• Auto Ignition Cooktops Hobs

Auto-Ignition for Cooktops & Hobs

Gas stoves basically have either manual or auto ignition. For manual ignition gas cooktops & hobs, a lighter is used to ignite the burners for cooking purpose. Whereas for auto ignition hobs & cooktops, the knob is turned on at an angle where the burners are ignited through electric or battery. Today most modern gas stoves & built-in-hobs have auto ignition mechanism. Infact Built-in-Hobs have auto ignition mechanism only but its electrical ignition.

Electrical Ignition

Electrical ignition mechanism is usually used for Built-in-Hobs. Electric ignition hobs use electric sparks to ignite the burners for cooking purpose. You can hear a “clicking sound” just before the burner actually lights. You can see the sparks (that ignites the burner) by turning the hob burner knob at a certain angle or to a position where “LITE” is written or by pressing the ignition button. Once the burner is lit with flame, one can turn the knob to control the flame as needed.

An electric connection is created just before the hob is installed. Hobs is always concealed on the platform surface. So, when the platform is cut (for hob installation), and electric wiring and connection is created. So just how the hob gets concealed in platform, the valve, pipe and electric connection too gets concealed within the platform. You will not see a single wire hanging out from anywhere. Whereas with electric ignition cooktops, the gas pipe (connecting from cylinder to gas stove), valve and the wiring done for electric connection is very much visible. To avoid the wiring and electric connection near gas (which is very dangerous), battery operated auto ignition were manufactured.

Battery operated Auto Ignition Cooktops- Hobs

Before battery operated and auto ignition gas cooktop & hobs were introduced, stove type ignition cooktops and hobs were made. These were the manual ignition cooktops where a lighter or match stick was used to ignite the burners. In Modern world of kitchen, you rarely get to see such stove type ignition cooktops & hobs. These have been replaced by “battery operated auto ignition” hobs & cooktops. In battery operated hobs & cooktops a standard battery of Rs. 15- Rs.20 is used. This goes inside cooktop or hob which is concealed. The battery usually needs to be replaced every 6-8 months. And if by chance the battery is not working for some reason, then home owners can ignite the burner with match-stick or lighter.

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  1. Shiny 2 August 2015 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    How to change the batteries of auto ignition gas stove?

  2. Nitin K S 16 August 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Auto ignitoion gas stoves (which clicks like a gas lighter) have piezoelectric crystal in it.
    Continuous spark auto ignition gas stoves have the battery module at the back side.

  3. apoorva 26 October 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Which is the best stone operated & battery operated auto ignition gas stove brand in Mumbai (in terms of budget & after sales service) ?

  4. Harsha 29 October 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Is it necessary to cut the platform for using this hob stoves or we can just use it on the platform?

    • contractorbhai 30 October 2015 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Yes, inbuilt hobs are made with core assumption that you will cut platform & & fix them inside. Otherwise you can go for top models which remain outside. You will find lot of modern trendy design in top stoves as well.

  5. Anurag 21 February 2016 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Which is the best company for battery ignition gas hobs…?

  6. Manoj 23 April 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    In range cooker manual , automatic , electric. There is 3 options available.which one is good?

  7. Jaesh 17 November 2017 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Could you suggest an electric Auto Ignition(non button) 3 burner Cooktop preferrably, Sunflame or Elica ..

    Awaiting reply,
    Thank You.

    • Mahitha 8 May 2019 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Which one is good Automatic or mannual gas stove? Pls reply sir

      • contractorbhai 20 May 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

        You are talking about small lighter/ignition part to start gas stove fire, I assume. Automatic is cool they work well, when they stop working sometimes, you can always use lighter manually. If model is good and in your budget buy Automatic, it is convenience.

        • contractorbhai 20 May 2019 at 11:12 am - Reply

          also find out if it is battery operated or you have to make provision for electric point.

  8. Jayasheela uchil 2 December 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Is it possible to convert electric auto hob to battery operated ignition type

  9. Manoj 21 March 2018 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Faber Hobe battery size…….?

  10. H T Kulkarni. 22 July 2018 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Auto ignition not working properly.what is the solution.& how to set it ?

    • contractorbhai 23 July 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

      best is you contact manufacturer if they cannot help, contact local shop that sells it. If battery operated change battery, if plug operated , make sure plug is working correctly – sometimes source of power is problem creator.

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