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    Kitchen Stove - Gas or Electric ?

    I am moving to a new house and kitchen is torn out. I have to decide whether I want a gas or electric stove.

    The room is not set up for gas right now but contractor told me it would only be an extra $200.

    Personally I dont have a real preference of one over the other so what do you guys think ?

    My old house had gas and it was fine with me but I dont have alot of money so I am leaning towards sticking with electric.

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    dude no one will say electric gas is way way way way better u have so much control

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    gas heats up quicker-- no contest.
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    Both, gas cooktop, electric oven.

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    Gas... unless you want to spend a lot of money on a high tech electric range that will cook nearly as well as a less expensive gas range.

    Gas is on/off and infinitely controllable... when I moved into our current home the gas range was a really welcome sight as I love cooking and like to have the best tools for the job.

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    Gas.
    By a long ways, gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Gas.
    By a long ways, gas.
    Gas cooktop electric ovens

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    What they said. Our last one was electric and I was so happy when I accidentally broke the glass cooktop.

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    electric is just awefull i rather cook over camp fire then use electric

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    The gel electronic control panels die to fast, last electric stove the oven heated the gel type pad and it died, (and the ceramic top was cracked), now it's a gas range with knobs for the burners and a gel panel for the gas oven, one year old and it already died, (the oven gel panel), bought a three year warranty, yuck
    Anyway, a gas range with knobs for everything is ideal, gas convection oven is good, electric convection oven with knobs would heat up faster,jmho

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    I'd rather cook over a burning couch than use an electric stove.
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    GAS.

    at our old apartment we had an electric with the coil. that worked pretty well.
    then we got the new electric ceramic stove top.....i could take a nap and the water still isn't boiling.

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    Currently have electric which works fine and heats fast, but is certainly not as quick to adjust as gas. The electric heating elements retain lots of heat, so when you turn one down it takes a few seconds to see the effect and you might over correct. With gas it's easier to adjust the level to get just the degree of simmering that you want.

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    Gas. When was the last time you heard someone say "Now you're cooking with electricity!"? I live in a large apartment, and alas, I have an electric stove.
    Drat! A problem for someone who likes to cook.

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    If you cook, gas.
    If you warm stuff up and think a microwave is too quick, electric will be ok.

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    I haven't had a gas stove in years as I haven't lived anywhere where gas was available. But whenever I get to cook on one I realize how much I miss it. Given the choice, I'd always go with gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Both, gas cooktop, electric oven.
    This!!!

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    I am stuck with electric after using gas my whole life. Had problems at first, but I got used to it. A few years back I got interested in old cast iron cookware, and they work well with electric because after they heat up, they hold a steady heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    Gas. When was the last time you heard someone say "Now you're cooking with electricity!"? I live in a large apartment, and alas, I have an electric stove.
    Drat! A problem for someone who likes to cook.

    CbadRider, you are hereby summoned to this thread.
    Definitely gas for a cooktop. It's much easier to control the heat. I currently have a gas oven after having had electric for years. I don't notice much of a difference there.
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    oooo look at that bike

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    Gas. But we have electric at the moment. You get used to it, but you never love it if you've cooked on gas.

    Another important consideration--city gas or individual tank...? If you get your own tank, you can plumb it into your grill...

    Also, when the power goes out, you got heat and cooking.

    One downside--doesn't boil water as quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
    oooo look at that bike
    It's also powered with gas.

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    Gas is probably preferred, but maybe you might make sure that the kitchen is wired so it can accomodate electric.
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    Gas. We have an electric cooktop island and want to use gas but converting it to gas while meeting with building codes has been estimated in the $2500 range.
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