Natural Gas Ranges
- Safety and Maintenance
Your most important source of safety and maintenance
information is the owner’s manual that comes with your new natural gas
range, cooktop or oven. Refer to it anytime you have a question or
Safety and Maintenance suggestions:
Always follow manufacturers
An electronic ignition
system monitors the flame and will turn off the gas if the flame goes
out. Some models will attempt to relight before completely shutting down
the burners. This is an excellent safety feature.
Keep your burners and oven
interior clean to reduce the risk of fire.
Thoroughly clean food
spills that reach into the stove and can clog the pilot light or
Do not line the bottom of
your oven completely with aluminum foil as it can block air ventilation
and interfere with heated air.
Never use your range or
oven for room heating.
Do not store flammables
near the range – a pile of unread mail on the top of your cooktop could
catch fire if the oven is in use.
Use potholders not dish
towels to remove hot pots and pans.
Do not turn the flame up so
high that it extends more than 1/2" (1.27cm) less than the diameter of
If the holes in your burner
get clogged, clean them with a fine wire, piper clip or pipe cleaner.
Don’t use a toothpick or anything that could get stuck.
Don’t place pans directly
on the bottom of the oven, use the racks.
Clean the seal around the
oven door periodically and check for worn gaskets that could let heat
Do not cover broiler pans
with tin foil, grease trapped by the foil cannot cool and could catch
In case of a fire, turn the burner or oven off. Use a
dry powder fire extinguisher or sprinkle the area with baking soda. Do
not use water on a grease fire, it will make it worse.