THERE are various ways to identify gas leaks used for cooking including the smell of sulfur as well as the hissing sound when a fire is lit.
In fact, the color of the fire can also be a measure of whether your gas stove is problematic or not.
Basically, a gas stove must have the right amount of fuel in addition to the oxygen balance factor in producing carbon dioxide.
The blue flame color indicates your gas tank and gas stove are working fine but what if another color comes out?
- Orange Fire
The imbalance of oxygen fuel mix can be caused by various factors. The gas burner hole that is clogged due to the accumulation of soot can cause the fuel to be uneven to the cylinder.
When the fire burns soot spots, the light produced is also orange.
With an adequate supply of oxygen, only part of the gas can ignite with a blue flame and the rest is extinguished with an orange flame at a lower temperature.
- Red Fire
Gas stoves with red flames are a warning that the amount of carbon dioxide increases with temperatures below 1,000 degrees Celsius.
The burning of this red fire is also imperfect. If you see this color, be careful as it can cause carbon dioxide poisoning.
Cooking with this fire can also cause the pan to burn and leave a black mark. This is also a sign that the gas in the barrel has started a little and needs to be replaced with a new one.
- Blue fire
Blue flames are the best and have temperatures above 1,500 degrees Celsius. The process of cooking with this fire also becomes faster besides not making your pan burn.
This color flame usually indicates that carbon dioxide levels are safe to use during cooking.