Range & Wall Oven - Smoke and Odor from a New Oven

A small amount of smoke or odor from your new oven is not uncommon during the first few times the oven is used. This is caused by the heating of new parts, insulating materials, or the tape used in shipping. This is applicable to both gas and electric ovens. The smoke or odor should dissipate after the first few uses. A slight odor is also normal when a new cooktop is used the first few times.
This condition is more likely to be noticed when using a new oven that has the Self Clean feature rather than a Standard Clean or Steam Clean feature. While more likely to be noticed in a Self Clean oven, it does occur with the Standard Clean and Steam Clean ovens as well.

Resolving Smoke and Odor in New Ovens

Self Clean Oven

  • We recommend running the Self Clean cycle for a minimum of 3 hours.
Important: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the Self Clean cycle of any oven. We recommend birds be moved to another, well-ventilated room when running the Self Clean cycle.

Steam Clean or Standard Clean Oven

  • We recommend running the oven on Bake at 500 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour and then running the Hi Broil for 45 minutes.
While not required, the process listed above will help to eliminate smoke and odor from a new oven. Check your Owner's Manual for more care and cleaning information for your appliance.