GAS vs ELECTRIC STOVE. Some of the recipes in this collection were developed on a gas stove, others on an electric stove. Low, medium or high can be precisely controlled on a gas stove, whereas on an electric stove it cannot, since it takes time for the element to either cool down or heat up. This will at times produce discrepancies in cooking times. So, when cooking any of these recipes, your cooking times may vary from mine depending upon the type of stove you have or whether your low, medium or high heat controls coincide with mine. The same goes for ovens. No two ovens are alike, even when they are both electric or gas.