Electric planchas have a significant advantage when it comes to controlling the exact cooking temperature.
Thanks to a sensor linked directly to the thermostat controls, the plate always maintains the desired temperature.
It can be used indoors for year-round use.
A gas plancha has more rapid heating power with a cooking plate that will heat up more quickly, ideal for food needing an intense, brief cooking time.
However – be careful not to run out of gas!
For your information, concerning the time needed to pre-heat the plate :
A 40 X 40 CM electric plancha plate = a 60 X 40 cm gas plancha plate