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    Designing an Outdoor Kitchen

    Last updated 18 hours ago

    If you love being outdoors as much as you love cooking and entertaining, you should definitely considering installing an outdoor kitchen. There isn’t an all-in-one outdoor kitchen appliance that will prepare, cook, and store your food, but rather a seemingly infinite number of combinations of propane appliances that can work together to bring your passion for cooking to the outdoors. Here are some things to think about when designing an outdoor kitchen.

    Available Space
    Before you go out and purchase propane appliances for your new outdoor kitchen, think about the space you have to work with in your backyard. If you have size and layout restrictions, you will need to be careful about the appliances you purchase. Also take into consideration the size of a table and chairs when designing an outdoor kitchen. In other words, you want to make sure there’s enough room to entertain as there is to cook.

    Cooking Preferences
    How you like to cook (and what you like to cook) will have an impact on the design of your outdoor kitchen. For example, if you make delicacies or enjoy baking, you will need to include a propane stove to your outdoor kitchen. Also consider whether your meals typically need a lot of preparation, as this will help you design the appropriate amount of counter space in your outdoor kitchen.

    Design and Functionality
    The best outdoor kitchens are those that are both functional and beautiful. When designing your outdoor kitchen, look for appliances and furniture that are aesthetically pleasing and functional. Look inside magazines or online galleries for inspiration and ideas.

    Trexler Haines wants to help you design the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. We strongly recommend visiting our regional showroom and speaking to one of our experienced outdoor kitchen sales representatives about your vision. We offer propane appliances, fireplaces, and everything else you need to get your outdoor kitchen off the ground. Call us at (888) 794-6917 to learn what else our propane company in Allentown has to offer. 

    Lighting Your Propane Grill

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Grilling is one of the great American traditions, especially during the summer months. To make sure that you can keep the party rolling, be prepared to light your propane grill if the igniter decides not to work. In this video, you will learn how to light your propane grill manually. You will also learn a bit more about how propane grills work and the best way to cook on them. 

    From propane to propane grills, Trexler Haines has what you need to enjoy summer to the fullest. Visit our website to see all of the propane appliances we have to offer. Visit our showroom in Allentown to see our propane grills and appliances or to learn more about our propane delivery services

    Tips for Purchasing a Propane Barbeque Grill

    Last updated 15 days ago

    These days it’s not as simple as going to the store and buying any old propane grill. The variety of propane barbeque grills to choose from is so vast that if you don’t consider the decision carefully you may end up with a grill that does not suit your needs. Read below for a list of tips that will help you when shopping for a propane barbeque grill.

    Consider the Burners
    If you like to cook a number of foods at once, having 2 burners will be enough. But if you want to have a hot-, medium-, and low-heat zone for precision cooking, having 3 or 4 burners running front to back is ideal. Sear burners and infrared burners are best if you cook steaks frequently and want to make sure they are cooked to perfection. Make sure that you can get to the burners easily so that you can clean them properly.

    Choose the Right Accessories
    Do you cook chicken often? If so, you will probably enjoy a rotisserie. You’ll need access to electricity for it to run. Buy a sturdy basket type rather than a spear model. The best grates are not made from chrome, nickel, or cast iron, which tend to rust. Instead, invest in stainless grates or baked-on porcelain if you want a longer-lasting propane grill that yields better-tasting foods.

    Look at the Cart and Wheels
    Many propane grills come on carts. Before buying a propane grill on a cart, however, inspect it to be sure that it is well-built, with solid bolts, welds, doors, and shelves. If you prefer a sleek look, look for a built-in propane grill without a cart and wheels.

    There are a number of other important considerations to keep in mind when you are shopping for a propane grill. Trexler Haines, a family-owned and -operated propane company in Allentown, has a great selection of quality propane grills. Call us at (888) 794-6917 or visit our website for more information.

    A Brief Look at Propane Conversions for Your Appliances

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Any time you go shopping for appliances you will discover that most are equipped by default for natural gas. If you use propane gas, you’ll either have to special order the propane-powered model or buy the appliance and convert it to propane gas. Fortunately, propane conversion is fairly straightforward for a propane appliance professional. Because propane gas is more efficient than natural gas, it requires smaller internal plumbing and burning orifices. The pilot light, if your appliance has one, will need new parts and must be re-adjusted. The burner will need new parts, and the gas regulator must be adjusted as well. Lastly, the line pressure must be increased.

    If you are shopping for a propane appliance or need to convert an existing appliance to accept propane, call Trexler Haines of Allentown. We are a family-owned and -operated company with a passion for customer service. For more information about propane conversion, call us at (888) 794-6917 or head to our website. 

    The Importance of Propane Cylinder Overfilling Prevention Devices

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Propane is one of the safest fuels on the market, but only if it is used properly. A propane cylinder overfilling prevention device, which shuts off the flow of gas to a cylinder once it reaches 80 percent capacity, is absolutely essential. Ask your local propane company and they will tell you that installing an overfilling prevention device for your property is important for the following reasons.

    Abide By the Law
    Since 2002 propane cylinder overfilling prevention devices have been required on all propane cylinders between 4 and 40 pounds capacity. Propane cylinders used on gas grills and RVs are usually about 20 pounds, so they must be fitted by an overfilling prevention device to be legally filled by a propane refiller. You can tell if your propane cylinder has an overfilling prevention device if it has a triangular handwheel or, or a round handwheel with “OPD” stamped on the valve body. If you have an older tank without an OPD, many propane dealers can retrofit it with an OPD; it’s usually cheaper to just replace it with a new cylinder, though.

    Avert a Fire
    Even a slight leak of propane from an overfilled cylinder can cause a fire that can burn down an entire house or an RV. And because gas-fueled fires are particularly difficult to put out without a cutting the source of fuel or using an effective fire-retardant device, many people would find it difficult to stop a fire caused by an overfilled propane tank.

    Avoid Injury
    Having a propane cylinder overfilling prevention device lets you know that your propane tank is filled at 80 percent. This means that even if your tank is heated up that it will not start to leak. A propane leak, left unchecked, can cause a number of adverse health effects, such as headaches, nausea, fainting, and vomiting.

    If you are looking for a propane company that specializes in propane appliances, call Trexler Haines of Allentown today at (888) 794-6917. Visit our website to learn more about what our family-owned company has to offer you.




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