Most people think that the oven is the most complicated machine because it has many parts. Every oven has 9-10 common parts. If in case our oven stops working, then we must know which is the faulty parts of the oven. Firstly, we must know all parts of the oven just to avoid such a situation.
Parts of an Oven Diagram
Oven Parts Names
- Broil Element
- Oven Rack
- Bake Element
- Oven Convection Fan
- Convection Oven Fan Blade
- Convection Oven Baffle
- Oven Light Bulb and Assembly
- Hidden Bake Tray
- Oven Vent Tube
- Gas Oven Ignitor
Oven Parts & their Functions
Oven Broil Element
The oven broil element is one of the integral and important parts of any oven. This oven broil element is at top of the oven cavity.
The function of the oven broil element is to provide direct heat for our food which is in an oven for broiling. Sometimes, the oven broil element is also used to preheat the oven faster.
The food placed for broiling in the oven cooks very fastly, and it also helps to brown or caramelize the food. It enhances the taste and texture of our food.
If the broil element turns on or any other visible damage is there on the broil element, then we must contact our service professional to troubleshoot this problem.
The oven rack is a series of metal bars connected by the metal frame. The material of the oven rack is stainless steel.
The frame used for the oven rack is rectangular, and it consists of a horizontal bar placed on a series of vertical bars, which gives extra stability and strength to the oven rack to sustain any load.
The main function of the oven rack is to hold the cookware and bakeware. While cooking oven rack can move up and down depending upon the requirement.
It is easy to change, remove, and clean. Any broken oven rack will lead to preventing food from cooking.
Oven Bake Element
The oven brake element is the main heat source in most ovens, and it is at bottom of the oven cavity. This bake element is also used for the self-cleaning feature.
The oven bakes element is also replaceable in most of the oven. The working function of the bake element is that the electric current passes through the coil, and it heats up.
When the baking element stops heating, we can contact a service professional to replace it.
Oven Convection Fan
A convection fan helps to circulate hot air around the oven cavity, which helps to reduce cool spots and helps to cook food more evenly.
Another advantage of a convection fan is to reduce the amount of moisture inside the oven, which will help food cook faster.
Also, it helps to make food crisper and browner outside and juicier inside. This convection fan is on the back wall of the oven.
Convection Oven Fan Blade
In our convection oven, the fan blade is an important part of the oven. Its function is to create and circulate airflow in the oven.
Convection Oven Baffle
If our model is a conventional oven, then a convectional baffle encases the convection fan and is located at the rear wall of the oven.
The convectional baffle obscures the fan, and it also helps to circulate the air in the desired area within the oven.
The distance between the baffle and the rear wall is more. It is near the side of the walls than at the midpoint between the side walls.
Oven Light Bulb and Assembly
Oven light bulbs and assembly are to provide light inside the oven and are generally placed at top of the oven cavity.
One question arises does an ordinary bulb will use in the oven. The answer is No because there is a very high temperature inside the oven. So, an ordinary bulb will not sustain that temperature and get damaged.
For this purpose, the manufacturer uses a special oven light bulb that can sustain more than 300-degree Celsius temperature.
Generally, halogen or incandescent light bulbs are used in the oven due to their high-temperature rating, are shatter-resistant, and lifespan is about 2000 hours.
Oven Hidden Bake Tray
Oven hidden bake tray is generally at bottom of the oven cavity. Its function is to protect the bake element from dripping and spilling any fluid while cooking.
While cooking, there are chances of spilling the fluid on the bake element. So, oven hidden bake tray will help to protect our bake element.
Oven Vent Tube
The oven vent tube is at the top surface of the oven cavity. Its function is to release heat and moisture in the open environment.
Gas Oven Ignitor
A gas oven ignitor is generally in the gas oven, not in an electric oven. This gas oven ignitor is typically made up of silicon carbide, which will help to generate high heat.
As the name suggests, the gas oven ignitor ignites the gas at a high and desirable temperature. So, our process takes a shorter time to cook.
This gas oven ignitor is found within the oven nearer to the burner tube.