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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by bear62, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. bear62

    bear62 Armed Bear

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    It's not which do you prefer ... Glock or S&W ... but which type of stove do you have in your house ....... electric or gas???:rofl:

    We have a 12 year old gas range (Kenmore) which is giving us trouble. Last night the oven came on when the "clean" button was pushed accidentally. No problem except the darn thing would never turn off. Stove got dangerously HOT. I couldn't press any clear buttons that would shut the range down .... and ultimately had to throw the circuit breaker to shut electric power off of the stove. Now I'm somewhat leery about using it.

    We are trying to decide what to replace it with ........ an electric or gas model....... Which would you choose?

    Thanks .........:wavey:
     
  2. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    I definitely prefer gas cooking.
     

  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Gas. I grew up on Electric. Hated it. I guess that induction stuff is good, but I prefer gas. Sight and sound tells me how hot it is without lifting a pan. Also allows me to have a gas dryer and HWH. Even though I have muni-power, electric is 'spensive.

    Self cleaning ovens - how dirty are we, as Americans??? We don't need self-cleaning ovens - we need bigger pans. LOL
     
  4. Glocker32c

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    Get the best of both worlds. Convection oven with gas burners on top. Dual fuel.

    Glocker
     
  5. ray9898

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    Gas without question.
     
  6. LuvDog

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    If that's not an option, then gas all the way
     
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  7. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    I like gas, but electric is simpler for me and one less bill (I like electric everything).
     
  8. jpa

    jpa CLM

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    Gas. Electric is expensive as hell here.

    The cleaning function is supposed to make the oven "dangerously hot" and lock the door. The heat is supposed to burn off all the crap that's stuck inside the oven.
     
  9. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Induction first, gas second.
     
  10. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    We have one of each. I much prefer the gas.
     
  11. 8-Ball

    8-Ball Old Soul

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    Gas, no question.

    I can't stand cooking on electric.
     
  12. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    We have a propane stove that I utterly despise, and a wood cookstove that I adore. If my choices were gas or electric, I'd go with gas.

    Mrs.Cicero
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Gas for stovetop, electric for oven. But I don't have gas at my current house, so I have electric both.

    I can't stand the smell of gas, however.
     
  14. captainstormy

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    I prefer a gas stoverop and electric oven. My fiancee has a gas oven in her condo and I hate it. You can't cook anything in there withou heating up the whole place. Which isn't bad in the winter, but I hate it in the summer.

    I cooked a nice sized pork butt over there once. Typically at around 225 for 8 hours or so. The temparate in the living room went from 76 when we started to 94 by the time it was done.

    I hat gas ovens enough that Id rather have all electric then all gas.
     
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  15. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    I have gas in my current house and love it, but I do not bake with the oven in summer because of heating the house. My wife laughed when I spent more on my grill than we did on the stove.
     
  16. bear62

    bear62 Armed Bear

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    Thank you friends. Like most (all) of you we prefer gas and that's what we are going to buy.

    Just as an experiment I turned the unit back on a few minutes ago just to see if the oven would come back on without my pushing any buttons. And it did ... just like it had never stopped!! I quickly turned the gas back off and unplugged the electricity. I have just about zero skills in appliances but from "some" things I've googled people say the thermostat could be broken. Any thoughts on this? The unit is 12 years old and maybe that's about the life expectancy of a gas stove??

    We ordered a new gas stove but it wont be here for about 7 days ..... so it looks like I will be grilling out back a lot and warming up certain things in the toaster oven. My wife has suggested dining out every night ....... until the new unit is here... :rofl::faint:

    Thanks again for your replies ...... :wavey:
     
  17. GLOCK17DB9

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    Gas is definitely the easiest and safest way to cook. You have complete control over temperature and can change it instantly.
     
  18. captainstormy

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    You can use a crock pot until your stove comes in too. I use one when cooking in the summer at my fiancee's condo as well.
     
  19. bear62

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    We've thought of that, captain .... Lots of good recipes for crock pot cooking ..... beans, bbq (pork and beef), great stews, ...... and the list goes on .............
     
  20. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    Gas!

    Heats *faster* for less $$$ - AND....


    You can heat your Tortillas right on the Gas 'eye' so that the butter melts right in... also great for heating up Pita bread before you fill it with Vegetables!

    Stay with the Gas!

    Patrick
    PS - I don't use butter these days, but I sure remember Hot Tortillas with Butter one em... :supergrin: