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Baragar, Arnold E. (1936) A study of selected types of domestic gas stoves (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 86)
During recent years several detailed investigations have been made concerning the proper design of domestic gas burners but there seems to be a need for information as to the performance of the burner when used in the modern gas range. Fortunately gas equipment must pass a set of exacting tests performed in the American Gas Association Testing Laboratory before being placed on the market as approved equipment, but as is emphasized in the preface of the A. G. A. "Approval Requirements for Gas Ranges" these are a set of minimum requirements. To the general public the great need is a knowledge of the maximum performance and not the minimum. Since there was nowhere to be found literature which would give such data, this investigation was designed to study the mechanical and technological features of various types of gas stoves operating on natural gas with emphasis on the performance of surface burners and ovens, and to determine what the optimum of requirements must be to meet standard cooking practices most satisfactorily and economically.