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Electric Stove/Range Advice

7Cees | Apr 5, 201708:47 AM

I need to get a new stove for the cottage (In truth, likely "new to us" - gently used). I cook with gas at home which I love, but it is not an option at the lake (nor is propane). My inclination is to get a stove with a retro "electric coil" type burner rather than ceramic or glass cook tops. For my first home, I was convinced to purchase a solid element stove that was easy to clean. That was the ONLY thing I liked about it. It took forever to heat up, forever to cool down, seemed to have hotspots within the element... I was not happy and got rid of it as soon as I reasonably could. In the reading that I've done, I've heard the same sort of complaints with the ceramic and glass cook tops (which are not one in the same, I understand) plus a few additional concerns. A used range with an induction cook top is likely not in the cards, though I love the idea of not overheating the place as well (The "summer estate" has a tight budget and used induction ranges are few and far between in any event)

So do you think I'm right to stick with the coil or am I misinformed? My entire family thanks you in advance - as they won't hear the end if it if I'm stuck with an appliance that doesn't align with my "I'd rather cook with gas" personality. I do appreciate your time.

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