Peerless Gas Ranges – Questions and Answers
Do the Peerless Premier Ranges operate from Propane (LPG) or Natural Gas? All Peerless Premier Ranges are shipped to operate from Natural gas. All the units come with the instructions and parts to convert to Propane (LPG) gas. This is done during the installation process.
What is Electronic Ignition, Gas Pilot Ignition, Battery Spark Ignition, and Glow Bar Ignition? Answer – Peerless Premier offers ranges in both Electronic Ignition and Gas Pilot Ignition. Both systems will operate without electricity.
Electronic Ignition is a very low wattage draw only during the spark phase of the range top burners or oven burner. This system works great for solar systems due to the low wattage draw. The Electronic Ignition type burners can also be lit with a match in the case that no electricity is available. Simply turn the burner to low and light The oven can be lit the same way and will operate normally through the entire cooking process until it is turned off.
Gas Pilot Ignition is the trusty standard standing pilot flame that burners continuously. No electricity is required.
Battery Spark Ignition is the newest generation of off-grid ignition for ranges. It is replacing the Gas Pilot Ignition type. This ignition requires 8 AA batteries to power an electronic sparker on the range top as well as in the oven burner. This ignition can also be lit with a match ion the range top burners as well as in the oven in case batteries are not available or out of juice.
Glow Bar Ignition is used by most brand name range manufacturers to ignite the oven during the cooking process. The glow bar draws a very high current to ignite the burner which puts a large load on solar systems. This lighting process repeats itself many times during one cooking cycle to control the heat range of the set temperature in the oven. The glow bar system cannot be lit with a match, so the oven is useless without electricity.