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Old 10-25-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Is your oven self-cleaning? I have only noticed this issue with ovens that are not self-cleaning.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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Is your oven self-cleaning? I have only noticed this issue with ovens that are not self-cleaning.
It is self-cleaning. I think I'll just live with it. Alas, the wife made me promise not to remove the outer panel and insert fiberglas insulation; she can read my mind.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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It is self-cleaning. I think I'll just live with it. Alas, the wife made me promise not to remove the outer panel and insert fiberglas insulation; she can read my mind.
You might want to check with the manufacturer-maybe they forgot to add some insulation or this is a known problem?
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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We just bought the same range and have issues with the outside and the knobs getting so hot I can barely touch them. And that is at 400 degrees. I have had service techs out 3 times and it is 180 degrees on the outside and KitchenAid refuses to do anything. The tech took the door apart and there is NO insulation....it is about a three inch metal frame and 2 pieces of glass and that is it!!!! I have little ones and am so afraid they will be burned and KitchenAid will do NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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This is why I bought a Frigidaire.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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The outside of the oven should not be getting that hot. I would contact the manufacturer. A friend of mine had a child who was burned by the outside of an oven door and there was a defect with the construction of it that caused it to get too hot. They took the oven back and replaced it and also payed the medical bills. Fortunately the burn did heal but it was pretty bad.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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the oven should definitely not be getting to 180F. That is a clear-cut safety hazard. Recommended maximum surface temperatures to prevent first or second degree burns with incidental contact with metal surfaces like these is usually somewhere between 120-140F depending on whose standards you are looking at (I prefer 120F for insulation when dealing with something in a house like this). 180 is completely unacceptable. However, one thing to keep in mind is the tested operating temperature for your specific oven when determining insulation requirements.

In either case, 180F is too hot.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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why don't you call kitchen aid???
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