Nine Useful Tips to Save Cooking Gas!
Savings as a term has been used so many times in our life that we are attuned to savings. We find ways to save many things, but when it comes to LPG, we are clueless. This is a common question that rises in everyone’s daily life.
Is there a way to save cooking LPG?
Yes, there is and it’s no rocket science. Little adjustments in your cooking style here and there will do the trick. Scroll below to find some important tips on how you can save domestic LPG.
- Pressure Cooking: Pressure cooking saves fuel, especially 20% on rice, 46% on pulses and so on as compared to conventional method of cooking. The saving is time is also very good.
- Water Quantity: The optimum quantity of water saves fuel. If you use surplus amount of water, extra energy is required to evaporate the same.
- Low flame: When the liquid reaches boiling point, switch your stove to low flame as it’s enough to keep them boiling. Anything extra will be a wastage of energy.
- Soaking: Soaking some foods will reduce extra fuel usage. For example, soaking chickpeas overnight-reduces fuel consumption by 22%.
- Wide vessels save fuel: A visible flame touching the sides of vessel wastes fuel since it gives out heat to the surroundings. But if you cover the flame as much as possible by using a broad vessel, you will save fuel
- Use Lids: It is a good practice to cover cooking vessels and pans with a lid, as an open vessel loses heat to the atmosphere, which means a waste of fuel.
- Use small burners: A cooking gas stove has a big burner and a small burner. The small burner consumes 6% to 10% less.
- Clean the burners: It is important to clean the burner of your gas range regularly. Soot clogged gas burners increase fuel consumption. Regular maintenance of your stove helps you save fuel.
- Clean the vessels: A coating of undissolved salts is usually found on the insides of kettles and cookers. Even a millimetre thick coating can reduce the flow of heat to the vessel’s contents. This increases your fuel consumption by as much as 10%.