(Closed) What type of stove do you prefer?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: What type of stove do you prefer?
    Gas : (79 votes)
    69 %
    Electric coils : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Electric flat-top : (28 votes)
    24 %
    Electric induction : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    GAS! I’ve told Darling Husband that having a gas stove is a must for the house that we buy. Currently we have an electric coil stove and it blows. 

    Post # 4
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    GAS!!!! You can’t effectively control the heat on coils. I would refuse to live in a home, no matter how fabulous it was, if I couldn’t ever have a gas stove haha

    Edit: can you tell I’m passionate about gas stoves? :p

    Post # 5
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    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    gas gas gas

    Post # 6
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    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    From a cooking perspective, gas.  From a cleaning and other-uses-for-your-stove-top perspective, flat-top electric. Since Darling Husband does most of the cooking, and I do almost all of the cleaning, I voted for flat-top electric, lol! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Gas! So much easier to have a consistent temperature with a gas stove!

    Post # 8
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    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I orefer gas, and its a must in our next house, but right now i have a very good electric flat top and I do like it very much. My ideal is electric over, gas top.

     

    Post # 9
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Another vote for gas, gas, gas. You just have so much better control over the heat (although maybe the new induction stoves are better than the coils or flat-top, I haven’t used one). Everyone I know who is a semi-serious cook swears by gas. I have never heard of anyone being afraid of gas. I can’t imagine such a person would actually use the stove, anyway.

    Post # 11
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    585 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i have an electric stove now but they have burners and its a real betch to get clean our new apartment has flat top  stoves and althought it does go onto other burners it is SO much easier to get clean 

    Post # 12
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Brielle:  Agreed 100% with this. I love cooking on a gas stove and only cooked on a gas stove until I lived with my ex. We had a flat top electric that was a pain to clean (I’ve since learned how to properly clean them) and I hated cooking on it. At the place my Fiance and I live, we have electric coils, which I hate cooking on and it’s really ugly, but it’s fairly easy to clean.

    Post # 13
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    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    IDK where everyone lives, but I grew up on the Gulf Coast and every year during hurricane season we would go without power for at least a few days… so having gas appliances was a life saver! Everyone else was eating MRE’s or room temp canned crap, and we were having a feast! I will definitely do gas when we build.

    Post # 14
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Am I the only one who hates my gas stove? LOL Here is mine… I am in a rental so it’s not owned by me and I have no choice but to use it…

    Notice I have no numbers on this knob… so to bake a cake? How do I know it’s 350 or 400? And I love to bake but can’t use this oven….

    Notice again no numbers or HI LO MED so I am guessing here what is MED HIGH or whatever, I am glad I use this to only boil water but I would like to actually COOK!

    I have four small burners and can’t put those foil plates on to catch spills so I have to take off those steel things and scrub the white part with SOS pads to clean my stove every time my Fiance cooks because splashed spaghetti sauce gets into every nook and cranny!

    My stove is an apartment sized one, so VERY small (18 1/2 inches) that most of my pans don’t fit on the burner properly and are too big so I have to use two burners and put my frying pan in the middle of them!

    The size of my oven, small, (15 inches) my cookie sheet doesn’t fit in sideways so I have to put it in “headfirst” that’s just not normal so I don’t bake in here.  So I just use the oven to melt cheese on nachos!

     

    Post # 16
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Gas for the hob and electric for the oven. I’m a keen cook and that combination is absolutely the best, although I agree with @abbyful:  that having an independent thermometer in your oven is the best way to assure an accurate temperature.

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