NEWS

Gas hobs are an easy and cost-effective clean power alternative appliance to cook with. Meaning you no longer have to wait for plate temperatures to get right. With an open flame, you can evenly distribute heat to your pots and pans.

Let's explore why this accessory makes getting dinner ready fast, safe, and affordable!

Cook through the dark

With regular load-shedding and power outages becoming an ongoing issue in South Africa, you can rest assured that with a gas hob you will still be able to prepare meals for your family. With gas bottles being easily obtainable (thanks to our commitment to bringing power to people), it's always a good idea to keep a spare gas bottle stored for emergencies.

Save money, use gas!

One of the most beneficial uses of a gas hob is the massive savings you will enjoy in monthly expenses. Gas is cheaper than electricity, the plates heat up instantaneously, and cool down the moment they are turned off. This is because gas produces a steady and constant supply of power which lowers consumption and allows for longer use. 

At Sims Gas we supply a variety of Liquid Petroleum Gas bottles to suit your needs and we deliver directly to you. 

Find more here: https://www.simsgas.co.za/shop/gauteng.html & https://www.simsgas.co.za/shop/kzn.html

Clean and Green

Liquid Petroleum Gas is one of the cleanest sources of energy available. As such, gas doesn’t produce the same by-products as coal or oil that is used to produce electricity. These harmful bi-products like sulfur and carbon dioxide contribute negatively to the ever present existential threat of climate change.

Combine with our SABS approved LPG bottles

Gas hobs assure safety with a heating top that is SABS approved and our environmentally friendly and non-toxic LPG gas bottle replacements are all the fuel you need . We deliver directly to you and our registered technicians, who only use tested and Sims Gas approved tools for the job, install them for your convenience. 

Become eco-friendly, self sustaining, and energy efficient when using gas powered by our LPG Bottles and utilise a system that is guaranteed to reduce harmful effects on the environment as well as save you money on electricity bills.

 

We Deliver Diesel to your home or business!

Do you need diesel for your generators, a small fleet or for your forklifts? Contact Sims Gas  and we will deliver the diesel straight to your door.

Please note: the diesel price changes on a monthly basis so call or email our office for the latest price.

Phone: 0861 746 7427
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We will deliver to your home or business, so order today!

Johannesburg Phone: 011 494 4232
Durban Phone: 031 902 6533
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Or fill in your gas supply query here: http://ow.ly/B7YH30mIb8h

You may be surprised at how frequent a gas leak can occur. That's why dealing with them as quickly and effectively as possible is extremely important for you and your family’s safety. The mere smell of gas from inside or lingering around the surrounding walls should be enough of a sign to take swift action.

Step 1

Evacuate the house and make sure that you leave all doors and windows open to ensure the best possible ventilation of gas. If a gas leak is ever sectioned off without a proper escape route, you could potentially suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Step 2

Once you’ve made sure no one else is left in the house, close off the valve on your gas bottle by turning it clockwise. Make sure to keep the damaged part of the bottle facing upwards while handling so that only vapour and no liquid escapes. Once you are sure the valve is securely turned off, attempt to move the bottle outside if you can, however if not, immediately stop and leave this to your professionals. NEVER attempt to fix a gas leak on your own.

Step 3

This goes without saying, but refrain from lighting any combustible power sources or accessories. Whether they be matches, lamps, stoves, toasters, or any electrical appliance that can produce a spark. Be sure to avoid ALL electronics until your leak is dealt with.

Step 4

Let the professionals step in to solve this potential crisis from happening again and have a qualified gas technician come through to assess the damage and/or replace your broken unit. Do not go back inside your house until the expert technician has given you the all-clear.

Step 5

Once you have had your gas system cleared and checked by a qualified fitter, be sure to include a detailed report on the leak and how it came to be, to assure that you do not have a repeat incidence.


For emergencies, contact:
Emergency - Ambulance (10177)
Emergency - Cell phone (112)
Emergency - National (10111)

We Deliver Diesel to your home or business!
Do you need diesel for your generators, a small fleet or your forklifts? Contact Sims Gas  and we will deliver the diesel straight to your door.
Please note: the diesel price changes often,  so call or email our office for the latest price.

Phone: 0861 746 7427
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We will deliver to your home or business, so order today!

Johannesburg Phone: 011 494 4232
Durban Phone: 031 902 6533
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Or fill in your gas supply query here: http://ow.ly/B7YH30mIb8h

When researching what South Africans like to do on Human Rights Day, we found that a gas braai with friends and family is what we call a “chilled braai and beer Heritage day”. We found these 3 delicious recipes to try on gas to spice up the festivities.

