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Gas stove with electric starter

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I want to replace my old electric stove with a gas stove. Do all gas stoves have electric components/starters? I wanted to be able to use the stove if the electricity goes out. (Years ago I had such a gas stove, but I'm told that without electricity I can't use a gas stove. I live in the Northeast and sometimes we lose electricity.) Your thoughts, please?

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Regardless of electrical supply to home you can always match light you stovetop incases of power failure, your bake and broil would be compromised by lack of electricity.

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