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    I know that cooking with gas is better because you can control the heat better but I wondered how many of you guys cook with gas or electric.
    We have electric but use propane for grilling.

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    Gas hob (cooktop, stove, burners etc depending on your local dialect). Electric is way too imprecise and tricky to control and does not get hot enough for stir frys.

    Electric oven (which are usually fine but mine happens to be a piece of shit - the thermostat is all over the place so I regularly burn/undercook stuff. It's built into the kitchen units and is an unusual width so a replacement is impossible and we'd have to tear out and remodel half the kitchen if we bought a standard size - jeez the problems I have in my life).
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    Well, nothing compares to a wood-fired cookstove! That would be my first choice.

    But here in the modern world ...

    I prefer a gas stove because it's easier to regulate. Unfortunately, I'm renting and I'm stuck with a crappy second-hand electric stove ... but someday, when I win the lottery, I am going to buy myself a magnificent gas range with burners, a flat-top grill, an oven, and a warming oven. Yes, I am.

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    Gas.

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    i have electric (i rent my apt so i have no say in this) but my parents are having gas put in. i'm a lot jealous!

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    It's weird... my whole life growing up in Chicago, I never even saw an electric stove. Everything was gas. And we moved around a LOT, many different houses/apartments, saw many friend's apartments... no electric. Then I moved to the west coast and never saw a single gas stove... all electric. I'm wondering if it's some regional preference or something....

    I definitely prefer gas. Having cooked on both many times, I'd say electric sucks. Gas is much easier to control.

    I'm wondering about halogen cooktops. Anyone ever use one?

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    Yes - they are fancy electric cooktops and work equally badly. Avoid.
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    Gas is great, but it'll boil your soup in the time it takes to blink.

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    i rent. my flat has one of the 'fancy' electric cook tops, the glass ceramic ones. as far as electric goes, it's by far the best you can do but i would definitely get gas if i had a say in the matter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by muchlove
    It's weird... my whole life growing up in Chicago, I never even saw an electric stove. Everything was gas. And we moved around a LOT, many different houses/apartments, saw many friend's apartments... no electric. Then I moved to the west coast and never saw a single gas stove... all electric. I'm wondering if it's some regional preference or something....
    Yeah. Originally from Ohio, my apartment in Chicago was the first time I'd ever seen a GAS stove.

    My entire family and everyone back home were entirely ignorant about the use of such stoves. Therefore I hardly ever used it because I was paranoid about blowing the place up or inhaling deadly fumes. I always checked to make sure each burner adjuster was completely turned off before going to bed and anytime I smelled something odd in my apartment I left and walked the town for a couple hours in case some spark made the place blow.

    I prefer electric.

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    Both. I have a dual fuel range. Gas on the stovetop and an electric convection oven. I also have a smoker outside which gets lots of use.
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    ^^I'm envious. I'd love to have a gas range again. Instead I have a crappy electric stove, with super hot burners and a slow oven.

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    I'd love a gas hob, and gas central heating, but there is no gas in my village. So I am stuck with a halogen hob which is not a patch on gas, and an oil boiler for my heating, which is fine, but a bugger to get anyone to come out to when it needs servicing or mending.
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    Gas, and I installed it myself much to boyfriends suprise!, he was very wary of using it the first couple of time for fear of explosion.

    It's a second hand one though and the 'spark' (is it a spark - the clicker thing) has gone so we have to light it with matches, I lost my arm hair in the grill one day, very scary. Yeah so I guess we need to buy a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintTheTownRed
    Both. I have a dual fuel range. Gas on the stovetop and an electric convection oven. I also have a smoker outside which gets lots of use.
    Maybe we have the same stove! Mine is a Kenmore elite. It has a ceramic top although it is gas. I love it!

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