Re: Electric stoves
From: Virgil Huston (virgil.huston1955gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:47:55 -0700 (PDT)
Go gas for cooking on a stove top. Don't even consider electric.
Electric ovens are fine. Professional kitchens use gas, much better
cooking experience, much better control of heat, etc. I have electric
now, would kill for gas.
Virgil

On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 6:42 PM, Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com> 
wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> -Liz
> (The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill
> www.ecclesiaministriesmission.org
> www.mosaic-commons.org
> 508-450-0431
>
>
>
>
>> On Oct 10, 2016, at 4:21 PM, Dyer, Carolyn S <carolyn-dyer [at] uiowa.edu> 
>> 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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