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Preheat taking long time

We just purchased a slide in kenmore electric range.  When I preheat the oven to 350 it takes 20 minutes.  Is this normal?  or should I call to have it repaired?  The oven seems to work properly, food cooks completely once the oven is heated to the right temp.  Please help.  Danielle

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Re: Preheat taking long time

All the smooth top stove as to be taking out of the market period .they use to much energy .the oven as to be set 50 degree highter then a plain oven .this go for the smooht top also .

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Re: Preheat taking long time

If your oven has the hidden bake element then it is probably working properly. A standard oven with an exposed bake element will usually take about 12-15 minutes to preheat. The hidden element models take a little longer but they usually heat a little more evenly.
Post back if you have any more questions.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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