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Buying Apt w/o Gas—Electric or Induction Range?

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Buying Apt w/o Gas—Electric or Induction Range?

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Hot_Soup | | Jan 12, 2010 11:48 AM

I'm a pretty passionate home cook very much in favor of a gas range, so let's not get into that debate, gas versus whatever. The building we're looking to buy in (our first!) has no gas hookups. It's a sponsor, and we've maybe got a little bit of money to play with up front, so I'm almost certainly swapping out the base stove set for—let's dream big—a double oven and a top of the line range. I'm thinking about induction, but is it worth the cost? It seem like it's the closest I can come to gas in an all-electric building. Does it even compare? I know that induction is only a few years old, so has the tech gotten noticeably of late? What about the prospects of a top of the line electric range? Again, I cook a few nights a week and can't bear the thought of being miserable in my wonderful new apartment with a dreadful kitchen. I hate to say it, but could this even be a deal breaker? Thanks in advance!

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