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I HATE electric stoves.

Discussion in 'Tilted Food' started by DAKA, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    I've been waiting 25 f'ing minutes for a large pot of water to boil for my lasagna noodles...
    (Rant over)
     
  2. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there! Donor

    Electric stoves are better than nothing.....but that's all they are better than.
     
  3. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Thanks, I got very frustrated waiting for the water,...finally broke the lasagna noodles in half and used a smaller pot...it's in the oven now
    Chef John recipe....
     
  4. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    That's way too long. Is the element plugged in fully? Is the element OK, not damaged?
     
  5. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    My electric range boils a large pot quickly. Maybe something is wrong with yours. For pasta, also helps to start with hot tap water.
     
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  6. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    This was very large enamel pot, I changed over to a heavy bottom s/s and it finally boiled...(still not happy with electric stoves)
     
  7. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    We're the fourth owner of a house built in '64. I suspect the electric range top original, or at least very old.
     
  8. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    Newer electrics come with specialized burners for boiling water. Inevitably, when someone complains about their electric range to me, it's because it's 15-20+ years old. Mine is probably about 4 years old, and it's awesome. Sure, not as responsive as gas, but the burners heat up fast, and I can adjust the size of the burner for the size of the pan. I can boil water for pasta in about 10 minutes (from tap cold).
     
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  9. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    When I was much younger, sometime in the early seventies, my mother bought an electric stove with the very early ceramic? smooth-top? unexposed burner rings. Those burners took forever to just to get hot, much less hot enough to boil water, and they took a long to time 'cool' down. If you needed to "boil, then reduce to a simmer" you needed to have a second burner going for the simmering.

    Ours isn't ^ this bad.

    Edit: We do have a gas pipe in the wall separating the kitchen and living room. That's something we're keeping in mind should we ever do a serious kitchen remodel. And of course over the summer we bought a brand new elec oven (and seriously need a new range top).
     
  10. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    I have cooked multiple large meals on mine. I love that it has both a warming center (very low burner, good for melting and softening butter) and a warming drawer. There are two adjustable size burners, so I can fast boil pasta in one and make sauce in the other. I can make pasta puttanesca in about fifteen minutes as a result!

    Samsung FE710DRS 30" Freestanding Electric Range with 5 Radiant Elements, 5.9 cu. ft. Flex Dual Convection Oven, SteamQuick Self-Clean, Warming Drawer and Twin Display Glass Touch Controls
     
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  11. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Stove is a ceramic top from 2001, so, we are planning on selling the place very soon and moving so I guess I'll "suffer" through it...
    Electric ovens make great sense, but personally nothing beats a gas cooktop.
     
  12. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I

    LIKE

    it!
     
  13. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

    Location:
    Colorado
    That looks very similar to my Whirlpool. The radiant top heats up pretty quickly, the warming burner is surprisingly useful, and mine is convection, as well. We didn't have propane when we bought it.