we ran out of gas for our cooking stove too early

@hotsummer (10449)
July 17, 2012 11:42am CST
than expected. we usually monitor our stove gas consumption. it seems that we run out of gas much faster now when we have not actually increased the use of it. since we didn't cook more this month. anyway, thankfully the gas price went down. so it does not hurt much to buy a gas with lower price. it is like $3 to $4 price decrease for the 11 kg tank of gas.
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@rsa101 (15496)
• Quezon City, Philippines
18 Jul 12
It is also good to check on the cables or the one that connects with your LPG tube. It might be that there are leaks somewhere that caused you to consumed much faster than you expected. It is good to check it for your own safety as well. We too have bought our gas tank recently and so far it looks like there was some kind of defect on the connector that there is leak in it. So we have to replace it with a new one.
@Lorden (348)
• South Africa
17 Jul 12
Eish, that's a problem then. You'll just have to make a fire with a tree or something then. By the way, do you happen to know if gas or gel is the least expensive one? I've always wondered.
@siekcai (50)
• Indonesia
17 Jul 12
The gas price is depend on demand and supply from international price. But i do not know why the price can change so fast sometimes. maybe this is played by speculator to get a lot of profit. Maybe United Nation should create regulation about gas price.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
17 Jul 12
I am little afraid to use gas stoves, but I know it saves a lot of money from the electricity bills. Here they made this change - you can't fill your gas bottle from the gas stations anymore, you have to visit a special place where they fill gas bottles and it's usually 1-2 places in each city, which increased the prices a lot. They made it nearly double price for the same amount of gas.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
17 Jul 12
Glad you were able to get the gas at a lower price. Everything is so highly priced these days.I am trying not to cook so much..it heats up the house.
• United States
17 Jul 12
It's good that it won't cost much to buy another tank of gas for the stove. There are some tricks to saving fuel, though. For instance, turning the oven off for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking time helps; the oven is still hot enough to finish cooking the food, and you save that bit of fuel (or, in my case, electricity). Also, using cast iron cookware (whether on the stove top or in the oven) can actually cook foods faster, because cast iron is excellent at retaining heat. I often find myself turning the stove off for about the last five minutes, because my cast iron cookware is hot enough (and remains so) to finish without having the stove on. I actually prefer electric stoves over gas ones. I am always nervous that the gas ones will end up going kaboom! I know that my mother used to use one when I was a little kid, but I still can't quite bring myself to trust them. Plus, I want to go solar when I own a place, so I'd like to just run everything on electricity; I may change my mind, though, once I see the price of the size or array that we would need to meet our needs.
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
17 Jul 12
Yes trouble runs high in one's family when cooking gas gets over. It feels like as though life has stopped working. Cooking gas has become the most important commodity these days for everyone. But with the spiraling of prices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get an extra gas cylinder for cooking. It is very much important to cook in an efficient way so as to avoid running out of gas at an earlier time. What say?