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Get Better Performance from Your Propane Appliances, Part 3 of 4: Your Propane Cooking Range

Posted: October 26, 2017

Cooking over a propane stove

If you’re using a propane cooking range, you’re already saving as much as 50 percent of the energy you’d use if you had an electric stove and cooktop.


Still, if you’re perfectionists like we are, you’ll always look for ways to get a little more from your propane gas range every time you fire it up.

Try these simple tips and tricks to get a little more from your propane cooktop or oven:

  1. Code blue! – If your propane flame is yellow or orange rather than bright blue, it usually means there’s a leak in the system that requires service.
  2. Keep the oven window clean – With a dirty window, you’ll have to open the door to inspect your food, wasting valuable heat.
  3. Check your seals – Gaps or tears in your oven door seal let heat escape, robbing your range of efficiency.
  4. Size match your burner and pot – If your stove has multiple-sized burners, choose the smaller one for smaller pots. If you put an 8-inch pot on a 12-inch burner, you’ll waste 40 percent of the burner’s heat.
  5. Turn down the flame – Modern cookware is extremely conductive; most of the time you don’t need as much heat as you think. Lower the flame and you’ll raise your efficiency (and lower your bills).
  6. Cook more than you’ll eat in one meal – If you turn the oven on, fill it with food; you can always save the leftovers (or invite friends over).
  7. Invest in glass or ceramic dishes – Both materials cook well and evenly, so you can drop the temperature a bit to cook your meal. Every little bit counts!

Do you have a propane furnace but an electric stove or range? Make the switch! Contact us today for FREE, no obligation estimate.

Next week: Tips for your propane furnace