Is my gas stove damaged?


If the Coil Surface Burner Element on an electric stove sparks, you’ll know it. The experience can range from a single spark powerful enough to put a hole in the bottom of a pot, to a shower of sparks until the coil burns out, to a few small pops. But what causes this?

If you’ve ever tried to search for answers online, you probably didn’t come up with very much. A sparking electric stove is a bit of a rare occurrence, but when it does happen it’s usually because of one of a few common causes. Today we’ll be sharing with you 5 Common Causes of a Sparking Electric Range.

1. Loose Connectors

In order for the Coil Surface element to work properly, there needs to be a tight connection. Over time as you use the burners, the heating and cooling can loosen the connection of the terminals. This can also be caused by using large or heavy pots/pans on smaller burners.

This can cause higher resistance which can overheat and start burning the wires or cause arcing...

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The problem is clearly with the gas feed. If other portions (like other burners) work okay, the plumbing in common to those and further upstream is all fine. The problem would be the last portions to the burners.

I would start by removing the grate, lifting off the burner caps, and lift up the burner assemblies. Any foreign matter in there? If there is goo, run them through the dishwasher, toothpaste and an old toothbrush, or a steel wool cleaning pad and water to get it off.

Have a look at the igniter tips: are they clean and shiny? Do the heavily used tips look similar to the lightly used tips? 200–400 grit sandpaper is the easy fix for these. Place the burners back into position carefully, making sure each seats securely and aligns with the igniter. Place the caps back on paying attention to the alignment of the nub-like posts underneath (which keeps them from sliding off) so they don't cause a gap by making the cap sit up on a post.

If that doesn't renew...

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In cooking, a gas stove is a cooker/stove which uses natural gas, propane, butane, liquefied petroleum gas or other flammable gas as a fuel source. Prior to the advent of gas, cooking stoves relied on solid fuel such as coal or wood. The first gas stoves were developed in the 1820s, and a gas stove factory was established in England in 1836. This new cooking technology had the advantage that it was easily adjustable and could be turned off when not in use. However the gas stove did not become a commercial success until the 1880s, by which time a supply of piped gas was available in large towns in Britain. The stoves became widespread on the European Continent and in the United States in the early 20th century.

Gas stoves became less unwieldy when the oven was integrated into the base and the size was reduced to fit in better with the rest of the kitchen furniture. By the 1910s, producers started to enamel their gas stoves for easier cleaning. Ignition of the gas was...

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When all of the burners on your stove work except for one, the good news is that it's not likely to require a major repair. You may just need to do a little cleaning, reconnect loose parts, or replace a burner, all of which can be done without the advice of a professinal.

Gas Stove

If a single burner won't light or burn on your gas stove, it is likely for one of two main reasons: a lack of gas flow or a failure to ignite. If the burner lights but the flame is weak or yellow instead of blue, the gas tube or the burner ports may be partially blocked by food debris. If it won't light at all, the tube or ports may be completely blocked, or the spark ignitions switch, electrode or module may have failed.

Electric Stove

On an electric stove, a single burner that won't get hot could be loose, damaged or at the end of its useful life. Electric coil burners plug into the top of the stove and can come loose when accidentally bumped or as a result of regular use....

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What is a BTU?

The standard energy measurement is the BTU (British Thermal Unit). Each BTU unit is determined by the amount of thermal energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. To specify the BTU power of an appliance, we need to calculate its fuel consumption per hour,
multiplied by the fuel’s BTU value. Top of the Page

How much fuel does a gas stove consume and how much does it cost to operate?

The consumption and cost of operation may vary depending on the region, the gas utility company, or the type of fuel. Following is an example of how to calculate the approximate cost of operating a 25,000 BTU stove at the maximum flow rate.

Natural gas:

One cubic meter (1m3) of natural gas produces an average of 35,301 BTU. At the maximum flow rate, a 25,000 BTU stove will consume 0,708m3* of natural gas per hour (i.e. 25,000/35,301). If natural gas is priced at...

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If your vintage stove is new to you, it's smart to get it checked out before using it. Had it for years? There are many components on a stove that go out of adjustment due to wear, tear, and the passing of time. For safety, efficiency, and the full enjoyment of your stove's awesome features, have our experienced, knowledgeable technicians give it a good look. Service it right away if:

You ever smell natural gasYou smell a sharp, acrid, exhaust-like smell - that may mean that your pilot lights need adjustingYour stove doesn't have a regulator or modern flexible gas supply lineThe oven door does not sealYou have difficulty operating any control, orThe surfaces of the stove ever feel unusually hot.

Get your vintage stove serviced every 3-5 years to keep it in great...

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When you smell a strong odor of gas you should leave your home and call the gas company from a neighbor's home or on your cell phone from outside the house. Proper safety precautions should always be taken when you smell gas. If you shut off the gas supply already and you no longer detect a gas smell then you can check a few issues yourself. If the gas smell is not evident with the cut-off valve for the stove shut, then your gas leak is apparently coming from an internal component in the range. Make sure that all of the stove top burners are in the "OFF" position. If a burner is on but not lit, it could be causing your gas smell. When you replaced the gas line on the back of the range, you should have leak checked the connections with soapy water. Mix some dish detergent with water and coat the fitting with the soapy water solution. If bubbles appear then the connection is leaking. If the above tips don't help then you could have a damaged gas line that is leaking inside the...

