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Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #572907] Wed, 23 September 2009 14:18 Go to next message
Bobbi  is currently offline Bobbi
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if you had a choice...[ 18 vote(s) ]
1.propane stove top? 6 / 33%
2.electric (ceramic) stove top? 2 / 11%
3.propane range? 6 / 33%
4.electric range? 4 / 22%

We are going to eventually be moving into a fixer-upper.
I'm trying to decide if I should go with a propane stove or range or an electric glass top stove or electric range?
BTW I've cooked on both...I'm really looking more at energy then which one I prefer...because I like both for different reasons)

[Updated on: Wed, 23 September 2009 14:37]


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Re: What would you prefer to cook on? [message #572909 is a reply to message #572907 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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We've had both electric range and electric ceramic stove top with range.

The ceramic stove top is interesting, but I find it hardish to keep clean all the time.

I have cooked on a gas stove at other people's houses or when camping, etc. I didn't grow up using gas, so I find it worrisome. I know other people love it, though.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: What would you prefer to cook on? [message #572912 is a reply to message #572907 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 14:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I replied electric, but I think a lot has to do w/what you're used to. I grew up on electric, but had gas for a short time in an apartment. I think it (1) wasn't a good stove & (2) I didn't really have enough time to get used to it.

Most people who have tried gas stove prefer them.


Lucille
Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #572941 is a reply to message #572907 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 15:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, I have had electric and gas in my lifetime, and I hope I never have to go back to electric. I LOVE my gas stove. Seems like I could never get the hang of the electric one, especially the burners.

My stove is 15 years old, but still cooks evenly and beautifully. Very Happy


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #572967 is a reply to message #572907 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 17:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I voted propane range.
I don't have one...never have. My grandmother had one. What a great stove!!! When our stove went out, I would have loved to replace it with gas, but we would have had to run a new line so I just got electric ceramic. I love the electric ceramic. My ideal would just be gas.


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #572973 is a reply to message #572967 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In my dream world, I would have gas burners and an electric oven. I hate my gas oven, it doesn't cook evenly at all and nothing browns nicely.


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #572998 is a reply to message #572973 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 18:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tracy in Peru wrote on Wed, 23 September 2009 14:31

In my dream world, I would have gas burners and an electric oven. I hate my gas oven, it doesn't cook evenly at all and nothing browns nicely.


That would be a lovely combo and I agree! Loved my gas stove, love my electric oven. Confused


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573001 is a reply to message #572998 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 18:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Natural gas stove.


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573002 is a reply to message #572998 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 18:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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PamE wrote on Wed, 23 September 2009 17:24

Tracy in Peru wrote on Wed, 23 September 2009 14:31

In my dream world, I would have gas burners and an electric oven. I hate my gas oven, it doesn't cook evenly at all and nothing browns nicely.


That would be a lovely combo and I agree! Loved my gas stove, love my electric oven. Confused


That's what I'm probably leaning towards...I made a poll for the oven end too!


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573012 is a reply to message #572907 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 19:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have a glass-top stove and HATE it! It cooks really slowly, boils things over constantly, and is next to impossible to clean. I have scrubbed and scrubbed, but have never been able to get the burnt-on stuff completely off. I am quick to clean up my spill-overs, but there were already burnt-on spots there when we bought the house and they have never come off.

I agree that a gas range and an electric oven would be ideal.


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573022 is a reply to message #572907 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 20:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My ideal: Gas stove top in a huge island with a grill and a vent over the top. Wall oven, can be either gas or electric, but with a convection option. Stainless steel or Corian counter tops. The island will be two levels, one counter height, one table height. There will be bookcases on either end, lots of drawers and cabinets. Oh, and there will be a sink on the island (I said it was huge!) with a goose neck faucet and a LARGE basin! Smile Can you tell I've drooled over home decorating magazines and can envision exactly what I want in my kitchen?


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573039 is a reply to message #573001 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 21:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michele (Queen of Cheap) wrote on Wed, 23 September 2009 17:34

Natural gas stove.

I only have the choice of propane of electric where we are at.


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573040 is a reply to message #573022 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 21:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Teri in AZ wrote on Wed, 23 September 2009 19:07

My ideal: Gas stove top in a huge island with a grill and a vent over the top. Wall oven, can be either gas or electric, but with a convection option. Stainless steel or Corian counter tops. The island will be two levels, one counter height, one table height. There will be bookcases on either end, lots of drawers and cabinets. Oh, and there will be a sink on the island (I said it was huge!) with a goose neck faucet and a LARGE basin! Smile Can you tell I've drooled over home decorating magazines and can envision exactly what I want in my kitchen?


Teri-that's almost exactly what I was thinking! But I think because of costs, I might not be do all that. You hit the island on the head exactly!


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573045 is a reply to message #573012 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 22:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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praise2Christ wrote on Wed, 23 September 2009 18:16

I have a glass-top stove and HATE it! It cooks really slowly, boils things over constantly, and is next to impossible to clean. I have scrubbed and scrubbed, but have never been able to get the burnt-on stuff completely off. I am quick to clean up my spill-overs, but there were already burnt-on spots there when we bought the house and they have never come off.

I agree that a gas range and an electric oven would be ideal.

I had a glass top at my old house. I've NEVER had problems cleaning it...I wonder if it just depends on the brand or something. Our's was a black GE profile. I used the cleaner and razor they recommended and actually came with it.


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573055 is a reply to message #573045 ] Wed, 23 September 2009 22:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We have a black Bosch smooth top electric. I love it! I cleans up easier than my old electric with coils. Looks and works like a charm. I've had all you mentioned and prefer my current.


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Re: Stove:What would you prefer to cook on? [message #573315 is a reply to message #572907 ] Thu, 24 September 2009 16:20 Go to previous message
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Ceremic top! I've had one for almost 4 years. I had to make an adjustment to flat bottomed stainless steal cookware to get the most efficient heating. Love it!
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