The first ever family menu designed to save money, energy & keep families safe
Gas Safe Eats menu has the potential to feed a family of four for less than £1 per dish, designed to be cooked on a gas hob, in a fuel-efficient way.
Each stage of each recipe includes expert tips from Gas Safe Register on how people can check their kitchen is gas safe, along with energy-saving tips and advice provided by Uswitch on how people can reduce energy consumption, as they cook.
- Charred Courgette Ribbons with Chilli & Feta
- Chorizo and Fennel Seed Pasta
- Chocolate Pots
Five top tips to staying gas safe
1. Understand the colour of your gas flame
Make sure you check the colour of the flame on your gas cooker when cooking, as a lazy yellow flame could be dangerous. A safe and healthy flame should be a crisp blue one.
2. Watch out for dark, sooty marks around the hob
Check for any dark sooty marks around your hob, or damage to the adjacent surfaces, as this could mean your gas hob is unsafe. If you do notice these marks, then you’ll want to get it serviced straight away by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
3. What to do if you smell gas
Can you smell gas from around the hob itself? Any potential gas leak or smell of gas should be investigated immediately. Open doors and windows, turn off the gas emergency control valve (also called the gas emergency shut off valve) at the meter and call The National Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 111 999.
4. Potential signs of carbon monoxide in your home
Concerned about carbon monoxide from your gas hob or gas cooker? If you spot any of the signs such as lazy yellow flames from your gas hob or oven, or dark sooty marks around your gas appliance – these are signs of carbon monoxide in your home. If you suspect symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, including headaches, dizziness, nausea, or breathlessness, get some fresh air and leave the house as quickly as possible. See a doctor and if you are very unwell, call 999 for an ambulance. The National Gas Emergency Helpline is also available 24/7 on 0800 111 999.
5. Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix & service your gas appliance
Using an illegal tradesperson could not only put your life at risk, but it may invalidate your home insurance. You can find and check an engineer in your area by using our online search. Remember to also check their Gas Safe Register ID card when they arrive – look out for the yellow triangle.
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