Oven anatomy

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  1. Feb 27, 2009 #1

    porchtalk

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    I have an Amana oven, approximately 12 years old. While baking lasagna the other day, I discovered that a piece of the oven fell into it. It is round in shape, and is honey-combed in design (like a honey-combed disk). Two questions: (1) what is it (2) can I continue to use the oven without it.

    Dave
     
  2. Feb 27, 2009 #2

    glennjanie

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    Hello Dave:
    That sounds like a piece of a gas burner. If that is the case, I would install a new burner first and it should be OK.
    Glenn
     
  3. Mar 28, 2009 #3

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    Its probably the vent cover (about 2 inches round like a poker chip) if so yes you can use the oven without it.
     
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    Applianceman:

    I've always wondered about the purpose of the vent on an oven. I understand it's meant to promote more uniform temperature distribution in the oven, but I can't help but think that it also allows heat to escape from the oven. Wouldn't it make more sense and be more energy efficient to just have a fan or something circulating the air inside the oven?
     
  5. Mar 29, 2009 #5

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    I’ve never given it much though but I think it’s more to release presser (honestly not sure). Also convection ovens do have fans to circulate the air.
     

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