Similar to/inspired by Why do stove dials rotate from "max to min" instead of "min to max"? but actually the opposite on many points.

At this new-for-me (pretty terribly run IMO) apartment I recently took on short notice, the gas range ("stove top" if you speak like my parents lol) is so very different than anything I've ever used before (even ones as old as/older than the 80s)? One must rotate the dial clockwise, and--after OFF--the dial STARTS at LO, and reaches HI when you go all the way up to the max (there is no "ignite" section). So lots of gas leaks into the room. And even then, there is no clicking at any stage as in the usual ones that go "OFF->IGNITE->HI->MED->LO[->WARM]". You actually have to turn it to HI (past LO/MED) and then push the dial in like a button (no haptic/auditory feedback i.e. at least some kind of click sound) and hope it lights, which can take several attempts. No manual provided, nothing on the unit to even suggest pushing the dial like a button after turning to high (got lucky one time - previously thought an external lighter was needed even though the oven below doesn't require it). And only 1-2 of 4 will actually light without an external lighter. Meanwhile, the oven/broiler part is a CCW rotation that lights itself from WARM/300->500/BROIL. But I don't care about the rotation direction, it's a contrast with the quoted previous question. How on earth is this a thing? Given I've been involved in safety regulation certification of products, including very high-end cooking appliances such as ranges (that I couldn't afford, but I worked on the design engineering side) I just can't understand any safety justification can be made to start on low and rotate all the way through to high, have to push the dial in like a button vs the usual automatic 'clicks' (worst of all with no instructions written anywhere, just happened to be discovered by luck) and basically cross fingers and hope it lights? Perhaps this is somehow pre-dating such regulations yet still supplied by a fairly large property management company? I guess I saw that question and its answers and I don't have the rep for comments and this isn't an answer (+ it's old). Anybody else seen something like this? Any idea why it's designed this way?

  • I know you've seen this already, but isn't this the answer to your question? ux.stackexchange.com/a/53720/109431
    – Izquierdo
    Nov 1, 2022 at 14:22
  • Can you provide details on where and by who it is manufactured, imported, sold etc. Or add a picture. Maybe that clarifies why it deviates from the standard or even why it was designed this way.
    – jazZRo
    Nov 1, 2022 at 14:48
  • Also, I would think you'd hold the button in to avoid accidentally turning on the gas without knowing it (such as by leaning against the dial).
    – Izquierdo
    Nov 1, 2022 at 17:02


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