Where we live, ALL the houses come with electric stoves. We have been looking at houses for over a year and all of them come with an electric stove, and the majority are those horrible flat-top kind.
As avid cook-at-home people, we are horrified by this and keep hoping for a place that at LEAST has a gas line already but it seems impossible. The houses were built with electric and it seems very expensive to run gas since there's no gas in the rest of the houses. Some houses don't even HAVE gas available at the street in the development, those we've written off right away.
It's expensive enough to buy a house, but to have to consider some major construction project and purchase of a new stove right off the bat seems really more than we could do.
Could someone come on here and post about how they love their electric stove? Or at least that they don't mind it, and have been able to make it work for them?