Stoves: Electric coils vs. Electric flat top?
January 13, 2010 1:18 PM Subscribe
Stoves: Electric coils vs. Electric flat top? Cost of propane tank installation?
posted by maulik to Home & Garden (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We need a new stove and we're used to cooking on electric coils but the stores only stock electric flat tops (special order is no problem). We told the sales people that we've seen people really struggle to keep a flat top clean and their response was to suggest we keep a thin film of Ceremabryte on the surface at all times. To us, this felt like we'd be cooking with chemicals. The sales people also scared us with 'nobody will buy your house with a stove with coils'.
1. keeping it clean (including the edges between the counter and stove)
3. selling the house (~5 years away)
Not of concern:
1. cost (they're roughly the same - coils are actually a bit more)
PS We don't get natural gas in our neighborhood. Has anybody installed a propane tank? How much does installation cost (assume we have an easily accessible place in the backyard that is close to the stove as well.)