Even though you can smell your food as it’s cooking in the oven, the oven can also produce other smells which can be dangerous. If your GE oven smells unusual, this article will show you the causes and what to do about them.
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GE Oven Smells Like Burning Plastic
If your GE oven smells like burning plastic, it is most likely because the insulation around it is being burned off. This happens to new ovens. Your GE oven may also have a chemical smell if it’s new.
GE Oven Smells Like Gas — What To Do
It’s normal for you to smell gas when your oven or gas burner ignites. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a while, there may be a leak. Turn the oven off immediately and open all your windows. Contact your gas supplier.
GE Oven Self Clean Smell
During the self clean cycle of your GE oven, it is normal for there to be a bit of smoke and some odors. Since the high temperature is burning off all the grease and bits of food in the oven, the smoke and odor are nothing to be concerned about.
How To Get Rid Of Chemical Smell From A GE Oven
To get rid o the chemical smell in your GE oven, follow the steps listed below.
Step 1: Get a bowl of water and pour half a cup of vinegar into it. To get rid of the chemical smell and freshen up your oven, squeeze one lemon into the water.
Step 2: Place the bowl in the oven.
Step 3: Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and leave the water to boil for 25-30 minutes.
Step 4: Afterwards, take out the bowl of water and wipe the oven with a cloth or some paper towels.
The chemical smell should be gone from your oven now.
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