Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:21 am

I'm doing some garlic bread in the oven and my normal procedure is to bake it for about 10 minutes and then jack the boiler up to high with the door closed carefully watching the bread until it's just right. I open the door and bam!... the damn thing locked but I already had it open. I start thinking to myself if I still had the bread in there that's not a good thing and may even have caught fire. Those doors will stay locked for hours and if I had been putting the finishing touches for the glazing on my ribs and they were now locked in the oven I may have had to hunt the dumbass engineer right then and there.

On top of that now I'm in this funky state where the door is opened and the oven thinks it's locked. I let it go over night and the damn thing is still locked in the morning. I finally got it back to it's normal state but you had to press button x for 10 seconds, hold button y for 60 seconds, etc.

Couldn't it just turn off automatically? If you had a fire in there I'd assume the temps are going to cause it to auto lock, how the hell do you put the fire out?
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:30 am

Coincidental I had a darn mishap with my cookstove today also. The burner element knobs for front and back are opposite from side to side, I was makin spaghetti with a squash and zuccinni meat sauce and had a plate on the stove with the spatula in it. I set the pan with sauce on low, so I thought. About 3 minutes later the plastic plate decided to deform and no longer take plate form :fear: Why would they switch front and rear from side to side WTF! :mad:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:35 am

Ha.... who'd a thunk it "Richard...the Mayor, the butcher, the baker, the candystick maker" :lol:

My oven ONLY locks when its in "Clean Mode" (Is this some new Government issued law?)
This would be horrible to have an oven that locks everytime you heat something or close the door :cry:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:46 am

dcrane wrote:My oven ONLY locks when its in "Clean Mode" (Is this some new Government issued law?)
This would be horrible to have an oven that locks everytime you heat something or close the door :cry:


This only happened once and it was on broil at 550 with the door closed. I just happened to get lucky and it locked right after I opened the door. I only do that for two things, garlic bread and the glazing on the ribs but I'm sitting right there looking through the window to take them out just at the right moment. I'm assuming it has heat sensor that auto locks it when it gets to X temperature but that's not a good thing, I'd call it safety hazard especially if fire started in the oven nd that's not out the realm of possibilities with the bread.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:35 am

Richard S. wrote:
dcrane wrote:My oven ONLY locks when its in "Clean Mode" (Is this some new Government issued law?)
This would be horrible to have an oven that locks everytime you heat something or close the door :cry:


This only happened once and it was on broil at 550 with the door closed. I just happened to get lucky and it locked right after I opened the door. I only do that for two things, garlic bread and the glazing on the ribs but I'm sitting right there looking through the window to take them out just at the right moment. I'm assuming it has heat sensor that auto locks it when it gets to X temperature but that's not a good thing, I'd call it safety hazard especially if fire started in the oven nd that's not out the realm of possibilities with the bread.


agreed... coal & woodstoves get up internal temps of 1200 degrees and they don't make us put auto lock mechanisms on those toothy
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:17 am

Who's bright idea was THAT safety feature???

Just last month I forgot a couple slices of pizza in the oven & they DID catch on fire! I can't imagine what I'd have done if I couldn't open the oven. Arghhhh!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: Dennis On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:33 am

Freddy wrote:Who's bright idea was THAT safety feature???

Just last month I forgot a couple slices of pizza in the oven & they DID catch on fire! I can't imagine what I'd have done if I couldn't open the oven. Arghhhh!

switch the breaker off at the panel,that should kill the oven.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:53 am

Dennis wrote:
Freddy wrote:Who's bright idea was THAT safety feature???

Just last month I forgot a couple slices of pizza in the oven & they DID catch on fire! I can't imagine what I'd have done if I couldn't open the oven. Arghhhh!

switch the breaker off at the panel,that should kill the oven.


and pray the flame does not hit the glass front because its cheaper to buy a new stove than replace those sons a guns :mad:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:20 am

My three nieces were at the parents house to do some cleaning for them while they were away. A good deed to be sure, and while there one was making cookies for their kids. Not being familiar with their oven, she somehow got the oven in cleaning mode and just like Richards, it self-locked the oven door and went into high temp mode with the cookies in there. It wasn't long before they spontaneously combusted. There is a fan in the oven, i guess to exhaust excess heat as a temperature control, which does an effective job of blowing cookie ashes through the kitchen! You'd think all the ash was cleaned up but weeks later more would get blown out of the oven.

It never occurred to them to throw the breaker or unplug the oven after the door got locked. :roll:

I had an embarrassing moment with an oven on my first visit to my future in-laws. Background....The oven I had in my house was a microwave / conventional combo and the microwave was part of the oven itself not a microwave/exhaust hood as I am used to seeing now. Because the microwave was part of the oven, there was a lever to lock the door closed in order to use the oven in either mode. It was a safety feature so you couldn't open the door with just a pull while the microwave was on. I was very used to closing the oven door and sliding the lever over every time.

I went to the future in-laws house for the introduction visit / dinner. Of course I am trying to make a good impression and help out with dinner so I pick up the heavy roast pan for my future MIL and put it in the oven, sliding the lever over like I always do at my house while turning to ask her what temp she wants it on.....except the lever is the lock for cleaning the oven......and we can't figure out how to get it unlocked...... we did unplug the oven so it didn't go into high temp cleaning mode. It took a good hour before we got that thing open. we would plug it in try something and then unplug it again...I don't remember if it just timed out or if we actually figured out how to bypass it.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:46 am

Now that's hilarious Titleist :lol: as they say... no good deed goes unpunished, you'd have been better off being the normal unsocial boyfriend slouch who sits on the couch and does nothing :punk: hopefully MIL appreciated your efforts knowing you were trying. LOL
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:19 am

dcrane wrote: you'd have been better off being the normal unsocial boyfriend slouch who sits on the couch and does nothing


I do that now as the SIL!! :lol:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Terrible Safety Feature on Oven

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:08 pm

Dennis wrote:switch the breaker off at the panel,that should kill the oven.



The oven shuts off when it locks but the issue is the damn door is locked.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite