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Old 09-14-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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Electric.

No parts, no maintenance, no filling up tanks, etc. I've had both, electric is sooo much easier. Cooking on an electric stove is very cheap, its not turned on very long.

PS. Never use a gas range or oven for heating. Using a gas range or oven for heating can cause a build up of Carbon monoxide inside your home. The most common symptoms of Carbon monoxide poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. High levels of CO inhalation can cause loss of consciousness and death.

I agree with using it as a heat source, but.... no one should have one of the gas stoves or a wood stove without a carbon monoxide detector nearby. CO is produced even before smoke or flame.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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Electric.

No parts, no maintenance, no filling up tanks, etc. I've had both, electric is sooo much easier. Cooking on an electric stove is very cheap, its not turned on very long.

PS. Never use a gas range or oven for heating. Using a gas range or oven for heating can cause a build up of Carbon monoxide inside your home. The most common symptoms of Carbon monoxide poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. High levels of CO inhalation can cause loss of consciousness and death.
Propane doesn't produce carbon monoxide, although it's a common misconception. The only byproducts of burning propane are carbon dioxide (the stuff you exhale) and water.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Wished I had a gas stove today- woke up to no power. Fortunately, I have a side burner on my gas grill and a Melita cone-style coffee dripper, as long as I have my coffee, I can deal. Whoever said that water boils faster on gas is right, it's way faster.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Propane doesn't produce carbon monoxide, although it's a common misconception.
According to the US Government CDC: Each year in the U.S. around 2500 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Of that average 2500 people annually, 2000 of those are suicides. Out of the other 500 unintentional deaths, 200 of those are from heating equipment. Out of the 200 deaths from heating equipment around 5% are from propane burning equipment.

So yes, propane can produce carbon monoxide.
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