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Off-Grid Gas Stoves Option March 24, 2014

Filed under: cooking,homesteading,off grid — ourprairiehome @ 9:05 pm
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This month, we had a rude awakening. We were buying a new gas stove to replace the one we currently use that doesn’t have a working oven. In years past, having a gas oven was always the popular option. During storm seasons, a gas stove insured that you had a method to cook when the electricity went out. It would seem that is no longer the case.

We went to the store to buy the gas stove and learned that all of the gas stoves sold in our area now require some electricity to ignite the burners and to run the oven. It is a part of the safety features that the government has placed on the stoves. The system saves of gas usage since there are not any pilot lights to keep lit. This was extremely frustrating to find out.

After we got home, my husband and I began to do some research. The Amish had to have some way to cook without using a wood burning stove in the hot summer months. They don’t use electricity, so what was available to them?

After checking online, we learned that there is an option available. By special order, at many stores, you can buy new gas stoves that have 9 volt batteries to run the electrical system instead of electricity hook-up. We did a search for gass stoves with 9 volt batteries and found many stores, including Best Buy, Kmart, and Lehman’s. The brand which Lehman’s carries is Brown Stove Company. The price for the stoves we looked begin in the $450 range and up.

We plan to order a stove soon. With so many stores offering the option of having special orders and online orders delivered to a local store, it cuts out the shipping costs. It is a good option to consider. Especially if you live in an area that has a lot of storms that bring power outages.

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3 Responses to “Off-Grid Gas Stoves Option”

  1. Le-Teisha Says:

    Thank you for letting me know. Right now I rent but I’m praying someday to have a home without electric cooking.

  2. Lyndsay Says:

    Thanks for the info :) We will be moving into our cabin in 2 months and we will have limited power. This is one of the things I have been wondering about. I was thinking about checking an RV store or a Marine Store to see what I can find. I’ve been looking for a propane fridge as well, which has been harder than you would think. There is an Amish store in the city where I live. I’m going to go stop in there just to see what other kind of goodies I can find :)

  3. I’ll definitely be looking for one soon. I don’t mind not having an oven during power outages because of grills and Dutch ovens, so as long as I can light a burner with a lighter I am good, but it is nice to know about the battery option. That sounds like the best route for our next one! :) Thanks so much for posting this!!!


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