Thursday, February 12, 2015

Astor Propane Tank Pressure Gauge Review

propane tank gauge review
Summertime is coming and you know what that means! We’ll finally be able go out back and fire up the ol’ grill and enjoy my favorite time of the year! The one thing I dislike about grilling is the fear of running out of propane while I’m in the middle of cooking an awesome dinner. Not only does it leave me scrambling trying to find an alternative to my original recipe, but the change in temperature and method of cooking both alter the taste, quality and texture of the food. With that said, when I was given the opportunity to review the Astor Propane Tank Pressure Gauge, I hopped right on it!

The Astor Propane Tank Pressure Gauge easily attaches to the tank (where the normal gas line would attach) and the other end attaches to the gas line itself. The gauge then allows you to see the level of propane left in the tank to insure that you never run out in the middle of grilling! It also works great for other propane cooking equipment such as camp stoves and gas smokers, and works great for RV’s, campers and other propane-operated appliances, equipment, etc.

The Astor Propane Tank Pressure Gauge features a color coded dial that allows you to quickly gauge the amount of propane left in the tank with a single glance. (No need to unstrap the bottle, lift and swirl the fuel inside to figure out how much is left in the bottle!) The gauge window is color coded with an easy-to-read dial that uses the standard colors of green, yellow and red to indicate the level of propane left in the tank and when you need to change it out. This is especially useful if you do not have an extra bottle to change out; that way you don’t end up taking the bottle to exchange for a new one, even though there is propane left in it, simply because you aren’t sure if that last little bit will be enough for whatever you need it for! (I am guilty of this myself! Prior to the gauge and also purchasing a spare bottle, if I picked up the tank and did not feel plenty of propane, I would exchange it to avoid running out of gas in the middle of grilling. Over the years I am sure I have wasted several dollars on exchanging tanks too early! One or two early exchanges would easily pay for the cost of the gauge!)

Overall, I have been very pleased with the Astor Propane Tank Pressure Gauge that I was sent to review. I leave mine attached continuously and it stays outdoors in the weather. As of today, it has been out in the elements for nearly 4 months and is performing as expected! The fact that I don’t have to worry about running out of propane makes this a grill must-have!  So far it has held up very well, has not corroded and the fuel line still seems to be holding up great! The gauge window has also performed better than I expected because it has not fogged up and has not gotten that milky-looking film that occurs with some glass products when left outdoors (I’m referring to that yellow/foggy look that you commonly see on headlights and tabletops left outdoors.)

If you love to grill or have appliances that use propane, I would strongly recommend investing in a propane tank gauge of some kind; though, I would strongly recommend the Astor Propane Tank Pressure Gauge, as I can personally vouch for and recommend that particular gauge/brand in conjunction with the fact that their prices are well worth the product and quality you will receive.

Disclosure: I received the Astor Propane Tank Pressure Gauge in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review in any other form and was not required to post a positive review. This post may contain affiliate links and should you choose to make a purchase after clicking on one of these links, I may earn a small fee. This does not affect the cost of the product for you as a consumer and does not influence my review. As always, I strive to bring you the best products and would only recommend products that I feel are high-quality, safe for you and your family, and would be worth your investment.

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