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Which Stove Should You Buy?

Experts give us their two cents on the pros and cons of the different types of stoves available in the market today

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Photography: la Cornue and Elba (Main Photos)

In the beginning, we only had wood, tinder, two stones—and voila! You have fire, therefore you can cook. Fast forward to the present, we're sure you'll agree when we say that shopping for a new stove can leave one confused and unsure as to which one is worth the investment.

Without a doubt, stoves make the kitchen. A workhorse and a focal point, the right stove can help determine how quickly you'll eat, how well you'll be eating (there are dishes that need to be cooked in a certain way), and how easy cleanup will be. Given your requirements and lifestyle, is your stove going to be a showstopper or will it leave your kitchen looking dull?

To help you make the right purchase, we asked interior designer Tala Singson and cook-turned-photographer Hans Fausto (he cooked on all types of stoves while earning his culinary degree!) for a list of pros and cons so you can make an informed choice. Be guided by their tips below:

Gas Stove with Burners

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