4 Signs of Oven Failure

Is your oven failing to work correctly? Do you burn food more than you bake? Do not blame the baker, it might be an indication that your oven needs to be replaced.

Your tried-and-true recipes don’t come out right

A weekend entertaining guests is marred by a couple of bad bakes and you are left feeling flatter than a soggy bottom. Normally, it wouldn’t be a problem, yet they are tried-and-tested bakes you have been preparing for years – you just do not understand.

Over a period of time different elements of your oven can wear out or even break down and cause fluctuations in temperature and eventually affect your food.

It might be because:

  • The oven no longer has the ability to correctly regulate temperature and the thermostat needs to be replaced
  • Heat is escaping from the oven – check all of the seals around the oven door for any wear and tear

Older ovens are not as energy efficient as newer ones and might lead to higher utility bills

Your gas oven is not lighting – there are problems with the pilot

Gas ovens, unlike electric ovens, may be particularly hazardous as parts wear down. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a risk if problems are not immediately taken care of. If you own a gas oven, you always should have a carbon monoxide alarm put into your home.

If the oven is not automatically lighting, you may have an issue with your pilot light, like:

  • broken switch means you have to manually light
  • Yellowy orange flame rather than a colorful blue – it means there is a lack of oxygen
  • Needing to relight the pilot light because it keeps repeatedly going out

If you’ve experience any of the aforementioned problems, you’ll have to get an expert to come and check out the oven.

When you’re cooking, worktops are scorching  

Your Sunday pot roast is resting, and your Yorkshire puddings are rising inside the oven when you see a couple of scorch marks on the worktops. It might be because there is not enough space between your oven and cupboards or that the oven’s seals have worn out and heat now is escaping.

Check if the seals are worn – if so you may have the ability to replace them.

If the door or knobs of the oven suddenly begin to overheat it might be because the cooling fan stopped working.

Temperature is out of control

Slow preheating and uneven bakes? If the oven is taking too long to get to the proper temperature you will want to consider having it replaced. Be certain to first check the seals. If they’re fine, the issue might be down to the heating components.

One or both of the components may be broken if:

  • Cakes continuously bake unevenly, or your pizza is burned on one part and raw on the other
  • The oven takes a longer time to heat up than it once did – 30 minutes instead of fifteen minutes
  • The elements display indications of damage like discoloration or blistering

For more signs of over failure contact the outstanding appliance repair services of Mike’s Quality Services today!