Skandi Rogers wrote:My very first thought is, is the oven just dirty? unused ovens really can smell, especially if something has been spilt on the element or down the back by the burner. If I use mine for a while without really cranking it up when I do it smokes the house out.
My second thought is go to the local second hand shops/free adds and buy yourself a cheap cooker. shove that in and then you can take time to find exactly what you want. My second thought was. shame you don't live closer I have a spare! When we bought this house the cooker here was the same as yours the hob worked but the oven didn't (and there was a lot of evidence of mice in the insulation so they were probably the issue there) so we took the cooker from our old house. and then we rented the house so she had to buy another one. the one she bought cost $7 but she didn't check the power, it was a 400V cooker and the old house only has 230V so I now use her $7 one!
For cooking I prefer a gas hob and an electric oven. It's also usefull in old houses where the fuses won't cope with both being electric.
Mike Haasl wrote:Well that sucks... So do you think the previous owner never baked with the oven?
Have you done some youtube searches for that model to see if folks have fixed it on their own? There is a BB for that Troubleshoot and fix an electrical appliance (assuming it's an electrical problem, otherwise it's still Oddball)
We have a Breville toaster oven that does 95% of our baking. It's 12.75" by 13.5". But it sits on the counter 24/7.
According to Samsung, the burning smell caused by a new oven is due to the "insulation surrounding the oven cavity emitting odors the first few times it is exposed to the extreme heat inside of the oven." This is the smell of a bonding agent curing. Also, if you fail to remove some of the zip ties used to secure the inserts during transit before turning it on for the first time, you may also be smelling the plastic melting and burning.
Appliance maker Belling, on the other hand, explains that the smell and light smoke you may see on the first use is from a protective coating of oil that is used during the manufacturing process.
Whatever the case, new ovens smell. The best way to get rid of the smell is to run a proper burn-in cycle. It's recommended that you not cook any food prior to a burn-in, as the smell (and potentially the taste) can stick with your food.