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Old 01-11-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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Talking about the conventional oven. We once had one stopping functioning. Don't know the cause, only remember it had been once kept on for 3-4 hours on about 450F and the food were totally burned because we forgot it's on and went out for a while ). After several failed attempts to fix it by the repairman, it's replaced by a new one. Since then, I'm wary about using it on either very high temperature (say 500F) or for too long.



So, how often do you use your oven? Will it shorten its life if I bake bread on 450-500F every single day?
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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No. Long cooking times at high temperatures do not damage ovens. Ovens are made for this. Google the temperature used for the self cleaning cycle.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Most appliances don't seem to last as long as they used to, and replacement parts can often cost as much as a new appliance.

I use my oven every day, just about. My last one lasted 7 years. It was a very basic Whirlpool and I kept having to replace the infinite switches for the burners. When the oven thermostat went out, I decided to upgrade to a better stove/oven. I use this one daily as well, and hope to get at least ten years out of it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Simplistically, using any device frequently will cause it to wear out sooner than if you use it infrequently. Ovens are not anexception to this rule, so if you use your oven every day, you will need to replace it, or parts of it, sooner than if you used it once a month.

The real question is whether the use degrades the device significantly, and in the case of an oven, that answer is no. Ovens are designed to heat at 450-500 for several hours on the self clean cycle. That should not burn them out. Baking bread isn’t even that hard on an oven. For bread you need 450 for an hour or so, and that isn’t a big deal at all.

I use my oven a lot. I have dual wall ovens, and I have them in use simultaneously once a week or so, but the top oven, which I find more convenient, is used 3-5 times a week. In the last week, I have baked bread, made biscuits, roasted a chicken, roasted potatoes,

My ovens are 17 years old and going strong.

If you want to use your oven every day, go for it. What is the alternative? Wishing you could bake, but buy8ng a loaf of bread instead?
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Old Yesterday, 07:46 AM
 
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we have to much stored in our oven to ever use it . it looks like a gym locker .
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Old Yesterday, 10:42 AM
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Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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we have to much stored in our oven to ever use it . it looks like a gym locker .
Does it smell like a gym locker?

P.S. Use the self clean function to reduce the clutter.
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Old Yesterday, 10:59 AM
 
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Talking about the conventional oven. We once had one stopping functioning. Don't know the cause, only remember it had been once kept on for 3-4 hours on about 450F and the food were totally burned because we forgot it's on and went out for a while ). After several failed attempts to fix it by the repairman, it's replaced by a new one. Since then, I'm wary about using it on either very high temperature (say 500F) or for too long.



So, how often do you use your oven? Will it shorten its life if I bake bread on 450-500F every single day?
No, it is meant to be used as often as you need.
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Old Yesterday, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I’ve never had problems running an oven on high heat. If you bought a self cleaning oven, it should be able to run a long time, and at high heat, for several hours.

However, you don’t need to do that for most foods.

Just remember to turn it iff when done.

Ovens are meant to be used.
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Old Yesterday, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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My oven gets used a lot. The one caveat I have is that thermostats are not to be trusted. Invest in a decent oven thermometer and make a chart of the real vs. set temperatures. I'm betting a lot of people give up on baking because they think they can't do it, when the real problem is the oven not keeping proper temps. My tstat was fine until after a couple self-clean cycles.
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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I use mine almost daily. The problem is they are not made well like they used to be and won't last 30 years anymore.
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