Nearly 75% want electric appliances? I haven’t met anyone who would give up their gas stove.
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I’m very unhappy our ENCINITAS MAYOR decided to ***BAN*** all gas stoves here for new builds or remodels. “WHEN” the power goes out I can always rely on my gas stove. If we get hit with a power hack or weeks long power outage, it could really save lives. But hey, it’s better to virtual signal I guess.
When we moved into our current house, it had an old-fashioned electric range, so we were confronted with installing a gas range to replicate our former, and much loved 60″ Viking , but opted for a high-end (Samsung) induction range instead. couldn’t be more pleased.
Garbage article. No one would willingly give up and convert their gas cooktop, gas dryer, gas water heater, gas fireplaces, and in our case, gas radiant floor heating for electric. Here’s the real reason why this is being pushed: Our average total SDGE bill usually runs about $250 mas o menos. Guess how much the gas part of that bill is for heating our water, drying our clothes, and running the floor heaters and fireplaces from time to time? Averages $12-25.
Downtown San Jose (10 Years) – Electric. Thumbs down for cooking
Laguna Woods (6 years so far) – Electric. Thumbs down for cooking.
Gas cooktop wins every time.
Restaurants with legacy gas cooking will be like taxi medallions.
compare these two:
Transport gas lossless to homes, heat eggs.
Transport gas to generator, make steam with losses, turn turbines with losses, transport electricity with losses to substations with losses, convert to AC with losses, accept anything not used is lost, heat electric elements, burn eggs, heat hot water to scrub burned pan. Smile at successfully virtue signaling.
Wow! Just went through the conversion to an electric oven during our recent kitchen remodel. We have solar power so it made sense. It did however cost me $2300 to get new electric power to the oven since the builder only had gas at that location. Kinda a bummer, but worth it in the long run. I am happy.
lol no. Pry it from my cold dead hands. It is amusing, however, that folks are pushing this claiming (1) it’s good for the planet, and (2) it’s better for your health because of indoor pollution. Taking the second item first, use a hood and open a window. Done. Or use a modern range that actually combusts all the gas. As to the first, I’ll believe it when the grid is full renewable.
Of course, in Carlsbad, we just built a peaker natural gas plant. So your electric range, now mandated in new construction, will be powered by dinosaur farts generated at Encinas. Instead of paying pennies per therm, you will pay $0.36/kw/h. .. but will still be burning NG.
I have an electric cooktop. Lived in house since 1996 with electric cooktop. Suffice to say electric sucks when cooking. Gas is better and cheaper.
I actually want to convert to gas on remodel if I can. Have cracked 4 electric cooktops in the past 15 years. Nothing to crack on gas cooktop.
I’ve cooked on electric (coils, not fancy induction) and cooked on gas. Gas was better for me. Easier to control the temp by just looking at and adjusting the flame. With electric, the low/medium/high knob doesn’t tell me how hot that is!