Cooktops and ovens

BASIX assesses cooking systems based on the energy efficiency of the system and the greenhouse gas emission intensity of the fuel used.

A gas cooking system will give a higher score than an electric cooking system.

The order of cooktop scoring in BASIX is:

  1. Gas cooktop (highest score)
  2. Induction cooktop
  3. Electric cooktop (lowest score)

Tip: If you install a gas cooking system, ensure the kitchen is designed with good natural ventilation. If installing a rangehood for ventilation, exhaust to the outside wherever possible.