Originally Posted by Night Sailor
Thanks Francesca. I'll take the time to light it. Perhaps someone makes an igniter otherwise I'll use the long handled lighter I just bought.
Do you have a readily accessible means of turning off the gas to only the oven?
I ask because as I think mentioned earlier, the gas supply to most gas oven burner/pilots is tied together since the main burner relies on the pilot light during operation as a means of controlling temperature (thermostat shuts down burner, reigniting via pilot when temperature drops below setpoint).
We have a non-electronic ignition gas stove at home, too, and keep the top burner pilots off for the same reason you're considering here. Seems like a waste of propane to let them burn all the time! And the burners have shutoffs for the pilots that have nothing to do with the main burner supply. Lighting
for use is by the same Bic-type lighter we use on the trailer stovetop.
But as for the oven, since there's no accessible way to shut off and relight when we want to use it we have to leave the pilot burning all the time.