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Getting Better Performance from Your Appliances, Part 3: Your Gas Range

Gas range

When it comes to cooking efficiency (and precision temperature control), it’s hard to beat a gas cooking range or gas cooktop. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get even better performance from your equipment with just a little investment of time and effort.

Try these simple tips and tricks for getting more from your gas range:

  1. Keep an eye on the color of your flame – A healthy gas stove burns blue rather than yellow; if the flame is yellow, it’s time for maintenance – or a gas range upgrade.
  2. Check the seal on your oven door – Gaps or tears in the seal let heat escape, wasting heat.
  3. Keep your oven window clean – Opening the range door to check on your food costs you heat…and money.
  4. Keep the burner flame as low as possible – A higher flame won’t necessarily cook your food faster, but it will definitely use more gas. Modern cookware is extremely conductive and holds heat very well – most of the time you don’t need as much flame as you think.
  5. Use the right-sized burner for your pot – Putting a small pot on a large burner can waste 40 percent of the burner’s heat. Match the burner to the job and you will save gas (and money) every time you cook.
  6. Cook in batches – Use all the space in your oven once you turn it on – you can always freeze portions for later.
  7. Use glass or ceramic dishes – Glass and ceramic dishes are the most efficient materials to use in the oven, so you don’t need as high a cooking temperature to cook your meal.

For quality gas ranges and gas cooktops from top brands like KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag and more, trust the pros at Ace-Robbins. To learn more, or to see our full line of quality cooking and other home appliances, visit our Tunkhannock showroom today!