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analogmusicman 02-22-2008 11:06 PM

gas or electric range?
we have to decide soon whether to put a gas or electric range into the apartment we're remodeling. the determining factor is cost; which one is cheaper to operate since the utilities are included with the rent. so, which IS cheaper?


End Grain 02-22-2008 11:13 PM

If you love to cook AND if you appreciate fine cookware, professional techniques and expect exceptional results for your efforts, then gas can be your only choice. The burners respond instantly to what you dial up or down on them. Absolutely not so with electric! The lag time in cooling down from medium to medium-low can ruin a sauce or other dish in no time at all. Similarly, searing meats can become a steam bath on electric burners because you cannot get the heat up high enough fast enough. I love to cook, I have very fine tin-clad copper cookware and I hate electric stoves, especially smooth ceramic tops. :furious: Go gas!!!:thumbup:

Taipans 02-22-2008 11:41 PM

Hehe, I think he is the owner of the apartment and wants to save money!

I would think Electric is going to be cheaper, gas has gone way up. Also I would rather have my apartments gas free for safety reasons. My daughter tried to make mac n cheese the other day and left the knob a tiny bit on. Entire downstairs filled up with gas! :censored:

I love gas however for personal use and would never go electric!

analogmusicman 02-23-2008 12:23 AM

electric it is!
you're right Taipans, I'm the owner and being basically uh frugal (cheap:no: ) I'd like to save money! so,electric it is. (and your point about safety is valid too)


LawnGuyLandSparky 02-23-2008 08:54 AM

Have you considered lp gas? That way you can get the tenant to pay for their own refills...

skymaster 02-23-2008 12:02 PM

End Grain: I agree with you. From all that I have read PROFESSIONAL cooks use gas for cooktop and electric ovens for baking.

Ron6519 02-24-2008 08:30 AM

Electric and gas rates vary with the supplier and the region. What would be cheaper to operate would be what your rates are, not the posters on the internet. Try sitting down with your utility bills, a calcutator and the possible appliance units your interested in. It should take you about 10 minutes for a useful answer.

LawnGuyLandSparky 02-24-2008 08:35 AM

When you consider the cost of energy, ANY energy, I would advise anyone renting out an apartment to do anything in their power (no pun intended) to NOT have a tenant who has absolutely no motivation to save energy.

jmmv08 09-25-2008 04:27 AM

Much cheaper and for safety reason, I think it is gas.

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