Propane vs. Natural Gas Ranges
I'm currently using a propane range that came with the house we recently purchased. I'm wondering if propane ranges are "dirtier" in terms of their burning than natural gas or if my range is just in need of repair. The propane company has tested it for leaks and has given it the all-clear. However, it is incredibly stinky, with such strong unburned fuel smell when lighting the oven that I have to open windows in addition to running the overhead fan. The burners are also smelly, and I must run the fan when cooking. It doesn't smell so much like propane, as when lighting the oven, but it is still a yucky smell that can get overwhelming with poor ventilation. I've also noticed a sticky film developing in the fan/vent area. I've never had these issues with natural gas stoves. I'm hoping to remodel with a gas stove, but need to know if our problems are range- or fuel-related. Thanks in advance for any insight you might be able to give!