Dual fuel or all gas convection range?

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Assistant Cook
Jan 8, 2011
I am in the process of investigating the purchase of a new freestanding range. I need a 30".
I have (almost) decided on the Dacor Millenium ($3500) which is gas cooktop and electric convection oven however I have never had an electric oven. I have heard them are better for people who do a lot of baking, which I don't. I use the oven mainly for meats, casseroles, etc.
Does electric provide an advantage in an oven if you are using it for other than baked goods?
I want a self cleaning oven and really don't want a Viking or Wolf as they look too institutional for my decor.
Thanks in advance
The fuel for your oven will make little difference in home cooking or baking. A gas oven produces a moister heat than electric and that can have a slight effect on some baking recipes.

We have an all gas stove and self-cleaning oven and SO and I bake a lot and have experienced no issues.

Also, where we live, electricity is a great deal more expensive than gas.

Whichever you choose you'll be fine.
Dacor makes a fine product (I have a fridge) but their customer service is a bit lacking. As you describe your cooking, the main concern will be cost of running your oven. What is consistently cheaper in your area, gas or electric energy? (Not that a home oven runs up the $$ that much. How often do you anticipate running the cleaning cycle? for example.)

I have a dual fuel with electric convection. But I've done lots of cooking with gas ovens too. Frankly, it's a toss up for me.

When the power goes off, your gas cooktop can be used, but your oven, electric or gas, can't. It's a safety measure they build in.
I'd go electric with the oven.

And as much as I like gas cooktops, I'd seriously consider an induction cooktop. They're amazing if you have compatible cookware.
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