DID YOU KNOW? About the gas cooking safety…
- Natural gas is a commonly preferred source of energy for cooking products, such as ovens and stovetops, as natural gas offers many benefits including quick startup, even temperature, and reliability during outages.
- All forms of cooking, regardless of heat source, generate air pollutants, especially at high temperatures. The installation of exhaust systems for all indoor cooking products, no matter gas or electric, helps to eliminate these pollutants.
- To ensure safe operation, gas kitchen appliances should be installed in accordance with local codes such as the International Fuel Gas Code or the National Fuel Gas Code. These codes and other related appliance safety standards are developed by independent organizations that bring together experts from all areas, including government agencies.
- Always use the appropriate pot or pan size when cooking by matching the pan to flame size. The flame should be the same as or smaller than the bottom of the pan.
- APGA is opposed to bans on gas appliances, as they restrict consumer choice, removing affordable choices that consumers love, such as gas cooking appliances. Read APGA’s recent statement here.
- APGA has a resource page on our website that offers more information on cooking with gas safety/indoor air quality, view it at www.apga.org/naturalgas-cooking-safety.
- Cooking on a natural gas stovetop is a very safe way to cook and offers many benefits. As with any cooking, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to keep your family safe. Find a safety checklist here: https://www.naturalgasgenius.com/safety/.