A little under a year ago, we replaced our electric oven with a gas hob and fan oven.
Having a gas hob again had us investing in a separate gas monitor to the carbon monoxide monitor already on the door following a fault on the small simmer burner at the front. We had a neat little gizmo from the boat which tracked the problem perfectly so we were able to advise the manufacturer in readiness for a replacement.
The guy came out to sort it (under guarantee) and didn’t, the whole episode being a joke as he arrived without any spare parts at all, said the necessary part could take a week, then 8 days, then a fortnight, and by the time he left two and a half weeks if we were lucky as it had to come from Germany. If they couldn’t get it, we would be entitled to a new hob, but he said that could take months. He then taped over the burner so that we couldn’t use it, which he said was better than disconnecting it altogether.
To cut a long story short, we contacted our usual gas man to check the pipework and he found a loose fitting which engineer chappy hadn’t even checked for. Gas is something Hubby will not touch and we are lucky in having a good gas guy who looks after us at a reasonable cost.
Anyway, back to the monitor.
It is very sensitive insomuch as anything alcohol based will set it off, and that includes hand sanitizer. Recently our potatoes, some of which were suffering from blight, also made it twitchy as it would appear they were letting off some enzyme that triggered the sensor. Once we moved them out of the way, it behaved itself and settled down.
Would you believe it went off again today! Nothing to do with spuds this time, but the packaging from the frozen meals we had for lunch following Hubby’s blood test!
Good to know it works and nothing out of the ordinary will get past it!
The cooker is not switched on at the wall unless I use it, so even if I accidentally hit the knobs when I’m cleaning it, they have to be depressed AND turned before any gas is released, so we are confident we do not have a gas leak. Our gas man is coming to service the boiler next month and will service the hob at the same time as a matter of course.