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  • PatJones
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2024
    • 263

    Why is my oven taking forever to preheat?

    I've noticed that my oven is taking much longer than usual to preheat to the desired temperature. Any advice on what might be causing this and how to fix it?
  • kim_taehyung88
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2024
    • 500

    #2
    Hello there! Ovens are equipped with temperature sensors to regulate the heat. If the sensor is malfunctioning, the oven may not accurately detect the temperature, leading to extended preheating times. A faulty sensor may need to be replaced.

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    • Katiee
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2024
      • 344

      #3
      Hiii! Always check if the oven door is properly closed, as heat can escape if it's not sealed tightly. Also, make sure the oven is not overcrowded with items blocking the vents, which can hinder airflow and slow down the preheating process.

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      • nick23nick23
        Senior Member
        • Jan 2024
        • 397

        #4
        If yer oven be dawdling on the high seas of preheating, there be a few tricks to whip it back into shipshape. First, check the temperature sensor – it might be as ornery as a sea serpent. Clean the burners and ports, for a clogged pirate be a slow one. If the gaskets be worn, replace 'em faster than a cannon blast. And if all else fails, recalibrate the compass, I mean thermostat, to guide your oven true. May your preheating be swift and your culinary treasures bountiful! 🏴‍☠️🔥🍕

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        • jhoannabuenafe
          Senior Member
          • Jan 2024
          • 362

          #5
          It sounds like your oven might need a bit of maintenance. Sometimes, a buildup of food debris or grease on the heating elements can affect preheating time. I'd suggest giving the oven a thorough cleaning, paying special attention to the heating elements. Additionally, check the door seal to ensure it's properly sealing in heat. If these steps don't solve the issue, there might be a problem with the heating element or thermostat, in which case, it might be best to consult a professional. Let us know how it goes, and if you have any other questions!

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          • Alfredn
            Senior Member
            • Jan 2024
            • 587

            #6
            Time for an oven check-up!
            Give those heating elements a little TLC by cleaning off any built-up gunk.
            It's like clearing the traffic jam on the road to crispy perfection!

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