propane cooking range tipsWhen you peek into a restaurant kitchen, odds are that you’re going to see the chefs preparing your meal at a gas range, not an electric one. It’s because gas offers precise and instant temperature control that electric can never give, and that control means you’ll get better results from your cooking and baking!

If you have a propane cooking range, you not only get better tasting food, you can save up to 50 percent on energy costs from using it when compared to an electric range.

And it can get even better, with some tips on how to maximize your propane cooking range’s performance:

Watch the color of the burner flame

Propane flames should be bright blue. But if you’re seeing yellow or orange flames, the probable cause is a leak in the system and your propane range needs to be serviced.

Be smart with your burners

Size matters. Putting a small pan on a big burner can cause you to waste around 40 percent of the heat coming from the burner. Use large pots on larger burners, small pots on smaller burners. It really is as simple as that!

Watch the burner setting

Today’s cookware is much better at retaining heat than cookware used to be. So even if your recipe calls for high heat, you may only need to set the burner to medium or medium-high.

Be smart with the oven

Your oven is a big space. Why only cook one dish in it? If you cook multiple dishes at a time, you’re using energy efficiently and you’re getting leftovers that mean you won’t have to cook as much for the next day or two. For even more efficiency, use glass or ceramic baking dishes because they’re best at distributing heat. Keep your oven window clean so you don’t have to waste heat from opening the oven to check how your food is cooking.

Keep an eye on the oven door seals

Gaps or tears on the oven door seals means heat can escape from your oven, meaning you’ll be using more propane for baking and roasting. That heat coming from the oven can also damage neighboring cabinetry. If you notice any gaps or tears, replace the seal.

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