gas cooker parts

Your cooker is an appliance you use near enough every day, but you may not think you know much about it. You oven is made up of a number of gas cooker parts, including: Oven burner, spark generators, thermostats, and a flame failure device. If for any reason any part of the your gas cooker becomes faulty, we are confident we have a replacement part - to view all of gas cooker replacement parts, click here.

As there are some variations between gas cookers, the parts you need may be a little different, here are some key gas cooker parts that make your oven work:

oven burner

This part of your gas cooker is responsible for actually cooking your food. For a gas cooker to come on, the lighter needs to be lit. When you turn on your oven you are effectively lighting the burner. 

Ignition Generators & Switches
A working spark/ignition generator will light the gas that your oven needs to work. Found in ovens that rely on electric ignitions, it generates a spark that lights the natural gas used to fuel your oven. 

Flame Failures & Thermocouples
Instead of an electric ignition generator, some gas cookers will have a part that creates a constantly-burning pilot flame. This means that the natural gas is allowed to flow through the appliance, where the gas is then ignited by the pilot flame. 

Gas Thermostats & Gas Taps
As the name would suggest, this part measures the temperature of your oven whilst the burner is lit. This allows you to set your oven to a certain heat so you can cook food at the correct temperature. If this part becomes faulty it can cause your food to be over or under cooked. 

If you want to learn more about parts of a gas oven, or need some advice about which parts apply to your model, feel free to get in touch with our expert team. Call us on, 02920 452 510.




Simmerstat

Simmerstats - also known as an energy regulator or infinite switch - are responsible for turning the heating elements on and off in hobs, grills, and various other cooking appliances. During the cooking period, the simmerstat tells the heating element to turn on and switch off at regular intervals. The length of those intervals is determined by you, the user - you simply turn the control knob that's hooked up to the simmerstat to determine how long you want each on period and each off period to last (and thus how much energy you want the heating element to use).

An example of a simmerstat in use

Let's imagine you're heating up some pasta sauce on your cooker's hob.

Saucepan on a hob

The instructions on the jar call for a low heat, so you turn the hob's control knob a quarter-turn. This is effectively telling the simmerstat that you want the hob's heating element on a quarter of the time.

Switching the hob on begins a cycle that is regulator by the simmerstat (energy regulator). For instance, the heating element might come on for 10 seconds, then turn off for 30 seconds, then come on for another 10 seconds, then go off for another 30 seconds...

You get the idea. This duty cycle means that, overall, the hob's heating element is operating at roughly a quarter of its full power, and since it is switched off for 75% of the time, your pasta sauce won't be allowed to get too hot.

If you're cooking something else that calls for a higher heat setting, you might turn the control knob three-quarters of the way around. Now you're telling the simmerstat to keep the hob ON for 75% of the time and OFF for 25% of the time. In this case, the element would theoretically stay on for 30 seconds before switching off for 10 seconds.

Need a new simmerstat?

If your simmerstat has stopped working then your cooker won't work properly either. Don't worry, though - we have a range of spare energy regulators available here at Cooker Spare Parts.

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replacement oven rack


Your oven may be in great working condition, but it’s important to keep an eye on your oven accessories to fully maintain its great condition. Your oven rack or oven shelves can get grimy over time, becoming rusted, dirty or bent. Luckily, here at Cooker Spare Parts, we have plenty of replacement oven racks.

If your oven rack has become tarnished or stained it can be nearly impossible to clean. If your intensive labour has been unsuccessful it may be time to admit defeat and invest in a replacement oven rack. You’d be surprised what a difference a brand new, shiny rack can have!
adjustable oven rack

Browse our full collection of oven shelves, runners, guides and racks and find the best fit to bring your oven shelves back to life. As we sell a wide range of shelves, so you’re sure to find a replacement oven rack to fit your cooker. We also have a range of adjustable shelves in case you are unsure of which replacement will fit perfectly. 

Our other shelves have set measurements so that you can simply measure the inside of your oven and pick an option that will fit perfectly!
main oven shelf


If you need any further assistance choosing a replacement oven rack, or if you need any other advice about your cooker, call our friendly team today on, 02920 452 510





oven fan repairs

It's great having a fan oven. Not only do fan-assisted appliances cook food faster than traditional ovens, they generally do so at lower temperatures - most cooking instructions nowadays specify one temperature setting for fan ovens and another, higher setting for everyone else (e.g. 200°C / Fan 180°C).

