Re: Electric stoves
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:42:54 -0700 (PDT)
I have a smooth top electric at home which I love. 

AND I spend about an hour a month cleaning the stovetop and I can see that 
eventually I will lose the battle with the ring of stain that forms.

It is removable with hard work, exactly the right scrubby, and the special 
cream they sell you.

It is worse if you don’t clean up every single spill as soon as it happens—that 
is, while the stove is still hot run wet washcloth over to remove as much of 
the spill as possible, fast, so you don’t get burned.

Our common house started with two home style stoves, I think one propane and 
one electric, and we replaced them after I think two years. They just couldn’t 
keep up.

Now we have a large commercial stove that can keep up but that three-quarters 
of the community don’t know how to turn it on.

(The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill

> On Oct 10, 2016, at 4:21 PM, Dyer, Carolyn S <carolyn-dyer [at]> 
> wrote:
> We are interested in learning other community's experience with smooth top 
> electric stoves in the common house. Our tentative plan is to install two 
> residential models in an all-electric community.
> Have you chosen them?  Have you had problems with their cracking or breaking, 
> or irretrievably staining? How large are the largest pots you can use on 
> them? Are there models you recommend?
> Carolyn Dyer
> Board of Managers
> Iowa City Cohousing
> Building Prairie Hill Cohousing Community
> <>
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