Many people can’t help but wonder about ways to save money on gas because limiting use is not an effective way because the needs for living are essential.
Mr. Dang Trong Thanh (an employee of an appliance store in Ho Chi Minh City) shared effective savings tips when using a gas stove.
Choose the right cooking pot
Thanh shared, one of the ways to save gas when cooking is to choose the right pot for the food to be cooked. If you cook a small amount of food but put it in a large pot, it will be a waste of gas. When housewives cook dishes that need to be cooked thoroughly such as bone broth, stewed soup, etc., choose a pressure cooker to cook quickly, saving time and gas. During the cooking time, users should pay attention to adjust the flame to the bottom of the pot, do not let the fire be too loud.
People should also limit the use of cold water in a pot of hot water because having to boil it again will cause gas. Estimate the amount of water needed for the dish to boil right from the start. If required, people can add hot water.
Clean the kitchen regularly
Housewives should pay attention to clean the gas stove regularly, do not let the dirt clog the gas lines. If not cleaned, the path is blocked, making the gas unstable, the flame does not burn evenly, which makes the time for food to cook longer.
Do not turn on, turn off continuously
According to Mr. Thanh, users should not turn the stove on and off continuously. Many people often forget to prepare enough ingredients each time they cook, so when cooking, they have to stop the kitchen to look for more ingredients. This leads to not being able to put it in the cooker continuously, so it will waste gas. Absolutely do not cook while doing other things, which can easily lead to overcooking, shallow water, even burning the pot, etc.
Use a windbreak
In addition, people should use a windscreen for gas stoves so that the entire flame focuses on the cooking pot, not spreading to the outside. People can buy gas-saving brackets at trade centers, markets, supermarkets, etc. This is also an effective and safe way to save gas.
Lock the gas tank after use
Locking the gas cylinder after use not only ensures safety and prevents fire and explosion for the family, but also avoids the loss of gas to the outside. Therefore, when finished cooking, everyone should turn off the gas cylinder. The staff of the electronics and home appliance store also advises users to choose reputable gas suppliers, avoid using gas and impurities, and extracting is not guaranteed.