Common Problems with Gas Ovens

Are you experiencing any of the common problems with gas ovens? We’ve listed them below with some tips on what to do if you catch yourself needing help.   While the initial purchase of a gas oven may be more expensive, it is more cost efficient in the long run compared to an electric oven. This is because gas costs cheaper than electricity to run appliances. However, gas ovens can also breakdown overtime. Below are some of the common problems with gas ovens.   Common Problems with Gas Ovens We’ve outlined some of the common gas problems that customers experience. We’ve also included some helpful tips for you. Not working. Check your power source. Make sure there is power going into your range, oven or cooktop. Make sure your circuit breaker is not tripped or your fuse is not blown. Try plugging something else into the socket to make sure its working. Make sure your gas source is on too. Surface burner not lighting. This is on top fn the list of common problems with gas ovens. Turn the know to the light position first. Once you have a flame, you can turn the knob to your desired setting. Also make sure that the knob is turned all the way off when you turn off the burner. It should pop out. The pilot light might be extinguished or the portholes are clogged. You can clean your gas oven to unclog the pores. If you have recently cleaned your oven, make sure it is dry before turning the burners on. If your stove has an electric igniter, make sure it...

Cleaning Your Gas Oven

Do you find it difficult cleaning your gas oven? Are you wondering how to get all those grubs and oil off? Here are some tips for you.   Cleaning Your Gas Oven Ensure that all burners are turned off and allow them to cool off before starting. Burners New models mostly feature sealed stovetop burners. If yours have these, do not attenot to remove the sealed burners. This must only be done by a professional. A sealed burner also prevents food and oil from spilling into the burner box, so it is not necessary to remove it. Soak removable burner gates in warm soapy water and scrub using a scouring pad. Rinse well and dry. Scrub off stubborn grime on the burners using a mild abrasive cleaner and a piece of cloth. If an abrasive cleaner is not available, make a paste using baking powder and water instead. Wipe your stove top after every use to remove spills. Use soapy water to clean the solid top. A mixture of rubbing alcohol and household ammonia diluted in water is a good solution to use on your stovetop to keep it shiny. Avoid the gas ports on the burners – the holes on the burners where gas is emitted. If they get clogged, clean them by poking a straight pin or toothpick in them. Controls Remove the control knobs and wash them in soapy water. Rinse and dry. Use a damp cloth to wipe display areas and clocks clean. If you are using a glass cleaner, spray it on a cloth and not directly on the clock surface. Oven Door Do...

Gas Oven vs Electric Oven

Which One to Buy: Gas Oven vs Electric Oven   Are you planning to buy a new oven, but not sure whether to go gas or electric? Here is a quick guide for you.   Gas Oven vs Electric Oven Electric Ovens Pros Electric ovens are cheaper and easier to install. There is no installation work needed; you just have to plug it in! The burners and surfaces are easier to clean. Electric ranges that feature a smooth top offer more stability for your cookware. It can also serve as an additional counter for storage when not in use. It is easy to turn the burners on and off. There is no need to use a lighter or igniter. Heat distribution is more even during baking. Electric ovens usually offer more functions compared to gas, such as fans and grillers. Cons It takes longer to adjust heat temperature in the burners when cooking. Adjusting the dials is also less precise. The burners take more time to cool down after turning them off. If you leave a pot on the burner after you turn it off, it will continue to cook Because they run on electricity, they are subject to power outages. While they may be cheaper to buy, they cost about twice as much energy to run compared to gas ovens, and are less efficient. Gas Ovens Pros The dials provide more precise heating for the burners. The power source, natural gas, is less expensive than electricity and is readily available. Operation of gas ovens is cheaper in the long term. Cooking is done faster, as the flames heat...

The Significance of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Who are Gas Safe registered engineers? When we talk about gas heating systems, the term “Gas Safe registered engineers” always crops up. Is it just a classification of workers or is there something special about this breed of professionals in the gas industry? At RJ Gas Appliances Ltd, we pride ourselves of the fact that we only employ Gas Safe registered engineers to render services to our clients. Gas Safe registered engineers are the only people that are legally-certified to render service in gas-related industries. These people have spent time, money and effort to undergo proper training in the installation, repair and inspection of gas appliances that are used for cooking and heating our homes.  They must then undergo rigid examinations in order to get certification the area of gas work that they intend to do.  These certifications are under the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and known as the Nationally Accredited Scheme (ACS), or they may have the equivalen S/NVQ qualifications.  They are accredited only on their areas of competency. After receiving a recognised certification, they must then register with the Gas Safe Register.   It is legally mandated that workers in this industry must register with the Gas Safe Register in order to practice their trade. Only Gas Safe registered engineers are legally allowed to undertake gas works in our home or in commercial gas industries.  People who are not registered are then deemed illegal gas engineers and are accountable to the law. There are many reports of accidents happening, sometimes resulting to dire consequences, because the work done on gas-related installations or repairs were done by illegal gas engineers.  The...

Gas Appliances Repair

If you are looking for Gas Safe Registered engineers who can do you gas appliances repair, RJ Gas Heating Services can definitely help you! Gas appliances is one of our specialty services. We can install, repair and service your gas appliances.   Gas Appliances Here are some of the gas appliances that we cater to: Cooker. A gas cooker is a range or a set of burners whose fuel source is natural gas, liquified petroleum, propane or other similar gas. Repair issues can vary from a simple not heating to a dangerous gas leak. Oven. A gas oven may be attached to the range and cooker, or may be a completely separate unit. Because baking is a more exact art than cooking, a problematic oven can cause a lot of trouble. Water heater. The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. Unfortunately, because it is not in use for about half of the entire year, it tends to get rusty when the cold weather starts to come in. Simple issues can cause big inconveniences. Boiler. Your boiler manages the entire heating system of your house. A boiler breakdown is unacceptable especially during the cold seasons. Boiler problems can get annoying and increasingly inconvenient.   Gas Appliances Repair Installation, repair and service for any gas appliance must only be done by Registered Gas Safe engineers. Gas repairs gone wrong have ugly implications. These can lead to broken appliances, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and leak, and even death. A gas repair done in a Brecon house in 2006 is said to have not been carried out...

Gas Oven Repair

Our Gas Safe Registered engineers can handle any gas oven repair in your home. Gas Ovens: A Quick Introduction Gas ovens may use different types of gas. Some gases used in ovens are butane, propane, liquified petroleum gas and natural gas. These are used as the fuel source for the oven. The earliest use of a gas cooker and oven was in 1802. All of the food served at a dinner hosted by Zachaeus Winzler were cooked on a gas cooker and the attached oven compartment. More gas cooker inventions came out in the 1820s. In 1826, James Sharp patented his gas stove in England and began selling it to the public in 1834. The oven is usually attached to the cooker. This is called a range. Ranges vary depending on the design and style. There are freestanding ranges, slide in ranges, or you may opt to put a separate cooker on a cooktop and a wall oven.   Common Gas Oven Problems When your oven acts up, you may have a big problem in your hands. Not only are home cooked meals put to a halt, you will be more pressured if you’re preparing for a party or dinner for guests. Here are some of the most common gas oven repair issues our customers come across: Oven does not turn on Oven light is on but oven is not heating Oven is hotter than the temperature its set for Timer is not working Self -clean feature is not working Oven door does not close Oven door gets very hot Oven door does not open The oven light either...
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