Aside from the fact that your family will be able to enjoy a lovely hot meal during load shedding (which sometimes just creeps up on us) there are so many great reasons why you should consider going the gas route next time you’re shopping for a hob or oven. Here are some of them, with courtesy of Hirsch’s PR department.

Professional chefs know their stuff, and according to statistics most of them prefer cooking with gas.

Gas cooks faster – It’s a lot quicker and more cost efficient. A pot of water will boil in no time at all on a gas flame, and as soon as you turn off the burner, you turn off the heat! 

Gas  gives you better heat control – When you change the temperature on the electric stove or oven, it takes time for the desired temperature to be reached, which can sometimes mess up your food. However, with gas, the change is exact and instant.

You can use different pots  – Electric hobs are flat and in order for the heat to be dispersed evenly, the entire bottom of the pot needs to be in contact with the elements. However, this is not the case with a gas hob. Heat from a gas hob comes from the flame.

Cooking with gas saves the environment –  We’re all on a mission to reduce our carbon footprint, and can help save the environment by choosing to cook with gas as it is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. It produces less carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, dissolved solids or airborne particulates, all of which can be harmful to human and animal health. 

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Visit Hirsch’s website on for the range of gas appliances and pots we stock.