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Oct 18, 2011 07:40 PM
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Poll -- do you have an electric, ceramic, gas or induction cooktop?

Like the title says, what are you cooking on? And do you like it? And would you in an ideal world switch it for something else?
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  1. 8 burner gas range, BlueStar. Great, no frills range. No bells, whistles, computer boards, timers, clocks, etc. And no, I would not change. It is great. Has 1 full and 1 half oven.

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    1. re: dcrb

      Oh man, sounds like my dream stove/oven. We're in an apartment now with a crappy electric coil stove and an oven that reads at 400 on the thermometer if I set it to 325. I hate it, but I can suck it up until we're in a house. Then I'm going all out!

      1. re: iamtheeiceworm

        We waited 34 years to get what we wanted. Keep the dream alive.

      2. re: dcrb

        Gas range and oven. Haven't used it since I got an induction cooktop. Getting rid of it and will use only portable induction cooktops and countertop convection oven from now on.

        1. re: shiny

          You have written a curious post. Why would you stop using a range of any kind and use a hotplate and toaster oven instead?

          1. re: John E.

            Learn more about induction. Far from being a hotplate, it is as responsive and adjustable as the finest gas cooktops, and even better than the high-end gas ranges at holding a steady, very low simmer. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/834710

            1. re: BobB

              I know what induction is. I just do not understand why someone would use a portable induction burner and a countertop oven instead of a range of any kind.

              Somewhere on this thread I wrote of my desire to get an induction stove with electric convection oven.

              1. re: John E.

                If one has a range, perhaps its footprint can be used for a countertop oven. I've had a countertop oven, and I didn't use it long - although mine certainly wasn't a top-notch countertop oven. Heck, it wouldn't even bake bread successfully. I don't understand it either.

                But, I've noticed briefly really stupendous looking countertop ovens. Perhaps that's it?

      3. We have a ceramic/glass cooktop but I would really like an induction. The gas dryer is off the kitchen and about 8 feet from the stove. Why a gas line was not installed when this place was built is baffling.

        You did forget one option. At our farm in northern Minnesota we have a combination wood/gas stove/oven. While that is not necessarily a choice I would make for everyday use, it is fun to use.

        1. I have an electric cooktop in a rental situation. I don't think I hate it, but I would definitely consider a gas or induction cooktop. Thanks.

          1. Some Whirlpool electric/glass POS. It's an apartment, I didn't pick it.

            I mainly use my Rosewill (Newegg) induction hotplate.

            1. At the real home, currently rented out while we're living overseas, a gas 4 top but in the rental here in Europe a ceramic 4 top. I much prefer gas for cooking although cleanup on the ceramic is easier if you haven't really burnt the crap out of something.