An electric oven is an integrated electrical cooking device or baking chamber. It’s either part of an electric range or a standalone appliance without the cooktop. A thermostat senses and regulates oven temperature, and time and temperatures are regulated by an electric timer motor or by a digital controller. Most electric ovens have two heating elements, the main one on the bottom of the chamber and another one on the top, typically used for grilling.
Electric ovens became a popular replacement for gas ovens because they are cheaper to buy than gas ovens, hey are easier to clean, easier to use, more energy efficient and most importantly, easier to cook with.
With the changing times and changing lifestyles of most households, an electric oven is often viewed as the most convenient cooking appliance to own. Additionally, there are a variety of makes and models to best suit your home set-up and lifestyle.
However, as with most electrical appliances, electric ovens require maintenance and eventually may need repairs if they are starting to become faulty. If this is the case, you should call an electrician to provide maintenance or repairs to your oven.
Here are some tips to know when it’s time for your oven to be repaired:
- If your electric oven is not turning on or you notice power fluctuations when you switch the dials, then you should get your oven repaired,
- If your hinges are out of alignment and the doors are not opening or closing properly, the quality of food you are cooking with be compromised, so the oven should be repaired.
- If you notice that the oven is providing irregular or inconsistent temperatures, so your food is being over or under cooked, there may be an issue with your thermostat , so you should have this checked.
- If you notice unusual noises from the oven, it’s likely to be faulty and should be repaired.
These are just a few signs that tell when it is time for an oven repair. When you notice one of several of these issues, do not ignore them, call CLF Services to repair your oven immediately