Why is My Oven Flame Orange?

Why is My Oven Flame Orange?


Why is my oven flame orange? I’m usually
too busy staring at the food to know what color it should be. It is an oven, not a campfire. The oven flame
should be blue. What does it mean when oven flames are orange? The color change means it is not burning cleanly. The cook top is relatively clean. The problem could be due to an improper gas
to air ratio. I do not even know how to adjust that. Make sure all the elements are seated properly,
since an off kilter burner interferes with the air flow. And it could be due to char
inside the burners. How could char get inside the burners? That spaghetti sauce you spilled splashed
inside the burners and turned into charcoal dust, before causing the flames to turn as
orange as the rust spots inside the oven. The oven burners could have rust on them too. Yes, but unlike cleaning charred food out
of the burners and maybe the gas pipes, replacing those is a job for the professionals. If only to make sure that the next thing cooked
is not my goose. What do you do about yellow flames? That could be due to carbon monoxide in the
gas line or the flame. Carbon monoxide is dangerous. That’s why
we have a carbon monoxide detector near the furnace. The carbon monoxide could be due to condensation
in the gas line, condensate on the burner or a water leak interfering with the flame
– and water dripping from a leaking pot onto the flame could make it orange, too. I had heard of high humidity due to a clogged
filter in a gas furnace causing incomplete combustion in a gas furnace. High humidity in a kitchen because you’ve
got lots of pots of boiling water and steam around the burner can turn the flames yellow
or orange. The solution for this could be as simple as
turning off the humidifier in the other room or covering the food boiling and broiling
in the oven. Or making sure that the oven dries out after
it is cleaned before we cook on it. You should also make sure the burner ports
are clean and open, and that the air opening is clear. Can I adjust the air mixture? There’s usually a knob on top of the air
inlet line that lets you adjust the air to gas mix, but you have to make sure the screw
holding the inlet in that position is tight to keep it there. Or the screw is already loose and letting
in the wrong amount of air now. At least these troubleshooting tips mean I do not have a
screw loose worrying about it.

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