My rented apartment has an old rickety gas stove, fuelled by a hose connected to a gas cylinder. No electricity is used at all in any way. This is fine because in this part of West Africa we get constant electricity outages, but I can't figure out how to light the oven part.
Every guide I can find online assumes I'm trying to light a sophisticated gas cooker with a fancy feature like:
- A pilot light, or some obvious recess to light first
- A self-lighting spark when you push the oven dial
- Some kind of electric indicator light or control system
This seems to have none of these things. It's basically just a tin box connected to a gas cylinder.
I can smell a little gas after having the gas on for a while, but no amount of using a plastic lighter near the obvious holes inside the oven actually lights anything, and I can't see any clues as to where the gas is coming from. Obviously I don't want to mess around too much.
Brand is Westpoint, it looks like it might have been made in the 1960s or 1970s, no clue about model. Here's a photo: