Our new home has a GE XL44 gas stove the top works fine but when I use the oven it smokes and sets off the smoke alarms.The stove is over 3 years old Any ideas before I have to call the repairman in?
A gas stove shouldn't smoke. Is is clean? There is some grease that has eluded your cleaning efforts of interior surface?
Here are some tips that may help you resolve this problem:
Check the broiler flame. If the broiler flame is not adjusted properly, you could be creating soot from the burner flame.
Position the items that your are broiling lower so that they do not splatter grease up onto the broiler baffle.
Use a broiler pan that will drain grease and drippings down below the top surface.
Broiling many items will naturally produce some smoke. If you have the oven door closed when broiling then the only place that the smoke can go is up and out of the oven vent. If you partially open the oven door, some of the smoke will come out of the door opening.
You may have residue on the top walls of the inner oven cavity. Do you have self-clean feature on your range to clean the oven? Follow all of the procedures in your owner's manual to properly clean the oven using the self-clean cycle. This may clear out any undetected residue that could be causing excessive smoke during broiling.
Aug 26, 2015 |
GE Kitchen Ranges