MidgitLD wrote:Beta-Type-Jakuri wrote:Well, at least you were able to cook the food before it spoiled, I lived in an apartment complex, it's builders did everything as cheap as possible so we were stuck with electric stoves, pretty much everything went bad that we didn't ingest after the first day.
EDIT: I got me a pet turtle for a few days. Yay, I've always wanted a turtle!!
Moral of the Story: Have a small portable butane/gas burner on standby for such occasions. You should be able to find something small enough to tuck into a closet out of the way in a place that sells camping equipment.
I'm currently stuck with that situation where I currently live. It's all electric. With me being used to cooking with a gas stove, many times me and electric stove do not get along. It's so slow in changing its temperatures compared to gas.
I'm in a house now that still has all electric, so, still in the same boat. But at least now if the power is out for a while we can at least light a grill if we have burgers, hot dogs, or anything that can be cooked over a flame I guess. But the electric stove factor depends on what kind you have, the one at my apartment was a nightmare, it squeaked when you used the oven, it took forever to heat up. . . . The one we got here works really well, no squeaking and it heats up super-fast.