Propane Stove Too Hot

Old 11-14-00, 04:10 AM
Pat Fox
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We just moved into a house with a propane stove in the kitchen which I must admit I am a little leery of and know nothing about. It had not been cleaned in many years. I have cleaned off all the surface grime but do not know how to clean the holes the gas comes out of and the oven thermostat also needs to be cleaned. Can I take the thermostat out to clean it or is it better to just replace it? Thank you. Pat
Old 11-14-00, 02:45 PM
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Hi:Pat Fox

The best method to clean those plugged up burner holes is to use a paper clip wire or like object.

If you haven't already soaked those burner heads in automatic dishwasher soap, try it. Put them in a sink full of hot water and several cups of this soap and let them soak several hours.

Then wash them with a brush and use the wire to clear the holes. Wear gloves for this operation for safety.

By cleaning the oven thermostat I have to assume you mean the element inside the oven compartment. If so, do that gentley and carefully. A soapy sponge or cloth and water should do fine.

Do Not spray oven cleaner on this part! Any damage to it and the thermostat could be damaged.

If your referring to cleaning the thermostat parts outside the oven compartment, do not remove that either.

Clean whatever you can otherwise. The thermostat may not be in need of replacement if only dirty. If you find it out of temperature adjustment after you do some baking, it most likely can be re calibrated.

Good Luck,


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