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Cooking With Propane - Commercial Propane for Restaurants

Posted by James Callow on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 @ 03:10 PM

Restaurant owners and hospitality managers know that cutting operating costs while maintaining the quality and safety of a restaurant is an important strategy, especially in challenging times. Switching to propane energy for your restaurant can help in a number of ways, from cost savings to better kitchen management. Here’s 5 reasons to switch.

1 - Propane Is More Reliable

When you switch to propane you are eliminating the risk of an electric power outage causing  your business to close or jeopardize food storage. When there is a power outage, you can continue to serve your customers comfortably. This is especially true if you have a propane powered back-up generator. Refrigerated food depends on an uninterrupted power supply. Unpredictable weather can cause several power outages in a season, but propane is a dependable energy source that doesn’t waiver during a storm.

2 - Cooking With Propane Is More Precise

Cooking with propane provides instant heat and precise temperature control. Since the elements light up immediately they instantly start to produce heat so there is less time wasted. When you turn the stove off, the element also cools faster. This causes less ambient heat to be created, and more control over your cooking. Professional kitchens in the city often run natural gas stoves and in rural locations where natural gas is not available, propane gas stoves can be used instead.

3 - Propane Is More Efficient & Environmentally Friendly

Propane is an alternative fuel source that does not produce high carbon emissions.  When compared to other heating options, propane not only has lower emissions, but it is a more efficient heating source with lower heating costs.

Propane is made from the process of refining crude oil and natural gas.  Since it is a light, simple hydrocarbon, it is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels.  In addition, it is non-toxic, meaning that is not harmful to soil or water and will not endanger the environment.

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4 - Propane Is Safe

The characteristics and regulations applied to propane use make it one of the safest fuels when compared to other fuels such as gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas.

From the Propane and Education Research Council:

Propane has a narrow range of flammability when compared with other petroleum products. In order to ignite, the propane-air mix must contain from 2.2 to 9.6 percent propane vapor. If the mixture contains less than 2.2 percent gas, it is too lean to burn. If it contains more than 9.6 percent, it is too rich to burn. Propane won't ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches at least 940 degrees Fahrenheit. In contrast, gasoline will ignite when the source of ignition reaches only 430 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

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5 - Propane Is Accessible

Propane is readily available in most communities, and Budget Propane offers several delivery options and services, so that qualified professionals can refill your tank safely, efficiently, and on time. Budget Propane also offers a remote tank monitoring service that will keep your tank filled automatically without you having to keep track or place orders.

 

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