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Cooking with propane gas in the home can come in the form of either gas burners, gas ovens, or a combination of both sources. Propane gas cooktops and ovens are very user friendly and allow for a far greater and more precise modulation of temperature when compared to conventional sources such as electricity. The majority of propane burners sold today are equipped with an electronic ignition system which allows the user to quickly and effortlessly light the required burners without dealing with a standing pilot type system. Many commercial appliances also harness propane as their main power source such as grills, skillets, and even large deep friers.

According to the American Gas Association, "97% of professional chefs prefer to use propane burners over electrical elements.” An important testament to the benefits of using propane.

Propane gas itself contains a higher level of moisture than that of electricity, which will result in a better end product when baking or cooking. Gas controls respond immediately to user demand whereas there is a much longer swing period in temperature change using standard electric ranges. Heat on a propane burner is distributed evenly around the pot or pan which you are using, minimizing any unwanted “hot spots” which can scorch ingredients to a cooking surface. The dynamic temperature control possible with propane burners allows the user to fluctuate from a boil to simmer in only a few seconds.

Another significant advantage of cooking with a propane appliance is that it allows you to continue normal appliance use even during a power outage! On average, cooking with propane amounts to virtually half the cost of cooking the same amount on an electric appliance. This is the result of increased fuel efficiency used by the appliance as well as the overall cost of having propane in your home. The cost of propane fluctuates, as any fuel does, although introducing propane to the equation greatly reduces your overall hydro bills, not to mention environmental impact!

Have questions... come and visit our showroom and we would be pleased to show you the many benefits of cooking with propane gas!

West Nova Propane

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Can I plan to put a flat screen television above my fireplace unit?

Yes, as long as the minimum “clearance to combustibles” as per stated directly in the manufacturers printed manual are met. Even though the TV may be placed outside of the clearances, it is best to make sure it is safe to do so, as electronics can only withstand far lower temperatures than wood for example. Each unit will have a different set of clearances so it is best to check both the manufacturers guide, as well as ask a fireplace professional.