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Old 11-09-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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Which one do you have or which do you prefer? I like gas stoves better because when I am through cooking, I can turn it off and not worry about it overcooking my food. I can cook with an electric stove too, but it isn't as exciting. It doesn't give that same experience as the gas stove does. I wonder why the electric stove is so hot (no pun intended, ok maybe a little) anyways.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I can cook with an electric stove too, but it isn't as exciting.
Meh... I don't rely on my stove for excitement!

I actually have had electric for most of my life (including now), so I am comfortable with it.
I can cook on either.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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Meh... I don't rely on my stove for excitement!

I actually have had electric for most of my life (including now), so I am comfortable with it.
I can cook on either.
I just mean the experience isn't as great, but yes, I can cook on either as well. I prefer gas, even though I've cooked on electric for the most part. The place I have recently moved into has a gas stove. I was happy to see that.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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I get far better temperature control with gas and the heat seems to be distributed better in the pots and pans. Also those electric stoves remind me of every cheap apartment i have ever lived in
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Gas! Gas! Gas!

I hate trying to cook on electric. It takes forever to heat up or cool down and it is much more difficult to dial in exactly how much heat you need.

Right now I am looking for a new dual-fuel range so I can have the electric convention oven I love along with the gas cooktop. Piece by piece...
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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Gas ! You can cook when the power is off ! And I prefer a gas oven to an electric because when I make pizzas, the electric doesn't burn off the moisture and it's harder to get a crisp crust (and that's a major thing in my life).
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:49 PM
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Location: Denver CO
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I strongly prefer gas burners - for my new construction home, I paid extra for the upgrade to run the gas line to be able to get a gas range. My ideal would be dual fuel as StPaulGal mentioned - an electric oven has some benefits. But since I didn't want to spend the extra money on that, I chose to make the trade off in favor of the gas range since I use the burners pretty much every day, but don't use the oven as frequently.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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Gas.

Put in the effort to find a home with natural gas for that reason
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Meh... I don't rely on my stove for excitement!
LMAO -- don't you lead the thrilling life!

I have an electric stove - because there's no gas supply on my street - and don't mind it at all. It took a little time to learn to use it best. It's easier to simmer or otherwise cook on low heat.

But I miss hearing the hiss of gas to let me know when I've left the burner on; can't tell you how many times I've left an electric burner on for hours. But I don't miss a gust of wind from the window across the kitchen blowing out the flame, either.

The coil burners on my stove are a little fragile, but the thing is at least 25 years old and I suspect not too well maintained by previous owners. But I prefer coil burners because I do a lot of canning and have installed a special canning coil on one burner.

So, if I buy a house with a gas supply, a gas stove is great. If I can't have a gas stove, an electric stove is no big deal.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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Me? Gas.

Her? Electric.

What we own? Induction.

We both love it!
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