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Does Your Oven Heat the Whole Kitchen?

Does Your Oven Heat the Whole Kitchen?

Now that I've been living in my apartment for a few months, I've learned some things about it. For example, the entire kitchen gets extremely hot when the oven is on. I've never experienced an oven like it. When doing a lot of cooking for a dinner party, I have to put on shorts because I get so hot and sweaty with the oven on! I know turning an oven on will generally heat a kitchen slightly, but mine is pretty severe. Does anyone else have an overly active oven?

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WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 5 years
No
bsanf3 bsanf3 5 years
Unfortunately I haven't replaced the original oven that was in my house when I bought it, an induction cooktop and double oven are on my list.
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
Oh my goodness yes.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
It gets a little warmer but its not too bad.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
I have a pretty good sized kitchen, but when it's on, I'm roasting. Even at my Mom's house (her kitchen is huge, as is her home), the entire house heats up with that thing on.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
It does, but not to a huge degree. It's really only noticeable when I use the broiler and have the door open slightly. It also heats the kitchen up pretty well when I do the self-clean cycle.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
Nope, not really.
LeiraElle LeiraElle 5 years
It certainly gets more toasty, but not unbearably so. It is quite nice during the winter, though!
lawchick lawchick 5 years
so weird! my oven puts out a little bit of heat right on top (it gets pretty warm), but never enough to change the temp of the room!
KateLynn2011 KateLynn2011 5 years
In all the old houses I live in during college, I would only bake in the winter because the oven would heat up the entire house! But in the winter I didn't mind it because those old houses have horrible insulation.
Liss1 Liss1 5 years
yes, i don't mind it in the winter but in the summer i try to turn on the ac before i start cooking or else i sweat to death in the kitchen.
Food Food 5 years
Not to that degree! It makes my house warmer, but not to such a painful extent!
sourcherries sourcherries 5 years
It did in our parents' kitchen. Fortunately, we moved to a house where one of the benefits is living in a "wind tunnel." Opening the side door (not to mention the kitchen window and front door) is enough to drive the heat straight out of the house!
bengalspice bengalspice 5 years
We have to open the windows in the middle of winter when we bake ANYTHING.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
I have a super-small kitchen, so yes. Luckily, it's a gallery kitchen, so it's pretty well sectioned off from the rest of the apartment and I'm able to keep the rest of the apartment fairly cool.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Aargh mine does! I only have a kitchenette, so it really heats up the entire house! I don't know who the hell engineered it, but they clearly didn't test it even once. The stovetop gets so hot that it melts plastic dishes.
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