Why Switch to a Propane Cooking Range?
Posted: July 19, 2018
Look in the kitchen of just about any restaurant and you’ll find a gas-powered stove. That’s not a coincidence.
For most chefs, the ability of a gas cooktop to control heat quickly and precisely is enough to seal the deal. Need to adjust from a boil to a simmer in seconds? You can do it easily with gas. With an electric cooktop? You might be waiting a while.
But temperature control is not the only advantage of a propane cooking range, and chefs aren’t the only people who will benefit from using one. Consider that:
- It costs about half as much to cook with propane as it does with electricity.
- With a propane gas cooktop, heat dissipates immediately after shutting down your burner; an electric cooktop will remain hot for half an hour or more after you finish cooking, which heats the room and creates a potential safety hazard.
- Certain cooking techniques, such as charring, toasting, and flambéing, can’t be done on an electric cooktop.
- Your favorite warped-bottom pan can be used on a propane gas range; electric cooktops need flat-bottom pans to conduct heat evenly across the pan (if you’re considering induction cooktop, be prepared to replace all your cookware if it’s not made from cast iron or magnetic stainless steel).
- Propane gas heats evenly along the bottoms of pots, pans, and bakeware – which means fewer hot spots to scorch sauces or burn cakes and casseroles.
- Unlike electrical appliances, many propane cooking appliances are not affected by power outages, so if the power goes out you can still prepare meals.
The bottom line: if you’re serious about cooking, gas is the only way to go – and propane is the easiest way to get you there, with no need for natural gas hookups or hassles. Propane can also power just about any appliance, including cooking equipment such as convection ovens, griddles and grill tops – even deep fryers.
Still have an electric stove? Make the switch to propane! Contact Parker today to learn more about propane appliance upgrades for your North Carolina home.