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    Twixlen
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    Snarf said:
    My piece of crap camper stove was actually one of my favorite things about my old apartment. There is nothing better than cooking with gas. I don’t know what dollar store pans Analogue is cooking with, but the uneven heat thing makes no sense either.

    Electronics on stoves are ridiculous, just more stuff to break. Buy a timer for $3, voila. My moms fancy KitchenAid gas range was just out of commission for weeks while trying to repair some electronics on it under warranty. F that! Less is more, although a little convection never hurt.

    This is actually why my dream stove is a restaurant grade 36″ sucker with full steel back panel. I don’t want all that fancy-timer-it’s-both-a-stove-and-a-refigerator-and-does-origami business. I want heat and flame and temp control and cleanability. Done.

    #482406

    mdkruse2
    Member

    Twixlen said:
    This is actually why my dream stove is a restaurant grade 36″ sucker with full steel back panel. I don’t want all that fancy-timer-it’s-both-a-stove-and-a-refigerator-and-does-origami business. I want heat and flame and temp control and cleanability. Done.

    Seriously! They can put that money into creating dials where the numbers don’t rub off and springing for the cast iron grating… maybe throw a griddle on there somewhere.

    #482407
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    Twixlen said:
    This is actually why my dream stove is a restaurant grade 36″ sucker with full steel back panel. I don’t want all that fancy-timer-it’s-both-a-stove-and-a-refigerator-and-does-origami business. I want heat and flame and temp control and cleanability. Done.

    I lucked out when I bought my house, the only appliance in it (because it was probably too large and heavy to steal, unlike the copper, microwave, etc.) was this bad boy:

    DCS made, badged Jenn Air. Convection, oven light and igniters are only electric elements. Love it!

    I could do with one of these though: http://columbus.craigslist.org/app/2795320240.html

    #482408

    Twixlen
    Participant

    ^ That’s awesome. I have an electric flattop, that I do like, and still works well… but I’d so much prefer gas, at this point. The Thermador is awesome – oh, to have the space for a 48″-er. And yeah, the perfect, perfect stove is gas cooktop, electric oven. But that’s getting into serious bucks. Le sigh.

    #482409

    misskitty
    Participant

    Gas rules stoves.
    it’s awesome

    #482410

    cbus11
    Member

    Never has any issues with my current electric stove and have had some wonderful results with it. It also seems that everything stays cleaner when I cook with it as opposed to the old gas one. I am surprised it seems so lopsided towards gas.

    #482411

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    Thanks everyone! I am seeing that gas seems the choice for cooking.

    A couple of people have suggested to us that electric would be safer for a rental. Is that more of an old wives tale or is there some truth to that? We will be sticking it in a kitchen island and getting a drop in stove.

    I like the fact that the gas stoves may be near bullet proof as they are simple. Do the elements in electric stoves break often?

    Sorry for all the questions, I am not much of a cook myself and rarely use my gas stove.

    #482412
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    If you’re doing a kitchen island and a drop in stove, sounds nice enough to merit gas for sure, IMO.

    #482413

    SusanB
    Participant

    I’m a landlord and I put in gas stoves. Less to break, cheaper to buy, and certainly more upscale. It’s a no brainer for me.

    #482414

    Twixlen
    Participant

    One thing to keep in mind with an island drop in – and that’s exhaust. Gas will run generally hotter than electric, which means exhausting is more important. My rec (as it’s what I have in my very old school house), is a ceiling mounted bath-style fixture, very powerful, and exterior exhausting.

    Not sure if you’re working with permits & inspections, but you’ll have to have an exhaust for code.

    And as someone who does cook, I hate island fixtures (sink or range). :D

    #482415

    GCrites80s
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    Do you think these tenants are going to party a lot? I remember that a buddy of mine in college would always take the knobs off his gas stove during parties so that drunks wouldn’t accidentally bump start the burners.

    #482416

    UrbanAgent
    Member

    10 out of 10 of our rental clients prefer gas, especially for individuals who cook. Good luck!

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    #482417

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    It depends who your target group is. To the average rental that has a high turn over go with electric. Gas company is a complete pain when establishing service and can cause delays until you fix what they consider a gas leak. Also, I’ve noticed a larger grease issue on the walls of the rentals with gas ranges.

    If you’re aiming at a higher end rental or a place that you’re putting a fair amount into in order to get a better tenant and higher income stream then go with gas.

    #482418

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    We are probably over thinking things and maybe making things nicer than they need to be. It is our first property and we are on a learning curve. We decided to go with gas. I figure now is the time to do it with everything ripped up. It is in an area of town that has some promise so we hope our efforts will not go unnoticed by prospective tenants.

    A friend of ours is thinking of moving into one of the units so we are thinking about what we would like.

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