Range Frequently Asked Questions

Is a natural gas stove safe?

Natural gas stoves have many built-in safety features, like the electronic ignition system that turns off the gas if the flame goes out. Maintain your appliance according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Repairs and installation are jobs for licensed professionals - never try to repair or install natural gas appliances yourself, and never let a home handyperson try to do the job for you.

What makes a natural gas oven a better choice?

Moisture makes a natural gas oven the preferred choice among professional cooks. Natural gas creates moist heat while electricity creates dry heat – cakes, casseroles and meats have better results with natural gas.

Is installation difficult?

Installing a natural gas range is as simple as arranging to have your cable connected. A Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractor registered with the TSSA will do all the work in a very short amount of time.

I’m renovating my kitchen and cooking is my passion. Can I choose a commercial cook top for my home kitchen?

The good news is that manufacturers are designing commercial ranges especially for home use, so you get all the rugged features and large capacities you want without the expense of a real commercial range.

How do you clean the elements on a natural gas range?

If you have sealed burners you just remove the heavy grid that hold the pots upright and wipe clean. On open burners you lift the cook top and clean any spills. Choose sealed burners to save clean up time.

Will I smell gas when I’m cooking?

You will not smell gas when you are cooking.

My area experiences power outages regularly. Will I still be able to cook with my natural gas range?

Some manufacturers suggest that burners can be lit with matches and override the electronic ignition when a power outage occurs.