Gas is preferred to electric burners because it's easier to control the heat source. With a gas range, you just adjust the flame to the heat required. With an electric burner , you must wait for the burners to either get hot enough or cool down to the proper temperature.

If you do have an electric range top, and are turning out a meal requiring various temperatures, I do have a "trick" for you. Turn on all the burners to different settings, low, medium and high and rotate the pans according to the necessary temperature. This isn't fuel efficient but much quicker and less aggravating to the cook.