I am contemplating buying a cookstove. I have never bought a cookstove before so am not familiar with prices, styles etc. I want propane gas. I would consider wood, but I don't think I have enough room in my kitchen for a woodstove, considering that they need free space around them. The stove has to fit in the space where now sits a regular sized (30"?) electric stove. I think they call it a slide in. I want a stove with NO electronics. I want a stove I can use in case of electric power failure. I am not looking for anything fancy. Just simple, basic, functional and preferably white. I have been looking at prices of reproduction old fashioned stoves which run $2000 to $4000. I think that is out of my price range. I was looking at gas stoves from Sears and even those are over $1000. Is this a reasonable price? Are stoves running about $1000? I thought stoves (simple ones at least) ranged around $300 to $500. Am I looking in the wrong places? Give me some clues and/or advice, please. Thank you.