How to Fix Your Oven Door

So you're wondering how to fix your oven door? It's a pain isn't it, one second you're attempting to cook a delicious home cooked meal (yes, that includes chips and fish fingers if the feeling so takes you), the next your oven door is playing up and preventing you from cooking - who knew it only took an oven door to keep a man or woman apart from their cooked fish fingers. Well, we are here to help against this injustice.

If you're having a problem with your oven door we've created this quick guide to help you fix it. So depending on what is actually wrong with your oven door, we hope we can help. Let's get into it: 

How to fix my oven's shattered glass:

Annoying and unsightly, shattered oven glass not only allows heat to escape, it can be dangerous too! If the shattered glass does smash then it can leave your kitchen covered with hundreds of glass shards all over the floor. Don't put off finding a replacement - we have plenty of replacements for your oven door glass so browse our collection here. To find out how to fix your oven door yourself and replace the glass you can find our full instructions here

How to fix my oven door's catch:

If your oven door isn't closing like it used to it can be incredibly frustrating. It may hang slightly off the hinge or fail to close which will allow heat to escape which once again keeps you away from your cooked food! Luckily, as with most cooker parts, we have some spares... to see our full range of oven door catch replacements click here. To see the full guide on how to replace your door's catch click here

How to fix my oven door handle:

Okay so this one isn't rocket science, but it is a problem none of us really expect to have. Unfortunately (and inevitably) closing your door with too much force or even just basic overuse can cause your oven door handle to become loose and faulty. We have a huge range of oven door handles so that you can fix this unexpected problem in no time! See our full range here

How to fix my oven door seal:

Another oven door afterthought, oven door seals coming loose often just seems like a bit of an inconvenience, but if your finding that your oven doesn't seem to stay warm and you cant work out why, it may actually be this pesky bit of rubber! It keeps heat from escaping from the edges of your oven door, so it'll be time to get a replacement. To find the right replacement for the job from our range, browse here.  

 

If you're still wondering how to fix your oven door or have any other questions about our products please feel free to get in touch. Our cooker experts are more than happy to help you whatever your query, so contact us today

My Hotpoint Heating Element is Not Working

Even the best cookers can have problems, Hotpoint is a company that is an expert in all things ovens and yet it's still not uncommon for a heating element to become a nuisance. A heating element is arguably the most important part of your cooker - No working heating element? No heat. Without heat, your oven is basically a glorified kitchen cupboard, and you can't get a warm home-cooked meal from a kitchen cupboard. 

Like a burnt out lightbulb, you can't repair a burnt out oven element, so if your Hotpoint heating element is not working, the best thing you can do is find a replacement. 

Luckily, here at CookerSpareParts we have a fantastic selection of Hotpoint oven elements that allow for you to get your oven heating up in no time. We stock genuine and alternative Hotpoint parts so whatever you're looking for, we have you covered. To see our full range of Hotpoint heating element replacements, click here

 

hotpoint heating element

 

Before ordering your Hotpoint heating element replacement, be sure that it is compatible with your oven model. To see if it is, make sure you have the oven model number handy. That way you can be sure that you are ordering the correct part and avoid any disappointment! 

Although it may seem tempting to pay for a professional to help you replace your Hotpoint heating element, in reality, it's quite easy to replace! We always want to help you have the option to fit spare parts yourself which is why we created a step by step guide on how to do this. Click the link below to see the full guide!

 

How to Replace Your Hotpoint Heating Element

 

If you have any further questions about why your Hotpoint heating element is not working or about any of the products we supply, feel free to get in touch. Our team of experts are happy to help from diagnosing the problem, picking a replacement and fitting it yourself so contact us today

 

 

Gas or Electric Oven - Which is Best?

An oven, whichever kind you choose, is an integral part of any kitchen. It's really the heart of any home-cooked meal and if you are a fan of cooking, you'll be wanting an oven you get on with. This decision will depend on the individual - you may already have an electric or gas oven installed in your kitchen or perhaps you've always had one type of oven that you now favour. However, if you still find yourself asking which is best out of a gas or an electric oven we are happy to run you through the pros and cons of each. 

Gas Ovens

In short, gas ovens work by directing a stream of natural gas that is then ignited by a spark generator or a small pilot flame. This lights the burner that allows you to cook your food. For a more in-depth look at how gas oven work you can click here. Or continue reading for the pros and cons. 

Pros

  • Cheaper - Generally, gas ovens are cheaper to buy up front and cheaper to run than their electric counterparts.
  • Easier to control boiling and simmering - Gas hobs allow you to instantly control the heat of a pan, so you won't need to wait as long if your hob gets too hot.

Cons

  • Uneven heat - Without a fan (which are commonly found in electric ovens) it's harder for heat to evenly distribute around the oven cavity. This means it's trickier to get food evenly baked. 
  • Harder to clean - Pan supports and gas burners can be fiddly to clean, you'll have to take a bit more time to account for the extra places spilt food can hide. 
  • Slower to heat up - Gas tends to heat up a little slower than electric ovens. 

