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Why do electric ovens cook so unevenly?

Yes, my stove is clean, two years old, and the coils are heating up like they did the first day i got it. Ihave had a gas stove too. I had no problem with it.Can I ask what name brand do all of you use? May be i should change name brand oven. This oven was not a cheap oven. Do you think i need to change to another name brand oven?

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Asked by Glo402813 at 10:26 PM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I have a GE electric oven and have not had a problem with uneven heating. Maybe call the store and ask them why or the maker and ask them. It could be the coil needs to be replaced already. You cant really mess with the coils in an electric oven. They get weird and heat unevenly after being moved for cleaning.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:30 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • It probably isn't the cooktop, but your cookware. If it isn't FLAT, the coils aren't heating it evenly as they aren't touching the surfaces evenly.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:31 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • I used to work for ge and sometimes what happens is after time they need to be recalibrated and that maybe what is needed here. It is 2 yrs old. Call thcompany or call the store.

    Answer by dynameteduck at 10:34 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • ours is a POS.. :(

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 10:34 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • ours works great and its old lol

    Answer by kimsmith22 at 10:41 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Sometimes odd little things can make it not work right - if it's not sitting totally level, it can bake unevenly. I still say there's some other problem with it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Oh - and mine's a very inexpensive Kenmore, works beautifully. In fact, it's better than my mom's super-expensive one. It's outlasted one of her "name brand" ones already.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Gas ovens are a thing of beauty - I didn't use one until I bought my house. Electric can cook unevenly, I agree.

    Answer by tasches at 7:41 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Ugh, no idea

    Answer by sstepph at 8:44 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • wish i knew

    Answer by mommyof3-2008 at 9:48 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

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