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Old 04-03-2019, 05:29 PM   #16
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First, there is electric and gas in the kitchen.
Ayuh,...... Gas All the way for Me,....

I've survived with a gas stove in winter storms when the power went out,......
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:42 AM   #17
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While I prefer a gas cook top I have an electric. And there can be no argument about the walls and ceilings being cleaner with electric.


And we cook and fry far more than the average person.
I'm not sure I understand "And there can be no argument about the walls and ceilings being cleaner with electric."

I've never had any wall or ceiling issue related to gas....maybe I'm blind to it
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Although they are more expensive, and you're limited to certain types of cookware, the other thing to consider with electric is plain electric vs. induction.
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I'm not sure I understand "And there can be no argument about the walls and ceilings being cleaner with electric."

I've never had any wall or ceiling issue related to gas....maybe I'm blind to it



IMO, it yellows stuff.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:48 PM   #20
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I would need twice as many burners and need 50% more linear space for a gas cooktop to replace the electric one. Not a big deal in a restaurant kitchen that is pretty much built around the stove but a very big deal in my home kitchen. Gas burners have a much narrower heat range control as the gas flame needs to be maintained, and this is why for very low heat situations like simmering or working with chocolate they are interior. A restaurant will have a menu that avoids these problems or have special stations but this is far from ideal for a kitchen in someone's home.
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I'm not sure I understand "And there can be no argument about the walls and ceilings being cleaner with electric."

I've never had any wall or ceiling issue related to gas....maybe I'm blind to it
On it's own, electric doesn't create combustion byproducts or acidic waste gasses. burning fuel (NG) does.
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I would need twice as many burners and need 50% more linear space for a gas cooktop to replace the electric one. Not a big deal in a restaurant kitchen that is pretty much built around the stove but a very big deal in my home kitchen. Gas burners have a much narrower heat range control as the gas flame needs to be maintained, and this is why for very low heat situations like simmering or working with chocolate they are interior. A restaurant will have a menu that avoids these problems or have special stations but this is far from ideal for a kitchen in someone's home.
that's probably why all the home stovetops have burners that go down to 1100BTU/hr regardless of their size. simmer burner is 550BTU/hr.

personally i'd prefer all the burners to be the same size (large), and open not closed burners because sometimes I want big BTU on a pan that's not 14" in diameter.
but what do I know, I just use the darn thing, I don't work in marketing.

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Old 04-29-2019, 10:55 AM   #22
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are you talking stove or oven?

Putting in a new stove thats electric when you have gas to save $100 makes me wonder where else you cut corners.


First of all, this is a question of preference, nothing else. To assume we "cut corners" is a stupid statement.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:10 PM   #23
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I have to go with many on this thread and say that gas is where you wanna go if you are at all into cooking/baking. I think gas is a better option for cooking!
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In renovating selling properties, in the mid 500/800 range, I will defer to gas where ever reasonable and even if I have to put in hoods/ventilation.

My thoughts are that there are many self-styled chefs in that range who strongly desire/ prefer gas cooking.

For the rest of the market that don't happen to be self-styled chefs, I think most are apathetic/neutral whether it's gas/electric (there may be a few that actually prefer electric.... but I think they are a much smaller sector relative to those who prefer gas.)

Lower end markets, I'm not sure and I might be inclined to go electric on a cost basis.

Higher end markets, my guess would be that gas becomes even more so preferred...

I'd be interested in others experience in selling properties.

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Old 06-02-2019, 11:00 AM   #25
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There’s no real answer to this question. High end stoves tend to be gas, though there are high end induction cooktops too. Commercial kitchens use both. I think most people that fancy themselves foodies/amateur chefs prefer gas. Induction heats more consistently though.
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