My current apartment has an electric water heater, so the only thing I would need gas for is my stove/oven. Right now, I can't justify having an additional utility bill just for one appliance. So I never got the gas hooked up for the stove. Instead I use an electric convection oven, hot plate, griddle and microwave. In spite of the cooking, my electric bill is still $50 a month because I don't waste electricity. I saw that Kate Hashimoto on Extreme Cheapskates doesn't use her oven either, she has a hot plate. I use my oven to store my electric griddle and electric waffle iron. Do any of you guys use electric kitchen appliances to cook because you can't or won't pay a gas bill every month just to have a stove? I could see paying a gas bill if you had a gas water heater. But I can't do it just for a stove.