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Glass top and oven 7 months old still has the new oven smell

Stove and oven are 7 months old and when we broil or bake it still has the new smell. It is getting weaker but still smell it in the house. The bake where the vent is is very warm. What can be done?
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Possible that the insulation that surrounds your oven cavity has yet to fully cure, i would run a clean mode, this will get the unit to max temp fro 3 hours, fully curing any insulaton for sure

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Understand that I am not a professional, so this answer is subject to revision by someone who is more knowledgeable.

Where I live now I'm on Natural Gas, but in the past I've had electric stove/ovens. Based on my best recall the situation you describe is NOT abnormal.

When in the Broil mode, the Bake element is NOT on, but the Broil element is on FULL-bore to provide that strong radiant heat required for the Broiling process, AND for the good browning /crusting of the product being Broiled!!!!!

On the other hand, when Baking, not broiling, IF the Broiling element were on high it would provide too much radiant heat to the top of the product being Baked, and would burn the top.

While Baking, by energizing the Broil element in a lower power setting, the Baking process is enhanced with more heat by the assistance of the Broiler element, BUT without the hazard of burning on the top!!!!!

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