6 Things You Should Know About Your Oven

Posted by The Appliance Parts Experts on 9/22/2016 to Appliance Maintenance

Are you a first time home buyer, or are you new to cooking? If you are, check out some of our expert tips below to help you make the most of your cooking experience and stay safe when using your new oven/stove-top. 

1.       Opening the oven door while baking can decrease the temperature inside anywhere from 30-50°F every time you open it. 

2.      It’s easy to burn your hands on items you forget were inside the next time you are preheating. Don't use your oven for storing. If your unit has a storage drawer at the bottom of your oven, you can use this for all your pots, pans and baking sheets. *Note: Some models have warming drawers with broilers underneath instead of a storage drawer. Check first to see if you have a broiler.

3.      If you are using your oven regularly, you should clean it at least once a month. This will help keep your unit running strong so that it can last for a long time and also reduces your risk of grease fire.  

4.    When you are cooking or waiting for your oven to preheat, be sure not to leave your kitchen all by itself. If something does go wrong, it can be become dangerous fast if you are not there to take action quick enough. Do not try to extinguish any kind of grease fire with water. Instead, make sure you have a designated place for a fire extinguisher in your kitchen.

5.     The surface burner flame should not be bigger than the size of the pot. Don’t use pots on your stove-top that are too small for the flame, this creates an environment for things to easily catch on fire in. 

6.     Turning on a burner with an unfilled pot or pan on top of it can damage your cookware and become unsafe to cook with again if left on long enough for it to start burning. 

If you need a replacement part for your oven, you can find them on our website here. Or, you can call one of our parts experts at 866-236-3848 for help finding the exact part for your model.  

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