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View Poll Results: What type of stove do you use at home?
Gas...run of the mill 18 39.13%
Gas...high end professional 6 13.04%
Electric...coil 9 19.57%
Electric...smooth surface ceramic 10 21.74%
Other... 3 6.52%
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:11 AM   #11
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gas, and i wouldn't use anything else. this is amongst my main criteria in selection an apartment.
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:03 PM   #12
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Gas is great, but what garbage of s stove do I have. :( It is Kitchen Aid. I do not think they even make it anymore. It was and still is a toy not a stove. When I went to get it, I new very little about stoves and just picked up the second to the most expensive one in Sears. It takes forever to boil a pot of water. Never again!
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Old 10-25-2004, 06:00 PM   #13
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Well, I live in one house most of the time and it has an old General Electric, circa 1970, self-cleaning electric range with coil burners. It just keeps working and working and working.

I also have high end Dacor cooktop and Kitchen Aid Architect series dual fuel range and they are no better than $300 gas cooktops. They look good in a high end upscale kitchen, but that's about it. They're over rated, but when it comes time to sell, it will actually be a positive selling point.
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:30 PM   #14
 
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A Viking electric with the solid caste burners....holds heat forever...

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Old 10-25-2004, 10:04 PM   #15
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We have an electric, that came with the apartment.

I've lived in four apartments, and had the good luck to have gas at one of them.

However, I've always believed that there are good and bad points to both kinds of stoves.

Electric:
-takes forever to heat a coil and a pan.
-temperature changes take time, either up or down.
-great for simmering large quantities of liquids, with the wide-area, low heat of the coil
-can't flambe a pan very well.

Gas:
-low heat produces a small "hot spot" at the center, need a flame tamer for gentle heating.
-instant on, instant off, temperature changes are fast, basically however long it takes for the pan to react.
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Old 10-30-2004, 04:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by marmalady
We have a 'dual fuel'; propane gas range, and electric/convection oven.
Oo! Oo! Ooooo! That's what I want! :D


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Old 11-03-2004, 03:54 PM   #17
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I replaced a vintage 70s Whirlpool stove (actually worn out and old but sounded cool) with a Dacor Preference Dual Fuel and am a very happy camper.

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Old 11-04-2004, 01:25 AM   #18
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oops, just answered this earlier and just realized i answered it twice.. :oops:
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:12 AM   #19
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Gas, but that's all that is available in this country.

Should you be interesting, I'll tell you a little more... Gas lines don't exist. We have to get our large blue propane tanks and hook up the stove to it. And because the propane tanks don't have as much output as gas lines, the oven doesn't heat up as much as it's supposed to, so it's very difficult to get a hot enough oven for some things.

Also, it's small. Sure, it's got four burners, but it looks like a toy next to anything North American. Welcome to Asia, where everything is small!
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Old 11-04-2004, 03:15 AM   #20
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The main thing with the smooth top electric range is the clean up. No matter what all the pros say about it has to be gas ... the person who says gas only isn't the person who scrubs the stove. If you have to clean it every day .....
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