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Six Advantages of a Propane Cooking Range

Written on: June 20, 2018

Propane gas stove

Why do 97 percent of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas? Mostly it’s about control – temperature control, that is.

When it comes to instantly adding or removing heat from a pot or pan, an electric cooktop simply can’t keep up with a gas-powered range. Need to adjust from a boil to a simmer in seconds? You can do it easily with gas. With electric? Not so much.

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. For example, did you know that:

  • On average, it costs about half as much to cook with propane as it does with electricity.
  • Heat immediately disperses from a propane gas cooktop once it is turned off, unlike an electric cooking appliance which remains hot for half an hour or more.
  • Certain cooking techniques – charring, toasting, and flambéing, for example – are only possible on a gas cooktop.
  • Your favorite warped-bottom pan can be used on a propane gas range; electric cooktops need flat-bottom pans to maximize their cooking ability.
  • Propane gas heats evenly along the bottoms of stove-top and oven cook 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.

Propane can also power just about any cooking appliance, including convection ovens, griddles and grill tops – even deep fryers.

Still have an electric stove or range in your Pennsylvania home? Make the switch! Contact Koppy’s today and get cooking with gas, just like the pros.