Poll results: A stovetop debate

Majority of readers rally in support of the gas burner.
gas stove

San Francisco and New York City have already banned natural gas hookups in new building construction. And New York’s governor has a plan to ban gas stoves in new home and commercial construction by 2030.

Meanwhile, the head of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety recently raised the heat by suggesting that bans of gas stoves might be in order to reduce indoor air pollution. The alternative would be electric stoves.

On one hand, many scientists point to gas stoves as a contributor to asthma in children. On the other hand, homeowners prefer cooking with gas. 

And as the results below reveal, the hardware and building supply industry objects to the idea of a gas-burner phase out:

Should gas stovetops be phased out from new construction? 

Source: HBSDealer poll question. (n=240)

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