Must-know tips for cooking with natural gas

There's always more to learn about cooking with gas, but here are some tips to keep top-of-mind while you prepare your culinary masterpiece.


Let's Get Cooking

  • Make sure the pan you are using fits the size of your burner and is not too small or too large.
  • Use a slightly lower heat setting than your recipe calls for to get started – gas stove heat is quick and powerful.
  • Protect yourself from smoke, steam and grease – make sure to turn on your range hood or open your windows.

Prepare Your Dish

  • Gas stoves heat up fast because the flame is the heat source. Make sure to keep a close eye on your dish!
  • Watch your oven mitts and dish towels – make sure they remain a safe distance from your burner while you cook.
  • Smell gas? Act fast. Learn how to recognize the smell of natural gas, and how to keep everyone safe if there might be a natural gas leak.

Add the Final Garnish

  • Don’t forget to turn off your burner as soon as you remove a pan from it.
  • Check the internal temperature of your food using the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s guide.
  • Make sure to plate your cooked food on a clean plate when finished.

Keep Your Space Clean

  • Remember to clean any spills from your burner after the burner has fully cooled.
  • Read the manufacturer’s instructions for your stove for the best care tips.
  • Natural gas utilities and manufacturers regularly review and identify innovative updates to their own policies, procedures and designs for cooking with gas stoves to ensure user safety. Regularly check your energy provider’s website for the latest information and click here to learn more.