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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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Should I leave my pilot light running when I am not using the stove/fireplace?

During the fall and winter months when the fireplace is most in demand, even though electronic ignition systems allow for the turn off/on of the pilot with ease, in our climate it can be very risky to let the unit sit stagnant in regards to cold weather and increased moisture which enter through the fresh air portion of the venting at all times. Don't forget, without your pilot light the inside of your unit is the same temperature as the outside! Over exposure to these temperatures can cause the pilot to seize and fail when you really need it the most.