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Landlord wants to replace gas oven with electric. Help?

We have enjoyed 6+ years of our gas oven/stovetop, but now our NYC landlord is planning to replace all the ovens in our building with electric. This seems like it will make our (already high) electricity bill even higher. Is there anything we can do? [more inside]
posted by Zephyrial on Mar 22, 2014 - 15 answers

Natural Gas Smell

I did something colossally stupid this evening: Put up some pasta on the stove and then fell promptly asleep for a little while on the couch. Woke up to a terrible smell of natural gas. Found the water in the pot had spilled over and doused the flame of the burner it was cooking on. With the gas on high. It was probably like that for about 10 minutes or so. And now, four hours later, the house still has a strong-ish odor. Here is my question: does the smell indicate that gas is still present in the house, and if so, should I be concerned for the health and safety of my small children, who are sleeping a hallway away from the kitchen? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 15, 2013 - 13 answers

I don't want to blow up, but I also want a cleaner oven.

I have an old, small gas oven in my new apartment that desperately needs cleaning. The problem is that it has pilot lights. Help me! [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on Jun 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Is my oven going to explode?

What's going on with my gas stove? Is it dangerous? What type of repair person do I need to come fix it? [more inside]
posted by luazinha on Sep 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Getting rid of a gas stove in good condition

I have a gas stove in good condition that I want to get rid of. Salvation Army's donation pickup line in my area (Boston) never answers my calls and never returns my messages. What other options do I have? Also, I was told by the stove salesman that selling the stove wasn't a good idea because I'd be liable if the purchaser hooked it up wrong and poisoned or exploded themselves. Is this true, or was it just FUD?
posted by Plutor on May 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Stoves: Electric coils vs. Electric flat top?

Stoves: Electric coils vs. Electric flat top? Cost of propane tank installation? [more inside]
posted by maulik on Jan 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Should we bother with a dishwasher and a portable stove?

Should we look into compact dishwashers and portable gas stoves for our newly rented flat? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jun 23, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I clean under this grody gas stove top?

How do I safely clean under the cook top of my gas range? [more inside]
posted by jennyb on May 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Do I have a gas pressure problem in my apartment?

My gas stove doesn't burn hot enough, and my gas water heater can't fill a bath tub with enough hot water to bathe. Do I have a gas pressure problem in my apartment, and what can be done to fix it? [more inside]
posted by hoobichu on Mar 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Are Elmira stoves good stoves, or do they just look good?

Is anyone familiar with Elmira stoves, especially the Northstar? My mother wants to know if they are anything special besides the obvious retro-charm appeal. My instinct is to tell her if she is going to spend this much to buy a Wolf, which is a fraction of the price. I think if the Elmiras are as well-performing as Wolfs or Vikings she might want one regardless of the cost. (I found this, but it's not quite what I'm looking for.) [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 8, 2008 - 2 answers

Should I give up on gas?

My new gas range is breaking my heart. WTF is wrong with it? And if it is a goner, should I bother trying to replace it with another gas range, or give up and switch to electric? [more inside]
posted by Enroute on May 6, 2008 - 17 answers

Any advice about paying someone to update an older gas range?

Any advice about paying someone to update an older gas range? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Sep 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Which is a better stove: gas or induction?

My husband and I cook a lot. We're moving from an apartment with a decent gas stove/oven to one with a crappy electric stove/oven. Obviously, Something Must Be Done. Should we go for gas or induction? [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Sep 10, 2007 - 22 answers

We wish not to die in a fire thank you very much...

Possible Gas Leak: Should there be any sort of continuous extremely weak gas smell coming from an old gas stove? [more inside]
posted by toftflin on Aug 8, 2007 - 12 answers

I smell gas

We just moved in to a new apartment with a gas stove/range. When we run the oven, even though the pilot light is lit and it heats up, there is a strong gas smell. We freaked out and turned it off but is this dangerous? Is it possible that it just smells of gas right away but it would dissipate in a few minutes? I would call the landlord right away but we already called with a laundry list of problems today so I'd like to avoid a follow up if at all possible.
posted by jules1651 on Jun 21, 2007 - 9 answers

No, it never has been on the level...

How to level a burner on a gas stove? [more inside]
posted by QIbHom on Jan 11, 2007 - 4 answers

the gas face

I was thinking about buying a commercial range for my kitchen - a Vulcan costs half as much as a Wolf and has the same output, same safety rating, same dependability and two folks I know who use them love them. However, many of the sellers will only sell to a commercial entity - not just for tax purposes, although I could understand that, but because they tell me my insurance company won't allow it, that I'll need fireproof floors, and industrial venting etc. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Dec 7, 2005 - 11 answers

Is gas or electric better for a stove?

Which is better, a gas stove/oven, or an electric stove/oven? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Feb 18, 2005 - 32 answers

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