Electric stove tops...need advice

Electric stove tops...need advice


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Electric stove tops...need advice
Old 05-09-2019, 07:43 PM
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Default Electric stove tops...need advice

We are looking at buying a House in the villages. I haven’t cooked with electric in the last 35 years. I remember it seemed like it took forever for the burner to heat up, and then when I wanted to lower it, the heat wouldn’t go down fast enough. Are the new electric stove tops significantly improved? I see fast boil settings, do those work? If you moved from has to electric, what were the pluses and minuses. Any advice on the features I should insist on in an electric stove top?
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:46 PM
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We also used gas for many years prior to moving here. An option we took advantage of which my be available to you depending upon the village is called propane in ground (PIG). Several of our neighbors here in the Village of Hemingway have them. We have ours connected to our gas range in the kitchen plus a grill and a smoker outside. It is refilled periodically and our monthly "budget" bill is $25 per month and we usually get to skip a month or two during the year because of excess credit balance. Don't recall the installation/set-up cost but Suburban Propane took care of all of the permits and installation.

Now hopefully someone will provide an answer to your real question about electric cook tops.
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:30 PM
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You may want to look at Induction type cook tops, from what i have read, these mimic gas ranges, and they heat the PAN, however, your cookware must be rated for this type of range, also these tend to be more costly. I am looking at possibly getting one when our existing electric range dies. I love gas cooking....
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:59 PM
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I’ve been cooking on an induction cooktop for the past 25 years......yes, 25 years. I love it! I can’t wait to replace my stove in TV with one. IMO induction is far better than gas. You can place a paper towel between your pan and the burner, and only the pot and contents will heat; the paper towel will not burn. The burner shuts off automatically when a pan is removed. Water boils in seconds and returns to boiling immediately after food is added. Yes, you need special pots that are magnetic. I bought most of mine at TJMaxx and Sam’s Club. You can’t go wrong with induction cooking. And oh.......did I say I love it?

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Old 05-10-2019, 05:13 AM
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Electric heats quickly and cools down slowly. You can take your pot off the burner to cool it down. It is just heat, and you can adjust your self to it. I also clean our glass cook top with a Brillo pad. It is impervious to almost anything.
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by graciegirl View Post
Electric heats quickly and cools down slowly. You can take your pot off the burner to cool it down. It is just heat, and you can adjust your self to it. I also clean our glass cook top with a Brillo pad. It is impervious to almost anything.


Technology has changed from 35 years ago.

Go for it.
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:34 AM
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Having had a gas cooktop and now electric, I find the food tastes the same to me
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:36 AM
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I love my magnetic induction range. Just as others have said...it is almost like gas cooking.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:41 AM
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We have electric and it's changed from years ago. Back then I didn't care for gas...the tops were hard to clean and also messy. I think that's changed however. It all depends on what you favor...I like electric.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:54 AM
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All things equal, since I'm the cook (but NOT bottlewasher) in the family, I would certainly prefer a gas cooktop. But only standard choice when building here was electric. We have a Samsung unit with glass cooktop. It heats up very quickly and has lots of features - the quickness of 'heating up' depends upon the type of pan; a thicker bottom takes longer. But all in all, pleased, and it works just fine.

Again would prefer gas/propane, but.

Oh yeah, even with the electric top, sometimes after meal prep I get gas anyway.
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