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Old 06-21-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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Gas or Electric

I'm sure this has been discussed before and I'm sure it will be debated almost as much as the coals or gas for grilling debate.

Just wondering what people prefer and why. I personally love gas, I find I have control over everything whereas electric takes too long to heat up or cool down. What's your opinion?

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Old 06-21-2007, 11:14 AM   #2
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I like gas for the same reasons. If it's on, it's on...if it's off, it's off. I can char/roast jalapeños over a gas burner with no trouble. It's just what I'm used to. If, for some reason, I was found with an electric stove, I'd deal with it though. I just like a gas stove better.
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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I've had both gas and electric and I have to answer "yes" to both, but I'll explain.

When we moved into this house, the kitchen had an electric stand-alone stove. It was one level above a campfire and I never liked electric burners so, when we replaced it, we put in a gas cooktop and an electric oven.

Gas for the reasons already stated, especially the part kitchenelf mentioned about roasting peppers, but I prefer an oven to be electric.
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #4
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Interesting how many oldtimers migrated from castiron wood/coal cookstoves to gas stoves. Having used all three, and because there are some similarities between the heat situation on a wood/coal cookstove and an electric, I'm comfortable using electric.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:02 PM   #5
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I do like cooking over a wood burning stove, I like campfires for the same reason. MY bachlor party, well it was a bachlor cabin trip, no strippers, was somewhere on the Appliacian Trail. At anyrate, I cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner on one of those stoves and loved it. I still prefer my gas stove. Interesting about the electric over though. Aren't most convection ovens electric?
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:07 PM   #6
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Gas anyday!, I did the electric thing for over 2 decades (gas was ilegal in a highrise tower block).
Gas is Far more responsive and gives a better surface contact (how can it not, it`s Fire!).
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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I have a gas stove...gas hot water heater, and gas fired central heat.

When I was without (electrical) power many days during Katrina I had no problem having hot water, and with a simple strike of match the stove was nice to have. So for those reasons, and the others mentioned I like gas.

That being said, If I ever replace my stove, like Miss Katie, I would give serious consideration to an electric oven with gas burners.
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I have only cooked on gas in out RV, and electric at home. Like the electric - can simmer easier on it. No smell of gas either.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:19 PM   #9
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Definately gas. You know it when your power goes out. Wood burning fireplace, too.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:59 PM   #10
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Where I live, even if gas sucked, which it doesn't, I would prefer it to electricity simply because of the cost.
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