Getting More from Your Propane Appliances, Part 3 of 4: Your Propane Cooking Range/Cooktop

Posted: October 26, 2017

Pot over propane stove

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Check oven door seals – Gaps or tears in the seal let heat escape.
  3. Clean the oven window – If your oven window is clean, you can check on food without opening the oven and wasting heat.
  4. Lower the flame – Modern cookware holds heat very well; most of the time you don’t need as much flame as you think.
  5. 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.
  6. Fill the oven – Use all the space in your oven once you turn it on – you can always save the leftovers.
  7. 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