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There is hardly anything more unpleasant than experiencing horrid odours, while cooking your delicious roast meal, especially the smell of burning plastic. In this guide, we will look at why your electric oven smells like burning plastic, and discuss ways to get rid of the odour as soon as possible.
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More often than not, the smell of burning plastic is typical for brand new electric ovens. When they are used for the first time, the protective chemicals used during manufacturing to make the insulation of the oven’s chamber should burn off immediately, however, this is not always the case. In some instances, it might take several uses before the smell starts fading away.
Some common reasons why you might be experiencing foul plastic odours:
According to big companies like Samsung the burning smell, coming from a new oven, is a result of the insulation surrounding the oven cavity, emitting odours the first few times it is exposed to heat. Moreover, if you fail to remove any of the zip ties used for securing the inserts during the transportation process, they will melt when the oven is used and emit the smell of plastic.
On the other hand, appliance maker Belling states that the smell and light smoke, you may experience during your first few uses, is caused from the protective coating of oil, used during manufacturing.
There are many ways to get rid of the overpowering odour of burning plastic. How exactly will depend on whether your oven is brand new or has been used for a while. New ovens need to be allowed time to “burn-in” while used ovens need a good clean.
So, your stove has been used hundreds of times, yet the same foul smell is still present. Since this can be very case-specific, the first thing we recommend is to get in contact with the manufacturer, as it might be an issue with that specific model.
Once that is ruled out, you can proceed to inspect whether your oven is experiencing an electrical malfunction.
Removing melted plastic from your oven
Putting plastic in the stove might be more common than you would think and unfortunately, the two do not mix well, when the oven is on. However, there is no need to panic, the smell of the plastic is a lot worse than the actual clean up process.
There are two main methods you can use to clean the melted plastic from your oven – the cold method or the warm method.
Why not try our oven cleaning service out!
If you have any trouble with cleaning your oven, do not hesitate to book our services. Our expert oven cleaning team can assist you by professionally deep cleaning your oven. The specialists we work with are using strong detergents that not only remove any melted plastic and carbon residue but also kill bacteria, all of which are included in the oven cleaning price. If the situation is worse and cleaning the plastic is not the only issue you can book a professional oven repair service. Our appliance repair experts can fix any brand and model oven. So it doesn’t matter if you’re having a Belling integrated oven or a CDA freestanding cooker, our expert repairman can fix it.