Turn on any cooking show and the odds are that the host isn’t using an electric stove. Go to your favorite restaurant and you’re not going to hear that your meal is being delayed because the chef is relying on electric coils.
There’s a reason “Now you’re cooking with gas!” is a compliment. It means you’re doing something at a higher level of quality.
The point is, propane offers a lot of benefits for cooking, and you don’t have to be a celebrity or a chef to enjoy them.
Propane stoves offer a much more precise control of heat than electric. When you adjust the heat levels on a propane stove, the result is instant. On an electric stove, it takes longer for the temperature to heat up or cool down. That time lag can make the difference between a juicy pork chop and one that tastes like sawdust.
The adjustments themselves are more precise on a propane stove. With electric, there are set levels you have to use. Propane allows for more exact adjustments in temperature. And if you’re a more advanced cook, you can even use your propane stove for some fancy flambéing—bananas foster, anyone?
Propane cooktops also provide a more even distribution of heat, meaning no hot spots to burn delicate sauces.
You can get a propane stove with a long center burner that accommodates griddles or grill pans and heats them evenly, making weekend pancakes or indoor grilling a snap. Other features you can get with propane stoves are convection ovens and sealed burners for easier cleaning.
In the oven, propane preheats faster than electric. It also provides a more moist heat, which can help prevent those Sunday roasts from drying out. Broiling is neater, cleaner and less smoky.
Propane is also a less expensive, more efficient way to cook. Compared to electric stoves, propane stoves can cost around 30% less to operate. Some of those savings comes from faster preheating of the oven and quicker stovetop heating.
Additionally, pilotless ignitions on propane stoves mean you’re using less propane, making the fuel in your tank last longer and saving you even more money. You can put those energy savings towards trying out new and fun recipes!
Here’s one last benefit. When the power goes out, you can still put a hot meal on the table. A propane stove, as well as a number of other propane appliances, is not dependent on the energy grid to operate.
If you’d like more information about how you can benefit from a propane cooktop/stove or you’re interested in adding other propane appliances to your Tennessee home, please contact your propane company and they’ll be happy to help you.