Induction vs gas hob: Which is right for me?

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If you are going to upgrade or equip your kitchen with a brand-new stove, choosing from the many options of hobs and hobs in the marketplace can be very daunting.

There are several things to consider when choosing between a traditional gas stove or a more contemporary option – an induction cooktop. Our blog article will compare both pros and cons of gas vs induction cooktop for your consideration.

Gas vs induction cooktop: Definition


First, let’s take a look at what these cooktops are.

What is an induction cooktop?


Induction hobs come with a smooth flat cooking surface which is usually made of ceramic glass. However, unlike what you may already know about traditional hobs, an induction cooktop triggers your pots and pans to heat themselves directly rather than providing an external heat source to the cookware. You’re probably wondering how this works.

Here’s the explanation. Induction cooking heats a cooking vessel by electrical induction, instead of by thermal conduction from a flame, or an electrical heating element. Heat is coming from within the pan, making this method of cooking a lot more efficient.

There’s no cause for alarm there. Even if you’re worried about electric shocks, rest assured – induction cooking is perfectly safe. The generated electrical currents are limited to your cookware’s base and are just strong enough to heat it.

Therefore, now you can be worry free about burn wounds while cooking with an induction stove, and induction hobs are actually the safest option available.

Safety is just one of the many advantages of induction hobs. It is safe to touch, since it’s the cookware itself that gets heated, not the cooktop, making it quick to cook down and easy to clean as well.

Moreover, since induction cooktops are more energy efficient than ceramic heating or gas because heat isn’t lost in the transferring process, which ultimately translates to energy and cost-saving.

Check out some of our built-in induction hobs:

  • SenseFry adjusts heat for even frying results.
  • Select the bridge function to combine two zones.
  • PowerBoost provides quick, intense heat.
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  • Select the bridge function to combine two zones.
  • PowerBoost provides quick, intense heat.
  • Induction is safe, fast, and energy efficient.
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What is a gas hob?


Gas hobs are probably the most familiar among cooking appliances. The hobs burn gas to create a flame ring that heats the cookware. They always come with burner structures to keep pots and pans stable during cooking.

You can easily control the flame by rotating a simple knob attached to the body of the stove. The heating level is more visible to users in gas cooking, but you have to wait for the heat to reach the expected temperature.

Because the source of heat is an open flame, the energy loss when using gas hobs is significant. It also makes both cookware and the hob very hot during and long after cooking.

Check out our built-in gas hobs:

  • StepFlame settings deliver precise heat control.
  • FlameShield improves efficiency and results.
  • High power burner is ideal for stir-frying.
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  • Brass burners to sear, simmer and pan fry.
  • Blue flame burns efficiently to lower energy cost.
  • Mini triple-ring burner for intense, even heat.
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  • Brass burners to sear, simmer and pan fry.
  • Blue flame burns efficiently to lower energy cost.
  • Mini triple-ring burner for intense, even heat.
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If you want to know more about our products, check our FAQs about Electrolux hobs.

Gas vs induction cooktop: Comparison table



  Gas hob Induction hob
Cookware set Any type of cookware Cookware that attracts magnet
Time to boil 2 litres of water 8 minutes 5 minutes
Heat efficiency 50%-60% 80-90 %
Cleaning efforts Hard to clean due to the food spillage around the burner head Easy to clean thanks to flat surface
Temperature control Precise and reactive Basic
Safety level Don’t touch Safe to touch


So, which is the best choice? Is induction cooking better than gas? It all depends on your preferences and cooking styles.

Electrolux are currently offering a wide range of gas and induction cooktops with ultimate features for your choice. Do check out our Hybrid Hob which brings the best of both worlds for you. Browse us now!

If you need any support for your Electrolux hobs, contact our Support team now.

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