For information on how the propane industry is addressing the coronavirus, click here.
Dealer Locator Contact Us
Blog

Propane Stove/Cooktop: Get More Out Of Yours

Date: December 5, 2019

propane range arizonaIf you’ve ever used an electric stove, then you’re probably aware of its many frustrating limitations. This is one reason why many homeowners have been switching to propane gas stoves/cooktops, which provide a more precise cooking control.

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

With just a little investment of time and effort, you can get even better performance from your propane gas range and save money on your propane costs.

Propane Cooking Tips

Try the following simple tips and tricks for your propane stove/cooktop and you’ll avoid using more fuel than necessary.

  1. Watch the burner’s flame color. A yellow flame, rather than blue, is a sign that it is wasting energy and needs maintenance or a repair.
  2. Check the seal on your oven door. A tear or gap in the door seal can let heat escape, wasting fuel to maintain the temperature.
  3. View your food through a clean window. Opening the propane range door to check on your food costs you heat and money.
  4. Cook at the lowest flame 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.
  5. Use glass or ceramic cookware. These materials are the most efficient to cook in, eliminating the need for a high cooking temperature to cook your meal.

To read more about propane stoves/cooktops—and the many other ways you can take full advantage of propane inside and outside your home, please contact your propane company.

Also ask about current rebate opportunities that can save you money on your investment—including $200 for installing a propane stove/cooktop.