Getting More from Your Propane Appliances, Part 3 of 4: Your Propane Cooking Range/Cooktop
Posted: October 26, 2017
If you have a propane cooking range, congratulations – you’re already saving as much as 50 percent of the energy you’d use if you had an electric model.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t eke out just a little more performance from your propane gas range with just a little investment of time and effort.
Try these simple tips and tricks for your propane cooktop or oven:
- Watch your flame color – A propane flame should burn bright blue; if your flame is yellow or orange, it usually means there’s a leak in the system that requires service.
- Check oven door seals – Gaps or tears in the seal let heat escape.
- Clean the oven window – If your oven window is clean, you can check on food without opening the oven and wasting heat.
- Lower the flame – Modern cookware holds heat very well; most of the time you don’t need as much flame as you think.
- Match the burner to the pot – If you put a 6-inch pot on a 10-inch burner, you’ll waste 40 percent of the burner’s heat. Use small pots on small burners, large ones on large burners.
- Fill the oven – Use all the space in your oven once you turn it on – you can always save the leftovers.
- Use glass or ceramic dishes – Both materials distribute heat well, so you don’t need as high a cooking temperature to cook your meal.
Have a propane furnace but an electric stove or range? Why not switch to cooking with gas? Contact us today learn how easy it is!
Next week: Tips for your propane furnace