A gas cooktop is generally preferred by professional and aspiring chefs. Most gas burners have an electronic ignition for quick and easy starting. The majority of ranges feature a power burner that can output high temperatures needed for rapid boiling, and a simmer burner for more delicate cooking needs, such as sauce preparation. Most importantly, heat inertia is instantaneous on all gas burners which quickly provides a full range of temperature settings with just the turn of a knob.
In addition to a natural gas or liquid propane connections, all gas cooktops require a 120v electric connection for lights, clocks, timers, ignition switches and other common features. Check your home to ensure that you have the proper connection points in place. You may require a conversion kit for liquid propane installations.