Gas stoves more economical for the people, says observer

2022-07-19 - Pemerintah Akan Kaji Kenaikan Harga LPG 3Kg-
Illustration of 3 kg LPG. (IO/Muhammad Hidayat)

Jakarta, IO – The government has officially postponed the program to convert 3-kg LPG gas stoves to electric stoves. The decision was conveyed directly by the Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto.

Although it has been postponed, the effectiveness of using electric stoves which are still being trialed is being questioned. Its affordability is also a major point of concern.

Center of Economic and Law Studies (Celios) director Bhima Yudhistira argued that the use of gas stoves is more efficient compared to electric stoves as electric stoves requires needs such as special cooking utensils.