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Domestic Cooking Stove, Cooker

Cooking with gas offers a range of benefits that would not be possible with electric stoves.  It offers "significantly" better accuracy with the temperature as the heat is much more controllable versus the gradual changes with electric stoves.  You also get an immediate heat change.

When considering options for a supplemental gas stove for any type of kitchen, an LPG/Propane stove or LPG/Propane oven may be the best. Natural gas may be more common, but that doesn't mean it's the better option.

LPG/Propane stoves can be installed into any home for cooking, as opposed to natural gas stoves where the delivery structure is always a concern. If there are no natural gas lines in the vicinity, it can be a costly if not an impossible endeavour to run a pipe to the home. Natural gas cannot be easily stored in tanks. This creates geographical limitations on use of natural gas (depending on where the gas lines are in the vicinity) apart from the spatial restrictions (limits on where the line can enter your home).

LPG/Propane on the other hand, is extremely flexible. In most cases the LPG/Propane line can enter the home wherever a homeowner wishes. The only requirement is that the LPG/Propane tank be able to be located nearby. There are distance requirements from the home for an LPG/Propane tank, but they are not stringent. With the flexibility of an LPG/Propane installation, an LPG/Propane stove can be placed in any room of the house, which makes them a more attractive option than natural gas for many people.


LPG/Propane cooking appliances integrate style and functionality into any home, regardless of its size or architectural style. Thanks to the versatility of LPG/Propane, all domestic gas cookers are designed to be powered either from a cylinder supply or linked to an existing bulk tank supply.

These cooking appliances cover a wide range, from low-cost economy models to deluxe units that combine every cooking convenience and energy-saving feature.

The stoves at the upper end of the spectrum have also advanced in the aesthetics and design aspects combining the latest gas technology with the very best in modern design.

There are traditional freestanding models, slide-in, built-in, and console models with high ovens or single ovens. There are also models with waist-high broilers and microwave ovens, self-cleaning ovens, pilotless top and oven burners, and convection ovens.

The primary combustion units in the gas cooker are:

  • The Gas Burner: There are three types of gas burners commonly available: conventional burners with standing pilots, conventional burners with electric ignition, and sealed burners with electric ignition. Most gas cooktops sold are of the conventional burner with electric ignition type.
  • Gas Oven: Gas ovens offer the precise heat control that cooktops offer. Gas heat has more moisture than electric, which can provide better quality baking. Standard temperature swings on conventional electric ovens are as much as 25°- to -50°F. Gas ovens cool by only 10°F before heating up again. 


LPG produces succulent results - the water vapour produced by gas keeps food moist.

The first benefit of an LPG stove is its accuracy. The temperature is ready the instant it is required, where as with electric stoves the heat gradually comes into the coil, and eventually leaves the coil. There is nothing instantaneous about the electric heating process. The heat is much more controllable with gas cooking stoves. The heat change is immediate and precise. Also, the oven for gas cooking stoves heats up much quicker than the oven used for electric stoves.

LPG stoves are safer than many other options because the fuel comes from the pressurized tank as a vapour rather than a liquid. Distributors also have aggressive homeowner education programs to ensure that users know how to maintain and safely use their stoves.

LPG also turns off immediately, reducing any worrisome stove-cooling wait time. Electric burners that have not completely cooled can be dangerous.

Environmentally Friendly
LPG is a clean fuel (comparable with biogas); it releases fewer pollutants than any other fuel except electricity, thus protecting the health of women and children. LPG gives off lower green house gas emissions than alternatives, and use of gas is a direct off-set to deforestation.

LPG appliances are long lasting and clean burning, making them great for the environment.

A gas cook top with electric ignition has the lowest annual operating cost, while gas cook tops with standing pilots and electric cook tops cost about the same to operate. Cooking with LPG, on average, costs less than half of cooking with electricity.

Pilotless ignitions on LPG stoves eliminate the need for a constant pilot light, saving a homeowner 40% overall in energy use.

Kitchen temperature regulation
Another advantage of gas stoves is the temperature in the kitchen. Gas cooking stoves create less overall heat than electric stoves. This means that you will have a cooler kitchen. The top of the stove will also be cooler. A cooler stove top will mean you won't be subject to accidental burns.

The top of electric stoves have to be perfectly flat so that the heat is distributed evenly. The flatness of the top is not important with gas cooking stoves because the heat is generated by a flame. LPG provides more even heat across the bottom of all pots as well as in the oven, which means fewer hot spots to scorch sauces or burn cakes and casseroles.

Gas burners also do not have problems with warped-bottom pans, whereas electric heat elements require flat-bottom pans to maximize their cooking ability.

Another benefit of gas cooking stoves is the instant ignition. With older gas stoves, it was necessary to use a match to light the pilot light which could prove to be hazardous. Modern gas cooking stoves have electronic ignitions so that they are much easier to start. This also means that there is no pilot light burning constantly that give off fumes and wastes gas.

Power Outage protection
The last advantage of gas cooking stoves is evident in the case of a power outage. If you use an electric stove, you won't be able to cook food if the power goes out. You can still use your gas cooking stove if the power goes out as they do not need electricity, just a sufficient amount of LPG.

All of these factors make LPG stoves an ideal choice for supplemental or primary home heating. LPG appliances are available with the latest technology. Whatever is new in appliances is available with LPG.

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