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Propane gas for cooking
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DKMurray    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:23:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I currently cook on an electric stove (which I hate) and am considering switching to propane gas for cooking. A friend of mine said that propane is much slower than natural gas for cooking. Is this true?


Rickstir    Posted 01-10-2005 at 12:34:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have propane cook top. I like it much better than the electric rangs we had in the old double-wide. We still have an electric wall mounted oven like bill b v was talking about. We have been in our new home for 5 years. We got a 350 gallon tank and still have 60% of it left. We had pipes run to have a propane dryer when the current electric one runs out.


B Small    Posted 01-09-2005 at 16:51:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have used all three types of stoves quite a bit. In my experience the gas stoves are much more user friendly, and have much quicker control response than the electrics. Natural gas is a little hotter than propane, but not significantly. My stove now is a GE countertop electric, and no two burners cook alike. On a gas stove you don't pay attention to controls. You get the flame like you want it and adjust according to how things are cooking. If things are getting to hot turn down the flame, and the temp drops then, on the electric you've got to move the pan off the burner till it cools enough. Not a big deal, but when you get used to gas it is great. Not to mention that in the 1972 ice storm we were without electricity for four days on our farm. We had a kenmore gas heat stove, and gas kitchen stove, with our kerosene lamps we had a warm house hot meals and lamplight. We had a lot of fun playing board games those four nights.


bill b v    Posted 01-09-2005 at 13:56:57       [Reply]  [No Email]

when we built our house we already knew the anwser . gas cook top and wall mounted electric oven . gas cooks better and electric bakes/roasts best. (also no more standing on your head to check the oven).having been exposed to both for 20 years while in the military there was no question . and as donna says if the power goes out you can still cook . happy camper in the kitchen . 2 standing rib. roast over the hollidays .


Big John    Posted 01-09-2005 at 14:42:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I kind of like it when the little lady bends over to see whats in the oven !!!


Dave Munson Mid Illinois    Posted 01-09-2005 at 13:22:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Propane gas stoves are a bit 'lower' than natural gas. That is a few less btu's. Not a lot less. Take a look for yourself in the stores.

I hate cooking on electricity.


bob    Posted 01-10-2005 at 05:02:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I worked for a utilty company and we were told propane was more btus and had to regulate when spiking propane into system so as not to get to many btu,s


RayP(MI)    Posted 01-09-2005 at 13:05:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
With propane or natural gas, you have to learn to watch the burner(s) and judge the amount of flame you want to use, rather than just relying on the Hi-Med-Low on the switch. Once you learn to judge the heat by looking at the size of the flame, you can get along well with either gas. Heat with either is instant, soon's you turn it on, and instant off, when you turn it off - something you'll have to get used to after using electric heat. I prefer natural gas, because it seems to light and control easier. Propane being heavier than air, leads to some safety problems, if a leak happens and propane pools in a low area like a basement.


bulldinkie    Posted 01-09-2005 at 13:09:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an Aga ,We put large tank in down near barn ,I like cooking with gas I had an electric.i like the gas better


Donna from Mo    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:42:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do prefer electric for cooking, but we have a propane stove because I want to be able to cook when the power is out. Last Wednesday our electricity was off for 18 hours, and all we had for heat was the stove burners. You'd be surprised how much heat you can get out of a couple of burners.

As far as it being slower, I think it is, a little.


WELL NOW    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:37:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
it depends on how quick you want to burn things!


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