1.Juicy Grilled Whole Chicken, Mediterranean-style

(Servings: 4-6 ) 
This is an easy to grill whole chicken tastily marinated in garlic and lemon Mediterranean style.

Chicken
1 Spatchcocked Whole Chicken (for 4-6 people) 
If you need to know how to spatchcock a chicken, visit: https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-spatchcock-a-chicken-1808565

Marinade Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup  extra virgin olive oil 
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more if you prefer it spicier) 
  • 12 garlic cloves - peeled and minced

 

METHOD
Chicken

  1. Pat the spatchcocked chicken until dry. Season all over with salt, lift the skin and apply the salt under it.

    Marinade
  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Place the chicken skin side up in a large casserole dish.
  3. Rub most of the marinade under the chicken skin and the rest underneath the chicken.
  4. Leave it flat in the dish to marinate with the skin side up for 2-4 hours in the fridge. 

 

Gas grilling the chicken

  1. Heat your outdoor grill
  2. Preheat your outdoor grill - medium-high (400 degrees F). 
  3. Oil the grates lightly. 
  4. Place the chicken over indirect heat (i.e. the burner or burners directly underneath the chicken should be turned off but the outer burners surrounding it should remain on.) Video
  5. Cover and cook for 45 minutes -1 hour or until the internal temperature of the chicken registers 165 degrees F. 
  6. Keep checking every few minutes and rotate the chicken until all parts have equal colour.
  7. Remove the chicken and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

https://www.themediterraneandish.com/whole-grilled-chicken/#wprm-recipe-container-35327

  1. Pepper-Crusted Grill-Roasted Beef with Rosemary Chimichurri

(Servings: 6-8)

A tempting pepper-crusted beef loin roast gets a grilled smoky flavour to enjoy with fresh zingy rosemary chimichurri.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 ½ tsp. fresh rosemary - chopped 
  • 2½ tsp. salt or kosher salt
  • 1½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 ½ kilo boneless beef top loin roast (or enough for 6 -8 servings), fat trimmed to ¼ inch
  • 1 recipe Rosemary Chimichurri (recipe follows)

 

METHOD

Seasoning the beef:

  1. Mash together the oil, rosemary, salt, pepper, and garlic in a small bowl with the back of a spoon. 
  2. Rub this all over the beef. Leave the beef to marinate for 12-24 hours. 


Gas grilling the beef

  1. Heat all the burners of your gas grill to medium. 
  2. Rest an oven thermometer on the grill grate with the lid down. This should register about 450°F OR you can test by holding your hand just a few centimetres above the grill for 3-4 seconds. Lower the burners a bit if they are hotter than this. 
  3. Brush the grill grates with a stiff wire brush, then wipe with a wad of lightly oiled paper towels.
  4. Put the beef on the grill. Cover and cook for about 5 -10 minutes until it's browned nicely and can be lifted off the grates easily. If a flare-up occurs just move the meat away from the flames until they have subsided or squire a little water onto the flames till they die down.
  5. For a 3-burner gas grill - put the front and back burners to medium-low and turn the middle burner off.  For a 2-burner gas grill - put the front burner to high and turn the back burner off.
  6. Turn the beef over and move it to the cooler part of the grill. An oven thermometer resting on the cooler part of the grill should register about 350°F with the lid down.
  7. Cover and cook the beef. Check the grill temperature every 10 minutes until an instant-read thermometer registers 130°F when inserted into the thickest part of the meat for medium-rare - approximately about 25 minutes. 
  8. Move the beef onto a cutting board and let it cool for 10 minutes. 
  9. Slice it thinly and serve it with the chimichurri.

https://www.finecooking.com/recipe/pepper-crusted-grill-roasted-beef-with-rosemary-chimichurri

 

Rosemary Chimichurri
A rosemary enhanced spicy garlic and parsley accompaniment.


INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary - chopped
  • 3 Tbs. white-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic, mashed into a paste
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley - chopped
  • Salt or Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

METHOD

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the oil and rosemary over low heat.
  2. Stir occasionally for about 2 minutes until the rosemary is aromatic
  3. Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature - about 15 minutes 
  4. Whisk the vinegar and garlic in a medium-sized bowl.
  5. Whisk in the rosemary oil and ¼ cup water.
  6. Stir in the parsley, ¾ tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. black pepper. It’s okay if this emulsion separates.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste

https://www.finecooking.com/recipe/rosemary-chimichurri

  1. Grilled Leg of Lamb with Thyme and Allspice

(Servings: 8)

It’s delicious - a slow-cooked bone-in leg of lamb, spicy, juicy and medium-rare in the centre!


