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Some of you know that we recently upgraded our camper to a tiny home so to speak, a home that is under 399 square feet. We have a full tour coming soon this fall of our new space but for now, I wanted to share how we heat and cook in our new little home. If you have been following along, you know that we rent a lakeside campsite from April to October and we essentially move in for the summer. I haven’t shared this little tidbit yet but my parents joined us 7 sites down. Yep, they purchased a little home too a couple months ago. More on that in September. Anyway, we were recently contacted by Proudly Propane to share our experience using propane. I had no idea how much better propane is for cooking verses our electric stove at our primary home. Here is a picture of the outside of our camp with our old camper.
We use propane at our camp in a variety of ways. It happens to be our heat source both inside our home and outside on our deck via a space heater. The hot water, stove and fireplace are also fueled by propane.
We use the furnace in our home at the camp usually during April and October. I mean, we live in New England and it can get pretty chilly at night.
We actually have found that our fireplace does the trick usually to get the chill out and it’s so simple to use. Simply flip on a switch and you are warm in minutes. One benefit of propane is if you loose power, you can still be warm. That is kind of nice ;). -ha. I also love the fact that the flame is attractive and it’s environmentally friendly as well as energy efficient. The idea of never cleaning up ash from a wood burning stove is also a pretty nice benefit.
We also use our patio heater which is fueled by propane all the time at the camp. It’s amazing how much heat an outdoor patio heater gives off. We have both a tabletop and stand alone model. When my grandparents are at the camp for dinner, we usually turn it on and it helps keep them warm.
They are always cold, especially on the water.
Our grill and stove both use propane and we literally grill every single night. We live on burgers, hot dogs, fish, steaks and chicken all summer long. I definitely prefer a propane grill. Our range at the camp is my first ever stove fueled by propane. I have always had an electric stove and boy, I have been missing out. I love cooking on our stove at the camp because everything cooks so fast using propane. The ability to heat up food quickly and have better control over the stove temperature is fabulous. Now I know why 96% of professional chefs, according to PERC (Propane Education and Research Council), prefer gas over electric when it comes to cooking. Personally, the designs for a propane fueled range are so much more attractive too. We have an electric stove in our primary home and trust me, I would LOVE to swap out our electric range for a propane range. You can find more information about propane usage and all the features and benefits that are available at the Proudly Propane website. So do tell, are you all propane lovers? How do you use propane in your everyday life? Tell us below in the comments!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Propane Education & Research Council. The opinions and text are all mine.
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