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Propane vs. Mapp

PulledPorkPulledPork Posts: 7
edited August 2011 in EggHead Forum
Cost difference is significant, how long does a 14 oz canister last? I know this is a subjective question, but let's say starting 3 cooks per week.


  • DeaneauxDeaneaux Posts: 45
    I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that Propane won't stay lit if turned upside down.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i have the mapp and love it... a cannister will last a lot longer than you think it will.

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  • Like the screen name.
    I have a torch that burns both, I have propane on it now and it will work close to but not upside down
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,318
    Also note that MAPP burns hotter so your lump is ready faster. (ie: you don't have to use as much as you would if you were using propane) I use 1 cannister per 6 months.
  • PjoePjoe Posts: 224
    I use propane and have no problemwith it going out. Takes about a minute to get two or three spots lit.
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