Here at Cooker Spare Parts, we have a fantastic range of spare parts for your gas cooker, and we like to think we can be relied on to find the perfect spare part to get your appliance back to full working order as quickly as possible.

There are many more parts inside your cooker than you even begin to imagine! To ensure your cooker is working properly, all of these parts must be fully functioning to allow you to cook with no interruptions and perhaps more importantly, cook with no safety issues. Below we will discuss what a flame failure device and thermocouples do when they are attached to your cooker, and why they are so important in allowing you to use your gas cooker safely?

So what do both parts do when they are attached to your cooker, and why are they important? Let’s start with the flame failure device or as it is also commonly referred to, the FFD. A flame failure device is responsible for shutting off the gas supply in your cooker if the flame is extinguished for any reason. So the reasons why it is an important safety mechanism are very clear, as it ensures the gas supply in your appliance is cut off safely when the flame is extinguished.

Now let’s move on to a thermocouple. Again it performs a similar function to an FFD, but in a slightly different way. The thermocouple on your gas cooker is responsible for closing the gas valve to help prevent gas leaks. So you can agree that both parts are an important in terms of keeping you and your appliance safe, whether it is being used or not.

If you have any doubts over the functionality of either your flame failure device or thermocouple, simply visit the FFD and Thermocouples section of our website here to browse our vast range of gas cooker spares!