Apartment Hunting: Gas vs. Electric Stove

We've been hunting for a new apartment, but keep running into a problem: many of the the otherwise great apartments we're finding come with an electric stove in the kitchen. We've been cooking with gas for years now and have trouble imagining going back. Is a gas stove a deal breaker?

Gas stove-tops definitely have a reputation for better temperature control, a bigger range of stove top cooking temperatures, and more even cooking. We're used to cooking with gas and feel comfortable cooking on gas stove tops and in gas ovens.

On the other hand, the last time we cooked on an electric stove was in our post-college days of boxed mac n' cheese and re-heated take-out - in other words, before we were really doing much home cooking. So maybe electric isn't really as bad as we think?

We'd like to hear about your experiences with both kinds of stoves and ovens. As people who like to cook and want to cook well, do you think gas is best or could we make do with electric?

Related: Renters: What Would You Change About Your Kitchen if You Could?

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