As often as we lose power in these parts, I've been kicking around the idea of replacing my electric cooktop with a gas cooktop. For us
no electricity = no cooking.
Since we have no natural gas line out here in the sticks, it would have to be propane.
Truth be told, I've never cooked with gas. Well, I do use an outdoor grill, but I've never "cooked" with gas.
I've been researching them. Since I have a downdraft electric cooktop now, I'd like to stick with a downdraft gas cooktop. But was wondering if affects the flame and cooking time by a lot when in use. I priced the fancier individual downdraft vent hoods. Since my countertop area is small (having only a 30" cooktop), I don't have the room for it. I also don't have the room for an overhead hood vent.
I'm undecided on a brand too. There are not a lot of downdraft cooktops to choose from. When we moved in, there was an old (coil cartridge) Jenn-air cooktop. Even though it was a dinosaur, it worked fine until the fan STB. They certainly don't make 'em like they used to.
I replaced it with a newer Jenn Air ceramic cooktop. But as I'm researching gas cooktops, I am reading horror stories about them.
I am not a fan of any GE products so I'd prefer to stay away from them. I see Kitchen Aid has some downdraft cooktops too.
I would truly LOVE a high end Wolf gas professional stovetop. But I am a realist and I don't think it's going to happen. At least not in this lifetime. ((giggle))
So I would truly appreciate any advice you have regarding this subject. Especially the products themselves.
Thanks in advance!!