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Old 03-11-2005, 10:13 AM   #11
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I'm with everyone on the dual fuel idea. I love mine!


And re getting gas installed; look into using propane for your stove. It didn't cost much to get the propane line installed; we have a big tank in the back yard, and it gets filled automatically by the company - who also did the installation.

If you're looking into gas, look into also converting your hot water tank and maybe even the dryer over to gas - mooocho cheaper!
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:39 PM   #12
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I hate electric stoves, with a passion. I have to cook with one since I am living on campus and I dearly miss the gas stove my family has at home.

If you are unable to get a gas stove but still want some of the controll you get with gas you could look into getting an electric magnetic-induction stove top. It works by generating a field that interacts with metallic pots and pans, it gives instantaneous changes in heat, just like gas so it may be worth considering. However you would have to look into exactly what kinds of pots and pans it does and does not work with because it doesn't work with everything.

Of course you still cannot 'see' the heat it is generating like you can with gas. That is one of the reasons electric stoves are so inferior, what the heck does '5' on the stovetop dial mean?
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Old 04-23-2005, 04:45 PM   #13
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I hate electric stoves, with a passion. I have to cook with one since I am living on campus and I dearly miss the gas stove my family has at home.

If you are unable to get a gas stove but still want some of the controll you get with gas you could look into getting an electric magnetic-induction stove top. It works by generating a field that interacts with metallic pots and pans, it gives instantaneous changes in heat, just like gas so it may be worth considering. However you would have to look into exactly what kinds of pots and pans it does and does not work with because it doesn't work with everything.

Of course you still cannot 'see' the heat it is generating like you can with gas. That is one of the reasons electric stoves are so inferior, what the heck does '5' on the stovetop dial mean?
I think it's like anything else, if you use it for a while you learn what that '5' means. My glasstop electric is the easiest cooking stove I've ever used. Granted that I've never used a gas range, but I can't imagine it actually working better than my Frigidaire, just different.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:47 PM   #14
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have two electrics and one natural gas, (not all in one place), that I use regularly. One electric is glass top and convection oven. The other is way basic. Both work well. The gas is a medium fancy. I prefer the gas, the control. But it is the hottest of the three to use. The glass top is the coolest, only the immediate burner area gets hot and a pan is on that. (but if the pan doesn't fit the burner area, it is not as efficient.) The glass top is the easiest to clean. None of them are big enough for a real cook fest! I want six burners two ovens!! Or maybe two stoves side by side, one gas one electric. ???
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