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How a Dual-Fuel Range Works

This video illustrates the differences between gas and electric ovens and stovetops, and explains how dual-fuel ranges harness the advantages of each heat source where it's more beneficial to the cook.

Length: 1:35
Produced By: Sarah Breckenridge; Animation by Steve Lombardi; script by Sarah Jay

Electric and gas-fueled ranges each have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on whether you want consistent, even heating or quick temperature changes. Watch the video to understand which heat source is better for which type of cooking, and how a dual-fuel range combines the best of both. You can also visit our special section, In the Kitchen, where you'll find more appliance info and tools for a kitchen remodel.

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