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Oven trouble when braising

ateaktree Feb 28, 2014 12:19 PM

So I have a problem which I have not been able to find referenced by anyone else. I have an electric oven and when I braise using a liquid with a significant alcohol content (i.e. wine) my oven door will pop open whenever the oven coils cycle on. I can only assume that the alcohol vapor is collecting in the oven and igniting briefly when the coils become hot.
Has anyone ever experienced this? Is it dangerous? Is there anything I can do the prevent it?

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    Alan408 RE: ateaktree Feb 28, 2014 12:40 PM

    Your oven vent may be blocked

    To prevent this, clean your oven and/or dilute the wine.

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      ateaktree RE: Alan408 Feb 28, 2014 04:03 PM

      The vent on the top of the stove is definitely not blocked, I've checked that one. I don't know if there are any additional vents though.

    2. C. Hamster RE: ateaktree Feb 28, 2014 02:25 PM

      There shouldn't be much vapor in the oven when braising since the container should be tightly covered.

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        ateaktree RE: C. Hamster Feb 28, 2014 04:04 PM

        Certainly when I braise the lid is on securely. I have not had this problem in the past when using the same cookware I have now. It seems to be just this oven.

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