I learned early in my prepping career that stoves can die on you! Particularly electric stoves. They are just not the best single option for the average home. The power goes out and now you are stuck with eating out or eating cold. When you talk about a long term outage or serious disaster its important to have several options in place to make food hot or boil water. This article offers 9 ways to cook on a homestead. That is quite an impressive number of options to have.
You will see some methods that are fairly commonplace such as a BBQ grill and fire pit. How about a hay box. Ever heard of it? This article is filled with simple and effective methods for cooking at home. If you are preparing for disaster I would recommend at least 3 optional cooking methods outside of the standard stove.