How to Use a Gas Oven

Gas Oven

Did you know that the first gas oven was developed as early as 1826? They became a commercial success in the 1880's and went on to become one of the most popular household appliances worldwide. Gas ovens also remain the cooker of choice for chefs and big restaurants as they heat up quicker and provide better temperature control. 

Nowadays, gas ovens are still widely popular in households, but the introduction of electric ovens may have left a few people wondering how exactly you use a gas oven? As both ovens work in an entirely different manner, gas ovens may seem a little daunting at first. But we're here to sort that problem out for you. Read on to find out how to use a gas oven.

Note: This is just a general guideline. Depending on the model, you may have to use your cooker in a different way. Try to read the manual first.

  •   Light the oven using the pilot light or electrode 

To start with, the first step in using a gas oven is to light it. If you're using an old gas oven, you can do this by locating the pilot light which should be found at the bottom of the cooker. It looks like a small piece of metal located in the center. You can then light it using a match or a lighter. When the flame is blue, you can then use the oven. 

If you are using a newer gas oven model, the oven will typically come with an electrode or spark generator. These systems have replaced the older pilot lights and generate a spark when the spark generator switch is pressed. The spark will light the gas flow and will remain lit until the oven is switched off. If you're unsure what a spark generator is, you can take a look at our replacement spark generators here. 

  •    Heat up the gas oven hob using the burner control knob

If you're wondering how to use a gas oven hob rather than the oven cavity, you can do this by pressing the burner control knob and switching it to the light position. Be sure to place the pan on the hob first and then light the flame. If it does not light the first time you can try again, making sure to turn the control knob to the off position first. If it still doesn't light, you can use a lighter to ignite the gas as it is flowing. 

The flame will be quite large at first, so try turning the control knob towards the 'off' position - but not all the way as this will diminish the flame. You can now adjust the flame to suit the temperature you need. The larger the flame, the hotter it is! 

  •   Use a baking tray or casserole dish when cooking in a gas oven

As gas ovens heat up very quickly, it is advised to use some form of protection to avoid burning the bottom of your food. If you are using a convection gas oven, this should not be a problem as the fans will help evenly distribute the heat. Standard gas ovens, however, may cause burning or uneven cooking - so prevent this by placing all food on a baking tray or casserole dish before cooking. 

  • Turn off the flames when you're finished cooking

Finally, be sure to turn off all flames when you're finished cooking. Gas ovens require close attention when doing this as a control knob left slightly on may cause a gas leakage. This can be incredibly dangerous, so take extra precaution to turn a gas oven off properly when done using it. 

We hope this guide has helped teach you how to use a gas oven. If you've tried all these steps and your gas oven is still not working properly, you could need a replacement part! Take a look at our cooker spare parts here or get in touch with our team on 02920 452 510 if you need help finding the right spare part. 

The igniter on your gas oven is a fundamental part when it comes to heating your oven up. A gas oven igniter works by sparking and heating the gas emitted from the oven, so without it, the oven will not be able to produce heat.  However, as so much rests on this little igniter, they are prone to a bit of wear and tear. 

If you find your gas oven igniter is not working, you should first try to troubleshoot the issue and double check it is your oven igniter that's not working. Here's how you can troubleshoot a broken gas oven igniter. 

Troubleshooting Gas Oven Igniter

  • Check the gas supply lines. If the stovetop igniter lights up, but the oven won't light, then the issue does lie with your ignitor. If neither light up it could be an issue with your gas line.
  • Make sure you have enough gas and double check all the valves are switched to 'on'. 
  • Inspect your igniter and check if it is dirty. If the igniter is covered in debris, this could be causing an issue. Try cleaning it gently to try to improve the sparking. 
  • Take a look at the pilot hole. If this is covered in grime, it could also be causing your gas oven igniter to not work. Clean the pilot hole with a needle carefully and try to remove any build up. 
  • Finally, check any electrical connections to your cooker. Ensure they are connected properly. If you found that the connections were a little bit loose, try turning on your oven again after tightening the connection to see if the issue has improved. 

What To Do If Gas Oven Igniter Is Broken

If your gas oven igniter is actually broken, your best option is to find a suitable replacement for your cooker. CookerSpareParts is dedicated to finding the right replacement for your cooker, so we have a system for you to find the exact gas oven ignitor you need. 

Just head to our homepage and enter your oven manufacturer and model number. This will then display all the parts that are a suitable fit for your cooker. However, if you'd prefer to give us a call and speak to a member of our friendly team just call 02920 452 510!

