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2019 August

Benefits of Supporting Locally Owned and Operated Businesses

2019-08-11T07:22:18-04:00August 7th, 2019|Blog|

By now most of us are familiar with events like "Small Business Saturdays."  We've heard the words "shop small" and even most of us have friends that own their own business.  We know that when we support locally owned and operated businesses we help someone support their family rather than help a big CEO buy his third private jet... but what are the benefits to you and your community when you do business locally? More reliable.  Have you noticed that larger stores have been closing locations recently, even if you thought they had good traffic?  Bigger corporations do that to cut [...]

2019 July

Gas or Charcoal. Which Do You Prefer?

2019-07-17T10:09:38-04:00July 17th, 2019|Blog, Grilling|

We all have friends who swear by their propane grills. They love how it burns cleaner, they say it saves them time and money, that it's all they will ever use when grilling. Then we have the other side that refuses to use anything but charcoal when they grill. They say they love the taste, you'll hear guys say it makes them feel "more manly" to grill over coals instead of propane. So what do you think? What's your preference? If you're new to this debate, or need help deciding on which grill to purchase, here are a few points you [...]

2019 June

How to Add Smoky Flavor to Your Food when Using a Gas Grill

2019-07-01T14:21:45-04:00June 27th, 2019|Blog|

We all love our gas grills!  Not only do they save you money over charcoal grills, but they burn cleaner, are easier to clean, and you have better control over your cooking temperature.  But do you find you and your family are missing the smoky taste you’ve experienced with a charcoal grill?  The good news is, you can easily get the smoky flavor you know and love on your new gas grill.  All you need is one simple ingredient… wood chips! Here’s what to do: Soak your wood chips for 15 to 20 minutes, then drain. Place the desired amount of [...]

2019 June

Why You Should Host Your Next Party in Your Backyard!

2019-06-17T20:26:32-04:00June 17th, 2019|Blog|

Summer is finally here!  And with summer comes parties, and if you’re like us, lots of them!  Whether you’re celebrating the 4th of July, a summer birthday, or just a long overdue get together with friends, bringing the party outside will give your party an atmosphere you will never be able to achieve indoors… especially when you have a backyard kitchen or dedicated grilling area. When you can prepare food for your party outside, it opens a world of possibilities.  There are so many benefits to hosting your next party in your backyard. You won’t have to go far to find [...]

2019 May

Summer is the Perfect Time to Use an Outdoor Kitchen

2019-06-17T20:28:38-04:00May 27th, 2019|Blog|

With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about utilizing an outdoor kitchen this grilling season. But first let’s start with the meaning of an outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen is simply an outside place where you can prepare a meal and cook, and clean up when you’re all done. You would also need a way to heat food in an outside kitchen. This can include a grill, or some type of cooktop, stove or oven. Now, why should you use an outdoor kitchen? There are several benefits! For starters, there is no better place to [...]

2019 April

Recipes for Grilling Season

2019-05-03T21:55:58-04:00April 10th, 2019|Blog|

As you are getting ready for grilling season, you may be searching for new recipes. Here are few recipes that will delight the guests at your next barbecue! Smokey Salmon Feel like serving a lighter grilled dish instead of the usual beef and chicken? Surprise your guests with a taste of the sea this season! Ingredients: 1 pound of salmon Cooking spray of your choice 2 tablespoons of maple syrup salt pepper 1 teaspoon of Creole seasoning 1 tablespoon of butter (cut into small pieces) Directions: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grate Spray cooking spray on one [...]

2019 April

Benefits of Using Propane for New Construction

2019-05-03T21:56:59-04:00April 7th, 2019|Blog|

There are many benefits to choosing propane when building your dream home, and there is no better time to switch to propane than in the early stages of your build. Let’s start with water heaters. New propane water heaters are tankless. This allows them to be smaller in size and offer consistent hot water at a significantly lower cost. Propane can also be more cost-effective when it comes to heating your home compared to electric heating. That is because heat produced by propane is hotter than the heat produced from regular electric heaters. Propane heaters are also more reliable in case [...]

2019 April

Get Ready for Grilling Season

2019-05-03T21:57:34-04:00April 5th, 2019|Blog|

Grilling season is here! In the United States, grilling season is considered to begin late spring to early summer, with Memorial Day weekend being the first big “grill out” holiday. So there is no time better than now to get ready for grilling season. For starters, you should check your grilling area to make sure it’s in ready to be your cooking workhorse! So what is the best way to do that? Start with a safety check. Look around the area where you plan to do your grilling this summer. Make sure the area has good ventilation, and that there is [...]

2019 March

Services Provided by Como Oil & Propane

2019-02-07T09:31:29-04:00March 7th, 2019|Blog|

There are many benefits to switching to propane for many of your everyday home appliances and Como can service the propane for these at a great price. Appliances Como Oil & Propane provides propane for include those for your cooking needs, such as gas ranges, cooktops and ovens. Como also provides propane for dryers, generators, water heaters, grills, patio heaters, pool and spa heaters, and fireplaces. Como can also install underground and above-ground tanks, big or small, for your home or business. They can be leased for an annual fee, so that you do not have a large upfront cost at [...]

2019 February

Propane Tips & Uses During the Winter Season

2019-02-07T09:19:36-04:00February 7th, 2019|Blog|

“Baby, it’s cold outside.”  Well… here in South Florida maybe we should say “cool” outside, but definitely not as warm as our summer months. Just because it’s cooler outside, doesn’t mean you can’t cook on your propane grill during the winter holidays! In fact, the cooler months are actually a wonderful time for barbecuing a meal for your family and friends! Here are some helpful thoughts on the best way to use your grill this time of year 1. Plan on having extra propane on hand. Because it’s cooler, you might use more propane than you would in the warmer months. [...]