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Propane ovens, is a slight smell of propane during preheat normal?

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Propane ovens, is a slight smell of propane during preheat normal?

cleobeach | Aug 31, 2011 10:22 AM

We purchased a cottage a few years ago with a brand new stove that runs on propane. This was my first encounter with a propane (or gas of any kind) stove.

The burners are no trouble, I think it has electric starters, there is no pilot lights, I just turn the knobs to light, I hear a few clicks and the burner lights. This may or may not be needed information for my next question.

Is it normal for propane (or gas stoves in general) to smell while preheating the oven? When I turn the oven on, I smell that additive that is put into gas for several minutes. The flames immediately spring to life once I press the bake button. Once the oven is hot, the smell is gone.

I keep wanting to investigate this but then forget about it until the next time I use the oven.

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