Talk:Electric cooker

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Merge proposal[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was Not to merge - difference is US/UK usage.

This article is currently a stub with virtually nothing of substance that is not already in the article Electric stove. However, I am proposing that Electric stove be merged into this article (rather than the other way around) because the term 'stove' is somewhat archaic and though it may once have been used in connection with a log or coal fired cooking device, it is rare to hear modern hobs or oven units refered to as 'stoves'. DieSwartzPunkt (talk) 17:05, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Agree - Nobody calls them stoves anymore especially given that the hob and the grill/oven are often separate built in units these days. 86.130.168.254 (talk) 17:38, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - "Electric stove" is the typical common term used in the U.S., from my experience. Never heard anyone in the U.S. ever refer to an electric stove as an "electric cooker." What do people in the UK refer to electric stoves as? Perhaps a merge of this article to the Electric stove article would make more sense, since this article is an unsourced stub, while the other is not. Northamerica1000(talk) 09:29, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - For the same reason as above: "stove" is clearly the common word in U.S. usage. (The industry refers to them as "ranges" or "cooktops", but people otherwise call them stoves, regardless of fuel type.) -- tooki (talk) 18:09, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.