The feng shui element of the Northwest area is Metal which clashes with the fire element. This can affect the health and wellbeing of the male head of the family. In case the placement cannot be avoided, place the cooking stove in the South-East direction. The person using the stove should ideally face the East direction to ensure health, longevity and overall well being of the members in the household. In case unavoidable, place a yellow Jaiselmer stone slab underneath the gas burner to neutralize the fire element. You can also paint the kitchen blue and add blue or black decors to the kitchen. However, it is better you approach a Feng Shui Consultant in person for feng shui remedies as there could be many other factors that affect the energy of your home as well.