Do you need your oven door seal repaired or replaced?
Stove Doctor is here to help!
Oven door seals are commonly thought of as being made from rubber as they look and feel similar but in actual fact they are a man-made mix of different materials which allows them to withstand the high heat that they have to cope with.
We recommend that you check the oven door seal fairly regularly to ensure that it is sealing and not allowing heat to escape out of your oven. Failure to seal the oven door correctly can cause several issues, not least of which is inconsistent or uneven cooking results as well as scorch or burn marks to the adjacent kitchen units which can be expensive to repair.
Oven door seals do tend to break, crack and just generally lose shape over the years and will need to be replaced to keep your oven operating at its peak. Keeping the door seal in good condition can actually save you money. As the door seal wears and degrades it lets out warm air from within the oven cavity which will mean that the oven will often be running for longer than it should as well as spilling out excess heat into your kitchen. This will mean more electricity is used and can also lead to poor or uneven cooking results from your oven.
The other nasty side effect is that the heat escapes from the sides of the oven as well as the associated cooking oil and grease. This can cause discolouration to the units or kitchen cupboard doors, which is unsightly, but it has been known to warp the doors over time as well.
There are two basic types of oven door seals which can be found in Australia, the common rubber looking seal and also the seal which appears to be made out of cloth which are commonly used in pyrolytic ovens.
If your oven door seal is faulty and burning the side cabinets or undercooking your food, call Stove Doctor now on our free number 1300567637 to have your faulty seal replaced. We stock seals for Westinghouse, Smeg, Omega, Blanco, ILVE, DeLonghi, Kleenmaid, Electrolux, Simpson, St George and many more brands.
NOTE: Some oven door seals may appear to be easy to replace but please note that most are tucked into the oven assembly and require an experienced and trained professional to prevent damage to the oven enamel and frame.