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of finely grated zest of a fresh lemon  
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons fresh thyme - minced 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 6½ - 7lb bone-in leg of lamb (± 3 kilos or enough for 8 servings), trimmed of all fat except for a thin layer

 

METHOD

Preparing the lamb:

  1. Mince garlic, then mash with salt until it forms a paste.
  2. Stir the garlic paste, oil, lemon zest and juice, thyme, pepper, and allspice together.
  3. Place the lamb, with the fat side up, in a large ceramic or glass dish. 
  4. With a paring knife make 1½ inch-long slits (about 2 inches deep) 2 inches apart all over the leg of lamb.
  5. Reserving 1 teaspoon thyme mixture, push the balance into the slits.
  6. Rub the reserved teaspoon thyme mixture all over the lamb.
  7. Cover and leave the lamb to marinate, chilled, for about 12 hours.

 

Gas grilling the lamb:

  1. When ready to grill, leave the lamb to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Get the gas grill ready for indirect-heat cooking - high heat.
  3. Preheat all the burners on high for 10 minutes whilst covered.
  4. Turn all the burners off except the one closest to you.
  5. Oil the grill rack
  6. Grill the lamb over the turned-off burner/burners, covered, don’t turn, until the instant-read thermometer registers 125°F (for medium-rare) when inserted into the thickest part of the roast (ie. almost to the bone but not quite touching it) for about 1¼-1½ hours. Note: temperatures in the thinner parts of the leg may register up to 160°F.
  7. Leave the lamb, uncovered on a cutting board to stand for 30 minutes.

 

Have a wonderful Human Rights Day and we trust that these recipes will bring you lots of cooking and eating pleasure!

 

We Deliver Diesel to your home or business!
Do you need diesel for your generators, a small fleet or your forklifts? Contact Sims Gas and we will deliver the diesel straight to your door.

Please note: the diesel price changes monthly so call or email our office for the latest price.

Phone: 0861 746 7427
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We will deliver to your home or business, so order today!

Johannesburg Phone: 011 494 4232
Durban Phone: 031 902 6533
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Or fill in your gas supply query here: http://ow.ly/B7YH30mIb8h

Loadshedding has become such a regular occurrence in South Africa, so we should make alternative plans to get our homes organised for those ever-looming
blackouts. 

Be in the know - download the load shedding app 
With the current spate of intermittent load sheddings, it is essential to know the planned outages, get advance warnings and the updates from Eskom. It’s easy, have it all at your fingertips, download the EskomSePush app here: https://sepush.co.za/
Then, in advance, you will be able to prepare your meals, unplug and switch off your electric appliances to avoid any power surge damage.

Stock up on lighting supplies
Stock up on candles, matches/lighters, torches, and batteries to help you navigate your home in the dark. Strategically position battery-powered stick-and-push lights in your home, and solar-powered lights in the garden and perimeter lights around your property to keep your home and garden illuminated at all times.

Switch to gas
Load shedding in winter is especially annoying if you cannot keep warm or cook or heat food and water. Consider investing in a small gas heater, a portable gas braai or a two-plate gas stove - all fairly economical - if it's not viable to make the big switch to a more expensive gas appliance like a gas geyser, gas braai, gas oven or an indoor gas fireplace. Gas and gas usage is economical so the upfront expense may just be worth it in the long run.

Stay charged
Install an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in your home to keep your critical electronic devices and appliances running or if that is unaffordable invest in a small power bank just for your cell phone. Of course, you can simply ensure all necessary devices, such as cell phones and laptops are charged before the power is due to go off.  Find more here: https://www.takealot.com/computers/uninterrupted-power-supply-ups-27250  

Make sure you’ve got backup
Get a few backup batteries for essentials like your security alarm system, electric fence, garage doors and electric gates so that your safety is not compromised by any power outages. 

Gas appliance readiness 
If you already own gas appliances, don’t get caught out - be sure to clean and service your gas appliances often so that they will always be ready when needed.  Have a spare gas cylinder on hand - order here: https://www.simsgas.co.za/simsgas-for-home.html 

Order gas regularly
You won’t want to run out at the crucial moment. Regularly refill or replace your gas bottles. They can be delivered to your home or office so there’s no excuse for running out. We deliver gas bottles straight to your door. Contact us at: https://www.simsgas.co.za/contact-us.html

Be sure to get your home load-shedding foolproof by following these 7 handy tips.

