New Range needed_Am I crazy to stick with Electric Coils?
My wife and I are remodeling our 25 year-old kitchen with new countertops and a new range and refrigerator. I've been cooking for 25 years quite happily on a GE electric coil range/oven (30 in). I have a vented GE microwave/convection oven above the range, but I don't notice a lot of difference between the convection oven and the oven on the old range - both do a great job with the baking I do. I most often cook with cast iron cookware (personal preference), so a smoothtop electric range is out. I was considering a dual fuel range (i.e., Wolf), but at the cost, I'm seriously considering sticking with another $500 GE Electric coil range. It will handle the heavy cast iron cookware, the oven is still a great size (5.3 cu ft), reviews are almost totally positive, and it does it at a reasonable cost. Yes, more careful control is available on the gas range, but I don't do a lot of simmering, and for most cooking, the electric coils can generate a lot of Watts/BTUs fairly efficiently. I have only moderate outside venting through the over-range microwave (200 CFM), so that's a small concern too with the Wolf range. Am I completely nuts to stick with the GE electric coil range/oven? Thanks for any input.
Kent in Michigan