20 March, 2019
WHAT STATE IS YOUR PAELLA PAN BURNER IN? IT’S TIME TO CHECK IT OVER!
As a rule, when you get the paella pan burner out to cook a meal, you don’t stop to think about what kind of condition it’s in. Busy with all the preparations for the fideuá or the paella, for the gazpachos or the steaks, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is whether the burner you’re going to use is in the optimum condition.
As you already know, the burners on the paella pan burner are fed by gas, which is an element that entails a certain risk. A gas cylinder that is badly connected to the gas regulator, or with the rubber tubing in a poor condition, is a potential danger. So today we’re going to get down to work and give you some tips on fine-tuning your paella pan burner.
The easy way to fine-tune your burner is to review the installation. If you check that all the parts are properly installed (e.g. the clamps are properly tightened) and in a perfect condition (no folds or burnt areas on the rubber tubing), you will have the peace of mind that your burner will work perfectly.
If you’re setting up your burner for the first time, these are the steps you should take to ensure its correct installation:
- First of all, close the stop valve of the cylinder and make sure that the gas regulator is not connected to the gas cylinder.
- An important safety measure that you should remember when installing and using the burner is that the rubber tubing should never be folded or twisted.
- Connect one of the ends of the flexible tube to the burner by pressing the tubing onto the burner inlet. Once it is fitted, affix the clamp around it at this point with the help of a screwdriver.
- Take the other end of the rubber tube and insert it into the clamp; thenpress the tubing over the gas regulator outlet. Once connected, it must be secured in place by positioning the clamp in the same way you did with the other end.
- Finally, affix the gas regulator to the gas cylinder and open the catch to start the flow of gas; you are now ready to use your burner in complete confidence.
Now that your burner is properly installed, all that remains is for you to start cooking in complete safety and enjoy some great food!
When you have finished cooking, and once the burner has cooled down, we recommend you wipe it down with a damp cloth and a little bleach to remove any grease or charred bits that might block up the holes of the burner. In addition, always remove the gas regulator from the top of the gas cylinder after use.
We hope these tips have been useful to you!