A Kitchenaid oven probe is useful for getting your meat cooked to the right temperature, but do you know how to use it? In this article, we will show you how to use a Kitchenaid oven probe and more.
How To Use A Kitchenaid Oven Probe
Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to use a Kitchenaid oven probe…
Step 1: Take out your meat from the refrigerator and let it defrost.
Step 2: Once the meat is defrosted, season it as you want.
Step 3: Place the meat in an oven safe dish.
Step 4: Insert the meat probe into the thickest part of the meat. Make sure that the probe doesn’t come in contact with any bone as this could affect the performance.
Step 5: Open the oven door and place the meat inside.
Step 6: Insert the other end of the probe into the jack on the oven side wall.
Step 7: Shut the oven door.
Step 8: Turn the oven on and choose your desired cooking mode.
Step 9: Set the temperature.
Step 10: Press the “Temp Probe” or “Meat Probe” button.
Step 11: Set the internal temperature you want your meat to stop cooking at.
Step 12: Press the “Start” button.
Step 13: Once the meat reaches the desired internal temperature, the oven should beep and turn off.
Step 14: Open the oven door and take out the meat.
Step 15: Clean the probe. Do not store the probe in the oven permanently.
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Kitchenaid Oven Probe Not Working — How To Fix
If your Kitchenaid oven probe is not working, check that it’s properly inserted into the thickest part of the meat. Also make sure that the probe isn’t touching any bone. If the probe is properly inserted into the meat, make sure it is properly inserted into the jack. When you insert the probe into the jack, the oven should make a sound. If your Kitchenaid oven probe still doesn’t work after this, get a new one. If the new probe you get still doesn’t work, you should replace the probe jack. If you would like to replace the probe jack in a Kitchenaid double wall oven, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.
Step 2: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 3: Open the door of the lower oven.
Step 4: Flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself.
Step 5: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off.
Step 6: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.
Step 7: Do the same with the door of the upper oven.
Step 8: Take out the oven racks and set them aside.
Step 9: Take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom vent in place using a Philips head screwdriver.
Step 10: Take out the four screws which hold the oven to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side.
Step 11: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set on a piece of cardboard.
Step 12: Remove the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels in place.
Step 13: Lift the panels off and set them aside.
Step 14: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s side panels in place.
Step 15: Disconnect the red wire plug of the probe jack at the rear of the oven.
Step 16: Using a 3/8th inch wrench, take out the nut which holds the probe jack to the oven wall.
Step 17: Set the nut and washer aside.
Step 18: Remove the jack assembly from the oven.
Step 19: Get a new jack assembly.
Step 20: Position the new jack assembly in the oven.
Step 21: Secure the jack to the oven with the nut and washer.
Step 22: Pass the probe jack wire plug through the hole in the oven’s rear.
Step 23: Reconnect the probe jack wire plug.
Step 24: Reposition the side panels.
Step 25: Hold the side panels in place with the screws.
Step 26: Reposition the upper and lower back panel on the oven as well.
Step 27: Hold the panels in place with the screws.
Step 28: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.
Step 29: Hold the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the four screws.
Step 30: Reposition the oven’s bottom vent and return the screws which hold them in place.
Step 31: Lift the door of the lower oven.
Step 32: Insert the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven frame.
Step 33: Fully open the oven door and flip the hinge locks back.
Step 34: Follow the same steps to install the upper oven door.
Step 35: Slide the oven racks back in.
Step 36: Close the two oven doors.
Step 37: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.
If you see a Kitchenaid oven probe error, check if the probe is properly inserted into the jack. If the probe is properly inserted and it still shows the error, also follow the steps above to replace your Kitchenaid oven probe jack.
Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the meat probe jack in a Kitchenaid double wall oven.
Kitchenaid Oven Stuck On Probe — How To Fix
If your Kitchenaid oven is stuck on probe or if your Kitchenaid oven probe won’t turn off, press the “Cancel/Off” button on the oven’s control panel. Unplug the probe from the oven. Afterwards, follow these steps to reset your Kitchenaid oven…
Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker and switch it off.
Step 2: Leave the circuit breaker off for 5-10 minutes.
Step 3: Afterwards, turn the oven’s circuit breaker back on.
Kitchenaid Oven Beeping Probe — How To Fix
If your Kitchenaid oven probe is beeping after use, it’s probably because the jack is wet. When you cook food with a high water content, the steam will get on the jack. This will make the oven keep beeping and flashing a message on the display. To fix this problem, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Open the oven door.
Step 2: Look on the right side wall of the oven, you should see the probe jack.
Step 3: Get a hair dryer and connect it to the power.
Step 4: Turn the hair dryer to the high heat setting and use it to dry the jack. You will need to hold the hair dryer over the jack for about 5 minutes. The oven should stop beeping and the display should stop flashing once the probe jack is dry.
The video below will show you what to do if your Kitchenaid oven probe is beeping and flashing a message on the display.
Kitchenaid Oven Thinks Probe Is In — How To Fix
If your Kitchenaid oven keeps showing “remove probe”, first reset it by switching the circuit breaker off for 5 minutes. If that doesn’t fix the problem, the control panel or control board will need to be replaced. If you would like to replace these components yourself, read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Control Panel [Issues & Solutions]” to learn how to do this and more.
Kitchenaid Oven Probe FAQ
Where Is The Probe On A Kitchenaid Oven?
The probe jack is located on the side wall of the oven. Open the oven door and look on the right side of the oven wall, you will see the probe jack.