Last Updated on May 13, 2023 by asifa
If you enjoy cooking, you have probably thought about the different styles of stove top and even oven cooking. Some people prefer to use an electric stovetop and oven, while others prefer a gas range. If you prefer a gas range, have you considered propane as your fuel of choice for cooking? Cooking with propane may be new to you, but it is definitely something you should consider. Especially if you are already heating with propane, or you have other propane appliances, adding cooking with propane could be an easy transition for you. Here are the benefits to cooking with propane:
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One of the downsides of cooking on an electric range is the time it takes to heat up and the lack of control of temperature. It may take a while for your electric range to warm up a pot or pan for cooking, and once it is warm, you have specific settings to choose from as far as temperature.
With propane, the heat is instant, and you have precise control over the temperature you are cooking at. You can minutely adjust the cooking temperature as you go for great results. Propane ovens also preheat faster and provide moist heat for cooking.
A bonus of most propane ranges is a center long burner for a griddle or grill pan. This center burner heats the griddle or grill pan evenly making for even and quality cooking.
Lower Energy Costs
If you are thinking of switching from electric to propane for cooking, you are also looking at some savings. Cooking with a propane range and stove is much cheaper than electric, and can save you anywhere from 30-50% on your energy costs related to cooking.
Propane is also more efficient than electric, which contributes to the savings. This is due to faster over preheating and quicker stove top heating. Propane stoves with pilotless ignitions also eliminate the need for a pilot light, which can save even more in energy use.
Safe and Convenient
Propane is also considered a very safe cooking fuel. While unprocessed propane is odorless, processed propane, which includes the propane you order from your propane supplier for heating your home and cooking, has a distinct smell that most compare to rotten eggs. So if you even do have a propane leak in your home, you will be able to easily smell it and remedy the situation.
It is also convenient in the sense that if you already heat your home with propane, you are already having the fuel delivered, so adding on appliances like a propane range or oven would be an easy option. In addition, propane cooking appliances are not generally affected by power outages, which is a bonus convenience.
Overall, there are many benefits to cooking with propane, from control of the cooking temperature to lower energy costs to the safety and convenience of the fuel. If you hadn’t thought about cooking with propane before, it should be on your radar now.