Hospitality industry finds benefits to cooking with LPG gas

Running a kitchen in the hospitality industry means that every day is different. From an unexpected busy service to a menu item that’s more popular than normal things can be hard to predict. While every shift might be slightly different, the outcome should always be the same.

Every day chefs rely on their appliances and power to make them run. When something goes wrong with either of these, things can quickly take the wrong turn. That’s why many chefs in the hospitality industry turn to Elgas LPG gas to help them do what they do best.

Here are a few of the benefits that cooking with LPG offers.

Instant Heat

In a hospitality kitchen, time and efficiency matters. Customers expect chefs to turn out food quickly and at a high standard which means that their appliances also need to work quickly. When cooking with LPG, the heat is instantaneous and distributes more evenly around pots and pans. It also cools more quickly, giving chefs the ability to regulate cooking temperatures and cook perfect meals.

Easy to Control

When cooking in a hospitality kitchen, operations need to run smoothly, and if appliances are hard to use, things may derail. Using a gas stove compared to an electric stove is much easier. They have a simple dial that helps determine how much gas the chef is using. And once the flame is gone, the heat subsides, meaning the chefs are less likely to burn any pots or pans if left on the heat.

Adds to Flavour

More than just the heat you need to cook delicious food, a gas stove cooktop is excellent for charring veggies like capsicums, and its gas ring makes it ideal for cooking with any pots or pans that don’t have a flat bottom like a wok. A gas oven also provides moisture heat that’s great for cooking roasts without drying them out.

Doesn’t Need Electricity

It’s not always that kitchens in the hospitality industry will operate with a backup generator. And if the power goes out with only electric stoves in the kitchen, chefs can’t continue with service. With gas ovens, the service can go on by manually igniting the burners with a lighter – even if it’s by candlelight.


The costs of running a restaurant or cafe can quickly add up, and with the increasing cost of electricity, you want to take advantage of ways to save money. Although gas and electric ovens are generally even in purchasing costs, the running costs are cheaper if you use gas. Running your stovetop for an hour costs an average of 36c for electricity and 24c for gas.

When restaurants purchase LPG through a trusted company like Elgas, they can assure they’re going to have sufficient gas to run their business at all times. Elgas offers a dedicated service that monitors gas usage and will deliver a replacement before it’s needed. If efficiency is the priority in your hospitality kitchen, consider Elgas to help you enjoy the benefits of LPG gas.

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