Gas Stoves

Gas Stoves

A gas stove is a device that supplies gas for cooking through the gas line under pressure. The gas may be either natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

The gas stove is connected to a gas line and has valves to control and adjust gas flow. When pressing the ignition switch, gas comes out from an opening at the end of the burner, where it mixes with air and burns producing heat that boils water and cooks food.

High-pressure natural gas runs through iron pipes, plastic pipes, or copper lines from main pipelines in residential areas to each individual home. It can also be piped indirectly if your house doesn’t have a fuel delivery service; you must buy your own gas meter for this option.

This gas stove is widely used in gas supply at home. Its gas burner is usually cast iron or lose steel, the bottom of which has several holes formed through stamping, cooking pot support, etc. Generally speaking, gas burners are divided into 2 types: group burner and single burner. The advantage of group burners is that they can provide more heat suitable for large pots to be heated. In contrast, single burners have only one gas nozzle. Hence, it is not easy to meet water vaporization conditions when using them to heat small pots.

Some gas stoves are equipped with an oven, which uses gas burners to generate heat. Oven cooking is similar to conventional kitchen ovens, but there are some differences. When using a range for baking or roasting food, the insides of the oven become very hot because gaseous fuels produce much more intense heat than electric elements do. The inside surfaces of all cooking appliances should be kept clean by regular cleaning and maintenance procedures for practical use and long life.

Benefits of using a Gas Stove

The gas stove has many advantages, such as saving energy, being safer than other domestic energy, etc.

  • Saving Energy

Cooking with gas takes less time than cooking with electricity or oil; therefore, it saves approximately 30% cooling costs.

  • Safer than Other Domestic Energy

This is because gas stoves are safer to use than electric or oil stoves with exposed heating elements that can cause fires if they are not used properly.

  • Safety

A gas stove does not use open flames for cooking, so it is much safer than cooking on an open fire or over a burner fueled by solid, gaseous, or liquid fuels such as natural gas, kerosene, gasoline, etc. Always keep the area around your appliance free from excess grease and oil, which may cause a fire if they are ignited by an open flame or hot burner parts during operation. Leave enough space for servicing around the area where you are cooking if you plan to bbq or roast. Also, clean the oven regularly with a damp cloth after use, especially around joints where heat is applied during cooking.

  • LPG usage

Always follow the owner’s manual for safe handling procedures of gas stoves designed to burn Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) because LPG has high energy levels that can cause severe injury or death if not handled correctly.

Never let children near gas stoves without supervision because they may be unlikely to know the dangers associated with them. Thus it is essential to teach them how to keep safe when using gas appliances since childhood until they become more mature enough to practice correct usage procedures on their own at every age.