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The Great Oven Debate: Gas Vs Electric

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Mercy A.A.
Mercy A.A.Google - May 2024
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If we could give the engineer Dan 10 stars we would! Such a quick, reliable service he provided and fixed the issue with our American Fridge/Freezer so quickly. Amazing customer service! Your company should feel lucky to have him representing you.
Clair - Trust Pilot.
Clair - Trust Pilot.May 2024
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Very good follow up be email to organize the appointment; engineer came on time and repair was very quick; the only thing which could have been improved was to mention somewhere that ETA means Estimated time of usually has another common meaning.
Vathsala Paramanathan
Vathsala ParamanathanGoogle - June 2024
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I am very pleased with the. Work and advice of the engineer Jason who came today to repair my Liebherr fridge freezer. He said that there was no need to replace any part and resolved the problem
Dominic Mckenna - Trust Pilot
Dominic Mckenna - Trust PilotApril 2024
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From the outset Rebecka was very helpful, we had several appliances to fix so it was complicated to set up. All the pricing was very clear and once booked I was kept up to date and the engineer arrived on time. Jason the engineer was able to fix most things onsite and identified the fault one the other appliance quickly. The follow up with Rebecka has been very efficient.Highly Recommended.
SarahMay 2024
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Having had excellent and quick service from Capital who sent engineers to sort out problems with my dishwasher and tumble dryer, I decided to buy a replacement dishwasher from them too. I was able to speak to real person! Who told me what they had available, I selected and bought it and was offered delivery two days later. Kept up-to-date on the timing of the delivery and the two men who came, fitted took away the old machine couldn't have been more helpful. I thoroughly recommend this company for swift and excellent service
AS Google - May 2024
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Excellent service provided by Dan Lewis and Adrian Smart. Our Gas Cooker oven had been causing us issues for a while, and a previous engineer's visit left us feeling unheard and the issue unresolved. However, Dan and Adrian were attentive, listened to our concerns, and promptly identified the issue. They efficiently troubleshooted and resolved it by replacing a part. Their professionalism, politeness, and manners were exemplary throughout the process. Kudos to Dan and Adrian for their outstanding service!

A home just isn’t a home without an oven. But which one to choose – gas or electric?


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That every kitchen needs an oven is undebatable. But the type of oven that’s most suitable for your kitchen most definitely is.

We all need this most beloved of food-heating facilities to warm up a plate of nourishment after a hard day’s graft. We can’t always rely on the immediate convenience and omnipresent ‘ping’ of the microwave. And let’s face it, food cooked in an oven just tastes better.

So which to choose – gas or electric?

If you’ve been plunged in a quagmire of oven-ridden self-doubt, look no further.  Here’s a fair and reasonable analysis of the good and bad factors of gas and electric in-built ovens.

Oven cooking costs – Gas vs Electric

The reality is that it will always be cheaper to cook with gas than electricity. Based on an oven being used five times a week, gas ovens cost around £20 a year to run while electric ovens run at double that at £40.

That might not seem such a dramatic or significant increase annually, but over the average lifetime of an oven, those costs will rack up an accumulative total of around £120.     

Oven heat distribution – Gas vs Electric

The majority –bar the cheapest – of electric ovens come with fans to evenly circulate the heat. Fans are particularly useful as you can reduce both the temperature you cook at and the cooking time. Additionally, they make baking on two levels easier and more practical because they distribute the heat.

Most built-in gas ovens don’t have fans and generally, the distribution of heat suffers as a result. If you’re familiar with how your gas oven works, however, you’ll know how to adjust the heat best to get the most efficient heating and cooking results.

Oven temperature control – Gas vs Electric

Generally, it’s easier to get an even temperature in an electric oven through a combination of fans and digital thermostats that can be adjusted and set as required.

For gas ovens that don’t have fans, it’s more difficult to maintain an even temperature, and they’re usually noticeably hotter at the top than the bottom.

Oven installation

It can be technically tricky to install a built-in oven, especially if you’re fitting a gas oven. The best advice for installing any kind of oven is to hire a professional engineer to do it.

Electric built-in oven installation

One of the best options is to pay for installation of the new oven and disposal of the old one at the same time you purchase your new built-in oven. This service is offered by the majority of retailers, with the installation cost for built-in ovens usually clocking in at around the £90 mark.

Gas built-in oven installation

All gas cooking appliances need to be installed professionally by a Gas Safe-registered engineer, and most retailers can arrange this for you.

Nevertheless, despite all this, the reality is that any kind of oven – gas or electric- will develop a fault or break down at some point during its otherwise long and dependable life.

At Capital Repairs we have a highly qualified team of engineers who can repair your electric oven or gas oven – so call us today. 

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