The Ultimate Gas vs. Electric Cooking Quiz
by Staff
There is an age-old debate about what is more energy efficient for cooking: gas or electricity. Whatever energy source you prefer for cooking, one is bound to cost less. Check out this quiz and decide for yourself.

According to U.S. Department of Energy estimates, how much energy is used at home for cooking?

  • 10 percent
  • 7.5 percent
  • 4.5 percent

What appliance usually uses the most energy?

  • refrigerator
  • washing machine
  • clothes dryer

How much of our energy consumption is concentrated in the kitchen and laundry room?

  • a quarter
  • a third
  • a half

Which is more energy efficient, a gas or electric cooker?

  • depend what you cook
  • electric
  • gas

How many units of fuel are required to create one unit of power?

  • one or two
  • three or four
  • five or six

What kind of stove is regarded is considered as more efficient?

  • induction
  • built in
  • turbo

How much heat does an induction stove transfer to a pot?

  • 70 percent
  • 80 percent
  • 90 percent

Is there any drawback to considering the purchase of an induction stove?

  • There are only advantages.
  • They cost two to four times more than regular stoves.
  • They are larger than regular stoves.

What is a simple tip for reducing cooking time?

  • Pre-boil the water.
  • Buy partially pre-cooked food.
  • Cover the pot.

What else can affect the cooking time of a particular food?

  • size of pot
  • the kind of food
  • age of the pot

What is the most energy-efficient cooking appliance?

  • electric oven
  • toaster oven
  • microwave

If the previous appliance is so energy efficient, why not use it for almost everything?

  • too small for all cooking uses
  • can't bake
  • too noisy

What is best for making a small meal?

  • electric griller
  • induction oven
  • toaster oven

How can you maximize the efficiency of heat transmission on an electric stove?

  • Use a flat-bottomed pan.
  • Defrost frozen items in the microwave before cooking.
  • Apply a thin layer of oil to the bottom of the pan.

Why should you clean the grease catchers under the burners?

  • Your stove top should always look clean
  • Shiny surfaces reflect heat.
  • To prevent attracting static electricity.