Cooking with GAS

If you have ever done any cooking on a stovetop, have you ever wondered why a gas stovetop seems to cook so much better than an electric? I have.

I think I now know why. Gas heats by flame. The gas flame engulfs the pan or cooking untensil imparting heat by direct contact.

An electric cooktop heats by having the utensil be in contact with a heating element. There is heat all around the element but for maximum heat transfer the cooking utensil needs to be very flat so as to make as much contact as possible with the heating element.

Not so with gas. The heat is in the flame and the flame can conform to any shape. Hence you get better heat transfer which results in better, more predictable cooking results.