|Electric smooth top stove in common house?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Susan Coberly (susandgeorgegmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:50:46 -0700 (PDT)|
In response to question from Iowa City Cohousing, I have a smooth top electric stove in my home. I chose smooth top electric - although I wanted to get a dual fuel range (gas cooktop, electric oven) - due to cost. I do a lot of cooking. So far (about 8 years) the smooth top has not cracked - nor has it stained "irretrievably"- but I would caution against using it in a common house kitchen, in favor of gas. These are my reasons. I am preternaturally obsessed with it getting cracked or stained, and I am usually the only cook and cleaner. If there were other cooks I likely would drive them crazy with over-protectiveness. Over-protectiveness is not something one wants in the common house, with diverse personalities.... With gas / iron burner covers, one can slide pots back and forth to cook a stir fry, cook stove-top popcorn, slide off a burner when the food is done. You cannot do that with a smooth top. Pans have to be lifted up and set down carefully every time, including heavy pots of boiling water. Pans and pots have to be smooth-bottomed in addition to being the right metal (pots and pans in the common house will tend to get a bit beat - up, if experience serves). Susan Coberly, La Querencia, aka Fresno Cohousing, California
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