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3 Common Oven Repairs – and What to Do About Them

‘Tis the season…for baking that is!

Chances are, you’re planning to use that oven or range to bake a few dozen holiday cookies or prepare an amazing meal for friends and family. Now is the not the time you want your oven to start having problems! Here are 3 of the most common oven repairs we see this time of year at Appliance Rescue Service – and what to do about them:

1.    Uneven Heating or No Heating at All

This is the worst. You’re ready to bake and the heating element just doesn’t seem to be heating properly – or isn’t heating at all. First thing to check – do you have power and is your digital display working? If not, then your problem is likely a blown fuse and you’ll want to call for oven repair. If the display is working properly but the heating is off, go ahead and heat the oven, then examine the heating elements to see if you notice any gaps in its “glow” or other damage that can be seen with the untrained eye. 

2.    Gas Oven Doesn’t Ignite

Gas ovens will normally click when turned on, and then you’ll hear a “poof” as the oven ignites. If you hear clicking and then nothing after that, it’s likely a faulty igniter. Be sure to turn off gas to the unit immediately and call for professional oven repair to get it fixed.

3.     Oven Temperature is Incorrect

If everything appears to be heating properly, but the temperature is still a little off inside the oven, then there are a few possible causes. 1) It could be a faulty temperature sensor. Check to make sure the temperature sensor is not touching the wall of the oven and affecting the temperature. 2) Your oven may need to be recalibrated. Call a professional appliance repair service in Dallas, Texas to help you get it done!

 

Don’t be caught without an oven this holiday season! If you suspect your oven is in need of oven repair or just want to get an appliance check-up, call us at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas today! We also service Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Richardson, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Coppell, Southlake, Allen, Highland Village, Carrollton, and the surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Bake to Perfection: 5 Oven Tips to Maximize Performance

It’s baking season!

 

Whether you’re baking Christmas cookies with the family or making batches of fresh bread or other goodies as gifts, it’s important that your oven performance is at its peak!

 

Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas knows a thing or two about optimizing oven performance and what makes them tick. Follow these 5 tips to maximize your oven’s performance this holiday season:

 

1.   Preheating is Not Optional

Chefs cringe when people tell them that they don’t wait for the oven to preheat before beginning to bake. A standard preheat cycle takes about 10-15 minutes – depending on the preheat temperature – and starting your food at the wrong temperature can undercook or overcook parts of the dish, depending on the recipe. Waiting for the optimal oven temperature allows your food to cook and crisp to perfection.

 

2.   Do Not Open the Oven Door

Oh it’s so tempting! You just want to peek into the oven and make sure everything looks right. Opening and closing the oven door lets out heat, changing the temperature of the oven – even if the temperature gauge doesn’t say so.

 

3.   Give Yourself an Extra 15 Minutes of Preheat Time

Did you know that it can help baked dishes cook perfectly if you give yourself an extra 15 minutes of preheat time? Run the initial preheat, then wait a little longer to pop in your food. This ensures the proper temp has been fully reached before beginning to cook.

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4.   Optimize Rack Positioning

Oven racks generally need to be in the center of the oven, but follow instructions per your recipe on whether you need them a little higher or lower.

 

5.   Do Not Put Aluminum Foil in the Bottom of the Oven

Some people recommend putting aluminum foil in the bottom of the oven to catch overflow and spills, but don’t! It can actually cause more damage than good to your oven and its components. Plus – it voids most manufacturer warranties.

 

Need oven repair before the holidays? Call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas for all your Dallas oven repair needs!