What does the baked enamel coating on Eurolec ovens become when there is an oven fire?
The enamel just diappeared leaving the bare metal.
The kitchen filled with a stinking white gas we couldn't bear breathing and we have been sick ever since.
5. blured vision
6. reduced efficiency in work performance
8. feeling too ill to sit - needing to lie down as much as possible
Before this incident last thursday, I was a patient, happy, dynamic teacher.
The changes have alarmed me and I don't know what I am dealing with nor how to get the toxic substances out of my body. In Australia I am finding no one who can even test my blood!!! Australia does not seem to cater for toxicity.
Re: Eurolec oven fire - gases released made us sick
Good morning Folk!!
A toxicity doctor rang me to say that I have been exposed to vitreous enamel and galvanised metal. The composition has zinc, chromium, silica so when the gas came off the oven interior, I had "gas fever, short term toxic, that would be eliminated from my body with no expected problems. Apparently welders have this all the time. It causes irritability, nausia and sleepiness. Australia has very poor metal detection in blood testing. It usually has to be sent to America.
I don't trust Eurolec, nor the company who made their baked enamel ovens - Technogas Italy, who now produce for Euro appliances. I'm getting a new stove - ILEVE - which is a better quality gas stove all round.
Bye for now Sandra Petersen
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your oven might have a gas leak or two much gas when you press down which can cause that to happen because the two chemicals react to each other. If this doesn't work then try to search for a cut or hole in your oven. Sorry if this doesn't help but I tried and ive had this incident before! hope fully this will work. http://www.googlesearch.com/
It would look like a chip came off the surface. The only way that can happen is if something hard hit the surface to make it chip off. It might be that something overflowed onto the surface and baked on it.
Looks like the support is overseas. However they do have email support. If I knew the make and model I might be able to obtain more information. Otherwise here is the email link for support:
It probably caught fire because to much crud was built up inside probably from not cleaning often enough. I assume there were not flames but just a lot of smoke, try again but watch it carefully. Some ovens are damaged by oven cleaner so I would get a manual first to be sure using that would be OM.
check that the fibre glass is still in place and has not been soacked with water, you can get some fibre glass from your local stores and wrape it just after openning the couvers and puting them back to place
I'm not up on my science, but..it's like welding, or more like soldering, chances are it's a high temp metallic enamel paint, and the two fused creating a mechanical bond. Your stove is cooked. You may be able to scuff the bottom and repaint it with a new coat of high temp enamel. Just remove the racks, undo the clips that retain the heating element,(so you can lift it some, DO NOT try to remove it) tape off the bottom to create nice clean edges, using a piece of 80 grit sandpaper scuff the paint really good, lay down a coat of primer if the directions call for it, and follow the directions on the can. Don't worry about the clips, close the door and turn the stove on to the temperature specified on the can, and leave it on for the time stated. It will bake to a smooth glossy finish. Most of the products I've used go up to 1000 degrees, and bake at 400 for 4 hours.
The only solution I know of for the enamel coming off on these units is replacement of the unit, and since it is 4 years old you are going to have a tough time getting dacor to replace it or even give you a credit towards a new one. I have never actually seen the problem on a Dacor. Does the unit have a hidden lower bake element? If you cannot seee the elemnt its hidden, and you cannot put tin foil on the floor of any unit wiht a hidden bake element, as it will damage the finish. I know this isnt much help, but I work on Dacor products regularly as we are an authorized servicer, and I can't say I've ever seen a finish problem on one. Best bet at this point is to call Dacor and see if they will do anything about it. Good Luck!