Nov 7, 2008, 10:10 AM
Post #4 of 27
More about propane than you ever wanted to know:
I think the points relevant to this thread are in the sections headed "Comparison of flammability range" and "Comparison of peak flame temperature", but I confess that I didn't understand a lot of this. For what it's worth, remember that the figures on the linked website are compared at sea level, and Lake Chapala is 5200 feet above that.
All that being said, I have to say that I haven't experienced what tashby mentions in his post. I lived at Lake Chapala's altitude for about 9 years without noticing anything out of the ordinary about hot flame, and I have currently lived in Morelia, about 1200 feet higher, without incident. I don't recall ever altering a recipe, a recommended temperature, or a cooking time. I use the top of the stove constantly and the oven fairly frequently for casseroles, etc, and for baking simple things like gingerbread, biscuits, etc.