I had my house built 10 years ago and purchased a stove from Sears
which was originally natural gas but set up as propane from the kit it
was shipped with. The stove works but I noticed it took a long time
for my cook. Sometimes I cook at my dad house and noticed a couple
cups of water took 2x as long on my stove versus his. I can never
stir fry because my pan takes a long time to get hot and when I put
food in then it cools off and will take a long to time to get hot. I
thought I just had a poor quality stove but a couple of years ago we
remodeled the kitchen and bought a "high end" dual fuel stove. This
stove also takes a long time to cook and I still can't do stir fry. I
then thought it was the propane but my sister bought a house with a
stove converted to propane and it works fine over there. She can boil
water in a minute where I have to wait 5. Does anyone have any ideas?
Given two ranges seem to have similar problem, sounds like a limitation
on pressure and/or volume from the supply to the range. Ask the
supplier to check the regulator at the tank for proper operation.
If that doesn't solve the problem, look for restriction or other problem
in the line feeding the range. Does the same propane feed water heater,
clothes dryer, other appliances, furnace? It might be possible if range
is on the tail end of a supply line it's being starved or the line could
be kinked or even possibly just got some debris in it at the time of
construction and has been that way since.
Whatever it is, it isn't right and given the second range has same
problem, it is virtually positive to be the supply, not that the
original range was at fault.
Many stoves come with a regulator that is piped in behind the stove. Is this
still in place after conversion? Natural gas works on lower pressure than
propane, this would reduce the gas flow and impact the cooking capability.
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