Your Local Choice for Gas Cooktop Repair
A gas cooktop, a 'bear' necessity in any kitchen, is powered by natural gas or propane to produce an open flame beneath your cookware providing instant and precise heat control for cooking. Gas cooktops offer a wide range of options to cater to various cooking preferences and kitchen designs. Below, we'll 'paws' for a moment to explore the different types of gas cooktops, all of which we specialize in repairing.
Gas Cooktops We Service
Open Burner Gas Cooktops
These classic gas cooktops feature open flame burners with individual grates. They offer direct flame contact for even heat distribution and are known for their versatility. We're experts in repairing open burner gas cooktops.
Sealed Burner Gas Cooktops
Sealed burner cooktops are designed with a smooth, sealed surface around each burner. This design prevents spills from seeping into the cooktop, making cleaning easier. Our repair technicians are skilled in handling sealed burner gas cooktops.
Continuous Grate Gas Cooktops
Continuous grate cooktops have grates that span the entire surface, providing a stable platform for cookware. These make it easy to slide pots and pans across burners. We're proficient in repairing continuous grate gas cooktops.
Modular Gas Cooktops
Modular cooktops allow for customization by combining various modules, such as burners, griddles, and grills, to create a tailored cooking surface. Our repair services cover all modular gas cooktop configurations.
High-Output Gas Cooktops
High-output cooktops are equipped with powerful burners designed for tasks like searing and rapid boiling. We have the expertise to repair high-output gas cooktops.
Low-Profile Gas Cooktops
Low-profile cooktops sit flush with the countertop, creating a streamlined and integrated appearance in modern kitchen designs. Our repair technicians are well-versed in handling low-profile gas cooktops.
Understanding the different types of gas cooktops can help you choose the ideal appliance that aligns with your cooking style and kitchen aesthetics. Should you encounter any issues with your gas cooktop, our team of expert appliance repair technicians is here to ensure it operates at its best, restoring your kitchen's functionality and culinary creativity.
Gas cooktop ranges have one of the best life expectancies of any major kitchen appliance, lasting approximately 15 years. Electric ranges are not far behind, with a typical lifespan of 10 to 13 years, depending on how well they are maintained.
If your range has already reached the halfway point of its lifespan (7.5 years for gas, 6.5 years for electric), it may be better to replace it rather than repair it.
While gas ranges last an average of 15 years, electric ranges last about 13 years. Gas stoves also have lower overall operating costs, making them more affordable than electric stoves, which is why some people prefer to stick with the gas option.
It's most likely a problem with your burner. The three most common reasons for your burner not staying lit are listed below.
- Flame Sensor Isn't Working
The flame sensor is in charge of controlling the gas flow to the burner. When the pilot light ignites the burner, the flame sensor detects the flame and keeps the gas line open so that fuel can continue to be fed to the burner. A faulty sensor will not detect the flame and, as a result, will not open the gas line to keep the burner running.
- Gas Line Obstruction
If your burner lights briefly before going out, you may have a blockage in the gas valve. The gas line is responsible for supplying fuel to the burner and keeping it lit. A total blockage frequently prevents the burner from lighting at all. A partial blockage, on the other hand, will allow the burner to light but not provide enough fuel to keep it lit.
- Pressure Sensor Malfunction
On more modern systems, a pressure switch is a safety feature. If it detects that your system's venting pressure is incorrect, it will shut down your heating system to prevent poisonous gas from venting into your home. This isn't a problem with your burners, but from your perspective, it may appear that the burner is having difficulty staying lit.
Did You Know?
- If the cooktop does not light immediately, try cleaning your burner holes and igniter.
- Food residue can clog for burners which will cause them to not light automatically.
- Use a stiff toothbrush (without water or cleaning solutions) to clean the burner and the igniter to remove any grease or crumbs.
- Use a needle or toothpick to get food out of hard-to-reach places, like the burner holes.
- Call for gas cooktop maintenance if cleaning your burner does not seem to help. Your igniter may be broken and need replacement.
Top 10 Common Gas Cooktop Issues
- Ignition Problems: Difficulty in lighting the burners or igniters that continuously spark.
- Uneven Flame: Burners with an uneven flame, causing uneven cooking or hot spots.
- Gas Odor: The presence of a gas odor, which can indicate a potential gas leak.
- Burner Not Lighting: Burners that do not light or take a long time to ignite.
- Flame Adjustment Issues: Inability to adjust the flame intensity as desired.
- Burner Clogs: Clogged burners that obstruct the flow of gas and affect cooking performance.
- Constant Clicking: Continuous clicking or sparking of the igniters, even after the burner is lit.
- Temperature Control Problems: Difficulty maintaining or adjusting the desired cooking temperature.
- Gas Leak: Suspected or confirmed gas leaks, which require immediate professional attention.
- Burner Damage: Damage to burner components, such as the burner caps or grates, affecting functionality and aesthetics.
These common issues can disrupt cooking and kitchen operations, making it essential to seek professional repair services to address them promptly and ensure safe and efficient use of the gas cooktop. Professional appliance technicians offer a blend of safety, expertise, efficiency, and peace of mind when it comes to gas cooktop repairs. If you have any inquiries or require our services, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help!