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Gas or Electric?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by cranberry, May 1, 2009.

  1. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    You guessed it. The range, which we've had since moving into our current house nine years ago, finally gave out. It was electric but we have a gas line behind the stove that someone capped off at some point. Our preference is gas, because it's easier to regulate for cooking.

    However, it's going to cost an extra $500 on top of the cost of the range to get the gas line reopened, install, get a state inspection, etc. Additionally, I'm wondering how this plays out from an environmental standpoint -- which is the greener choice?

    So, SportsJournalists.com, gas or electric?
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I loved cooking with gas in the one place I had that had it.

    Like you said, easier to control, and I found in the long run my gas bill came in cheaper than the differential drop in the electric.

    If you can afford it, I'd take the gas.
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I hate cooking with gas, plus it always seemed dangerous to me.

    I vote electric.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    You are so weird. Gas is sooo much better.
  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    If you like to cook at all, gas is the only way to go.
  6. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member


    I had a gas oven blow up in my face and I'm still amazed that all I got out of it was burnt-off eyebrows, eyelashes and bangs (my hair was pulled back in a bandanna.) I should have had third-degree burns for how huge the fireball was.

    I will NEVER EVER EVER have a gas stove in my house.

  7. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Maybe the hotdish was a little too flammable . . . .[/headedfortimeout]
  8. dargan

    dargan Active Member


    The heat on an electric is distributed too unevenly.

    Like GB-H said, if you can afford it, go gas.
  9. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Gas cooktop, electric convection double oven and an electric induction side burner.

    Oh, was there a budget?
  10. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    OTD, glad you know the routine.

    I hadn't yet put the pan of pork chops I was going to fix that evening into the oven when that happened.
  11. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    You cooked pork chops in the oven?
  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    You just have us trained so well, I guess.
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