Prepare all the ingredients and keep them ready for cooking. This means you can cook rapidly. If you have to stop cooking for a short while shut off the gas. It’s cheaper to light another match.
The family that eats together saves gas
If you have to heat food just once, it means less waste. Reheated food is also less nutritious.
A gas burner has two positions- use them
Once you bring a liquid to boil or the food becomes hot you can keep it hot by using the simmer position hereby saving a lot of gas. Because at the simmer position gas flows out at only ¼ to 1/3 the full rate. Try it out and see.
The colour and height of the flame are very important
If the flame is blue in colour, everything is fine. If the outlet holes are blocked and the flame is yellow, have the stove checked by a mechanic. The flame should never extend beyond the bottom of the pan. This saves gas and makes sure the food is cooked properly, especially if there is liquid inside the pan or vessel.
Some Tips on conservation of fuel
Organise your cooking. Keep all ingredients ready for cooking. This will help you cook rapidly and thus save gas.
If you have to stop cooking for a short while, shut off the gas. After all, it’s cheaper to light another match.
Use as little as possible when cooking-surplus water requires more heating and therefore more gas is used than is necessary.
Match the burner to the vessel. Use a small vessel on a small burner. A large burner consumes 15 percent more gas.
Cover the vessel while cooking. A cover helps prevent the steam from escaping. This means quicker cooking. A cover also helps retain the aroma of the food.
The family that eats together saves gas. If you have to heat food just once, it means less waste. Reheated food is also less nutritious.
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