Electric takes getting used to. The heat takes a while to come on and you have to know when to turn it off of take the pot off so it won't burn. Gas flames are more easily off/on instantly and you have more choices in terms of the size of the flame to evenly cook. With electric when you turn down the heat, at some point every other ring will be off. It can be sometimes harder to control the heat when you want just a simmer and not a boil. It also takes a little more time to figure what that setting will be.
Newer ranges don't have coils. Coil ranges are easy to repair. Electric ranges may not be able to take the weight of heavy pots directly on the burners. The weight of the pot on a gas range is carried by the metal grid, but on electric ranges, the weight is on the burner. My mom's new range had a lot of issues from not coming up to temp to not coming on at all. It was probably a lemon, and in the end the company gave in and replaced the range. She could not cook a big pot of soup on the stove. The weight of the pot on the burner kept the burner from working properly and the bottom of the pot would burn because the pot went way over the burner bib. In the end, whenever they need to use the 20 qt soup pot, she uses the propane gas burner.
If you have a glass top, it is nice and sleek, but harder to keep clean and it cannot take a lot of weight. If it breaks you need to buy a new one. So if you are getting a glass range get one that has the oven separate from the cooktop so you don't have to replace the oven as well.
Induction stoves stay cool, but you need to have special pans and they cannot be warped.
Gas ranges do have a pilot and they require good ventilation, but they don't have a pilot flame like they used to. Most of the newer ones have electronic ignition. It is a "greasier stove", so you do have to keep it clean.
P.S. It is almost impossible to find a stove that is not digital. The electronic components are the ones that are going to fail, so don't expect a range with electronics to last more than 8-10 years. They are almost all made in China so they have built in obsolescence. Putting electronic controls next to the heat source was brilliant! It is insulated with silicon.
This link is too kind and generous with their life expectancies
Here's mine microwave ovens old one lasted 22 years. I have been through 4 in the last 12 years. Average life span 3 years. The latch breaks.
Old Frigidaire range lasted 25 years. Oven light rusted and numbers worn off dials. Cannot get replacements, but everything worked on coil range. Replaced coil and burner bibs a few times over the years. New range GE with coils (had to wait a month for it), electronic controls ( not possible to find anything with manual controls) If you keep pressing the buttons, the plastic covering them starts to crack, replacing that module costs more than the range, Use tape to reinforce the cracks. Thankfully, I don't use the oven that much. The coils are controlled by manual dials. Electronics panel next to front burners with silicon shield. Expected life expectancy about 8 years. Cost more than the old range that lasted 25 years.
Glass top range has burner marks in less than a month and it is hard to keep that from happening. Most of my pots are old and warped on the bottom. They don't work that well on flat surface cooktops. I am not replacing all of my pots.
Front loader washer lasted 3 years. My fault, it was in the beginning when front loaders were relatively new and there were only 2 brands of HE soap. I had a hard time finding it. I called the company of the soap I was using and they told me I could use it. Over time, since I wash in cold water, the powder soap built up and the tub failed from having too much soap. I have a top loader again. It is hard on clothes and comforters are hard on the dogs, which I have learned how to replace. The washer is over 20 years old. I just had the transmission replaced. I wash my loads with baking soda and vinegar so that actually keeps the washer clean. It does not have the problem with the moldy smell you can get with the front loaders if you don't clean the rubber gasket or leave the door open when it is not in use. Front loader did not do a good job cleaning really dirty garden clothes, unless you prewash. I think there is not enough water, with so much dirt, how can you get clothes clean with dirty water and no agitation?
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