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Old 08-01-2016, 06:36 AM
 
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Now, I wish I hadn't but at the time, electric stoves/cooktops were crap. These days, electric cooktops are pretty darn nice and as close and precise to gas cooking that you might not notice. If you find a house you really love, in a nice neighborhood, just update the stove/cooktop.
I agree. We upgraded our kitchen about 5 years ago and got nice GE Profile appliances. We have gas in the house but not in the kitchen and opted to not run a line so we got one of the electric glasstop ranges. It is very very nice. Gas is still nice but these glasstops actually have some advantages, like you can turn on multiple burners and create a huge griddle-like heating surface. Also cleanup is easier. They get hot really fast which was probably the biggest nuisance of those old electric ranges that took forever.

We recently bought a new house and are upgrading the kitchen and I'm putting in a gas range but I think there are aspects of our glasstop I will miss. So bottom line like Christine said electric ranges are not awful and something to avoid anymore, quite the opposite.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:52 PM
 
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I was really disappointed at not having gas in our house. I have a glass electric top which I quite like. We don't have any issues with cleaning or scratches even though I use heavy cast iron almost exclusively.

To add, not every community will allow propane tanks like those mentioned. Our HOA rejects them routinely.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for your input. Appreciate it. Very informative and will surely help us in our decision, which most probably will be electric range!
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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I was really disappointed at not having gas in our house. I have a glass electric top which I quite like. We don't have any issues with cleaning or scratches even though I use heavy cast iron almost exclusively.

To add, not every community will allow propane tanks like those mentioned. Our HOA rejects them routinely.
What about just burying the propane tank instead of the outside tank?
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:58 AM
 
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If you aren't familiar with induction cooktops, I'd look into that before spending thousands on running a gas line or installing propane. They are still more expensive than a standard glasstop, but the pricing has come out of the stratosphere to be more reasonable, and in my opinion it is the clear choice if you have electric.
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