My oven caught on fire on Friday night. So we got a new one. It came today.
The directions say to allow at 30 minute "break in" time at 400 degrees. It says it might smell a little.
Well, it still smells. A lot! I've had it on twice now today. Once for 30 minutes; another time for an hour.
I need to bake some cupcakes for tomorrow.
If I start baking will they taste like that horrible smell?
Should I just try to get up really early tomorrow and do them then?
Thanks for any input you can share!
Does it smell like hot plastic? I'd say bake a practice batch or a cake for the family. Try that and see how it tastes. Sometimes it doesn't come through in the flavor, it's just a smell that your not used to. Then give it a chance to air out, and get some of your smells in it. If you have to bake the cupcakes tomorrow morn.
I'm not sure but I would suggest you call the manufacturer and ask. They usually have a 1 800 number they might still have some operators working depending on where they are located. Hope this helps
It's the same smell as when you run the self-cleaning oven.
The directions say that it is normal...and I am sure that this is. I just hoped that it wouldn't last this long and hoped that I could bake tonight.
I'll run it for another 1/2 hour, then air it out again....maybe by then it will be ok.
In the meantime, maybe I'll start on the buttercream with Bailey's Irish Cream. I could use some Bailey's on ice at this point (my weekend started with my oven on fire...it's been a rough one!)
Thanks for your thoughts! I appreciate it!
This is common for a new stove. Turn it on 400 for about 1 hour when it has cooled off leave the door of t he stove open all night should help get the odor out of the stove. Good luck
WHen I was a kid, it was called "burning off the new". Any new heating item ... stoves, irons, waffle irons, space heaters, etc..... had a "burning off the new" smell the first time or two. My first husband and I even experienced it when we installed a wood stove.
put a box of arm and hammer baking soda after it cools off.
It may help.
Thanks so much!
For the last 1/2 hour I dropped the temp to about 200 and put a pan of water with some cinnamon, oranges and apples in it.
It's masking the smell well, and maybe helping to burn the rest of the it off. I know that it's just new oven smell - I just don't want it to make my cupcakes tasting funny!
I am finishing up my last batch of icing now. I'll just have to get up early tomorrow to finish the baking!
my new ovens did that for quite a little while; scorched me eyes but I baked in them and we lived!! LOL
It still smelled this morning...but I baked anyway.
And everything came out just fine...WHEW!
I brought everything in to my husband's office for St. Patrick's Day and they loved them!
Thanks again for the help!
Glad everything worked out for you!! My new oven smelled funny for about a month. I thought it was never going to quit. I got it just before Thanksgiving. A full days cooking finally seemed to have done the trick. I only remember smelling turkey for the next few days!!