Survey: Do You Have a Gas or Electric Stovetop?

Cooks get very passionate about their tools, and the stove is perhaps the most passion-inducing tool of them all. Many cooks feel very strongly that a gas cooktop is the only way to go — but we think that both electric and gas have their own strengths and weaknesses. Which do you have — gas, electric, or something else?

We've used both electric and gas in our rental kitchens, but we currently have gas. We love the instant control you can have over a gas flame, but we miss the ability to turn the heat down really low to a true simmer. Gas always seems just a teensy bit too hot.

What about you? What do you have, and which do you prefer?

Related: Good Question: What's the Best Electric Stove?

(Images: Sears - GE Profile Black 30 in. Gas Downdraft Cooktop and GE Profile Black w/Stainless Trim 30 in. Built-In Electric Cooktop)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.