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Indoor Venting of Electric Wall Oven

Marissa | Nov 4, 201005:02 PM     31

We just had installed a Kitchenaid double electric wall oven and are shocked that the oven vents into the room (our old wall oven had a vent to the outside, so the vent conduit is still there). I called Kitchenaid and they said the ovens all vent inside. Did a little on line reseach and inside-venting seems to be the standard for electric wall ovens.

What are we missing here? The oven is blowing hot air into the kitchen -- nice in the winter but not in the summer. Plus, what about those times we are broiling, etc. and smoke pours out? We had enough instances of pulling the battery from the smoke alarm even with our outside vent.

I was so excited to finally replace the 30-year old ovens, but now am bummed. Please tell us it won't be as bad to operate in the summer/broiling, as it seems to us now.

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