If the electric coil burners on your stove won’t lie down flat, allowing you an even cooking experience, then you should remove the drip pan and ring and gently push the coil burner down into the stove cavity.
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Pots and pans used on a gas stove sometimes develop black marks on them. This sooting or staining can be caused by uneven heating, heat that is turned up too high, or even a dirty stove top. Here’s how to fix these problems and prevent future black marks on your cookware.
The proper surface burner flame should be 5/8 inches high with a well-defined blue flame. If a flame is a blue color with a yellow center, or a yellow flame, then this could indicate a problem with the air gas mixture. Adjust the air shutter on the surface burner to obtain the correct size and color. However, sealed burner cooktops cannot make any air adjustments.
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Keep your stovetop grates clean so they can heat properly. If your grates are especially dirty with stubborn, cooked-on stains, pour a 1/4 cup of ammonia into a large gallon size freezer bag along with the grates and seal the bag. Don’t worry about the ammonia covering the gate, you only want to expose the grates to fumes. Leave the bag in the sink overnight and in the morning, any residue should wipe off easily with a sponge.
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A gas stove that makes a clicking noise — even when turned off, or with a burner lit— might be a sign that moisture or dirt is interfering with the functioning of the spark ignitor (or surface burner ignitor), or a part of the electronic ignition system needs replacing.
Gas stoves that use an electronic ignition system do not have a standing pilot light. Instead, the spark ignitor (located near the burner) creates a spark which ignites the gas flowing from your burner creating a cooking flame. Overflowing pots, cooking debris, moisture and dirt can sometimes interfere with the spark ignitor, causing a persistent clicking sound.
Before working on any appliance, make sure to disconnect the power and utilities (water, gas) to the appliance.