What to Do if a Gas Stove has an Orange Flame?

Under normal circumstances, a gas stove produces distinctive blue flames. The colour of the flame is created by the chemical properties of natural gas. If you have turned on your gas stove and noticed a different coloured flame, it could indicate a problem with your burner. Often, changes in flame colour occur due to impurities or debris on the burners, which can be easily solved on your own.

If you have noticed an orange flame or other changes to your flame, follow these steps to try and remedy the issue:

  1. Check all of your burners and see if the problem is isolated to that one burner.
  2. Turn the stove off and let it cool.
  3. Remove the metal grates from any of the burners that produced a different flame.
  4. Soak the burner grates in warm, soapy water.
  5. While the burner grates soak, carefully clean the burner area with a damp cloth.
  6. Clean the stove top thoroughly with a damp cloth.
  7. Dry both the burners and the stove top completely with a clean towel.
  8. Put the stove back together and test again.

If the flame is still orange or has orange flecks, turn off the gas and discontinue the burners use until the problem can be resolved by an experienced technician, as the problem could be related to the vents in your stove.

With a simple service call, Matic Service can diagnose the problem and make any necessary repairs to get your stove back to full operation. Call us on (02) 9709 6188 to arrange an appointment.