We Deliver Diesel to your home or business!
Do you need diesel for your generators, a small fleet or your forklifts? Contact Sims Gas and we will deliver the diesel straight to your door.

Please note: the diesel price changes every month so call or email our office for the latest price.
Phone: 0861 746 7427
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will deliver to your home or business, so order today!

Johannesburg Phone: 011 494 4232
Durban Phone: 031 902 6533
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or fill in your gas supply query here: http://ow.ly/B7YH30mIb8h

Don’t let your gas cylinders get into the wrong hands! Always ensure that you adhere to the safety regulations of the LPG Association and that your gas bottles are safely and securely stored at home, or at service stations, to avoid any theft.There is a huge demand for cylinders and due to shortages theft occurs. Make sure you purchase your LPG from a legal reseller/distributor. Legal resellers invest in cylinders hence no need hunting for cylinders. 

 

Gas bottles at home
If you store your gas cylinders in a lockable, well-ventilated, cool, shaded, storage cage and adhere to the following regulatory safety guidelines, then thieves will not gain access to them easily.

Gas bottles must be stored 

  • in an upright position
  • above ground
  • away from any entrance or exit areas of your home or any drains
  • and secured with a non-abrasive strap or chain so that they cannot be knocked over
  • protected from interference and damage by animals, children or other persons - preferably in a lockable, well-ventilated, cool, shaded, storage cage.


Gas bottles may not be installed:

  • Less than 1 metre sideways from doors and windows
  • Less than 2 metres from drains and air vents
  • Less than 3 metres below windows (unless a non-combustible roof is installed)
  • Less than 1 metre from the property boundary wall (unless it is a fire wall)
  • Less than 5 metres sideways away from a switchable electric point or plug switch

It is best to stay safe and comply with the safety standards, so if storage space is limited then rather store fewer gas cylinders and arrange more frequent deliveries.

 

Gas bottles at service stations
Gas cylinders, for sale or exchange at filling stations, should be stored in a store-room, or compliant enclosure, which is:

  • Clearly demarcated as a hazardous area with signage warning about the hazards of LPGGas.
  • Above ground level
  • Kept locked and secured against theft and vandals
  • Fire-proofed
  • Designed so that should a fire occur, the gas cylinders can be removed easily
  • Be kept cool, and well ventilated both at the top and the bottom 
  • Well removed from any flammable sources, and combustible materials or vegetation   
  • Located away from open drains
  • Where all the cylinders can be stored and kept upright
  • Where full and empty cylinders are kept separate and demarcated as such to prevent any confusion or mistakes.

If you follow these guidelines of LPG Gas storage at all times, your gas bottles should be safe from harm and theft.

Should you need to order any  LPG Gas, contact us at Sims Gas and we will deliver to you.

We will deliver to your home or business, so order today!

Johannesburg Phone: 011 494 4232
Durban Phone: 031 902 6533
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Or fill in your gas supply query here: http://ow.ly/B7YH30mIb8h

 

We Deliver Diesel to your home or business!
Do you need diesel for your generators, a small fleet or for your forklifts? Contact Sims Gas  and we will deliver the diesel straight to your door.
Please note: the diesel price changes on a monthly basis so call or email our office for the latest price.
Phone: 0861 746 7427
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Head Office

6 Power Drive,
Prospecton 4110
Tel: 031 902 6533
Fax: 031 902 5376
Email: sales@simsbp.co.za

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Sims Oil services

39 Archary Rd, Clairwood
Clairwood 4061, Durban
Tel:  031 465 1708
Fax: 031 465 1709
Email: simsoil@telkomsa.net

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Johannesburg Branch

105 Adcock Ingram St.
Aeroton, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 494 4232
Fax: 011 494 2330
Cell:
081 369 1929
Email: jhbadmin@simsgas.co.za

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Sims Stanger

7 Haysom Rd,
Stanger 4450
Tel
: 032 551 2055
Fax: 032 551 5258
Email: stanger@simsbp.co.za

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Sims Petroleum Distributors

Corner of Main Harding & Izotsha Road,
Port Shepstone
Tel: 039 685 5030
Fax: 039 685 5114
Email: moosa@simsbp.co.za

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