Electric or gas?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dented, May 24, 2020.

Do have an electric or gas stove?

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  2. Electric

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  3. Wood

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  4. Micro only

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  5. What? Me cook?

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  1. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I am currently looking for a new home in the northern part of Georgia. Somewhere between Toccoa and Calhoun. I want some fresh air, fresh water and humidity...lol. But I have been looking from Kentucky down through Nashville into Georgia. I cannot believe on how many homes only have electric in the house and no natural gas. I am not looking way out in the boonies. I need to be in town to a point. But the greater percentage of homes have electric kitchens. WTH? Even homes inside of city limits have not been plumbed with natural gas. I just don't understand. Doesn't the power go out from storms? Isn't natural gas cheaper than electric? I know for a fact as a life long cook it is better to cook with a gas stove. Someone tell me why all of these homes have electric only and no gas. Oh... and if some of them do have gas they stub the fireplace but not the kitchen! WTH? again Thanks for your responses.
     
  2. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Have you ever heard of the TVA? Although I prefer gas heat the TVA has damned everything that just trickles water to make electricity so many neighborhoods just have electric. You have to look fairly hard for natural gas or propane.
     
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    Electric. it came with the house. It was cheaper than propane, which was the heat source, but we just got NG. time for a new range!
     
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    We’re in rural MO and have propane heat and water heaters, but an electric stove with a glass cooktop. I like the easy wipe down and the extra workspace when the burners aren’t on, but I miss the immediate heat and easy “throttle-ability” of gas burners like we had growing up.

    The glass cooktop imparts a delay while it heats up or when you need to crank the temp up or down, and that’s a real disadvantage sometimes.

    At least service from our rural electric co-op is reliable; our power was out for maybe four hours a few weeks ago and that’s about the only real power outage we’ve had in years.
     
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    Gas, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
     
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    agreed - I have no idea why so many homes are heated w/ gas, yet they have electric appliances? :confused:

    Gas is far better for a stovetop, no question!

    When we moved into a home and had to remodel the kitchen prior to moving in I remember saying "yeah, whatever you want is cool -- I only want ONE thing - a gas line brought over for the stovetop!"
     
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  7. Ringo

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    Our house has gas heat and hot water heaters but only wired for electric cooktop and ovens, we thought about running gas to at least have a gas cooktop but it's expensive, so electric it is.
     
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    Is there a choice for real cooking? IMG_2823.JPG IMG_2880.JPG
     
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    If you've followed the news, over the past year cities in the US are starting to ban new construction hook-ups for natural gas due to greenhouse warming.

    It's distressing because - at least in all my experience - cooking is so, so much better controlled with gas. Enjoy it while you can!
     
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    Stovetop => Gas. All the way. No contest.

    Oven => Electric. If you bake anything, ever, get electric. The on/off of gas just doesn't do as good a job as the even heat of electric.

    Lucky you, they make them this way. Get a gas stovetop with an electric oven and cook away to your heart's content.

    - Bob
     
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    I live in the woods and don't have gas. Forget electric ranges and go for an induction cook top. My Kitchen Aid 5 burner is better than any gas range I have ever had. Heats up quickly and does not heat the area. No blow by that you get from gas so there is really no need for a hood above. Convection oven/microwave round out the kitchen.
     
  12. trev333

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    My house has a electric stove top and a separate E oven.... I've gotten use to it and works ok for the cooking I do...

    my bro is a plumber/gas fitter I could convert to gastop stove if I felt the need... but haven't yet.. it's an extra account to hassle with or bottles to change at inopportune times...

    I do have a gas bbq outside if the power goes out... or go and gather some sticks for a fire... ;)
     
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    I feel ya - we plumbed for gas @ time of remodel in '94 and went for natural gas on water heater, dryer stub (we still air dry) stove-top and grill-on-the-deck.
    Stove-top: no contest w/ electric.
    Oven - yeah, electric.

    Now how about your amps? LNG or AC? :rolleyes:
     
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    Those 1960's NG-powered Twin Reverbs were the bees knees. Too bad they discontinued them.
     
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    Yes, California is starting to cut short the construction projects with NG. Going to electricity which it does not have and buys from other states. NG will be around until oil and coal are eliminated
    Them three little chicks are yellin' to get offa' there. Come on you meanie!
     
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    Our gas stove has an option called "power boil" (or something like that) where it just unleashes the dragon. Very cool.
     
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    Haven't had a gas stove since I left Central Illinois. Alabama, Albuquerque, Southern Middle Tennessee all seem to be mostly electric.

    I also agree about being "sorta in-town".......at least close enough to get cable internet!
     
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  18. Bruxist

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    Wanted gas and we are plumbed for it but the wife was against it for good reasons: 2 young kids and (the big one) one elderly household member that probably should not be around open flames.
     
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    Oh no, they like it up there on the top of the warming oven. BTW, who was the idiot that eliminated the warming oven anyway? Greatest invention since sliced bread ... err ... oh wait, the warming oven was invented before sliced bread. :cool:
     
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  20. LutherBurger

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    Look into induction stovetops. They're electric, but awesome.
     
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