Breezygirl et al.- transition from electric to gas....???
Hi Breezy and anyone else who has made the conversion from electric to gas-
In my quest for learning more about gas stoves I see you somewhat recently changed over from electric and I was wondering how it's going? I have cooked on electric all my life but when we build I am thinking dual fuel gas with convection is the way to go. If you have a chance I'd love it if you could give me the low down on your experience.
I have read that induction is an awesome electric alternative to gas but I think that is a total budget buster for me. Trying to 'sell' dh on $1,800-2,000 for one appliance will be hard enough - jumping to 2,800+ will be beyond my persuasive capabilities I think! However - perhaps by the time we are actually purchasing appliances the cost will come down enough but I doubt it.
So - my basic question is are you still happy that you went with gas? Did you find it to be a difficult change? My biggest electric gripe would be that low is really still too high.
One more question regarding grates...what is the deal with the cast iron vs. enamel vs. integrated that are in 2 puzzle sort of pieces that cover the whole stove? I noticed that when I went browsing last week and couldn't figure out if it's just a brand/style thing or what I should be looking for.
Do you have an oval burner in the center? If so do you use it? We have a square pan that doesn't cook well on our ceramic top electric because the corners do not heat evenly and I'm thinking that would solve that problem.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.