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Odors or Smells - Electric Ranges

Possible Solutions

Odors and smoke are normal when the oven is used for the first few times or when it is heavily soiled.

IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off by the oven. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to 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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