Like kerosene or electricity, gas is one of the sources of energy that serves the purpose of cooking and heating in most homes. Kerosene has been the major source of energy used in cooking for the middle class households hitherto in most developing nations. However, as its price became outrageous, coupled with the stress of using it, many households have turned to gas as nearly the only alternative. Unfortunately, the price of gas has also skyrocketed in recent time, brought about by the global inflation being witnessed, which has been acerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war.
Here are the five ways your cooking gas can last longer
1. Have alternative source of energy
This entails maintaining gas and, say briquette. The rationale here is that the later is cheaper, although slow to generate heat. However, once the heat is generated, it cooks faster than gas. The idea is to use this for meals or delicacies that require lots of heat; e.g. beans and animal skin. In such a case, it would be more expensive to use gas.
2. Buy more when the price is low
Given that the price of the product fluctuates, buying more when the price is low may be wiser. However, this may require having more than one cylinder
3. Use better cooking utensils
For instance using a normal pot to cook cow skin or beans may take hours compared to using pressure cooker.
4. Use better cooking methods
Some delicacies cook faster when certain ingredients or spices are applied. For instance, the application of a little salt shortens the duration of beans on fire. Similarly, locally it was discovered that enclosing a spoon in pot alongside cow skin makes it cook in lesser time
5. Use alternative energy
Using other means such as solar or wind energy reduces the overall cost that would have been incurred if the only source were gas. However, both sources of energy require huge capital at the onset. The good news is that, much later, the benefit of such sources usually offset the risked-capital deployed at the beginning.