My buddy wants me to hook up his stove, but it has a 50 amp cord at the bottom. Why does a gas stove need a 50 amp cord. My stove just has a plug for a 110 volts. His stove is not electric, I'm a little confused, or should I say unlearned.
The stove may be one of the more modern types known as having "dual fuel". I have one of those and the cook top burners above are using natural gas while the oven operates on electricity. In fact even the oven has two operating modes selectable between static heat generation and convection with the hot air being moved around.
As such the stove unit has a 50A electrical hookup and a gas line hookup.
The earlier-posted answer wisely suggests your buddy may have a gas stovetop but an electric oven. If both are gas, perhaps the cord is for an electric ignition. Typically that draws much fewer amps than fifty, but maybe that's what the cord is for.