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I moved into a new house which had an electric stove and oven. I had never used an electric applience before and thought baking in it would be the same. From the beginning everything I baked was burnt
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Ashes to Ashes

posted at 6/12/2009 1:33 AM EDT
Posts: 6
First: 12/31/2008
Last: 12/13/2009
I moved into a new house which had an electric stove and oven. I had never used an electric applience before and thought baking in it would be the same. From the beginning everything I baked was burnt to ashes. I tried to lower the temperature 25 degrees, lowering the baking time and still ashes. I started cursing how bad cooking with electric. My husband suggested I use an oven thermometer and sure enough the temp was over 100 degrees hotter than the recorded temp. Now no more ashes.

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posted at 6/12/2009 2:15 AM EDT
Posts: 53
First: 9/25/2008
Last: 9/4/2010
I understand your pain with electric stove. I have had to stop baking most of the things I have always baked before. The temp is never constant, always changing, things burn in seconds. I am at the mercy of the church as we live in the parsonage, but if I was given a choice I would never ever pick electric. It is uneven heat, not reliable and has caused me much grief. I have a thermometer, but the temp changes so often durig the course of baking it is not of any value.

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posted at 6/12/2009 2:28 AM EDT
Posts: 550
First: 8/25/2008
Last: 10/8/2010
I agree that Electric ovens can ba hard at times. Depending on what I am cooking, the heat never seems to be the same. Guess that I had to learn over the last 10 years to really pay more attention when cooking

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posted at 6/12/2009 2:57 AM EDT
Posts: 90
First: 9/8/2008
Last: 3/12/2010
I had the same problem with my stove, after reading the booklet my husband discovered that you can set the temp controls. Its not hard to do hope this helps.

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posted at 6/12/2009 4:09 AM EDT
Posts: 245
First: 10/13/2008
Last: 4/9/2010
I understand an electric range can be a bear to use, I have had to make some major adjustments when baking. I never leave the kitchen when making cakes, pies or cookies.

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posted at 6/12/2009 4:59 AM EDT
Posts: 256
First: 8/8/2008
Last: 10/3/2010
I too had to adjust to an electric stove after using a gas oven for such a long time. My experience was just the opposite though -- everything came out soupy. My cakes would bake on the outer edges, but the center was mush. It took a while of experimenting till I got the temp set right and now I have great cakes all the time.

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posted at 6/12/2009 6:50 AM EDT
Posts: 478
First: 8/20/2008
Last: 2/15/2011
These stories sure make me glad we have a gas stove and not electric!

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posted at 6/12/2009 7:33 AM EDT
Posts: 34
First: 10/5/2008
Last: 12/12/2012
I have been using an electric stove for several years and never had a

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posted at 6/12/2009 7:34 AM EDT
Posts: 34
First: 10/5/2008
Last: 12/12/2012
I have used an electric stove for years and never had any problem. I just sent the temperature and bake. I also have used a gas stove and never had trouble. It may be your stove needs repair. Your oven temperature should not be off by that much.

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posted at 6/12/2009 2:16 PM EDT
Posts: 12
First: 8/8/2008
Last: 10/30/2009
i wouldn't trade my electric stove/oven for anything! Guess when ya have a gas stove blow up on you can really turn you off from using them. Luckily, no one was hurt when the stove blew, only the house.

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posted at 6/12/2009 3:43 PM EDT
Posts: 77
First: 10/22/2008
Last: 9/16/2011
I liek my electric stove and oven a lot! Bakes perfectly and consistently. I would choose electric over gas any time.

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posted at 6/12/2009 11:56 PM EDT
Posts: 298
First: 10/26/2008
Last: 12/2/2009
I like to cook with gas much more than electric. I agree with Linda M. My choice is gas. You can regulate it better. But at the end it all comes down to what you like the best. Great story

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posted at 6/13/2009 9:24 AM EDT
Posts: 31
First: 8/18/2008
Last: 6/13/2009
Maybe that is why my cakes used to come out lopsided and uneven on the tops. I always choose gas appliances now. It's especially great when the power goes out. You can still light it with a match and cook

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posted at 6/13/2009 3:33 PM EDT
Posts: 499
First: 8/12/2008
Last: 3/7/2012
As a home ec teeacher, I was required to use both electric and gas stoves for demos and class activities. One does need to learn the differences but they are not that great. It seems the problems may be due to defective equipment. Have the stove checked by a qualified service person. My own choice is electric and I have had no problems. Set the oven according to the directions for your recipe. If I'm hungry, I'll use whatever means of cooking available from a wood-fired cookstove to a microwave. Don't blame either electric or gas

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