Is an orange flame on a gas stove dangerous?
Danger: Orange/Yellow Stove Burner Flames.
Orange or yellow flames from your gas range, or “sooty flames,” indicate an incomplete burning of fuel and can put you at risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
What does orange flame mean on gas stove?
The flames from a natural gas stove can tip you off to a possible hazard. If you see orange flames instead of blue flames, the burners may need cleaning or adjusting. The orange color alerts you to your gas stove’s improper combustion, which may emit unsafe levels of carbon monoxide gas.
How do you fix a yellow flame on a gas stove?
If you want to fix the problem of a yellow flame yourself, allow the stove to cool, remove the top grates and lift up the stovetop to expose the burner piping. On most stoves, the air shutter is just behind the burner gas valve. It is a sliding plate or tube that covers the burner air vent.
What color is the flame supposed to be on a gas stove?
A healthy gas flame will burn steadily and be blue in colour but if that flame isn’t getting enough oxygen it will appear yellow or orange. Sometimes it is temporary and caused by particles in the air, such as dust. However, if the flame continues to burn orange, your cooktop needs attention.