Why Are Bad Smells and Smoke Coming From My Oven?

A foul odor from your oven is an all too common problem for many people. You may even experience smoke coming from your oven, making it nearly impossible for you to cook a meal. Finding the source of the problem is critical to avoid future issues and reduce the chances of this happening to you again.

Here are a few of the most likely reasons that your oven is producing bad smells or smoke in your kitchen:

Brand New Oven

A strange smell emitting from a brand new oven is often due to the coatings used during the manufacturing process. Typically, you will need to use your oven a few times before this smell will go away. Some manufacturers even recommend setting your oven between 400°F and 600°F and letting it operate for 30 minutes with nothing inside to burn away these coatings. Checking the owner’s manual is always a good idea.

Leftover Food

Another reason why you may experience bad odors or smoke from your oven is due to leftover food particles. These small bits of food or drops of grease will eventually burn up to produce a bad smell. Leftover food particles can also be anywhere, so it’s advisable to give your oven a thorough cleaning to avoid this problem in the future.

Faulty Element

The top and bottom heating elements will eventually wear out on an electric oven. Excessive heat can also cause these elements to burn out prematurely. You may hear a buzzing sound or notice smoke due to a malfunctioning component. The safest option is to unplug the oven or turn off the power from the circuit breaker. Reaching out to an appliance repair company is the easiest way to fix a faulty element while saving you a lot of time.

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