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I have always had an electric stove/oven and lighting this pilot light on my oven is freaking me out. I hate it. My husband can do it cause he is left handed and it is easier for him to reach. At least that is my excuse!
Anyway I can't always wait for him to be here to light the darn thing so my question is how long can the pilot light stay lit? If he lights in the morning for me can it stay lit all day or even a couple of days.
Like I said I am new to the whole propane stove. I do hower love the stove burners . They light so easily with the switch and I love the flexibility of temp control
Thanks in advance for any tips on that darn oven pliot light. The holidays are coming and I need to figure this out!
2011 Heartland Big Country 38'
2000 F350 diesel dually
Does that waste alot of propane leaving it on? We are parked in an rv park right now fulltime.
I have no idea why this happens. Do you turn your propane off when traveling? That would put it out for sure.
If it happens while you are in place then I would guess some kind of maintenance is needed... If the pilot light is out and the gas is flowing I would think that's a risk.
It may be a safety issue thing. A pilot light requires a constant flow of gas which could be a fire hazard, or even explosion risk, if it's not lit, whereas the burners don't get any gas until you turn them on.
Do you have any manuals for the stove/oven that might shed some light on this?
I agree with you though about temperature control... had to replace my gas range a few years ago and couldn't find a drop-in gas range that I could afford, so I went electric - and I hate it.
It stays on once lit. I just want to make sure I can leave it on even when I am not using the oven. I don't want to have to light it everytime I am ready to use the oven. I will definitely turn it OFF when traveling.
"Small House, Big Yard "Alfa See-Ya 5'er and 2007 Kodiak C4500 Monroe
Hey guess what I just lit it by myself! Just took a batch of cookies out of the oven. Now I am trying to figure out what else to bake! We are taking the 5er away for the weekend so I have to turn it off Sat. Rats!
Thanks for the tips
CK PK and Pepper (a 14yr old, 6# black pom.)2011 Ford F 350 Dually 2011 Carriage Cameo 37CKSLSRetired early 2011
Oh good. I feel better now!!! Just kidding.
The oven pilot light :) Lighting that thing was my one fear of living in an RV. I got over it LOL!!!!! Cause I get home from work sometimes as early as 4 hours before Adam does, and waiting on him to get home so that I can get STARTED cooking supper was just, not a thing I wanted to do, I'm a "I want it now" kinda girl HAHA. And I'm going to do it myself if need be!! I always shut the pilot light off after I'm done cooking. I can't imagine keeping it on, beyond the time needed to use the oven.
2004 Cougar Travel Trailer pulled by 1986 Chevy Duellee
Adam & Carolyn
Kevin, Retired Fulltime RV'er
1999.5 F-350 4X4 CC Diesel Flatbed
2007 Alpenlite Defender Toyhauler w/ 600 watts of solar
2007 Yamaha Grizzly 700
One Tough Kitty named Bob