Gas Ranges - Surface Seems Too Hot

It is normal for a cooking surface to be warm, or even hot to the touch when cooking.

Heat From the Vent

If the cooktop is too hot and you've been cooking in the oven, this can be a normal occurrence. This is especially true if you have been baking or broiling for an extended period of time.

  • On slide-in ranges, the oven vents at the back of the cooktop through the vent strip. Hot air is directed across the cooktop surface.
  • On freestanding gas ranges, the oven is usually vented up through the backsplash and heat from the oven is directed downward toward the cooktop.



Check the Pan Size
  • If you use an oversized pan, heat will be trapped between the bottom of the pan and the cooktop and transfer a lot of heat to the cooktop. Your pans should not hang over more than one inch on each side of any surface burner.