How to use gas-electric stove without Electricity

Third of south African household possess gas/electrical stoves but the country has been facing power failure problem in previous years, many people are also looking to switch to solar energy and possibly gas appliances now and the years to come. The global household cooking appliance market size was valued at USD 261.22 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% from 2021 to 2028. The increasing number of nuclear families, changing food habits, and the growing number of working women and single professionals are expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. Look with us in ways on how you can still use your stove during an outage


 Gas-electric stoves were invented through the study of power shortage and looking ahead on how to be able to cook without having to start fire outside, using three foot to cook. That’s time consuming and quiet some more energy to put in . However the gas – electric stove come in for being able to boil water, cook meals faster without breaking sweat. The stove likely require electricity to light the burners for ignition. However you can bypass electric ignition when in load shedding by using a lighter or match stick to light the burners.

Light your burners during loadsheding

Step 1

Make sure the area around the stove you’re are able to see very clearly

Step 2

All of the burners controls and oven must be turned off completely.

Step 3

If anyhow you can’t see well, you may use a flashlight on both the burner and controls.

Step 4

When lighting the burner(s), your lighter must be facing the holes of the burner, you can use a matches if the lighter is not available.

Step 5

Turn the knob to a low setting, holding the lighter/match in place. Be quick to light the burner as the plate will catch fire and it may come towards your fingers.

Step 6

Remove the lighter when the burner is lit, to avoid burns.

Avoid the Oven

Although the burners on an electric-ignition gas stove may be lit by hand, the cooking flame inside the oven works differently on models from the 1990s and newer – your Thor Kitchen, Heavy Duty 60, Anvil, Elba. As a safety feature, these require electricity to light and cannot be lit by hand — so skip the oven and cook on the stove burners instead until the power returns.

Lastly, better safe than sorry. It is necessary to always know what to do in crises like outage, the gas-electric ignition are not difficult innovations, you just need to understand what you have at hand – its pros and cons.