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Differences between LPG cookers and electric cookers

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Differences between LPG cookers and electric cookers
When you’re busy cooking the evening meal, you’re unlikely to be thinking about the type of gas or energy you’re using.

We take it for granted that we switch our cookers on and they just work. However, switching to an LPG cooker could have a number of benefits over electric cookers.

If you live in a rural area, you’re likely to have either an electric cooker if you’re on oil, electricity or solid fuel or even the option of an Aga cooker if your fuel source is oil alone. Switching to LPG for your fuel, though, has a number of benefits — including all of the best parts of cooking on mains gas with even more advantages over cooking with electricity.

What is LPG?

LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas, is a type of gas which has a far higher heating value than the usual mains gas and provides instant, controllable heat — unlike electricity. This means it is more efficient to use and wastes far less energy. LPG is also often known as Calor gas, with Calor being the biggest and best-known supplier of LPG in the UK.

What advantages does LPG have over electricity?

LPG gas is a far superior way of cooking. Most people who have cooked on both gas and electric hobs will testify to the many benefits of cooking with gas. In a rural property, of course, conventional gas may not be an option. That’s no bad thing, though.

LPG is supplied at a higher pressure than natural gas, and it also has the added benefit that the higher pressure supply means less gas will be used and you could save a lot of money by switching to LPG for your cooking needs — particularly when compared to cooking with slow, uncontrollable electric heat. Carbon dioxide emissions are lower, too, so the environmental benefits are clear to see.

How can I switch to LPG?

As Calor are the UK’s leading supplier of LPG, they should be your first port of call. If you have a dual fuel cooker, it should just be a matter of changing the brass jets and perhaps altering the pressure settings.

In terms of having LPG installed at your property, you have a number of options including an above ground tank, gas bottles or an even more discreet option of an underground tank to suit your own needs and the layout of your property.

Upgrading from electricity to LPG means you’ll be able to cook faster, with a fantastic level of control over your cooking. That means quicker meals, better quality cooking and financial savings over cooking with electricity.

Extra benefits of switching to LPG

If you switch to Calor from oil, electricity or solid fuel, we’ll give you a free above ground tank installation and gas connection. For more information on switching to LPG with Calor, simply contact us and we'll be happy to help.