Is your Kitchenaid oven smoking but you have no idea why? If so, this article is for you. We will talk about the causes of this problem and how to fix it.
Kitchenaid Oven Smoking First Time Use — How To Fix
If you see your Kitchenaid oven smoking the first time you use it, it is not a cause for alarm. Brand new ovens usually come with factory coatings. As the oven heats up, the coatings begin to burn off. This is what causes the smoke. Because of this, it is advised to “burn in” your oven before you use it for the first time. Follow the steps listed below to “burn in” your Kitchenaid oven…
Step 1: Open the oven door and remove the racks.
Step 2: If there are any other accessories in the oven, take them out as well.
Step 3: Close the oven door and open all the windows in your home to let out any smoke that the oven will emit.
Step 4: Set the oven to bake at the highest temperature possible.
Step 5: Press “Start” and leave the oven to run for about 45 minutes.
Step 6: After 45 minutes, turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down.
Step 7: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door and wipe the interior with a damp cloth.
Step 8: Return the racks and any other accessories in your oven.
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Kitchenaid Oven Smoking — Causes And Solutions
Below we list the possible reasons why your would see your Kitchenaid oven smoking and what to do about it.
1. First Use
If you’re just using your oven for the first time, it’s bound to smoke. This is because of the factory coatings in the oven. Read the section directly above this one to learn more about this and what to do about it.
2. Dirty Oven
You probably don’t want to hear this but it’s true. If your oven is dirty, you will see some smoke coming from it while in use. Cleaning an oven can be time consuming. However, if you don’t want to spend so much cleaning your oven, you could always use an oven cleaner. These are very effective but they smell strongly of chemicals. If you don’t mind the smell, follow the steps below to use an oven cleaner on your Kitchenaid oven…
Step 1: Open the oven door.
Step 2: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 3: Put on some gloves for safety.
Step 4: Get the oven cleaner and spray it all over the oven walls making sure to keep your face at a distance as you do this.
Step 5: Close the oven door and leave the cleaner to sit for the recommended length of time written on the can.
Step 6: Afterwards, open the oven door.
Step 7: With your gloves still on, get a sponge and wipe out the oven cleaner.
Step 8: Mix 1 part water with 2 parts vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle.
Step 9: Spray the mixture all over the oven interior to rinse.
Step 10: Wipe the oven interior with a towel
Step 11: Return the racks to the oven.
Step 12: Shut the door.
If you would prefer to clean your oven using a more natural method, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Get some baking soda and vinegar.
Step 2: Pour the baking soda into a small bowl.
Step 3: Slowly add the vinegar to the baking soda and mix. Make sure not to add too much vinegar. The paste should be somewhat thick.
Step 4: Put on some gloves.
Step 5: Open the door of your oven and slide out the racks.
Step 6: Set the racks aside.
Step 7: Using a plastic scraper, scrape off any food debris you can and wipe out using a paper towel.
Step 8: Dip a soft sponge into the baking soda paste and apply it on the oven walls. Make sure not to touch the broil element with this paste.
Step 9: Once you are done applying the paste in the oven, shut the door and leave it to sit for a few hours.
Step 10: Afterwards, open the door.
Step 11: Spray some vinegar on the oven walls.
Step 12: Get a sponge and scrub the oven walls thoroughly.
Step 13: Wipe the oven with some paper towels.
Step 14: Mix one part water with two parts vinegar and spray on the oven walls to rinse.
Step 15: Wipe the oven with a towel.
Step 16: If your oven has black spots, dip a pumice stone into water and scrub them off.
Step 17: Return the oven racks.
Step 18: Close the oven door.
Read the article “How To Clean A Kitchenaid Oven [Detailed Guide]” if you would like to learn other effective ways to clean your Kitchenaid oven and more.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean an oven.
3. Oven Cleaner Residue
If you cleaned your oven recently with oven cleaner, baking soda, or with some other method, this may be the reason you see your Kitchenaid oven smoking. Mix one part water with two parts vinegar. Spray this mixture in the oven and wipe with a cloth.
4. Bake Or Broil Element
If one of the heating elements in your oven have started to fail, they could smoke. If you have checked every other thing above and they aren’t the cause of your Kitchenaid oven smoking, you should test and maybe replace the bake or broil elements. Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Element [How To, Problems & Solutions]” to replace your oven heating elements.
Kitchenaid Oven Smoking FAQ
Can I Use My Oven If It’s Smoking?
You can. However, it is not advised to do so. Cooking with a smoking oven will most likely leave your food with a bad taste. Additionally, a smoking oven can mean that the heating elements have started to fail. So, if you keep using the oven in this state, you could end up damaging it.