Summary: The lower oven is NOT gas. It is a 110V electric. It takes a long time to heat, is REALLY expensive - runs up the electric bill and very small. Allowing for the recommended clearance, you have about s 12" wide baking area - less than 2 " clearance on top. Nothing in the Electrolux advertising indicates the oven is electric. I've ended up using a counter top electric convection oven instead of the lower oven. It's a pretty stove, just not a good value for the cost.