Which is the best gas stove to buy in india
The most critical appliance required in an Indian kitchen is the gas stove burner. So we will give some tips on what to look for when buying a gas stove in India. The four most common questions regarding gas stoves in India are "which is better glass top gas stove or stainless steel?"; "glass top stove advantages and disadvantages?"; "which is better 3 burner or 4 burner gas stove?" and "what features to look for in a gas stove?". We will answer these questions plus some other questions about gas stoves like how reliable auto-ignition in gas stoves are and the best brands of gas stoves to buy in India.
Gas stove glass top or stainless steel better
A gas stove with glass top is undoubtedly easier to clean and looks much more beautiful, but glass top stoves can break up as seen in the picture here.
This sort of breakup happens because the glass may not have been heat treated. The image here is of a 4 burner gas stove we had some time back and was one of the first models to come out. The manufacturer replaced the unit with a new one immediately. The reason for the breakage, according to the manufacturer, was that this was one of their earliest models and the quality of the glass not that good. They said that their new glass top stoves have special heat treated toughened glass sheet and it will not break again.
So in summary, the advantages and disadvantages of glass top gas stove are that they look very modern and is easy to clean. The problems are that you have to be careful in not spilling cold liquids by accident on the hot glass surface. If you decide to buy a glass top gas burner, make sure regarding the warranty period for the glass surface against breakage and shattering.
With stainless steel gas stove, you will not have any breakage problems, but it does not look as good as the glass-topped gas stoves and is not as easy to clean like the glass-topped gas stove.
Which is better 3 burner or 4 burner gas stove
Personally I feel that a 3 gas burner gas stove is better than a 4 burner one. Why? Because we never used the 4 burners at one time. The advantage of a 3 burner gas stove is that there is more room between the burners and it can accommodate larger pots and pans. Also, one important reason to buy a 3 burner gas stove is that you do not have to reach over the front burner to place or take out vessels on the back burners. In a 3 gas burner stove, the burners are side by side, with the centre burner slightly recessed to the back. The gas stove with 3 burners is thinner, with all burners almost in a straight line sideways. You do not require to put your arms over a front burner to reach a back burner. This avoids the possibility of your arms getting burnt accidentally and less chance of loose clothes on you catching fire. So the 3 burner gas stove is safer to use.
What to look for in a gas stove in India, important features to look for in a gas stove
Some of the important features which the best gas top stove can have are: Auto-ignition without batteries or one using batteries; flame-failure protection (automatic shut off of Gas in the event the flame of the gas burner goes out or off); Spill-proof burners (burners whose flame will not extinguish or go out easily, especially if liquid boils over); different size burners one of which is very small sized and at least one with high-flame facility to do Chinese cooking with a Wok for example; triple-ring burner which has 3 rings of flame holes useful when you need to cook in large diameter frying pans or vessels; blue-flame control where you can adjust the air-LPG ratio by adjusting the air vent around the LPG gas jet; Brass or Aluminium burners; etc.
It is best to buy a simple and reliable home gas cooker with not too many fancy features. Make sure that the pan support structure is strong and sturdy and that your usual cooking utensils will stay steady with out shaking. Auto-ignition is a must. It can be either the piezoelectric type which works without battery or the battery type. Both are good. Different sized burners are also essential, one burner with triple-ring burner will be good for use with large vessels. Flame-failure protection or Flame Failure Device (FFD) is good to have, but is not usually available with budget gas stoves. Flame Failure Device (FFD) only comes in the more expensive gas ranges or hob-tops which cost Rs.25,000- plus.
Best brand gas stove in India
It is difficult to point out which is best gas cooktop brand in India, because there are many excellent brands of Gas cooktops in India. One manufacturer may have the best 4 burner gas stove in India while another may have the best 3 burner gas stove in India or the best auto ignition gas stove in India. So you cannot narrow down a particular brand as having the best gas stove burner India. You need to ask around and do your research about gas cookers. Some leading and good brands of gas cookers in India in alphabetical order are:
You can visit the following pages of leading online retailers of Gas stoves in India and see the various models available and their prices.