Post # 1
I’ve used our new (old) oven twice now since moving into our new apartment. Both times heat has been seeping out of the top to the extent that I have to open our kitchen window because it’s so hot and you can smell the gas. Last night I made roast potatoes and kept them in for longer than the recipe suggested and they were still raw in the middle. When I wave my hand over the stovetop, I can feel the heat, especially in the back near the rear burners.
Does anyone know why this is happening? Do I need a new oven or is there some kind of easy fix?
Post # 3
Ovens are expensive to fix. We just got a new one because our oven starter wouldn’t work, we called around for the part, as Darling Husband is super handy and could do it himself, and the part was almost as much as a new oven. Sorry, I know how bad it sucks to have the oven broke.
Look up on google the problem, that is how we figured out what part was out.
Post # 4
Heat coming out of the back at the rear burners is very normal.
However, things not cooking is another issue. More than likely there’s an issue with the heating element which is expensive to replace. It would make more sense to buy a new oven.
Post # 5
I would let your apartment manager know that your oven is not working properly. They should come out and look at it/fix it.
Post # 6
@dallasbride2012: We own the apartment 🙂 I guess I could as my super though, but if a new oven or part has to be purchased it’s on us.
Post # 7
@tksjewelry: Oh wow! The oven is definitely at least 5 years old, so if there’s an expensive part we need it might make sense to just replace it.
@mwitter80: I’m very glad to hear you say that it’s normal for heat to come out of the back. And there’s a chance that I just misjudged the cooking time for the potatoes. The recipe said they only needed 20 minutes at 425, but I usually roast potatoes for at least 40 minutes. So they were only in for about 25 total and that could have been it. The fish was also in the oven and cooked perfectly in 10 minutes.
Post # 8
It is very normal for heat to vent out of the back or rear burners. We have a new oven and it does that. But yeah it sounds like a heat element which in your case prob would be cheaper to just replace the oven
Post # 9
I would definitely have the super take a look at it, so alteast you know if he thinks its normal or not. when we first moved into our apartment the oven had insance amount of steam coming out of it like there was dozen wet towels in there, we call the maintaince guys and they fixed it for us and now its works like it should.