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Old 06-19-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Iam thinking on getting a propane gas range for my kitchen and get rid
Of the eléctric one, is this a good idea, are the propane gas ranges for
Home use any good and where to buy them and how much.t
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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Natural gas is better, but it depends on what area you reside in. I personally prefer electric, my wife swears natural gas is the way to go and natural gas, propane, and electric are all available in our area. You can buy whatever brand of stove you want because there is a conversion kit available for all gas fired appliances -from the manufacturer- that will let you convert from gas to propane or the reverse.

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Iam thinking on getting a propane gas range for my kitchen and get rid
Of the eléctric one, is this a good idea, are the propane gas ranges for
Home use any good and where to buy them and how much.t
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I do not have natural gas in my area, thanks for help
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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I hate electric stoves, so we have LP gas stove. You could check Habitat for Humanity first if $$$ is a factor. They sometimes have new/dented/scratched units very cheap. Other than that, go to an appliance dealer, not a Big Box store.

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Old 06-19-2011, 10:56 AM   #5
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Many people don't have one or the other fuel available, but with the availability of the conversion kits you could still get almost any range you want. Just remember that electric heats much faster than gas since the coils are in direct contact with your cookware. You do have to be more carefull with electric because the coils cool much slower than a gas burner grate and they do not look hot at all. For any volume of fuel gas has way more btu's than propane and propane will result in you paying higher fuel bills than either gas or electric.
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Many people don't have one or the other fuel available, but with the availability of the conversion kits you could still get almost any range you want. Just remember that electric heats much faster than gas since the coils are in direct contact with your cookware. You do have to be more carefull with electric because the coils cool much slower than a gas burner grate and they do not look hot at all. For any volume of fuel gas has way more btu's than propane and will result in you paying higher fuel bills than either gas or electric.
The main reason for the change is to save on electricity, are you telling me that i will spend more cooking with gas than
With electricity.
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Do you spend lees money with gas than with eléctric range?
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We heat with propane too, so I'm unsure of the usage/costs. Sorry...

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Depending on how much cooking you do and how you do it, it is possible. I can boil potatoes on a gas burner on a high flame and it takes 25-30 minutes from cold water. I can boil the same potatoes on an electric element in 20 minutes on a high setting or I can microwave the same potatoes with no water in 10-15 minutes on high and they all taste the same. Propane will take 15 to 30 minutes longer than gas, due to the lower BTU rating and if the electric range is only turned on for the boil time alloted with no preheat to boiling then yes I do believe you will cook for less with electric than with gas or propane.
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Totally disagree that electric is faster cooking than gas (natural or propane). My wife is a commercial caterer and uses natural gas at her prep kitchen and uses a portable propane range to cook on site. Natural gas may be slightly faster than propane due to the higher BTU rating but propane flows at a higher pressure to compensate. either is faster than electric. Watch cooking shows on TV, you never see a commercial kitchen with electric ranges. Gas is instant on and instant off.
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Some other things to consider; for any savings you first have to re-coup what the new range cost to buy and install. as to how fast it cooks on top; it depends on btu of burners or wattage if electric. too low and it takes forever, so you don't want a value line. cost aside; if you like to cook go with dual fuel-best of both worlds....
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Many people don't have one or the other fuel available, but with the availability of the conversion kits you could still get almost any range you want. Just remember that electric heats much faster than gas since the coils are in direct contact with your cookware. You do have to be more carefull with electric because the coils cool much slower than a gas burner grate and they do not look hot at all. For any volume of fuel gas has way more btu's than propane and propane will result in you paying higher fuel bills than either gas or electric.

Propane has two and a half times the heat content as NG, but that point is moot because when you convert, say a 30 MBTUH NG range to propane, it becomes a 30 MBTUH propane range. You simply increase the appliance regulator pressure and install smaller orifices, and the btu rating stays the same. With gas, whether NG or propane, you get the heat instantly at the burner, whereas electric takes time to heat up the coil, and gas has a greater degree of heat control. Also, gas,again be it NG or propane, is generally cheaper than electric (provided they are the same btu) but this really depends on your rates for all three.

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