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Singaporeans still prefer gas over electric stoves, market survey finds

Published on Apr 7, 2014 1:16 PM

Most people in Singapore prefer gas-operated stoves even though electric ones may be easier to use and clean, a new survey has found.

Market research firm GfK found that, between July last year and February this year, about eight in 10 of the nearly 12,000 stoves sold were gas-fuelled. Electric stoves made up the rest.

The firm had tracked retail sales in technical super stores and electrical chains here for the first time.

A GfK spokesman said: "Between gas and electric stoves, the former tend to be favoured as there is more instant and direct control of the heat to enable more uniform cooking."

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