This means:

  • Less waiting around for your oven to preheat
  • Less energy used up per meal
  • Shorter food preparation periods

As we said, it's great to have a fan oven. But just like any appliance, a fan oven can break down, and what good is an oven - fan-assisted or otherwise - that can't cook anything?

Today, we're going to introduce you to some common fan oven repairs to help you get your fan-assisted appliance up and running again. But there's one important question that we ought to answer first:

 

How does a fan oven work?

A standard electric oven cooks food via a heating element - basically a coil of wire that converts electrical energy into heat, warming up the oven and everything in it.

Fan-assisted ovens rely on heating elements as well, but with one big difference: the fan. The fan in an electric fan oven spins at all times when the oven is in use; this distributes the heat throughout the oven cavity, cooking your food more evenly and more efficiently.

Q: My fan isn't working - can I still use my fan oven like a normal oven?

A: No, unfortunately you can't. Fan-assisted ovens are specifically designed with the heat-distributing effect of the fan in mind. If the fan blades aren't spinning around and spreading the heat generated by your element throughout the whole oven, there's a high risk that the element will overheat and stop working. 

For this reason, you should NOT use a fan-assisted oven if the fan is not working. With this in mind, fan oven repairs are something that should be dealt with as soon as possible.

Now that you understand how a fan oven works, let's take a look at some common issues and how to fix them:

 

1. The fan has stopped working

If the fan in your fan-assisted oven isn't starting up when you switch the appliance on, you may need to replace the fan motor.

Buy a new fan oven motor here >

How to replace your oven fan >

 

2. The oven isn't heating up

What if your fan is working fine, but there's no heat for it to distribute? If that's the case, you may need a new oven element.

Buy oven elements >

How to replace a fan oven element >

 

3. Other issues...

There are lots of other things that can go wrong in a fan oven. Perhaps the door seal is broken and you're losing during cooking, or perhaps there's an issue with the power supply and your appliance isn't turning on at all.

No matter what's happened to your fan oven or what sort of repair work it needs, we at Cooker Spare Parts can help! We stock all kinds of replacement components for fan-assisted ovens, and our cooker experts are always on hand to help you work out which part(s) you need to purchase. Follow the link below to ask for advice on any fan oven repairs you may have. 

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AEG Oven Repairs

Established all the way back in 1883, German company AEG (short for Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft - no wonder they decided to just use the initials!) have long been a leading light in the European appliance industry. Founder Emil Rathenau got his start selling light bulbs and generator, but nowadays the company produces all sorts of home appliances, including washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and of course cookers.

Of course, if you're reading this, you're probably not here to learn about the history of the company that made your oven - you're here because that oven isn't working properly and you're wondering "How do I fix my AEG Appliance?". Described below are a few common cooker problems that may be the cause of your AEG oven angst; if your specific issue isn't addressed here, please feel free to contact the Cooker Spare Parts team and we'll be happy to advise you.


Oven won't heat up, what can I do?

If your AEG oven isn't warming up at all, the problem may well be the element. This is the coil that actually heats up when the oven is switched up, but if it is damaged or faulty, it might not be doing its job properly.

Solution: Buy a new oven element and refer to our how-to guide when replacing the old one.


Why is my oven the wrong temperature?

Perhaps your oven is overshooting the temperature you set and burning your food, or maybe it's not getting hot enough and your meals keep coming out underdone. Either way, the culprit is most likely your AEG oven's thermostat - this is the part that measures the temperature in the oven and tells the element to stop heating up once your specified temperature has been achieved.

Solution: Browse our range of AEG oven thermostats and order a new one to fit your model.


Door won't shut properly, how do I fix it?

When cooking, it's vitally important to ensure that your oven door is properly closed. Leaving the door open even a little will allow heat to escape from the oven cavity, wasting energy and prolonging your meal's required cooking period. If your door won't close properly - and this may happen for a number of reasons - it's a good idea to fix the problem ASAP.

Solution: Check your oven's door hinges and replace if necessary. Also, inspect your oven door seal to ensure that it is completely intact. You may even have to replace the oven door itself if substantial damage has occurred.


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If you're still wondering how to fix your AEG appliance, we will be happy to help. Call our team of experts on 02920 452 510, and we will do everything we can to help!