Please help. They delivered my new gas range today and will be hooking it up. I’ve been informed to do a burn off before allowing my Parrotlet Kai out of the sealed off room he has been living in for several weeks now. What exactly is burn off time and please tell me for how long? Someone mentioned it was the oven and they ran it on 400 for two hours while another person said it was the time it took the gas to run through all the burners. Are they both right? I’m very confused and need to get this right the first time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Worried.
Miss Mary, I found an article on cnet, after googling your question, and tried to post the link, here, but it was felt that this content was inappropriate for Talk Parrots.
So, here is a break-down of information you were looking for, condensed.
Appliance maker Belling, 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.
The best way to get rid of the manufacturers' new-oven 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.
How to break in your new oven
No matter what type of oven you have, the first thing you should do is remove any zip or twist ties. Then use warm, soapy water and a washcloth to wipe down any racks and the insides of the oven.
Once you have wiped down all the surfaces inside the oven, it's time to start the burn-in. While instructions may vary from one manufacturer to the next, the premise of every "burn-in" process is the same:
- Turn on the fan in the ventilation hood and, if possible, open a few nearby windows.
- Set the oven to high heat, between 400 to 550 degrees Fahrenheit (204 to 288 degrees Celsius).
- Let the oven run at this temperature for between 30 minutes and an hour.
If the smell persists after the cycle, repeat the process once or twice more
. Once you no longer smell oil or a burning odor, allow the oven to fully cool and use a warm, soapy wash cloth to wipe down the inside of the oven a final time.
Of course, it is very important to keep Parrotlet Kai in his sealed, safe room while this process is occurring, as the fumes can seriously harm him.
I hope this response has helped answer your question, Miss Mary. ❤️️ Glad to be of assistance. ~Sweet Parakeet