Here's a look at just a few replacement parts for a gas oven igniter that's not working: 

Spark Generator for Cannon Cookers

£40.00 inc VAT 

Genuine Part

Ignition Generator & Main Plug 

£23.99 inc VAT

Genuine Part 

Ignition Module for Hotpoint Appliances

£25.99 inc VAT

Genuine Part

If none of these models are suitable for your cooker, you can browse our full range here to find the right part to fix your gas oven igniter which is not working. We would advise you use our system to ensure the replacement part will fit with your cooker properly. If you need help finding the right part, you can get in touch with us here! 

If you've found your electric oven's temperature fluctuating, this could be due to a number of reasons. Every oven is made up of a variety of different parts and if one element is not working, this could be the cause of your oven's temperature fluctuation. Find out which parts could be causing a problem below.

Reasons Your Electric Oven Temperature Fluctuates

 

My Electric Oven Temperature Fluctuates

1) Your oven thermostat is broken

A broken electric oven thermostat is most likely the cause of your electric oven's temperature fluctuation. Your oven thermostat is the oven part which regulates the temperature. If the thermostat is broken, it will no longer be able to keep the temperature at a stable level and will cause fluctuation. This most often leads to burnt food, but can also lead to undercooked (and potentially dangerous) food. 

Buy replacement oven thermostats here.

2) Your oven element is damaged

If you find that your oven is hot on one side and cooler on the other, this could be down to your oven element becoming damaged. Your oven element is responsible for providing heat within the oven cavity, so if part of it has become damaged it could mean that one area of your oven is cooler than the other parts. 

Buy replacement oven elements here.

3) The cooling fan is starting to break

If your electric oven cooling fan is broken, this could cause the temperature to fluctuate during cooking. The cooling fan works to help regulate the temperature within the oven and will stop it from getting too hot. If your cooling fan is broken or on it's way out, you may find that your electric oven's temperature fluctuates substantially. 

Buy replacement cooling fans & motors here.

4) Your electric oven door seal has come loose

You may not think it is a hugely important part of the oven, but the purpose of your oven door seal is to retain the oven heat. A loose oven door seal can cause your electric oven's temperature to fluctuate as it loses heat through the gaps. An oven door seal can easily be replaced, which should solve your oven temperature fluctuation problem! 

Buy replacement oven door seals here.

If you find that none of these oven parts are broken, your oven temperature fluctuation could be due to a larger problem. We would recommend speaking to a professional and then get in touch with us as CookerSpareParts to find the right replacement part! 

electric oven parts

An electric oven has revolutionised the way we cook our food. It couldn't be more simple to cook an evenly cooked meal than by using an electric oven. However, even our beloved electric ovens can go wrong. Luckily, here at Cooker Spare Parts, we are prepared for any fault your electric oven may have!

If you are looking for replacement electric oven parts you've come to the right place. We supply genuine and alternative electric oven parts that will help you get your oven up and running again in no time. Keep reading to learn more about some of the parts we supply. 

 

Oven Elements

oven elements

The oven element is the part of your electric oven that makes it heat up. Without a working element, your cooker is pretty much useless! As a burnt out element can't be repaired you'll be wanting to find a replacement. Click here to see our full range of oven elements.

 

thermostat

 

Electric Regulators and Thermostats

The beauty of an electric oven is being able to accurately choose the temperature you want your food to cook at. If your regulator or thermostat has become faulty your oven won't know when to stop heating up, resulting in burnt food! Get your replacement by clicking here

electrical fittings

Electrical Fittings

We know that sometimes things can go wrong with your electrical fittings, so we have plenty in stock to replace your busted part. Choose from our range of terminal blocks, fuses, plugs, and sockets. Click here to see all of the replacement electrical fittings we supply. 

 

If you need help selecting your electric oven parts, or you have any other questions about any of the products we supply don't hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team is always happy to help, so contact us today.  

Indesit oven door handle replacement oven door handle

Who knew how important an oven door handle could be? Well, seeing as you're here, potentially you do. A fully-functioning oven door handle isn't usually appreciated until it's gone, and if your Indesit oven door handle has become loose, faulty or just unusable you'll be missing the good old days where you opened and closed your oven without issue.

Even quality ovens, such as those created by Indesit can have faulty parts, but you don't need to replace your whole oven - we have plenty of genuine and alternative Indesit oven door handle replacements. To see our full range of replacement oven door replacements, click here. Or to see more about the Indesit oven door handle replacement we offer, keep reading. 

 

indesit oven door handle

Indesit Cooker Handle

This genuine Indesit oven handle is an authentic part for the Indesit KD6C8EW as well as a range of other Indesit cookers. A perfect replacement for your old or faulty handle, this high-quality part will allow you to open and close your oven again without issue! Its white finish will match the other oven components so that this replacement will fit seamlessly with your oven - you won't even know you had to replace it!

 

If you need any advice about our Indesit oven door handle replacement or any of the other cooker spare parts we supply, feel free to get in touch. Our helpful team is always more than happy to help with any query, so contact us today