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A clean gas stove is so nice to cook on and not very difficult to achieve if you know what steps to take!

So, now you have a gas stove. Of course, you love it. There’s nothing better to cook on, right? And you wipe it down and keep it looking shiny and pretty, but when it comes to taking things apart and really getting it deep cleaned, maybe you get a little nervous a bout how to get a clean gas stove. Good, we understand each other.

We inherited a gas stove when we moved into this house and I loved it. We recently upgraded to a fancier model and I decided it was time to really learn to do a good job of taking care of this thing and making sure I always have a clean gas stove. So I did!

Our Gas Stove

I thought I was buying just a fairly high quality gas range that would last us quite a while and do all the cooking my future little heart might desire, but I guess it turns out to be a really really good one. Who knew? When Chris was installing...

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FAQ - Technical Details on Stoves

FAQ - Technical details on Stoves

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Burning - or what is a flame?

All stoves have a flame: it's how they make heat. But what is a flame? In most cases, a substance will not burn with a flame unless it has been turned into a vapour (charcoal seems to be the most common exception). If something has a very low boiling point it is "volatile", and can be inflammable and dangerous. Unfortunately, we need fuels which can do this, especially in cold weather. However, some fuels seem to be more dangerous than others. We accept no responsibility for what you do with any fuels or stoves.

Stove safety

A stove burns a flammable material. Mistreat it and you can have a problem (as with my story about pancakes in the tent). Apart from that there are a few other precautions to be taken with stoves. We list some of them here:

Never leave a stove running...
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item baru terima semalam,selesai pasang , ada bau gas, di syaki bau keluar dari tempat infared.Sudah cuba tukar hose gas ke tong gas sebanyak 2x tetapi masih sama.Tetap ada bau gas.Adakah itu normal?

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Nak tanya, berapa lama masa penghantaran dari tarikh beli online di GoShop? Saya beli pada 17.12.2017 tetapi masih belum menerima barang dan bila disemak di tracking, ERROR..nStrom Gas Stove ni, sila reply.

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order 9/12, in transit since 17/12, now already more than 14 days still unable received.

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called & WhatsApp 012-3315217 but still waiting reply


Price show RM199 now. But this morning show RM189 only. Why price different? What is the different for strom gas stove (SB)RM249 & RM199 now?

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Thank you for contacting Go Shop. Kindly be informed that the SB and SW is referred to Sabah and Sarawak. The price may vary depending on the promotion. Thank...

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Zen Backpacking Stoves - Cooking Systems


Stove Cooking Systems

Cristina Franco's Custom Antarctic Stove

XGK stove, Reactor pot, platform and modifications

If your end goal is to actually cook on the trail, campsite or even your bomb shelter, you will want more than just a stove; you'll want an integrated cooking system which is suitable for your particular needs.

Cooking Systems

An integrated cooking system is generally made up of a stove, cooking utensil (pot, pan, empty can, etc.) and accessories which expand your cook system's utility and performance. And in many ways, choosing a proper cooking system is like choosing the proper vehicle for a particular use. If you are racing across the Baja at high speeds, you need a high octane powered light weight dune buggy or something similar; if you are taking 30 children to school each day, you need a diesel burning bus; if you are solo commuting to work each day and want to save on...

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Temperature is controlled in a surface burner by varying the flow of gas to it with a manual gas valve. Ignition is achieved in one of two ways; either a standing pilot flame or a spark ignition. Gas shoots out of jets on the side of the burner and into a flame tube, which carries the gas to the ignition source. The flame then chases the gas back up the tube to ignite the burner. (See figure 5-A) This allows two or more burners to share the same ignition source.

Some burners have an ignitor built in. Since each burner has its own ignitor, flame tubes are not used in these units.

The most common problems with gas stove burners is that a pot boils over and stuff clogs the gas flame tube jets. In spark ignition systems, another common problem is that the ignitor switch fails and the ignitor doesn't spark for one burner, or the switch shorts and the electrodes won't stop sparking at all.

Gas is supplied to the gas stove pilots by tubes coming...

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Always remember Electricity and Gas are dangerous and should be treated with respect.

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Stove enamel is a type of porcelain covering over steel. The glazed porcelain coating acts as an insulator, so that the stove remains touchable with bare hands. It also acts as a scratch and stain repellent. The hardened porcelain does not scratch easily and is simple to clean using soap, degreasers and oven cleaners. But if it does scratch or chip, you can repair it to look like new.

Dab on some high-temperature porcelain repair liquid with the under-cap application brush. Use the type rated at 400 degrees or higher for stove enamel repair. These liquids come in color-matching shades to blend with the original color of your stove. Shake the bottle well to mix the enamel particles with the carrier. For scratches, brush over the entire scratch and allow to dry. One application may be all you need. For chips and deep scratches, brush on successive coats until completely filling in the chip. Each coat will take approximately five minutes to dry before you can add another....

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