Are Wood Stove Covers Safe to Have on Your Stove Top?

Stove Covers or Noodle Boards are becoming more popular, and while you might still be asking yourself how safe are they and how do I care for one if I choose to get one?

My grandmother had a noodle board when I was a kid. She used it for kneading dough, baking, and any cooking or food prep she needed more workspace. She used it wherever she had room, usually on the stovetop or the kitchen table.

Stove Covers are becoming more popular, and while you might still be asking yourself are they safe?

The quick answer is yes. 

While my grandmother was a very cautious person in her kitchen gas stoves have become more modern since my grandmother was cooking. 

Just to make sure your stove is safe to have a Stove Cover we are going to address a couple of the common concerns we get.

  1. The pilot light will catch the stove cover on fire

  2. The stove cover will cause gas buildup

  3. Exposure to heat will cause a fire 

Pilot Lights:

While pilot lights are a common feature of older stoves, newer stoves might not have them.

Most newer gas ranges and ovens don’t have pilot lights. Instead, the gas is ignited by an electric ignition system. In this type of system, an element becomes hot and glows like the filament in a light bulb when an electric current passes through it.

As always make sure to check if you have one before using a noodle board.


Gas Buildup:

To avoid any gas buildup we recommend always making sure your stove is off and cool before you place the stove cover on top of your stove.

This will make sure you’re not trapping any gas and also prevent your stove cover from getting burned or catching fire from your burners still being warm. 

Exposure to Heat: 

Exposure to heat could be an issue if you’re using an electric stovetop.

It can be less apparent if an electric stovetop is on compared to gas.

We recommend checking all knobs and burners to ensure they are off and cool.

If you were to leave an electric burner running accidentally, it could be dangerous in that you might start a fire.

Caring for Your Stove Cover

Each of our stove covers are coated with an all-natural food safe sealant.

If you spill or drip something on your cover simply wipe clean with a damp cloth or a 50/50 vinegar water mixture.

No need for harsh cleaning products!


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