Liquified petroleum gas is a globally used cooking fuel to cook and heat food in the kitchen. It is used both in commercial as well as residential locations. The sizes of LPG cylinders vary from country to country as per their standard living conditions. LPG prices have seen a surge in prices in recent times; even if the price lowers down, it will still be higher than what it should be.
Since it is a naturally made gas, we must do our bit to conserve it. Using the following tips, you will manage your gas consumption, saving the extra money that we spend on refilling or exchanging the LPG bottles. There are small habits that, if improvised, can make a big difference and help us save on LPG gas and some money.
In many countries, the consumption of LPG is, and so are the prices; not everyone can afford an LPG; therefore, we must all try to save on consumption so that we do not end up giving extra money to the gas providers because of our carelessness.
Check for leaks
It is suggested to keep a regular check on the burners, pipes, and regulators for any leakages. The leak does not necessarily have to make the hissing sound or spread a smell. If the leak is small, It may go unnoticed, causing the gas cylinder to go empty faster than it should. Therefore, always check for small leaks in the kitchen gas connection system.
Dry the utensil before use
A 45kg gas bottle for home with a family of four who uses it for cooking food and heating water as well should last for about 4-6 weeks. But you can increase the period if you start using a completely dry utensil on the burner. People commonly put dry vessels on the burner, which consumes extra gas to dry and heat up before you start cooking. Cleaning the vessels and pans with a soft cloth or kitchen tissue before putting them on the burner will reduce LPG wastage.
Use of Lids and Pressure Cookers
Ensure to use lids to cover your pans and vessels; it will cook the food faster and save gas consumption. Make it a habit to use only a pressure cooker whenever possible; pressurized steam cooks the food faster and even saves on gas in comparison to when you choose to cook food in an open pan or vessel.
Use Low Flame
Cooking food on low flame not only helps to retain nutrients and minerals in the food but also saves big time on gas consumption. When the gas cylinders are emptied, many countries provide refilling services and the standard cylinder exchange service.
The reliability of the company providing exchange and refill service matters the most, so you have the correct amount of gas for which you have paid such high prices.
PLUSGAS is one such service provider in Queensland that provides affordable and five-star service in LPG and Industrial gas supplies.
Individual tastes are taken care of even in a One-pot meal system. You can prepare a weekly menu considering everyone’s favorite dishes, so each meal you make is someone’s favorite, and others get to taste it. Preparing individual meals for every member of the family is not only time-consuming but also consumes gas. Using a One-pot meal system, you can save on time, hard work, and undoubtedly LPG.
Set a routine time to have your meals together; it will increase the family bonding and reduce the practice of reheating the food again and again. It is advised not to have reheated food for medical reasons, but avoiding food reheat also helps you save up on the LPG and, hence, money.
Burner and Utensil Size
Always have burners in small and large sizes; this helps in using the gas according to the need. There are some utensils that have a small base, and only a portion of cooking needs to be; in that situation, you can use the small burner.
Ensure to use vessels that cover the burner completely for efficient use of gas. The flames that reach the sides of the vessels are a waste as they do not help in cooking rather only increase your gas usage.
Deciding to control your gas consumption is a good thing as it saves you a lot of money and teaches us the importance of not wasting things. LPG gas consumption can be reduced by simply adding a few habits in our daily cooking style, like always keeping the ingredients ready beforehand, not overcooking the food while multitasking. When you choose to cook food on low flame and using the lids to cover utensils whenever possible, help save big time on LPG gas consumption.
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