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Sep 23, 2012 11:27 AM

KitchenAid Superba oven - incredibly slow to preheat?

We've just moved into a new (rental) house with an ancient kitchen. In between cursing the tiny cabinets and laughing at the pink countertops, we are actually trying to cook. However, I was dismayed that it took 40 minutes (yes, that is forty, four-oh) for the oven to preheat from room temp to 450F. The appliance in question is an electric Kitchenaid Superba model, with a ceramic top and convection option. I am used to cooking on/in gas without convection. So... what to do?
1. accept it and plan further ahead next time
2. try something different with the settings
3. tell the landlord to get the oven fixed


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  1. I don't have any experience with the brand of oven/range you have, but if it takes that long to preheat it sounds like an element is going out or has already gone out. We had a range many years ago that went through elements like they were winter coats - a new one every year. Slow preheats were the first clue. When the main wiring went out we replaced it. Good thing, because if it still worked I'd have an avocado range - ugh!

    1. I have a kitchen aid superba and love it. The oven doesn't take that long to heat up, not even close. Get it fixed.

      we are moving and leaving the appliances behind....anyone know of a good reliable replacement? Are Kitchenaid ranges as good as they used to be?