I didn't realize until recently that it seems that most (if not all)
gas stoves have their knobs located on the front of the stove, in easy
reach of children. Does anyone know of any device or trick to lock
the knobs down so children can't turn them? Any other general advice
on this one? Thank you for any feedback.
the knobs down so children can't turn them? <<<<
It's not a device or trick, it's called "having an adult with a brain
& experience in charge"
May be an old fashioned concept but it works very well...... used to
teach kids what to do & what not to do.
Alternatively you could choose to use a decent sized wooden spoon but
I prefer & recommend verbal instruction.
BTDT owed / lived five different homes with gas stoves over the last
30 years & never had a problem with any kids & unauthorized stove
Because the gas must be piped from the control to the burner, it would be
problematic to have knobs at the back, plus you would have to reach over a
flame to operate them. There are some larger stoves with the knobs on the
top where there is a space in front, between or beside the burners. Don't
forget that gas stoves have press first then turn the knob action similar to
a pill bottle. It would be difficult for small children and no worse off for
older children to operate.
They've been in the front for the past 100 years or so. We just bought a
new range and one of the criteria was no controls on the back. New models
do have a bit of childproofing in them. They have to be pushed in, turned,
and held a few seconds even after the burner lights or it shuts off. IMO,
it is safer to train the kids not to touch rather than have to reach over
flames or boiling pots to turn a knob to make an adjustment.
This is what we bought
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