Cooking on a Gas Stove.


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Hot2na
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"Click. Click. Click. Poof!" - - and the burner is lit. That is step #1 that I have learned the past few days when cooking on a gas stove. Gas. Not propane. Gas. Not my beloved Viking ceramic flat/smooth top that now belongs to someone else in my former home. Ugh! Gas. I have never used a gas stove in my 40-something years of cooking. Sheltered life? No, just worked out that way.

Tonight when I was preparing dinner, my sound was a bit off: Click Click Click Click Click Click Click Poof ...POOF! And can I just say that the second poof took out my eyebrows. The extra clicks were a sure sign that something was wrong. Maybe that round dark piece in the middle that the flames come out of is clogged? It smelled like gas way too long before the multiple poofs. Dinner turned out fine eventually. I'll need new cookware in a month or sooner.

There must be someone here that has a gas stove or experience cooking on one. I have noticed that food/water cooks nearly 80% faster! I was amazed, and obviously not prepared for that feature.

Help.

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My baking is horrible now that we have a gas stove. We have tried changing the temps or the baking time and nothing seems to work. My kids and I have been baking for years but that may have to stop if i can't figure out this oven
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use an oven thermometer
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Cooking on a Gas Stove...Rocks.

I have never lived in a home with an electric stove. My mother is an excellent cook and would never have considered having an electric stove in our home.

I am not an excellent cook, but I also have never owned anything but a gas stove.

Apparently gas burners are the much favored stove top cooking method for those who do it for a living. How many chefs or restaurants use electric stoves? I would venture to say most do not. Although I will say that the word from those in the know is that electric OVENS are better for baking.

You're probably in pretty good company, 2na!

 

EDIT TO ADD: LOL! I cannot believe I commented on an 8 month old thread. Hope your eyebrows have grown back,2na.

 

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my husband thinks he has to let the frying pan warm up (with nothing in it!) for a few minutes before cooking eggs or grilled cheese sandwiches on our GAS stove. can someone please explain to him why that is bad for the frying pan to get that hot with nothing in it? he will not listen to me!!! thanks, kellie

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OVERheating a Teflon pan is bad.. bad for the pan, and bad for you if you breathe the fumes..
However, "warming" the pan or getting it to regular cooking temperature is fine & recommended by the cooking-guys i see on TV..

I guess it depends on if your man is "warming" it or over-heating it..

Anonymous Visitor
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thanks for your post hubby! how many minutes is overheating? he says he is warming and i say he is over heating, lol! he has the flame on low when he does it...
Kellie Smile

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If the teflon smokes (or smells), with nothing on it, it's too hot.. and breathing that smoke (smell) will make you sick..
anything short of that i guess is ok ?

Anonymous Visitor
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ok then, i guess we can fight about something else now, haha!
thanks! kellie

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gas or electric i heard that it was bad for teflon pots and pans. iron skillets or copper bottoms may be a different story though.

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Oh my.  One of my worst fears come true!  My husband laughed at me b/c until I got used to click click click poof I would JUMP every time it would light.  LOL!  I have this fear of blowing up the house.  I have lit the gas grill a couple of times, but with supervision.  I am still afraid of the camper oven but I have lit the stove a couple of times.  I do prefer cooking with gas over electric though.  We too have one of those double oven thingys.  The bottom one holds the pizza stone thingy most of the time but I do actually use it (oven) to bake bread while the main course is finishing up.

Stevie's wok cooking has me craving Chinese now! 

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for what its worth wrote:

My husband laughed at me b/c until I got used to click click click poof I would JUMP every time it would light.  LOL!  I have this fear of blowing up the house.

so do i. in so much as, today we purchased a few fire extinguishers. one in the kitchen pantry, one in the cabinet by the stove.

 

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Hot2na wrote:

And can I just say that the second poof took out my eyebrows.

 

It's those exact singed eyebrows I look for in a woman when shopping for a sig other; that's how ya know you found a girl who likes to cook! Wink

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i think singed eyebrows probably means still learning to cook!  lol!

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i think you're right vashy

*touches what's left of eyebrows*

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Vash the Stampede (not verified)
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haha!  how kind to show such candor.  but now your secret is known..  hehe..

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OOOOh! I love gas stoves!! Probably because that's all i've known. I don't think I've ever cooked on any other type of stove. But they aren't so bad =)....Yea everything cooks A LOT faster!!

