"Fortunately I don't have that problem, because I don't cook."
"Well I use a lot of pots, because my oven is... say, your oven works, and you don't use it."
"Well, I put things on it."
"You probably wouldn't even notice if I took your range and oven and put them in my house."
"Actually I might not at that."
"You'd just see the space and think, huh, wasn't there something there before?"
"You're probably... no wait, I used my stove just last week, when I made tea!"
"You don't microwave your water?"
"Certainly NOT. That's crazy. I have a whistling tea kettle."
"You use a tea kettle."
"It whistles. And a tea pot. It's part of the tea ritual."
"I still think you wouldn't notice. You'd walk by, feel like something was missing, then you'd shrug it off."
"If I don't get sick or cold, you might be right. That's when I need to cook water."
"Now if I took your microwave or your toaster oven, you'd be in trouble."
(note: this isn't entirely true. i use my oven for things sometimes. pizza, for example. and sometimes i cook pasta on my range too... so there.)