Common Reasons Why Your Oven Heats Unevenly

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Common Reasons Why Your Oven Heats Unevenly

10 May 2021
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When you have a nice oven, you expect it to work correctly and cook evenly. However, even the best ovens can have problems. In the past, you could blame uneven cooking problems on the chef. Today's modern ovens have many features and controls that can stop working. When that happens, you will need an experienced appliance repair service for help.

Here some of the most common reasons why your high-end oven may bake unevenly (other than basic cooking mistakes).

Bake and Broil Elements

The bake and broil elements are the heart of your oven. The bake element is located on the bottom of the oven, and the broil element is on the top. They should glow red depending on your setting. Some models use both elements when baking. When one element isn't working, your food will end up undercooked.

Convection Issues

If you have a convection oven, you have a separate element and a fan to spread warm air throughout the oven. When the element or the fan motor doesn't work, your oven won't heat evenly or not at all. Many fans give warning signs, like loud sounds, before they fail.

Temperature Sensor Problems

When the temperature sensor is broken, your oven will not heat to the temperature you set with the controls. Or it will heat but not maintain the temperature. You may end up with undercooked items one time and burned items the next, even though you used the same temperature setting.

Too Many Dishes

You can cook more than one dish in your oven, especially if it is large enough. However, make sure you arrange your items properly. Also, none of your items should block the heating element. For example, don't put cookies on sheets so that one is above or below another. The lower sheet will block the heat from the bake element from getting to the sheet on the upper rack.

Control Board Malfunction

Newer and more sophisticated ovens have a control board that precisely controls the temperature. If it has a problem, your oven's temperature may not be calibrated correctly. If you have a certain model, you may be able to compensate for a slight miscalibration. Otherwise, have a technician check it out.

While you can control how many dishes you put in your oven, most of the other problems require an expert. An appliance service repair technician can do a full diagnostic of your oven. If the problem is mechanical or electrical, then he or she can repair or replace the malfunctioning item. For best results, hire an appliance service repair company that knows your brand of oven well.

For more information about working with a repair service for oven repairs, like Thermador repairs, contact a local provider.