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Oh yeah, gas is so much faster, and I have had a gas stove forever, and I love it. Sometimes its happens to me too, the click click click click never stops, I usually just turn it off and try again, it usually works the second time. You could always get one of those gas lighters too for times like that..

 

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Our gas stove rocks!  During Ike, when we had no power, we could still cook because we could light the stove with matches.  If you get caught in a snow storm, 2na, and your electricity goes out, you can still make fire... :)  Remember to keep matches handy.

 

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LBL wrote:

If you get caught in a snow storm, 2na, and your electricity goes out, you can still make fire...

oh bonus! never thought of that. our fireplace is gas also. so if the power is out we'll be toasty warm....and smelly! the power outage will cut our water supply off. omg - i feel farm like. if i end up buying a pair of over all's, it'll be all over for me.

 

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Hot2na wrote:

omg - i feel farm like. if i end up buying a pair of over all's, it'll be all over for me.

*sings* Greeeeeen Acres is the place to beeee

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Oohh... I wish we had a gas fireplace....  and yeah, if you end up in over alls.... WE WANT PICS!!!  Laughing out loud

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That is so true. I only had to cook without electricity once but I guess in hurricane alley gas stoves come in handy.

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I love gas stoves and hate cooking on anything other than gas. That's crazy, you never had a gas one. I cook so much that I'm afraid if I use anything other then gas it will go out on me. I'm afraid the flat top ones will crack. I do say I always had a self cleaning oven, not growing up. That's something that I can never get used to, sticking my head in an oven and scrubbing it with all the fumes and vapors.

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pinkjammies wrote:

That's crazy, you never had a gas one.

ever ever! and now i also have a double oven. um, maybe it is just called 2 ovens. not sure. anyway, there is more than one. i only need one for my family here of 3. so the extra will be pan storage!

 

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 I love gas stoves! They are so much faster to cook on and you actually have full control of the temperature instead of having to wait on the electric stove to cool down or warm up. I can't beleive you never used a gas stove before!! My mom refuses to buy an electric one because she's a cook and says cooking on a gas stove is much better. In my experience it's usually click click click poof! But in my grandma's old house in mexico sometimes it would click a lot more before it poofed, maybe because it was an older stove. Are you going to buy an electric one or stick with the gas stove?

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bella22 wrote:

Are you going to buy an electric one or stick with the gas stove?

i promised your father in law i would give the gas stove a chance. either that, or when i poof! the entire kitchen.

 

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My mother set Boo on fire like 3 days ago with our gas stove.  Evidently his fur just went WHOOOSH and she had to beat him to get it out... our kitchen smelled like burnt hair... and my cat was pissed off.... not for being on fire... but for getting beat, AND for making his fur taste bad.

Our stove doesn't make the clicking noise... isn't that the pilot light starting?? our's is always on... making the stove kinda warm, being why my cat is in LOVE with it... so our stove just goes 'tsssssss FWOOF'

I think our stove only gets used for boiling water though... so I guess it's a waste for us to have one lol... but I hear it's the ONLY way to go if you cook.

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Re: Cooking on a Gas Stove.

Hmm...I was Googling fear of gas grill, and found this forum.

But I saw you have a cat named Boo. 

Well, my first cat as a child (actually my parent's cat, he was 7 when I was born) was also named Boo!

He was actually kinda ornery...I still have a scar on my upper leg from a swipe of his paw. But he lived a looong life.

 

BTW, we had a gas stove when I was a kid, and lighting the pilot light really scared me. Have had only electric since I was 18.

But, I'm even MORE afraid of the gas grill on my patio...

 

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I always feel like people think I'm saying Poo instead of Boo when they ask his name... fun fact of my cat-life.

Our gas stove always had the pilot light on... so I can't imagine lighting it... but I can imagine being afraid of having to do so if I did.

 

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Well, this stove dated back to, at the earliest, 1948, possibly the early 30's, since my grandparents lived there before my parents and I did. I'm not sure gas stoves HAD pilot lights in those days!

No, it wasn't charming and retro...it was chipped, rusty and nasty.

 

Also, relating to gas stove open flames: a bunch of us were hanging out in a friend's kitchen, this was circa 1972-73, and my friend Steve leaned against the stove...unbeknownst to him, one of the burners had been left on (we were most likely high at the time), and of course, he had looong frizzy hair, almost to his butt....and I guess you can imagine what happened.

One of us quickly noticed, ruckus was raised, and it was extinguished before it hit his skin...just hair ends and burn hole in his t-shirt.  Didn't help my fear of gas stoves any!

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