Commercial Restaurant Propane

Installing propane restaurant equipment can help your business reduce energy consumption and meet guests’ culinary expectations. As a fuel source, propane offers several advantages over gas or electricity. Higher energy efficiency means lower costs and a reduced carbon footprint.

However, your food service business or restaurant will still reap the benefits of safe propane cooking, and your commercial restaurant propane equipment will last longer. But what if you’re on the fence and aren’t sure if propane restaurant equipment is right for your business?

Let’s look at each benefit of commercial restaurant propane in detail and how long you can expect it to last. 

Fire shooting up from a frying pan as a chef cooks food over a propane stove

Benefits of Using Propane Restaurant Equipment

Improved Energy Efficiency

If you purchase propane restaurant equipment, you can cut your foodservice company’s energy consumption by as much as 50 percent. Compared to gas kitchen appliances, propane equipment tends to use less fuel.

This is because propane equipment does not need a pilot light to ignite. Keeping a pilot light running for future ignition means gas is burning. Even though this is a small amount of gas, it adds to your expenses and C02 emissions.

In some cases, propane equipment can also be more energy-efficient than electric appliances. This is usually the case in areas where utility companies are not generating electricity from renewable energy sources.

Converting equipment like vat fryers and ovens over to propane will reduce your utility costs over time and your restaurant’s carbon footprint. Some state and local governments may also offer rebates or tax credits to help offset the initial costs of energy-efficient equipment. 

Extended Equipment Life

You can expect most propane restaurant equipment to last at least eight years. Given the heavy use of cooking equipment in the food service business, this is a relatively long time. Electric stoves can easily last this long in a home, but in a commercial business, they’re prone to give out sooner. 

With proper care and maintenance, you may find that your restaurant’s equipment lasts even longer than eight years. But when you consider that kitchen equipment is one of your largest business investments, you want something that’s not going to give out within a few years.

And speaking of giving out, propane equipment isn’t subject to power outages, brownouts, or surges. You can keep cooking and heating your business with propane equipment if the power goes out in your area. 

All the Advantages of Gas Cooking

You’ve surely heard the phrase, “now we’re cooking with gas.” Sometimes that saying implies running more efficiently, but it can also mean working more in sync or evenly. And those benefits are exactly why most cooks prefer to use propane..

Compared to electric, gas burners heat up faster and cook food more evenly. Propane equipment gives you the same benefits of gas cooking with less energy and cost. You can also monitor your propane usage and budget for your expenses depending on when you get your tanks filled. 

Heller’s Gas Offers Commercial Restaurant Propane Services

Close-up of flames on a propane-fueled stove-top burner

Propane restaurant equipment is efficient, reliable, clean, and affordable. It’s everything you need to run a successful food service business. Heller’s Gas is proud to provide the best commercial propane services for restaurants, caterers, and other food services operations.

If you’re ready to make the switch to propane equipment, give us a call for a no-obligation quote. We look forward to hearing from you!