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The gas oven I found was built in a weird way. Is it ok to use?

I'm living in a rented apt, and about to move to a new one. The apt I'm renting has a gas stove that has a pipe that brings the gas directly under each of the 4 burners, i.e. the gas travels right up into the small metal bowl that sits under the pot that I put onto the burner.

A few days ago I found near my home a sauter oven built in 1994 that looks rusted and was therefore thrown out by a neighbor. I checked it carefully and it works fine, so I'd like to take it to my new apt when I move, since I can't take the oven I have.

But I noticed that in the oven I found, the gas does not go directly to the small metal bowl. Instead, there is about a one inch gap between where the gas leaves the pipe and that bowl. I wonder why Sauter would build an oven that way. Wouldn't it waste gas, since can't we assume that not all the gas that leaves the pipe will rise in a perfectly vertical fashion and go under the burner. Surely some gas will escape into the air, something which not only wastes money but is also unhealthy to breathe. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Thank you very much

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  • shlo77 Feb 24, 2009

    It comes with an igniter, so I won't need to get close to the gas when I light it. As for the gas escaping, I just had a thought: I can put a metal tube between the bottom of the bowl and the spot where the gas leaves, thereby bringing all the gas to the bowl. I can even create such a tube with aluminum foil.

    A new oven is over $600 here. I just want some helpful feedback on my situation, before I go ahead and do it.

    By the way, it would have been very easy for Sauter to bring the gas to the bowl, so there must be some reason why they created that air gap. I'd love to know what it is, or to have ideas about how to create the tube to bring the gas to the bowl.

    Thank you


  • shlo77 Feb 24, 2009

    There is no lining to change. The bowl has a hole under it, and about an inch directly below that hole, sits the hole where the gas escapes from. I need a simple way to bring the gas to the hole, or else to understand why the oven was made this way, since for a few more dollars Sauter could have brought the gas directly to the burner. 1994 is not that long ago. I don't understand why the oven was made this way.

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Yes you are right it wastes money as well as health related problem occurs due to this .

So better call technican to change the lining to minimize the loss .

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Hey,

Just read your problem and I don't think its a good idea to use that, the gas indeed can get out from other places than its supposed to and if you have to light the gas yourself, there might be a small chance of burning yourself a little, especially if the gas is left open.

I would personally find another.

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Ekse

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • Ekse Feb 24, 2009

    Does the oven have a model number or do you see any details text codes numbers etc on it?

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