Written by Rick

How do I connect my gas cooktop?

Connecting a hob or stove to a gas connection is certainly not a difficult task, but it is a job that requires a little extra attention. After all, a leaking connection is life-threatening. Below you can read how you safely connect your hob or stove. The self-connection of a gas hob or gas stove is always at your own risk.

Before you start

Connect a gas cooktop

Connecting gas is always at your own risk. If you're not great at construction or just want to be sure, choose our installation service. If you want to get started yourself, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: choose a stainless steel gas hose
  • Step 2: close the gas
  • Step 3: place a gas connector
  • Step 4: attach the gas hose
  • Step 5: connect the gas hose to the gas
  • Step 6: check for leaks

Step 1: take care of the right gas hose

Stainless steel gas hose

A stainless steel gas hose is required for built-in cooktops. You can use a rubber gas hose for a freestanding cooktop in theory, but we don't recommend that. The heat from the cooktop dries out a rubber hose quickly. You'll have to regularly check a rubber hose for leaks and replace it after 5 years. Make sure to choose a stainless steel gas hose for a freestanding cooktop.

Step 2: close the gas

The gas is located in your kitchen, near the gas connection. Turn the tap perpendicular to the pipe. Is it closed properly? You can now follow the steps below. You'll need a gas connector, gas tape, and a wrench.

Step 3: place the gas connector

To ensure a good connection, use a gas connector. Wind a layer of gas tape around the thread of your stove clockwise. Attach the gas connector to the thread and use a wrench to ensure it's in place. Make sure it's secure, but don't force it.

Step 4: Attach the gas hose

Attach the gas hose

Attach the gas hose on the gas connector. Check whether your gas hose has a rubber ring. If that's not the case, first apply a layer of tape to the gas connector. Apply the tape clockwise. Now screw on the gas hose. Does your hose have a rubber ring? You can attach the gas hose without gas tape.

Step 5: tighten the gas hose on the gas

Attach the gas hose

Finally, connect the gas hose to the gas connection in your kitchen. If your hose doesn't have a rubber ring, you can use the gas tape again. Apply a double layer of tape to the end of the gas valve. If you have a hose with a rubber ring, connect it without tape. Tighten the hose with the wrench.

Step 6: check for leaks

Turn on the gas

The gas hose is now attached to the gas and the cooktop. Before you get started with your brand new gas cooktop, it's time to check for leaks. Spread a mixture of soap and water on all connection points and carefully open the gas. Do you see any bubbles? The connection isn't gas proof. Turn off the gas and repeat the steps until you don't see any bubbles.


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