It is a must to regularly check your appliances no matter their size and function at home. One of the most important appliances at home to be checked constantly is the cooking range. Some cooking ranges are powered by gas and electricity and some are solely by gas. And this kind of appliance is one of the primary reasons why there are fires and accidents happening at home.
All our appliances have their expected lifetime. Cooking ranges’ life expectancy depending on the usage and care given, will last for more than 10-15 years. And it does not have to be the high end ones. It all boils down to how you regularly check and clean your cooking range. Ours lasted for 9 years. It was still working just fine but one by one, the burner is getting rusty until only 2 burners are working to this date. So, what prompted me to change our cooking range and if you find similarities in your current cooking change, you may want to consider replacing it now.
Wear and tear condition
Our cooking range is white so over the years, it became dirty white and has scrapes here and there when I clean the range. The paint was peeling from the sides, the front panel could not be read properly and no matter how much I clean and de-grease it, it just would not look close to being new.
The burners are conking out
We had a four-burner cooking range. Over the years, the burner just conked out one by one until only 2 decent burners are working. My husband cleaned the burner top and still no luck. It was difficult to cook especially when there are occasions. I always end up ordering cooked meals because cooking simultaneously posed a great challenge.
We smell the gas sometimes
It is a primary cause for concern. I don’t like the idea of not seeing something so dangerous to be blowing up on my face when I suddenly light the burner. There was a time when all the burners were off but we could smell a faint scent of the gas. It was because the knob of the oven was slightly placed on a certain angle. That meant, the oven was ready to be lit as gas was already flowing.
It was difficult to light the burner
OUr old cooking range is not the auto-ignite type. It would take me several tries to light a certain burner repeatedly after wasting gas and our cooking range lighter’s fuel.
If you start seeing signs similar to the ones I have shared then do not even think twice. Just replace your cookig range. It does not have to be the fanciest range in the planet but choose s cooking range that is fuel-efficient and safe.