Kitchenaid Oven Preheating [How To, Issues & Solutions]

If you see your Kitchenaid oven preheating slowly or you would like to learn how to preheat your Kitchenaid oven, this article is for you. We will show you how to preheat a Kitchenaid oven and fix some preheating problems you may have.

Kitchenaid Oven Rapid Preheat — How To Use

To use the rapid preheat function in a Kitchenaid oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Set your desired cooking mode.

Step 2: Set the temperature.

Step 3: Press “Rapid Preheat” or turn the control knob to select “Rapid Preheat”.

Step 4: Press “Start”.

Step 5: Once the oven is preheated, place your food inside.

Step 6: Press “Start”.

Kitchenaid Oven How To Preheat

Follow the steps below to preheat a Kitchenaid oven…

Step 1: Turn the oven on.

Step 2: Press “Bake” or  select any other cooking mode.

Step 3: Set your desired temperature.

Step 4: Press “Start”.

Step 5: Once the oven has reached the set temperature, you should hear a beep. Open the oven door and place your food inside.

Step 6: Close the door and press “Start”.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to preheat a Kitchenaid oven.

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Kitchenaid Oven Preheating Slowly — How To Fix

Below, we talk about the reasons your Kitchenaid oven would preheat slowly and what to do about them.

1. Bake Element

If your Kitchenaid oven is electric and it takes forever to preheat, the bake element has started to fail. We will show you how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid range oven and a Kitchenaid double wall oven. To replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid range oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and disconnect the power cord.

Step 2: Turn the oven around to access the rear.

Step 3: Take out the two screws which secure the oven’s lower rear panel using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Set the panel aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the two wires connected to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 6: Open the oven door.

Step 7: Flip the lock on each door hinge forward.

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Step 8: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 9: Lift the door off.

Step 10: With the handle side faced down, set the door assembly on a cloth lined surface.

Step 11: Take out the racks in the oven.

Step 12: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 13: Lift the panel out of the oven.

Step 14: Take out the Philips head screws at the front and back of the oven which secure the bake element.

Step 15: Remove the element from the oven.

Step 16: Get a new element.

Step 17: Position the terminals of the bake element into the holes in the oven’s rear.

Step 18: Secure the bake element to the oven using the screws.

Step 19: Return the bottom panel and the two screws which secure it.

Step 20: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 21: Lift the oven door.

Step 22: Insert the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 23: Open the oven door completely and push the locks back.

Step 24: Shut the door and go to the oven’s rear.

Step 25: Connect the wires to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 26: Reposition the oven’s lower rear panel and secure with the two screws.

Step 27: Plug the oven back in.

Step 28: Return the oven to its normal position.

Also follow the steps above if your Kitchenaid oven will not preheat or if your Kitchenaid oven is stuck on preheat.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid oven.

Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid double wall oven…

Step 1: Find the circuit breaker for your oven and turn it off.

Step 2: Open the door of the upper oven.

Step 3: Flip the lock on each door hinge towards yourself.

Step 4: Close the door a bit and lift it off.

Step 5: Set the door on a cloth lined surface with the handle side facing downwards.

Step 6: Do the same with the lower oven door.

Step 7: Take out the two screws at the bottom of the oven which hold the vent in place. Do this with a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 8: Slide out all the racks in the two ovens.

Step 9: Take out the four screws on the sides of the oven using the same screwdriver.

Step 10: With the help of an assistant, lift the oven out of the cabinet and set on a piece of cardboard.

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Step 11: Using a quarter inch nut driver, take out the screws which hold the upper back panel of the oven in place.

Step 12: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the lower back panel as well.

Step 14: Take out the screws which secure the panel covering the terminals of the bake element.

Step 15: Set the panel aside.

Step 16: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the bake element.

Step 17: Take out the three screws which hold the perforated flap of the bake element in place.

Step 18: Bend the flap up.

Step 19: Using a flat blade screwdriver, bend the metal tab of the bake element up to release it.

Step 20: Carefully pull out the bake element and get a new oven.

Step 21: Position the new bake element in the oven.

Step 22: Bend the metal tab down to hold the bake element in place.

Step 23: Bend the flap back and hold it in place with the three screws.

Step 24: If you took out the metal panel which covers the bake element terminals, reposition it and secure with the screws.

Step 25: Connect the wires to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 26: Reposition the oven’s lower and upper back panel.

Step 27: Hold them in place with the screws.

Step 28: Lift up the oven and push back into the cabinet.

Step 29: Align the trim pieces and return the four screws which secure the oven to the cabinet.

Step 30: Return the bottom vent and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 31: Lift up the lower oven door and insert the hinges back into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 32: Open the door completely and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 33: Do the same with the upper oven door.

Step 34: Slide the racks back into the ovens.

Step 35: Shut the two oven doors.

Step 36: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid double oven.

2. Bake Igniter

If your Kitchenaid oven is a gas one and it preheats slowly, doesn’t preheat at all, or is stuck on preheat, the bake igniter is most likely faulty. Below, we show you how to replace the igniter in a Kitchenaid oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 3: Turn the oven around to access the rear.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower rear panel in place with a quarter inch nut driver or Philips head screwdriver.

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Step 5: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the small metal panels on the lower right of the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Disconnect the red wire plug connected to the bake igniter.

Step 9: Lift up the oven a bit and support it in the center with a thick piece of wood.

Step 10: Take out the two screws under the oven which hold the support bracket in place.

Step 11: Open the door of the oven.

Step 12: Take the other two screws which hold the bracket in place.

Step 13: Push down the locks on the door hinges.

Step 14: Loosen the brackets from the oven.

Step 15: Stick the brackets to the door with some tape.

Step 16: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 17: Lift the door off and set it aside.

Step 18: Remove the piece of wood from underneath the oven

Step 19: Take out the oven racks.

Step 20: Lift off the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 21: Take out the nut which hold the burner shields in place.

Step 22: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the right side of the burner tube.

Step 23: Remove the igniter and get a new one.

Step 24: Screw the new igniter to the burner tube and pass the wire through the hole in the oven.

Step 25: Return the burner shield and the nut which secures them.

Step 26: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 27: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 28: Prop the oven up again with the wood.

Step 29: Lift the door and insert the hinges back into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 30: Open the door completely and push the hinge locks back.

Step 31: Return the screws which hold the bracket in place.

Step 32: Shut the door.

Step 33: Return the other two screws at the bottom of the oven which secure the bracket.

Step 34: Remove the prop.

Step 35: Go to the oven’s rear and connect the wire plug to the igniter wire.

Step 36: Return the metal covers and the screws which hold them in place.

Step 37: Reposition the oven’s rear panel and secure with the screws.

Step 38: Plug the oven back in.

Step 39: Turn the gas supply back on.

Step 40: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the bake igniter in a Kitchenaid oven.

Kitchenaid Oven Preheating FAQ

How Long Does It Take For A Kitchenaid Oven To Preheat?

It takes about 10-15 minutes for a Kitchenaid oven to preheat. However, if you use “Rapid Preheat”, it won’t take as long as this.

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