"Click. Click. Click. Poof!" - - and the burner is lit. That is step #1 that I have learned the past few days when cooking on a gas stove. Gas. Not propane. Gas. Not my beloved Viking ceramic flat/smooth top that now belongs to someone else in my former home. Ugh! Gas. I have never used a gas stove in my 40-something years of cooking. Sheltered life? No, just worked out that way.
Tonight when I was preparing dinner, my sound was a bit off: Click Click Click Click Click Click Click Poof ...POOF! And can I just say that the second poof took out my eyebrows. The extra clicks were a sure sign that something was wrong. Maybe that round dark piece in the middle that the flames come out of is clogged? It smelled like gas way too long before the multiple poofs. Dinner turned out fine eventually. I'll need new cookware in a month or sooner.
There must be someone here that has a gas stove or experience cooking on one. I have noticed that food/water cooks nearly 80% faster! I was amazed, and obviously not prepared for that feature.