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Are gas stoves a must in Poland?

21 Jan 2021 #1
So after yet another gas-related explosion (in Madrid, it's in the international news), I'd like to ask if it's possible to live in Poland gas-free? I remember in Slovakia at one place I rented they had induction stoves. At the other there were gas stoves and the I hated the way you have to cook on them, open flames are just too strong even at the lowest positions and you have to always look at what you're cooking. With an induction or regular electric stove you can leave it unattended for a couple of minutes and it doesn't tend to be so strong as to overburn the food on low positions as often happened with gas. Oh and that gasy smell was terrible.
jon357 72 | 21,173
21 Jan 2021 #2
Yes, there are electric cookers too.

Most people prefer gas hobs though.
Atch 19 | 3,869
21 Jan 2021 #3
Oh and that gasy smell was terrible.

There should be no smell from a gas cooker. If there is, it means something is wrong and you should have it inspected immediately. In Poland, if you live in an apartment block, there are two inspections each year. You receive a notification from the building management and an inspection team comes with equipment and checks your installations for leakages. It only takes a couple of minutes.
rtfm 1 | 63
21 Jan 2021 #4
Yeah plenty of houses with electric hobs and no gas. Most houses round here with no gas have coal fired heating/hot water.

And Atch is right, if you can smell gas you have a problem that needs fixing before you blow your house up
dolnoslask 6 | 3,063
21 Jan 2021 #5
We have a stove with a propane/butane bottle , its important to keep it well maintained, checking the hoses and connections at least every six months. you can buy a gas leak sniffer on the internet otherwise dish soap and a bit of water will show up a leaky joint.
pawian 204 | 21,118
2 Apr 2021 #6
Yes, there are electric cookers too.

I suppose it will never become really popular here due to rising costs of energy.. Most electricity in Poland comes from burning coal so we have to pay penalties for pollution emissions. Consequently, energy will be more and more expensive.

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