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Gas Stove – Orange Flame. Causes, Consequences and Remedies.

If you noticed that the flame of your gas stove is more orange than blue and the bottom of your pans has begun to become covered with a black coating, then it is time to pay serious attention to this.

An orange flame can be an indicator that your stove is not operating efficiently and can also be a health hazard. 

Orange color of the flame is a sign of incomplete combustion, which produces carbon monoxide as a byproduct. It is a toxic gas that can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, and, in high concentrations, even death. That is why it is important to fix the orange flame issue as soon as possible, to ensure your safety and to get your stove working efficiently.  Flame color changes from blue to orange caused by different reasons such as dirty burners, incorrect air-to-gas ratio, or inadequate humidity and ventilation. 

The following are some potential causes and remedies for an orange flame on a gas stove. Depending on the cause of the problem, there are simpler solutions that you can try yourself, and more complex methods that may require the help of a specialist.

Dirty burners: Over time, gas burners can gat covered with food residue and other dirt. Clogged burner can disrupt the right proportional flow of gas and lead to incomplete combustion. To fix this issue and restore the blue flame, sometimes cleaning the burners with soft brush a mild detergent would be good enough.

Elevated humidity: Orange flames may be due to excessive air humidity. See if you are using a humidifier close to the stove. Also, try to reduce the humidity in your kitchen by using a dehumidifier or opening a window.

Incorrect air-to-fuel ratio: A right balance of air and fuel required for combustion process in a gas stove. If the air-to-fuel ratio is not balanced correctly, it can result in an orange flame. This imbalance can be caused by issues with the stove’s regulator or improper adjustments. To fix this issue, you can adjust the air shutter or the gas valve. If you are not sure that you can do this yourself, while ensuring the necessary level of safety, then it is better to contact a technician.


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