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Old 10-04-2006, 11:49 AM
 
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We will be moving to Fishers next year to a new house. Can you tell me if gas or electricity is the best way to go for a stove? We have gas heat, but the builder will charge about 400-1000 to install new lines and upgrade to gas.
Thanks
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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We will be moving to Fishers next year to a new house. Can you tell me if gas or electricity is the best way to go for a stove? We have gas heat, but the builder will charge about 400-1000 to install new lines and upgrade to gas.
Thanks

We have gas heat and an electric stove/oven. It's been my first experience with an electric oven. From a cooking perspective, I'd rather cook with gas, but from a gas bill perspective, it's better to go with electric.

We live in Fishers too, well, until our house sells! Welcome.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:55 PM
 
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My wife prefers cooking with an electric range/oven over gas. her reason is that 'gas is dangerous and you can have an explosion in the house with gas'.

I might add that there have been several gas explosions within the past several years. Several homes blew up around 18th and Union/Salem Street in Lafayette a few years ago due to a gas leak. There can always be a big *kaboom* when a contractor digs into a gas main.

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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My wife prefers cooking with an electric range/oven over gas. her reason is that 'gas is dangerous and you can have an explosion in the house with gas'.

I might add that there have been several gas explosions within the past several years. Several homes blew up around 18th and Union/Salem Street in Lafayette a few years ago due to a gas leak. There can always be a big *kaboom* when a contractor digs into a gas main.
Oh My Gosh!!!!!! I remember that! Wasn't that back in 2002 or 2003? Sorry, I can't remember exact year. Has that area been built back up yet?
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:10 AM
 
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I think a gas versus electric stove is 100% a matter of personal preference. Most people who really cook prefer gas for its precision, but the glass tops are so easy to clean it is hard to resist.
$400 - $1,000 sounds a bit pricey, but maybe this is because this is the only gas appliance you will have. If this is the case, the price is reasonable. If not, you should be able to get this upgrade for around $250. IMHO, if the stove is the only gas appliance you are going to have I would not pay an extra $1,000 for it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:42 AM
 
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For precision, you want a gas stove and an electric oven. That's why many of the higher end free-standing ranges are going "dual fuel".

Billwise: the difference between the two in overall utilities cost is marginal, unless you are running a commercial restaurant. We're talking maybe $5 / month difference depending on the markets.
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