With the holiday season close at hand, this means that there is likely going to be a great deal of cooking, and in particular, baking, in your family’s future. This makes it particularly important that your oven is in proper working order, which may require that you have it serviced and repaired in the coming weeks so that it is working when you need it most. Here are some signs you can look out for that can help you to determine whether you may be in need of oven repair.
Your Oven Isn’t Getting Hot Enough
Just because your oven is set to a certain temperature this does not necessarily indicate the actual, accurate temperature within your oven. If your oven is malfunctioning, it may begin to run cooler, or even hotter, than you have it set. This makes it imperative that before you do any critical holiday baking that you place an oven thermometer in your oven to check your oven’s actual temperature. If your oven is running significantly higher or lower than it should, you will need to have it repaired before the holidays.
Your Oven Cooks Inconsistently
Another way that you can tell if your oven may need repair is to consider how your food has been turning out lately; has food been coming out unevenly baked? When an oven is functioning properly, food should bake evenly throughout. However, if your food comes out with sections over, or under, done, then this is a clear sign that your oven is in need of repair.
The holidays can be stressful enough without your oven suddenly acting up on you. This makes it important that you check the condition of your oven now so that you can have it repaired before the holidays hit. Contact us to find out more about how you will know if your oven needs repair, as well as to schedule maintenance on your appliances.