When purchasing a new cooking appliance you may wonder which is better, a gas cooker or an electric cooker.

Gas Cookers

Gas CookersGas cookers are generally more expensive to purchase, because gas is cheaper to cook with, saving you money long term. A gas cooker installer is required to fit any gas appliance by law. The gas cooker installers must be Gas Safe Registered. A cooker installer will charge for fitting an appliance. However once the Gas Safe registered gas cooker installer fits your gas cooker, your annual cost for cooking will be less than an electric cooker by approximately £37.

Pros

Offers instant heat
Gas is cheaper than electricity
Good overall heat distribution

Cons

Requires a gas cooker installer to fit appliance
Uneven oven temperature
Difficult to clean

Costs

Charge for a gas cooker installer to fit appliance - £59.00 - £90.00 (excluding VAT)

Annual cost for cooking with gas - £16

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Electric Cookers

Electric CookersUnlike a gas cooker, an electric cooker will not require a gas cooker installer to fit the appliance. Electric cookers are cheaper than gas cookers but the annual cost is higher than a gas cooker.

Pros

Even oven temperature
Easy to clean

Cons

Take longer to heat than a gas cooker
Electricity is more expensive than gas

Costs

Annual cost for cooking with electricity £53

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