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Regurgitation For: I HATE Gas Ovens

Maybe you have to manually light it with a match? I have gas burners and an electric oven, but have only had to light the burners manually a couple of times when the gas was low.

Declared by Ruth at May 1, 2005 12:36 AM

Oh that's comforting. A few years ago I decided to bug bomb the basement living area and according to the package instructions, had to turn off the water heater as it was gas run. Turning it off was easy, I bombed the place and then it came time to turn the heater back on.

I called the company up and made them tell me, step by step, exactly what to do and made the lady sit on the phone with me while I did it telling her that if she heard an explosion and screams, she could immediately call 911. I know she found the whole situation amusing but I do not like gas. I don't like propane either. It's too volatile and the chances of blowing something, or yourself, up have risen dramatically. I like electric. It's easy. You don't pollute your entire house with toxic, dangerous gas and you're not going to blow up your house by turning on the stove. I know gas is cheaper and supposed to be better for the environment but really....how good can it be if I wipe out half the neighborhood while trying to make something to eat?

I really hope I don't have to light it with a match. UGH! I guess you'll find out Monday because if I do? You bet your ass I'm writing about it. And how I will never get to eat that damn pizza after all because I'm too much of a scaredy cat to light the thing.

Declared by S. Faolan Wolf at May 1, 2005 01:01 AM

I grew up in a houe with a gas oven. Lighting the top burners isn't that hard, just get the long matches.

I dunno about having to light the inside of the oven. Never had to do that. My advice, keep your hair pulled back.

Declared by mary at May 1, 2005 01:17 AM

When you open the oven door, look for a hole in the oven "floor" right at the door hinge area. That is where you stick the lit match to light the oven. At least that is the way it was back when dirt was new and I had a gas range/oven.

Declared by Jeffro at May 1, 2005 02:56 AM

We've always had electric igniteres; just turn on the the stove, listen for the click, and then the oven should light. You should see the flames below after a minute or so.

Declared by Rachel Ann at May 1, 2005 04:01 AM

I have a gas oven myself and sometimes I have to re-light the pilot light and it is nerve-wracking. Get one of those plastic lighter things - I have no idea what they're called - you know, it's like a lighter, but it's long, so you don't have to get your hand anywhere near the flame.

Declared by red at May 1, 2005 09:01 AM

Hmmm. So, lemme get this straight. When you turn the knob to heat the oven, you hear the "poof" of the gas igniting, but still smell gas? Hmmm. Definately a problem, I'd say. I wouldn't use it until you have it looked at by someone who knows how the thing works.

Oh, and welcome to Munuvia!!

Declared by Tuning Spork at May 1, 2005 06:01 PM

I remember my Grandparents gas stove. It was a "Caloric" purchased in the 1940's. The top burners had pilot lights, so all you had to do was turn them to desired setting. The oven itself was that same type as mentioned by Jeffro a few posts back.

Having to place a lit match in the hole on the oven floor. I remember being deathly afraid of lighting that oven! But eventually learned how to light it. After that it was a walk in the park!!

That gas stove is like alot of things in life; they can be quite a pain in the arse until you've figured them out.

Declared by Dawn at May 25, 2005 11:01 AM

i found this page helpful- hope you got to eat your pizza...

http://www.premierrange.com/faq-lightingrangepilots.htm

Declared by Kerri at June 8, 2005 02:18 AM
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