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Ceramic top or coil-type stove???? Help me pick a stove!!!! HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Intheswamp, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    This is a (very) short poll to help me and the wife decide on a type of stove...

    Well, a long story short... We're looking, after 20 years, to switch to an electric stove from gas. I love gas stoves but our last one has had issues and has left a bad impression on my wife so...we're apparently going electric. [​IMG] She's the cook. [​IMG]

    So, if you were going to buy a stove today or tomorrow would you choose a stove with a conventional coil-type cook top or one with a ceramic/glass flat cook top? I'm leaving the gas option out of the poll but if you want to comment about a gas stove or either of the electric types please do! Sorry, induction type stoves are not in the running. [​IMG]

    Click here to participate in the poll... Intheswamp's Stove Search Poll


    Results for Intheswamp's Stove Search Poll

  2. We switched from coil-top to Glass top not long ago, and Love it. No more mess under the coils, cooks evenly, cleans easily...
  3. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

    May 21, 2008
    My biggest deciding factor would be, if she is a canner most of the flat top stoves you cannot use a pressure canner and it is not recommended to use a waterbath canner. I love to can and HATE my flat top for that reason. However, the biggest benefit is cleaning it is a breeze.
    I would love to have gas again, it is definitely more universal in cooking, I am surprised she hates it. I LOVE GAS but our new house does not have it.
  4. Junior

    Junior Songster

    Jan 28, 2010
    we bought a coil type this past summer.while shopping we were told :

    if you use a pressure canner you probably want to stay away from a glass top. those full canners get pretty heavy and could easily break those expensive tops.

    oops,Frogdogtimestwo beat me to the punch on the reply.[​IMG]

    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    When was the last time she cooked on electric? I could not imagine having to do that again. I now have a dual fuel stove...gas top and electric oven. The best of both worlds. My sister went with a smooth top and hates it. If the pan is not evenly flat it will not heat well. Her pots and pans are well used!
  6. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    The other plus of a gas stove is that if you lose electricity ... you can still cook (and bake).
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Oh my, I would never get rid of gas. I love gas stoves!

    We have the electric coil and it's fine, but I'd rather have gas. I've also heard you should use cast iron on a ceramic top stove???

  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I pretty much only use cast iron to cook with and do lots of canning so I wouldn't want the glass top kind.
  9. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    i have never really cooked on a gas stove, I have always had electric coil type. switched to ceramic top and love it. easy to clean, polish and i use a razor to scrape it. shines all the time.
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Nope, gas for me. I grew up with coiled electric, then Mom got a glass top. I'm not sure who disliked it more, me or Mom. None of her older pans would work on it, because they had "shaped" over the years.
    If I HAD to have electric, it would be coiled type. Mom's glass top was very finicky and tempermental, then it shattered one day when a heavy pan went down on it too hard. Very expensive repair and took a long time to get done. After that it tripped breakers on a regular basis.

    Don't know if brand matters, but she had a Jenn-Air.

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