But how do you choose the perfect gas oven or stove for your home? Here’s seven things to think about before you shop the brands.
1. Your cooking style
Have an idea of how your household cooks; whether it’s baking, frying, grilling or roasting, knowing how you’ll use your kitchen appliances will help you weigh up the value of different features.
2. The size of your kitchen or workspace
Measure the space you have available for your cooktop or oven and make sure you choose a capacity and shape that fits your kitchen. Consider how many burners you’ll need on a cooktop and the sizes that suit the pots and pans you use.
“Knowing how you’ll use your kitchen appliances will help you weigh up the value of different features.”
3. The design and aesthetics of your kitchen
Built-in gas ovens can be installed separately to a cooktop in a wall recess or under a bench. Free-standing units include both an oven and cooktop, and can be handy in smaller kitchens. Also consider what finish suits your home (e.g. white, black, coloured or stainless steel).
Think about how easy it is to clean up spills and avoid designs where crumbs and food can get stuck.
Installations must always be done by a licensed gas fitter. If you’re using LPG, a certificate of compliance should be provided to you once the gas work is completed.