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Cooking On A Propane Stove: Explore The Benefits

Get Better Results With Propane!

propane stove tips maineLook into the kitchen at your favorite local restaurant. Watch your favorite cooking shows. Overwhelmingly, the food is being cooked on a gas range.

The pros know: Gas stoves make your cooking better than if you cook on an electric stove.

If you have propane in your Seacoast Region home, you can have better cooking wherever you live. You don’t need to have a natural gas utility in your neighborhood.

P. Gagnon & Son provides dependable propane delivery so whenever you want to whip up a delicious meal, you’ll have the propane to do it.

Propane’s Advantages Over Electricity For Cooking

A propane stove lets you adjust heat levels instantly. With electricity, the burners take longer to heat up or cool down. That time can make the difference between a juicy pork chop and one that’s dry as the desert.

Propane gives you more precision when you’re adjusting the heat. Electric stoves have set levels, with no option for anything in-between. Propane lets you set your heat to anywhere between low and high that works for what you’re cooking.

The burners on propane stoves distribute the heat more evenly than electric stoves. That even heating means you’re less likely to burn delicate foods like sauces or fish.

Some of today’s propane stoves come with a long center burner that allows you to use griddles or grill pans and have even heating throughout them, rather than the cold and hot spots you get when trying to use two smaller burners. It makes cooking everything from Sunday pancakes to weeknight burgers easy. Propane stoves also offer features like sealed burners for easier cleaning.

Cook Smart With Propane

Here are some tips to better cooking and better energy efficiency with your propane stove.

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.

Keep the burner flame as low as possible. A higher flame on your propane range won’t necessarily cook your food faster but will 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.

Use the right-sized burner for your pot or pan. Putting a small pot or pan on a large burner can waste 40% of the burner’s heat. Match the burner to the pan for better efficiency and results.

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