Seeing an Amana oven smoking can cause some panic. So, if your Amana oven is smoking but you have no idea why, this article is for you. We will look at the possible causes of this problem and how to fix them.
Amana Oven Smoking — Causes And Solutions
Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Amana oven is smoking and what to do about them.
1. Dirty Oven
I know you probably didn’t want to hear this, but it’s true. If your oven is dirty, it will smoke when heated up. Follow these steps to clean your Amana oven…
Step 1: Turn the oven off and leave it to cool down if it’s still hot from previous use.
Step 2: Open the oven door and get an oven cleaner.
Step 3: Put on some gloves for safety.
Step 4: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 5: Spray the cleaner on the walls of the oven making sure not get it on your skin as you do so. Also make sure you don’t get the cleaner on the heating elements as this could damage them.
Step 6: Leave the cleaner to sit for a few hours or more depending on how dirty your oven is.
Step 7: Afterwards, get a sponge.
Step 8: With your gloves on, scrub the oven walls.
Step 9: Wipe out the cleaner in the oven using paper towels.
Step 10: Pour a cup of water and a third cup of vinegar in a spray bottle.
Step 11: Spray the mixture all over the oven interior. This will get rid of the oven cleaner residue and prevent the oven from smoking.
Step 12: Wipe the oven interior with a cloth.
Step 13: Return the racks to the oven.
Step 14: Shut the oven door.
If you don’t like this way of cleaning an Amana oven, read this article: to learn other ways to clean your Amana oven.
The video below will give you a visual of how to clean an Amana oven.
2. Oven Cleaner Residue
If your Amana oven is smoking but it isn’t dirty at all, there may be left over oven cleaner residue from the last time you cleaned it. Since there are chemicals in oven cleaners, when they come in contact with heat they will cause the oven to smoke. To get rid of the oven cleaner residue, pour 1 cup of water and 1/3 cup vinegar in a spray bottle. Mix this well and spray generously on the walls of the oven. Wipe the oven down with a cloth.
3. Brand New
Brand new ovens smoke due to the factory coatings in the interior. As these coatings start to burn of when the oven is heated up, they will smoke and sometimes smell. So, before you use your oven to cook, you should “burn-in” your oven. Follow the steps below to do this…
Step 1: Take out the racks from the oven.
Step 2: Shut the door and turn the oven on.
Step 3: Set the oven to bake at the highest temperature possible.
Step 4: Leave the oven for about an hour.
Step 5: After an hour, turn the oven off and leave it to cool down.
Step 6: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door and wipe the interior with a cloth.
4. Food Positioning
While cooking, make sure you don’t place your food too close to the broil element. If you place the food close to the element, the grease from it could splatter on the element. This could cause the oven to smoke. If you don’t place your food too close to the broil element but it still smokes, keep reading.
5. Heating Element
If the heating element starts to fail, it may smoke. Turn the oven on and look at the bake element. If you see smoke coming from the bake element, it should be replaced. Follow these steps to replace the bake element…
Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and open the door.
Step 2: Remove the racks in the oven and set aside.
Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the bake element in place. There are two screws on the lower back wall.
Step 4: Pull the element forward and disconnect the wires from the terminals.
Step 5: Get a new element and connect the wires to it.
Step 6: Screw the bake element to the oven and return the racks.
Step 7: Shut the oven door.
Step 8: Plug the oven back in.
The video below will show you how to replace the bake element in an Amana oven.
If you see the broil element in your Amana oven smoking, read this article: Amana Oven Broiler [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace it.
Amana Oven Smoking FAQ
Is It Normal For An Amana Oven To Smoke?
No, it isn’t. If you see your Amana oven smoking, turn it off immediately. Read the section above this one to learn the possible reasons why your Amana oven is smoking and what to do about them.