wretched oven

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al78

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wretched oven
« on: January 05, 2015, 23:42 »
I've been wondering why, for the last couple of months, everything I cook seems to come out burnt. I was wondering if I had somehow acquired useless man syndrome. Anyhow I've just done an experiment which involved putting a tablespoon of sugar on a baking tray in the oven set at 130C. What happened was after 12 minutes the sugar had turned into what looked like pure carbon and my kitchen filled with smoke when I opened the oven door. Something tells me the thermostat is not functioning properly.  ::) :mad:

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Re: wretched oven
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 23:48 »
I have replaced thermostats in gas and electric ovens and electric heating rings for electric ovens (repetition for clarity!) and it's cheap and easy.

Have a look on the Internet for the cost of replacing your part and if you think it's cost effective, let me know and I'll try and help you locate a video on how to replace that part.

Good luck!
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Re: wretched oven
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 23:56 »
I have replaced thermostats in gas and electric ovens and electric heating rings for electric ovens (repetition for clarity!) and it's cheap and easy.

Have a look on the Internet for the cost of replacing your part and if you think it's cost effective, let me know and I'll try and help you locate a video on how to replace that part.

Good luck!

Thanks for the offer, but I only had the oven installed last year and it is still under guarantee so should be able to get an engineer out at no cost (at least I did last time it went wrong).

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Re: wretched oven
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 06:25 »
Being under guarantee at least is some good news. I wish you well with the engineer repair!

(You might watch him - just in case you need to do it some time in the future - but I hope not, fingers crossed!)

Here's to not having any more King Alfred's Burnt Buns!

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Re: wretched oven
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 06:31 »
Grrr ovens ours needs replacing but not this month. The door wont stay shut without a chair up against it, trouble is Harry loves chairs and climbing.

The repair and new door costs more than the double oven

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Re: wretched oven
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 09:13 »
I had this happen with a brand new Smeg oven and it was Christmas dinner. The turkey was carbon in about 20 minutes  :nowink:

I called in an Engineer and he tested it and found it ws 100 degrees too hot! >:( 

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Re: wretched oven
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 09:18 »
The books I have read (as a substitute for being able to cook!) recommend having an oven thermometer on the grounds that oven thermostats are frequently inaccurate - would also help highlight when the thermostats die :)

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Re: wretched oven
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 15:34 »
BQ have a request on freecyle/preloved etc as people buy in the sale and get ridof the oldones

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Re: wretched oven
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2015, 16:15 »
Ah wish mine was gas but its not the ovens ok its fan we had to change the knobs as they just went round , the hob seems to have a mind of its own ind i carnt trust it on its own , i would like to have a new one and an oven we shall see.
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