We use the run out in the middle of cooking method and we don't live close to a refill place. We end up finishing it up on the stove, under the broiler or in the oven.
We used to have two tanks, but when we moved this time the movers refused to move them even though they had been purged and certified. Broke my heart to have to ditch two perfectly good propane tanks (well, we gave one to FIL and one to a friend). We won't be buying another so I guess I try one of the mentioned methods to try and keep up on the propane levels.
"You know I was talking to my friend Desdemona the other day she
runs this space station and bake shop down near Boomtown. She told
me that human beings are flawed individuals. The cosmic bakers
took us out of the oven a little too early. And that's the
reason we're as crazy as we are and I believe it." Jimmy Buffet, Fruitcakes, 1994