master the art of cooking with a touch of a knob.

Whip up meals quicker

One of the benefits of gas stoves is the ability to prepare more dishes in a shorter amount of time. On a gas stove the flames spread themselves along the bottom and sides of a pan, allowing the food to cook faster and more evenly over the open flame.

Cost effective and emergency ready

With the increase in the cost of living and electricity being expensive, gas is the cheaper option. Gas stoves can cost anything between 10% to 30% less than electric stoves to operate.

The best thing about gas stoves is that if the power goes out in your home, you can still cook dinner on your gas stove. Just turn the burner knob and simultaneously ignite the burner with a lighter but ensure you’ve read the instructions. This makes gas stoves a major benefit for homes in areas that often experience extended outages.

Considering one?

If you are looking to make the switch to gas and heat things up in your home, you can now rent-to- own a gas burner stove– choose from our Elba or Bertazzoni range to suit your style. The rental price comes with standard installation and added benefits, like the option to upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time, also including maintenance and risk cover should anything happen to your stove.

Upgrade and modernise your kitchen in a flexible and convenient way!

How to clean and maintain your gas stove

Gas stoves work best if kept clean. Fortunately, cleaning them is fairly simple. Learn how to take care of this kitchen appliance with these simple tips:

What you should be doing:

  • Wait until the burners and surrounding areas have completely cooled before cleaning them.
  • Take the burners apart to soak and then clean them thoroughly in warm, soapy water. Stubborn cooked-on spills can be cleaned with a mild abrasive paste made from baking soda and water. Once clean, rinse all parts in fresh water.
  • Dry all parts thoroughly before replacing them –placing them in a warm (but not hot) oven for around 15 minutes is a good trick.
  • Remove any cooked food stuck under or on the burners and on the surface of the cooktop.
  • Clean clogged burner holes using a pin.
  • Replace the burners correctly, make sure they’re connected to the corresponding opening.

What not to do:

  • Don’t pour water over the cooktop itself as excess water can prevent ignition when you come to use your again.
  • Never use a toothpick or cocktail stick to clean the burner holes in case the wood snaps in the holes. Brushing gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush can also help to dislodge food particles and grease.
  • Avoid spraying cleaning liquid directly onto the control panel. Instead, spray some on a damp cloth and then wipe the surface. Don’t use abrasive pads or harsh cleaning products on the knobs or the indicators can be worn off. Many control knobs can be removed and cleaned in soapy water.

Important note: Remember to read the manual before you use and start cleaning your gas stove.

Don’t forget, as an Edgars Club VIP member, you save 20% off your first rental with Teljoy, and 10% after that! Find out more about this great offer here.

This article originally appeared on Teljoy’s website.


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