Why You Should Never Use Your Oven's Self-Cleaning Feature | 911 Service Today
Posted: January 11, 2018

Never Use Your Oven’s Self-Cleaning Feature

We are always looking for shortcuts or hacks to make our cleaning easier. But, not all the easier options are the best options, like cleaning your oven. Most ovens have the feature to self-clean, this option may seem great but in hindsight, this feature can cause problems to your ovens function and most importantly may harm the health of you, your pets and your home.

Newer ovens are most likely to have hidden heating elements above the oven ceiling and beneath the oven floor, which make it easier to clean than ovens with exposed heating elements. But this means it’ll be harder for the ovens to let out the high leveled heat produced while still ensuring there’s enough air circulating. Using the self-cleaning option on the oven may blow out the fuse and burn the control panels from the high leveled heat.

Although oven manufacturers are well-aware of the problems the self-cleaning feature create, so many customers demand the option which push manufactures to continue including them.
If ovens do become damaged from the cleaning cycle, they can be much more expensive and difficult to fix, the entire oven has to be pulled out in order to gain access to the problem area.
The fumes created during the ovens self-cleaning can be hazardous to the health of any pets you have in your home and anyone in your home who suffers from asthma or an upper respiratory disease. The oven has a Teflon coating on the inside that doesn’t stand up so well against extreme temperatures harming the oven as it’s self-cleaning, any Teflon fumes a person inhales can lead to trouble breathing and coughing.
So, when having to clean your oven, though time-consuming, it’s best to clean it with just soap and water.

You end up saving money and most importantly preserving your health and your family’s health as well.


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