Benefits Beyond the Kitchen
Discover why Chef Dean Sheremet, and 96 percent of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas.
Instant on and off. More precise temperature control. More even heating. Serious cooking demands propane cooking appliances. And propane's advantages don't end in the kitchen. Propane cooking appliances offer greater efficiency and energy savings, too. Keep exploring to learn more.
Dean Sheremet uses propane to barbecue and cook on family meals on an outdoor propane-powered pizza oven. Sheremet prefers to cook with gas because, “It’s reliable, I know it’s hot and ready when I need it.”
Sheremet graduated top of his class from the French Culinary Institute in New York City and has worked in the kitchens of Nobu 57 and the 3-Michelin starred Jean Georges. He holds a certificate of food and beverage management from Cornell University. After a decade spent in the NYC restaurant scene, Dean moved back to California to star in FOX’s hit show, My Kitchen Rules, and The CW’s Terry Crew Saves Christmas. He appears regularly on such shows as Access Hollywood, CBS The Talk, Fox’s Good Day LA, and Hallmark’s Home and Family; he also contributes to Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, and The Daily Meal. Sheremet is a certified nutritionist, chef partner and healthy living advocate for Wellness in The Schools, part of Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools initiative
Chef Dean’s Featured Grilling Recipe
Have you ever made your own Teriyaki Sauce? (It’s so much easier than you think)! These Robata Skewers are guaranteed to get you primed for GRILL SZN!
When people think about cooking with gas indoors, some suggest it leads to poor air quality. “It’s not the source that is the problem, it’s what they are cooking. Most often people use the wrong oil and cook at the wrong temperature.” Chef Dean
Oil Smoke Points
Oils with high smoke points are good for high-heat frying and stir-frying. These include:
Oils with moderately high smoke points are good for sauteing over medium-high heat. These include:
Oils with low smoke points, such as flaxseed, pumpkin seed and walnut, are best saved for use in salad dressings and dips. Some oils like avocado, grapeseed and olive can be used for both frying and in dressings.
Indoor Air Quality
- Ventilation when cooking is key. If you have an exhaust fan or range hood, use it every time you cook — no matter what cooking equipment you’re using. If you don’t have an exhaust fan or range hood, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends opening doors and windows for all indoor cooking.
- The act of cooking itself reduces indoor air quality, regardless of the energy that powers the stove.
- Engaging a qualified technician to install and perform regular service of the stove is essential to ensuring safe operation of the appliance.
- Heating cooking oil at the appropriate temperature also aids in maintaining indoor air quality.