I just moved into a new apartment over the weekend that is pretty old
(I would say the building was probably built between the 40's and
The stove in this new apartment is a gas stove which is an old Roper
I'm assuming from the apartments original construction, which works
fine, but I noticed last night that even with the burners all off, the
oven off and no discernible heat coming from any of them that there
was still heat coming from the very center of where the burners are.
The burners are arranged on a metal square, and there's nothing in the
center of them, I left the stove for the evening figuring that maybe
that area had just heated up from use of the burners, it was still
warm/hot to the touch this morning and this afternoon.
Admittedly I'm a novice with gas stoves, particularly older ones like
this. The only thing I could think of was that there was a pilot
light under there, and that was causing the heat. It was hot enough
that you wouldn't want to leave your hand on there, but not hot enough
to burn you at a touch, and the temp didn't seem to change much. I
didn't want to mess with the panels at all, so I left it, I gave a
call to my landlady just to check, but I believe she may be out of
town for a few days. Any help would be appreciated.
Oh, and I haven't noticed any sort of smell of gas or anything like