I now have a fully functioning range again, which is great! To celebrate, I am heating up some home made baked beans on one of the previously inert rings, to have on toast for an early lunch (beans, not ring).
The other is the gas man - and they don't have a wonderful reputation for punctuality! He's supposed to come today!! Fingers crossed. Shameful as it is, I was more concerned about the oven than the gas! ;0)