Maintaining a clean, clear, and safe propane oven is important for both safety and your cooking ease. Propane gas has the potential to be flammable, so care should be taken when lighting an oven or stove that uses it.
The first step to lighting a propane oven is to make sure the appliance you are using is off. If you are using multiple appliances, turn them all off before attempting to light one.
Introduction to what propane ovens are and how they can be lit safely
Most people that own a propane stove have the option of also purchasing a propane oven, which is a great addition if you plan on doing any baking. In order to light a propane oven safely, it’s important to have the right tools and know what they are for. You will need a long-handled lighter or match, a stove damper, and a chimney starter.
How to position the oven, wear protective clothing, etc.
Ovens and propane may not be the first thing you think of when you’re trying to start a fire. However, if you’re interested in using your oven as a heat source, then it’s important that you know how to light it safely. The following steps will help guide you through this process:
Position yourself at least two feet away from the stove (or other burner) being used to heat anything. Wear appropriate clothing including shoes. Keep children, pets, and yourself safe by wearing gloves, eye protection, hearing protectors, and long sleeves/pants. Make sure that everyone knows how to use these items.
Open up the valve on the end of your hose nozzle or tank. Be careful not to break it off!
Lighter Fluid: What not to use as lighter fluid, what is safe to use as lighter fluid
Many people believe that anything can be used as lighter fluid to light a fire, but this is not the case. Some of the most popular things that should never be used for this purpose include vegetable oil, vegetable cooking spray, and aerosol sprays. Using these items can cause a fire to happen because there is a chance it will ignite and burn at a high temperature once its been sprayed on an item.
Lighting the Propane Oven: Instructions on how to light the oven
The instructions on how to light propane ovens safely are as follows:
Turn off the flame under whatever it is you are heating; this includes oven burners, stoves, lamps, candles, hot plates, griddles, irons, etc. This way, no one else will be hurt if there is a problem with the stove or fuel line.
Next, find a match or lighter and strike it on the side of the box.
Next, use a rag to touch the lit match or lighter to one of the burner ports for a few seconds. Repeat this process for each port, starting with the farthest from the flame.