Odors or Smells - Electric Range
Odors and Smells of Newly Installed Ovens
A small amount of smoke or odor can be normal, especially the first time a new range or oven is used. It is caused by the heating of new parts, insulating materials, a protective coating of oil that is used in the manufacturing process, and/or the tape used in shipping, and should dissipate after the first few uses.
If you want to get rid of the odor in the oven more quickly, we recommend the following:
Ensure all packaging materials have been removed from the oven cavity
Set the oven to a “Bake” cycle, setting the temperature to 350 degrees
Continuing running the cycle for 60 minutes
If the smell persists after the cycle, repeat the process once or twice more
Once the oven cavity is cool, wipe down the interior with a soft, damp cloth.
Is the new smell dangerous?
Odor and smoke when you turn on an oven for the first time is normal and not harmful. The best way to get rid of the smell is to run an empty cycle. It is recommended that you do not cook any food prior to this cycle as the smell and potentially the taste can stick with your food. For people sensitive to strong odors or smoke, it is recommended to open nearby windows and/or turn on a kitchen vent (if available). Doing this will help dissipate the new oven odor.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds are extremely sensitive to the fumes given off. Exposure to fumes may result in the death of certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and well-ventilated room.
High-Temperature Self Cleaning can produce odors and smoke
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and well-ventilated room.
- Self-clean the oven before it becomes heavily soiled. Heavy soil results in longer cleaning and more smoke.
- Keep the kitchen well-ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke.
- Do not block the oven vent(s) during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air must be able to move freely.
- Do not clean, rub, damage or move the oven door gasket. The door gasket is essential for a good seal.
CLICK HERE for more information on how to prepare for a high-temperature self-clean cycle.
CLICK HERE for more information on how to perform a high-temperature self-clean cycle.
Aluminum Foil on the oven bottom
IMPORTANT: To avoid permanent damage to the oven bottom finish, do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil or liner.
Covering the oven bottom can trap spills and debris resulting in odors.
For best cooking results, do not cover the entire oven rack with foil because air must be able to move freely and the foil can trap debris causing odors.
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