While a burnt smell in you oven may mean there is grease or bits of food in it, other oven smells could be an indication that something is really wrong. In this article, we will talk about the common oven smells and what you can do to get rid of them.
Oven Smells Like Gas
If your oven smells like gas after you’ve turned it on, it’s normal. The reason for the gas smell is the combustion which happens in the burner. The smell will dissipate in a few minutes as the oven is used.
Oven Smells Like Burning Plastic
If your oven smells like burning plastic, do not be alarmed. New ovens have this smell often because they are being used for the first time. To get rid of this smell, follow these steps…
Step 1: Pour some hot water into a bowl with some soap.
Step 2: Dip a soft sponge into the water and scrub the oven interior with it.
Step 3: Wipe the oven interior with a cloth.
Oven Smells Like Chemicals
To get rid of the chemical smell in you oven, do the following…
Step 1: You will need to “burn in” the oven. First let the oven cool down.
Step 2: Take out any racks and trays in the oven.
Step 3: Turn the oven on and set it to the temperature recommended by the manufacturer. It is normally somewhere from 400 to 600 degrees.
Step 4: Leave the oven on for the recommended length of time. This is usually around 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Step 5: Turn off the oven and return the racks.
Oven Smells Of Oven Cleaner
To get rid of the oven cleaner smell, do the following…
Step 1: Pour a cup of water into an oven safe dish and squeeze one lemon into the dish.
Step 2: Place the dish in the oven and set to bake at 120 degrees Celsius for 30-35 minutes.
Step 3: After 30 minutes, take out the dish and leave the door open.
Step 4: Wipe the oven interior with a cloth.
Oven Smells And Smokes
If your oven smells and smokes, it probably means that there is grease and leftover bits of food in the oven. To stop the oven from smoking, you will need to clean it. Read this article to learn about different ways to clean your oven.
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Oven Smells After Cleaning With Baking Soda
To get rid of the baking soda smell in your oven, do the following…
Step 1: Pour 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of vinegar into an oven safe bowl.
Step 2: Place the bowl of water and vinegar into the oven and set the oven to 200 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes to an hour.
Step 3: After about a hour, take out the bowl and wipe the oven with a towel.
Oven Smells Like A Dead Animal
If your oven smells like a dead animal, do the following…
Step 1: First, find the dead animal and get rid of it.
Step 2: Take out the racks in the oven.
Step 3: Spray the oven interior with an oven cleaner.
Step 4: Leave for about 30 minutes.
Step 5: After 30 minutes wipe the oven with paper towels.
Step 6: Get an oven safe bowl and pour equal parts of water and vinegar into it.
Step 7: Place the bowl in the oven and set it to 200 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.
Step 8: After 30 minutes take out the bowl and leave the oven door open.
Step 9: Sprinkle about 4 drops of fragrance, say rosewater for instance.
Step 10: Leave the oven open for 1 hour.
Oven Smells Like Rotten Eggs
If you smell rotten eggs in your oven, turn it off immediately and open all the windows in your house. This is to prevent gas buildup. This smell probably means that there is a gas leak. Gas leaks are dangerous and could result in explosions or fires. Call your gas company. They should send someone to inspect and identify the problem. Stay outside in order to avoid inhaling any of the gas.
Oven Grill Smells
If your oven grill smells bad, you should wash it. Follow these steps to do so…
Step 1: Take out the oven grill and place in a big container or dish.
Step 2: Submerge it in hot water and pour some detergent over it.
Step 3: Leave to soak for a few hours.
Step 4: Afterwards, scrub the grill with a sponge and rinse with cool water.
Step 5: Leave the grill to dry then return it to the oven.
Electric Oven Smells Like Gas
If you are perceiving a gas like smell, there is probably a gas leak somewhere. To be safe, open all your windows and call your gas company for assistance.