Electric stoves are now used in place of gas stoves because they can heat things more evenly. Electric stoves used electricity to heat up and cook food. When you turn the stove on, the electricity flows through metal coils that are either exposed or under the cooking surface (if you have a glass ceramic surface). Then, the electricity starts to heat up the metal coils, turning them a bright orange. That is the heat that is used to cook food! You can control the temperature by turning up the heat and allowing more electricity to come through the coils. That is how electric stoves work!