cook with gas

cook with gas

Also, cook on the front burner. Do very well, make rapid progress. For example, The first half is finished already? Now you're cooking with gas, or Two promotions in two years-she's really cooking on the front burner! The first of these metaphoric phrases alludes to gas stoves, which began to replace slower wood-burning stoves about 1915. The variant, which alludes to something on a stove's front burner receiving more attention, is heard less often today. [Slang; 1940s] Also see back burner.
See also: cook, gas
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The majority of the customers cook with gas, but there are about 6,300 heavy oil burning customers in the city that could be switched to natural gas for their heating needs.
CHILDREN living in households which cook with gas could be more at risk of respiratory illnesses such as asthma, a survey suggests today.
Researchers claim that youngsters have a higher risk of respiratory illnesses if their parents cook with gas.
We found that you might cook over gas, charcoal or wood for different circumstances, but if you cook with gas at a comparable heat as charcoal, you're not losing any flavor,'' Cheryl Alters Jamison says.
British researchers find that women who cook with gas are at least twice as likely to experience wheezing, shortness of breath, and other symptoms of asthma as those who prepare meals using electric cooktops and ovens.
Millions in Britain cook with gas only or a combination of gas hobs and electric ovens.
said the cooks at the town's annual International Bar-B-Q Festival ``would laugh at you if you tried to tell them they had to cook with gas.