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Get The Most Out Of Your Propane Stove/Cooktop

Get the Most Out of Your Propane Stove/Cooktop

Posted: May 25, 2020

Needless to say, we all live in the strangest of times. First, there was the scarcity of toilet paper because of hoarding and panic buying. Meat shortages are also expected as production plunges because of COVID-19 outbreaks at meat processing plants.

Now, consumers are having difficulty finding staple ingredients like flour and yeast on grocery shelves. The reason? It’s a simple case of demand outweighing supply. People locked in at home are baking their hearts out.

For the folks who are fortunate enough to have enough flour on hand and a propane stove/cooktop, they have an easier time when baking meals for the family.

Compared to propane, electric stoves take longer to respond to temperature changes, particularly when you’re adjusting the temperature down or turning the heat off. An added benefit is that a gas stove will continue to work during a power outage.

7 Tips For Efficient Propane Cooking

However, you can get even better performance from your propane gas range and save money on your propane costs with just a little investment of time and effort. Try these seven simple tips and tricks for your propane stove/cooktop and you’ll avoid using more propane than necessary.

  1. Watch the burner’s flame color. If the flame on your propane range burns yellow rather than blue, it is wasting energy and needs maintenance or a repair.
  2. Check the seal on your oven door. Gaps or tears in the seal let heat escape, wasting heat.
  3. Keep your oven window clean. Opening the propane range door to check on your food wastes heat and money.
  4. Keep the burner flame as low as possible. A higher flame on your propane range won’t necessarily cook your food faster, but it will definitely use more propane. Modern cookware is extremely conductive and holds heat very well – most of the time you don’t need as much flame as you think.
  5. Use the right-sized burner for your pot. Putting a small pot on a large burner can waste 40 percent of the burner’s heat. Match the burner to the job and you’ll save every time you cook.
  6. Cook in batches. Use all the space in your oven once you turn it on – you can always freeze portions for later.
  7. Use glass or ceramic dishes. Glass and ceramic dishes are the most efficient materials to use in the oven, so you don’t need as high a cooking temperature to cook your meal.

As always, with Wilson Oil and Propane as your fuel supplier, you can rest assured that we will keep you well-stocked with all the propane you need to keep your home fires—and cooking—going.

Please feel free to reach out to us anytime if you have any questions or concerns. More than ever, remember this: We’re the People You Can Trust!