Gas stoves will occasionally emit an odor or hue. Many people who cook on gas stoves are quick to assume that they are having problems with their appliances. However, the smell and discoloration are normal side effects of using a gas stove. Cue the pitchforks and torches, right? WRONG! Gas stoves can sometimes smell like rotten eggs, but this is not something to be alarmed about. The smell won’t harm you or your home and is completely normal for this type of appliance. In fact, if you’re using your gas stove properly, it should happen more often than not. Check out these tips on why your gas stove is orange and when it’s a good thing:
Why Are The Flames On My Gas Stove Orange?
The Flames on my gas stove are orange because my gas stove is orange. Why are my gas stoves orange? Because the flame on a gas stove is orange. Because the flame on a gas stove is orange, I chose to paint my gas stove with an orange flame. Because the flame on a gas stove is orange, I chose to paint my gas stove with an orange flame, and so it became orange.
How To Reduce The Orange Color On Your Stove?
- Clean the gas line and the burner when needed. Regularly check the gas line for leaks and make sure the gas is turned off when working on the burner. Keep gas away from open flames and never attempt to turn on the gas if there is a leak. Gas is highly combustible and extremely dangerous, so make sure to keep it out of reach of children and pets.
- Turn off the gas before you clean. Cleaning your stove is not a good idea if there is gas still on the burner. If you must clean it, use a damp cloth and wipe down the burner. After cleaning, turn on the gas and allow it to heat up. This will help burn off any unburned gas that may be present on the burner.
- Handle your stove with care. Do not place hot pans on the stove or drop things onto it while it is running. This will cause more unburned gas to be released into the air, causing a stronger smell and possibly a fire hazard in your home.
- Don’t use newspaper as a cover for your stovetop or cookware when cooking with an open flame as this will result in more unburned gases being released into the atmosphere and cause a stronger odor from your stovetop or cookware than normal cooking methods would normally produce.
- Never try to clean your stovetop with an abrasive cleaner such as steel wool. This will only make things worse by scratching away at the surface of your cookware causing more scratches that could lead to even more unburned gases being released into the air and ultimately making for an even stronger smell from your stovetop or cookware.
- Make sure you are using quality cookware that has been properly seasoned before using them in any sort of open flame application such as on a gas range, butane barbecue grill, etc. The food you cook using these cookware items should be cooked on low and slow to prevent any sort of burning off the food.
- Do not allow your gas range to run for more than a few minutes without turning it off to ensure even distribution of the heat over the entire cooktop surface. Never leave your gas stove unattended while it is on or running, as this will cause more unburned gases to be released into the air and make for a stronger odor from your stovetop or cookware.
- If you are cooking with an open flame, always make sure that there are no other sources of open flame in your home where they could ignite in a fire or explosion, such as candles, matches, etc. Dispose of all combustible materials properly before lighting any type of fuel on an open flame such as butane, propane, etc.
- Please make sure you are using the proper burner for your particular application such as butane, propane, etc. If you are not sure what type of burner to use for your particular application please visit our website at www.Burners4less.com to locate the correct burner for your application.
- Never place any kind of flammable material on top of a gas range or on the burners themselves as this will cause an increased level of unburned gases being released into the air and make for a stronger smell from your stovetop or cookware.
- Do not leave anything on top of your stovetop or cookware that could get hot and catch fire. For example, do not leave a pan of water on the stovetop or cookware while you are cooking. This can cause an unburned gas to be released into the air and make for a stronger smell from your stovetop or cookware.
- Please do not use any type of cooking utensils that have sharp edges or points such as knives, spatulas, etc. These items can cause cuts in your cookware and may lead to even more unburned gases being released into the air and make for a stronger smell from your stovetop or cookware.
As we’ve discussed, the smell from your gas stove is completely normal. It is caused by unburned gas, which is a good thing! This means that the gas is being used properly. However, it is important to note that the smell can be dangerous if it isn’t being used properly. It is important to check your stove after every use to make sure that it is being used correctly. You should also clean your stove regularly to reduce the amount of gas being released into the air. Don’t worry though! A gas stove will occasionally smell like rotten eggs, and this isn’t something to be alarmed about.