Just like your gas hot water heater.
Not if you have a gas hot water heater.
Gas pipelines come right into the house here.
And there's my reason. I cook better than the average person and make above average meals. Right now, I have to have two electric elements, one on high and one on low for the way I prepare them.
What do gas water heaters have to do with this?
I live in a rural (as rural as I can possibly be; I'm a mile and a quarter down a private dirt road and the closest person from us is probably a quarter mile away from us, so... we don't have the luxuries of public gas lines or water supplies. Although, yes, certainly having gas lines going right in to your house is very convenient. That's one of the biggest pains with having a gas stove, getting the gas to the stove.
Oooh, my grandfather, father, and (especially) aunt (all on my dad's side) are up for a cooking war with you now!:p
So your stove has two electric cooktop elements, and two (more or less) elements that are gas? That's a good combination. What about the oven part? Is that gas or electric?
Just a little story here. (This isn't going directly to you, drhowarddrfine, but to everybody reading this thread) By the way, Thanksgiving of '03, '04, and '05 we ran out of gas (in both tanks) while we were making the turkey. So my father has to disconnect the tanks, go to the campground (meanwhile the oven's losing temperature and the turkey's getting interrupted with its cooking process), fill up the tanks, and connect them again... in the dark. This delays our turkey for an hour!:mad: However, in '06 my dad made a special trip to get the tanks filled up completely for the turkey. It went through one of the tanks to make it....