How to Add Gas Cooking to Your Home
A step-by-step guide to adding LPG gas cooking to your home, including the addition of LPG gas to an all-electric home.
Installing a Gas Cooktop or Oven is Easy
No matter where you live, you can have gas cooking with LPG gas.
And we make adding LPG gas cooking to your home very easy!
We work with you to get you the LPG cooking appliance you want, a qualified gas fitter to do the installation and help you save some money, too.
1. Choose Your LPG Gas Cooking Appliance
First, you decide on which type, size and brand of LPG cooker you wish to have.
You can choose a gas stove, gas cooktop, gas cooker or a gas oven.
Gas Cooktop Sizes
Gas cooktop sizes can vary from single burner widths of 300mm to 360mm to much larger units of up to 1,500mm that include hotplates or extra burners.
The two most common gas cooktop sizes are 600mm and 900mm.
Gas Cooktop Dimensions*
The cut-out size for a cooktop is usually 20mm to 40mm smaller than the overall dimension.
You want to look for a gas cooktop that is equal to or slightly larger than your existing cooktop, as you can almost always trim a bit more bench top to make it fit.
Free Standing Upright Gas Stove, Oven or Range Dimensions
Free standing upright gas stoves or ovens come in three common widths: 540mm; 600mm; and 900mm.
Find out more about Westinghouse Cooking Appliances
2. Buy Your LPG Gas Cooking Appliance
Pre-purchase the LPG gas stove, gas cooktop, gas cooker or gas oven.
This will save time and could save you money, if you choose one of our great LPG Bundle Offers.
You get a great price, 24 month interest free payments and Bonus Gas Credits!
3. Pick Your LPG Supplier
If you are a New User of Home LPG, you also want to pick your LPG supplier before the gas fitter starts, as the gas fitter will need to know from whom to order the initial gas bottles.
It's fast and easy to Open a New LPG Gas Account Online.
As part of the selection process, you will need to decide on the type of LPG delivery that you want.
4. Choose a Licensed Gas Fitter
You should choose a licensed gas fitter that is familiar with LPG and the installation of LPG gas cookers.
We work with you to identify an experienced gas fitter in your area.
Please see Use of Licensed Gas Fitters Explained
Try our Trade Finder™ Map Tool to find a qualified gas fitter close to you:
5. Install Gas Fittings, If You Don't Already Have LPG
If you do not yet have LPG at your home, the gas fitter will install a gas regulator, gas bottle connectors and the piping.
We provide the gas bottles and our $80 Bonus Welcome Package.
Be sure to tell the gas fitter if you are getting our Automatic Tanker Delivery, as this can affect the placement of the gas bottles.
6. Install Your LPG Cooking Appliance
The gas fitter will then install the gas stove, gas cooktop, gas cooker or gas oven.
We will coordinate the initial gas delivery so that he can test the heater as the last step of the project.
Distance Between Gas Cooktop and Rangehood
The distance between a gas cooktop and rangehood: Highest part of the highest burner to the base of the range hood must be a minimum of 600 mm.
The distance between a gas cooktop and exhaust fan: Highest part of the highest burner to the base of the exhaust fan must be a minimum of 750 mm.
For more details, reference AS/NZS 5601.1:2013.
7. Enjoy Cooking Like a Master Chef!
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♦ Any walls surrounding the cooktop should to be heat resistant to at least 150mm high.
Ceramic tiles are commonly used.
♦ Refer to manufacturer's recommendations and check for sufficient clearance under the cooktop.
♦ If the bottom of the cooktop can be touched from inside a cabinet or operable drawer, a safety barrier must be installed to prevent human contact.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
♦ In addition to following all of the manufacturer's installation guidelines, your appliance must be installed to Australian Standard AS5601 for Gas Installations.
Your gas fitter would be familiar with these requirements.
You can also refer to this ESV information sheet on Domestic Cooker Clearances.