Range & Wall Oven - Steam or Smoke Near Control Panel
It is normal to see steam or vapor coming from the oven vent when baking, roasting, convection baking, convection roasting or broiling. It is also possible to see some smoke from the oven vent depending on what is in the oven. The oven vent is located near the control panel area on many Free-Standing Ranges and Wall Ovens. So, the steam or vapor from the oven vent will be seen near the control panel.
A new oven may be larger than the oven on the range or wall oven you previously owned. This increased capacity holds more food for baking and roasting. With this increased capacity you may see an increase in visible steam and vapors. The air temperature in the room as well as amount of moisture content in the food in the oven has an influence on this as well.