Commercial Cooking & Appliances Powered by Propane

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AmeriGas keeps businesses running smoothly with worry-free propane service for cooking and appliances.

97% of chefs prefer gas cooking since propane kitchen appliances boast a more even heat distribution and more consistent temperatures than their electric counterparts. 

As the most preferred propane provider in the U.S., millions rely on AmeriGas propane services to keep businesses operating at peak performance.

 

“Thank you for all your help getting my new restaurant open. AmeriGas went out of their way to help get my new business off the ground.”

Guy V., Owner at the Philly Grille

Using Propane for Cooking

Chef using propane for cooking

Propane kitchen appliances bring efficiency and functionality to any commercial property, large or small. These appliances meet a wide array of needs – from low-cost, simpler units to deluxe units featuring every possible add-on to maximize your options when cooking. 

There are two main types of appliances that use propane for cooking:

Gas burners. The most common are conventional burners with standing pilots, conventional burners with an electric ignition (most gas cooktops have this), and sealed burners with electric ignition.
Gas ovens. The heat generated by gas ovens has more moisture than electric ovens, which makes for better quality baking. Also, gas ovens only cool by 10°F before heating up again, which is helpful if your business relies on a fast-paced kitchen.

Propane-compatible appliances will often be labeled “LP,” while “NAT” indicates natural gas. Appliances that can be converted from one gas to another are labeled accordingly and will most likely come with a conversion kit in their packaging.

 

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BENEFITS OF COOKING WITH PROPANE

VS. NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRIC

Propane kitchen appliances last longer and cook cleaner, making them cost-efficient and great for the environment. Propane has been listed as a clean fuel since the 1990 Clean Air Act and National Energy Policy Act of 1992. 

Cooking with propane offers many significant advantages over cooking with electric or natural gas.
 

Cooking with Propane vs. Electric

  • Increased Savings

    Increased Savings

    Cooking with propane, on average, costs less than cooking with electricity. A gas cook top with electric ignition has the lowest annual operating cost.
  • Instant Heat

    Instant Heat

    Propane-fueled cook tops offer instant heat and absolute temperature control. You can cook as soon as you turn on your appliance instead of wasting time waiting for electric burners to warm up.
  • Power Outage, No Problem

    Power Outage, No Problem

    In many cases, you can cook with propane even if there’s no electrical service. If you’re cooking with electricity, a power outage can create serious problems at your business.
  • Reduced Costs

    Reduced Costs

    Use propane for more than just your stove in the kitchen. Propane hot water heaters can reduce water heating costs up to 30% compared to electric heaters. Tankless hot water heaters can reduce expenses even further.

FAQs: What to Know About Propane for Cooking & Appliances

How long do propane kitchen appliances last?

On average propane kitchen appliances last eight or more years, which generally outlast their electric counterparts. 

Can a natural gas stove run on propane?

No. Gas stoves are manufactured for use with only one gas and will not work safely with a different gas. Appliances that can be converted from one gas to another are labeled accordingly and will most likely come with a conversion kit in the appliance packaging.

Which burns hotter, propane or natural gas?

Propane burns higher and hotter than natural gas. And with a higher BTU rating, it heats faster and uses less fuel compared to using natural gas for the same task.

Is there a difference between cooking with propane and natural gas stoves?

Both natural gas and propane stoves provide ample heat to get the job done. However, propane burns higher, hotter and heats faster than natural gas. Also, unlike natural gas, propane is a flexible heating source that doesn't require a natural gas connection, thus making it easier for locations in more rural settings.

Commercial Services from AmeriGas

Ready to get started? Whether you’re using propane for cooking, commercial kitchen appliances, or other commercial uses, AmeriGas can help.

Our multiple delivery options allow you to receive propane when it’s best for your commercial needs. Visit our Services page or contact an AmeriGas representative to learn more about our flexible delivery options, payment plans, responsive services, and national account options.

 

You can also visit our For Your Business page to learn more about other commercial propane services from AmeriGas.

 
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