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   Posted 10/12/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
We all cook!...or at least I think we, or someone in our home does. Otherwise there's gonna be a lot of cold and raw foods...lol When you are cooking do you prefer using a gas or electric stove?

At home I've always had electric and like it just fine. But when we are out using our trailer I have to use gas. The one thing I like about gas it you can turn it down or off and it's immediate. And warm-up is quick too. But I think the burners on an electric stove give a more even heat to the bottom of the pans. It's what I've always used so that's likely why I like it best.

Anyone else have a preference? Gas or electric for cooking???
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   Posted 10/13/2009 1:28 AM (GMT -6)   

I like Gas the best! I have used both but Gas is my favorite, I like when you turn it off it is off right away! no more heat!

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   Posted 10/13/2009 2:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I prefer gas, too. I grew up using an electric stove, but for most of my adult life I've had gas. I prefer it because it's so easily adjusted. And, while I know you're not supposed to do this, a gas oven has come in very handy as a temporary heating source in the winter when the power's gone out for several hours!!


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   Posted 10/13/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Can relate to the winter power outages PA. During the blizzard of '78 I was still living at my parents home. Even without electricity we could still cook on the gas stove, my parents always kept an old percolator you used on the stove so there was always hot coffee too.

Last winter my dad had a power outage and tried to use his gas stove but the new ones have electronic ignitions. Wouldn't you know it he had no matches or lighter so the stove was useless. He now has matches on hand for emergencies.
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   Posted 10/13/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Gas or electric for cooking???
   Dear Chutz,
    Gas!!!! I have tried repeatedly to use electric stoves and it just doesnt work well atall. I even broke a lease early when I was 20 because I couldnt  stand having crutty food!!!
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   Posted 10/13/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I prefer my husband to cook on whatever he wants to cook on. If I even think about the kitchen, I burn myself or things fly across the room. There is a lot of cussing involved. We have electric now, but I dont think gas would make a difference!

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   Posted 10/13/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Lets just say if I were to ever build my "dream kitchen" it would have both gas and electric appliances. The main burners on the cook top would be electric, but I would also want a built in gas stove top grill. I would also have two ovens. One would be electric for baking and the other would be gas for broiling and roasting.
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   Posted 10/13/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had electric for most of my life. I did live in a mobile home when I was first married and we had a gas stove and oven. I remember that I liked it very much, but I think those flames are dangerous and would prefer electric so that's what I have now. But you folks that have gas have brought up some good reasons for having the gas appliances.

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   Posted 10/13/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
GAS for sure.... but I have electric :(

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   Posted 10/13/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Gas. It's a lot easier to make S'mores.

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   Posted 10/14/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
First JIM JIM you have just discribed my dream kitchen not just for holidays but everyday. I cook so many courses in one meal I need them ALL. When I was young we had gas. Its was GREAT! But being an adult I have gotten used to electic I just take the food off the burner when I want no more heat. I have pads on the counter tops for finished items to cool.

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   Posted 10/14/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, definitely GAS!


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   Posted 10/14/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Jim gets to design the kitchen for when we build our Healing Well CP condos!

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