Gas Range Moisture or Condensation
- Why would condensation or moisture form inside of, outside of, or on the backsplash of a Gas Range when the oven is in use?
- Why is moisture, condensation, or sweating forming inside the oven cavity, on the door, on the glass, or on the backsplash of a Gas Range?
- Why is the oven interior, door, glass, or backsplash sweating?
- Interior or exterior of gas oven is wet
- How to prevent moisture or condensation on a Gas Range?
- Excessive moisture during preheat
- Can a custom piece be used and attached to the back of the riser directing air forward; if so, what is the best angle?
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When gas is combusted, the two main byproducts produced are carbon dioxide and water. LP gas produces a little more water per gas molecule than natural gas does.
Condensation forming inside a Gas Range, on the bullnose, or on the backsplash behind the range can also be due to high moisture content within the food being cooked.
- Running a ventilation exhaust hood when using the oven may reduce condensation.
- Certain building materials may be more prone to condensation buildup, due to oven's exhaust heat or moisture content.
- Refer to the builder or designer for additional information regarding building material.
- In some limited cases, the material will form moisture or condensation regardless of food being cooked or ventilation considerations.
- Wolf does not offer a deflector, nor recommend pushing vented air away from the back wall. The oven flue is designed to allow hot air to rise, changing the airflow may impact product performance.
- Condensation forming on the outer door panel or glass of a Gas Range is most likely due to the cold metal of door heating as the oven preheats.
- Condensation may appear during preheat but should dissipate once the oven reaches the setpoint.
- Condensation may be more visible depending on ambient room temperatures.
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