Natural gas is the number one choice for chefs and it's no wonder! It's instant on, instant off, and distributes heat evenly.
Energy Conservation Tips
- Don't preheat your gas oven if you don't have to. If you’re baking breads and cakes, pre-heating your oven may be necessary. For most foods, like casseroles and broiled items, pre-heating isn't necessary.
- Don't open the oven door while food is cooking. You can lose up to 50 degrees in temperature and waste energy.
- Cover pots when cooking and cook by time & temperature guides.
- Cook several meals at the same time.
- Use pots and pans that fit the burners. Pans that fit a burner absorb more of the energy, reducing the amount of heat lost.
- Keep oven and burners clean. A clean oven uses energy more efficiently.
- Never use the gas range for room heating! It's not designed for this purpose and can create a hazardous situation.
Appliance Selection Tips
- Gas burners are often preferred by people who enjoy cooking because gas offers a greater level of cooking control.
- When choosing a new cooking appliance be sure to consider: size and location, efficiency, lifestyle needs and value.