 

Electric Ovens

Electric ovens work in the same way as other electronic appliances, powered by your main electricity supply it heats up and often uses a fan to push heat evenly around the oven cavity. 

Pros

  • Easy to turn on - With a twist of a knob your oven is on, you don't need to ignite a burner meaning you are good to go. They also heat up faster than gas ovens.
  • Easy to clean - Flat, smooth surfaces allow you to clean your hob with little effort. There are very few places for food to hide with a smooth-top hob.
  • Stable Hob - This smooth, flat surface also means that your pots and pans are more stable as they lie flatly. This means your food won't pool towards one side of a pan. 
  • Even Bake - Unlike a gas oven, you are pretty much always guaranteed an even bake with an electric oven which has been designed to distribute heat evenly. 

 Cons 

  • Harder to control hob heat - Gas hobs not only have more options than electric hobs, but you can change the level of heat instantly. Electric hobs can take a while to cool down.
  • More expensive - As previously mentioned, electric ovens do work out as slightly more expensive to run and buy than gas ovens.

 

If you have any questions about gas or electric ovens that will help you decided which is best for you, we are more than happy to help. Our team of experts are happy to help you whatever your cooker query may be, so get in contact today

 

 

How to Change Your Oven Element

If you want your food to be fully cooked (and who doesn't want their food to be fully cooked?), then you'll need a working oven element. The oven element is a crucial part of your oven as it is the part that is responsible for heating up your oven cavity.  Unfortunately, problems with elements often occur, and this means that you'll need to change your oven element. Like a lightbulb, a burnt out oven element cannot be repaired, the best course of action is to find a suitable replacement part and swap it with the damaged element. 

 

oven elements

To see our full range of oven elements, click here

 

How to tell if your oven element is broken

  • Often you can see an oven element is damaged by a visible split or a bulge. This is where the fuse has tripped or blown.
  • Sometimes you will notice sparks or an electrical flash from the element.
  • Sometimes there is no physical evidence that the element is broken, but your oven will always fail to heat up, so if this is the case it's possible that the oven element is responsible. 

 

How to change your oven element 

  1. First, you'll need to find a suitable replacement part. By searching for the manufacturer and model of your oven, we will supply a list of oven elements that are compatible with your oven model. Once the correct part has arrived you are ready to start replacing your broken part! 
  2. As you start replacing your oven element the first thing you'll need to do is turn off your oven at the wall - its all very well having the right part until you accidentally electrocute yourself, so make sure it's off!
  3. Next, its time to remove the panel that protects the element. This should be at the back of your oven held in place by four screws.  
  4. Once you can see your oven element you should see that it is held in place by 3 screws. Remove these screws, this will leave the element left connected to the oven only by wires.
  5. IMPORTANT: Make note of where these wires are connected (or take a photo), you'll have to connect them in the same way to the new element. Remove the broken element.
  6. Connect your new element to the correct wires, put it back in place. Replace the screws and reattach the front panel.

There you have it! As easy as that you have just changed your oven element to one that actually works. Congratulations!

If you have further questions about how to change your oven element or about any of our products feel free to get in touch. Our friendly team is always happy to help so contact us today

electrolux oven repairElectrolux oven repair

Electrolux is an extremely popular oven manufacturer, their high-quality products have made them a household brand that people trust. However, even the best-manufactured ovens can sometimes have problems! It's no cause to worry, you won't need to get a whole new oven, you can get your Electrolux Oven Repair part here from us! 

Buy buying your Electrolux oven repair part directly, you can attempt to fit your part yourself, avoiding the need for an expensive call out. However, only do this if you're confident in your abilities - and always make sure to switch the oven off at the plug first!

We have a diverse range of Electrolux oven repair parts that will help you get your oven back up and running in no time. We sell genuine and alternative parts that are all high-quality and cost-effective so it should be easy for you to find the replacement part you need! To see our full range of Electrolux replacements, click here. To see more about the parts we supply, keep reading. 

Electrolux Oven Repair Parts 

Cooker Elements

 

If your Electrolux oven isn't heating up it could be that your oven element needs to be replaced. Oven elements are the part that gets your oven cavity hot, so if you need a new electrolux oven repair part, you can find it here

 

Oven Doors

Your oven door breaking can be a nightmare, not only does it prevent you from cooking but a smashed door can cause danger too! If your oven door has broken for any reason and you need a new one, click here. We supply everything from replacement glass to door seals.

Oven Fans and Motors

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Oven getting too hot? It may be a problem with your oven fan or motor, this is an issue as the oven hasn't got an effective way to cool down or spread the heat around the cavity evenly. If this is the case with your faulty Electrolux oven, get your repair by clicking here

 

Remember that this is only a small selection of the Electrolux oven repairs parts we supply, check out our full collection here. Be sure to read the product descriptions carefully to see that the replacement part is compatible with your model of Electrolux oven. 

If you have any questions about our Electrolux oven repair parts, or about any of the over products we supply, feel free to get in touch. Our friendly team is always happy to help so contact us today.