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Smell of gas and question on cleaning

We just moved into a new home with this stove/oven. the small oven to the right doesn't have the top burners-(it has total of 6)- but it has a griddle top. What do you recommend for cleaning the burners and the griddle? Also, wondering if the faint gas smell is common with this heavy duty equipment. have Co2 and gas alarm throughout house and previous owners said common and not dangerous. thoughts?

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I recommend cleaning heavy cast burners with a wire brush. If for some reason, (moisture in gas), the burner holes are corroded and slightly clog, use a perfectly size drill, and clean the holes BY HAND. Do not use the power tool. Just twist the bit by hand.

Commercial equipment is designed to be under a hood. When installed in a residential application, I would very much expect for the unit to "smell". I would recommend taking the time or money to verify supply gas pressure, and install a regulator if needed. Most all supplies are higher than the equipment is spec'd for, so a regulator, that is properly adjusted, would help solve your issues. Also a reg would save you money on fuel through the years.

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