Got new oven. Manual says to broil with door open to "broil stop position" Can you explain why Never cooked with door open before.

  • Posted by: mcfox
  • February 16, 2012


Sam1148 February 16, 2012
Some ovens have a safety that turns off the broiler once a certain internal oven temp is reached. If the manual says to broil with oven door open a bit---that keeps the oven interior from overheating and shutting down the broiler.
I that for steaks...for things that just need a quick crisping on the top--it never stays on that long to trip the safety.
Still broiling can very quickly go from to burned. So it's good to keep an eye on it.
jakeremi February 16, 2012
Besides , I LIKE TO WATCH... ezpecially STEAK!

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meganvt01 February 16, 2012
The difference is like grilling with the lid closed vs. the lid open. When you broil with the door closed, heat building up in the oven (from the broiler element) and you get an effect that is more like baking than broiling. Opening the door lets the excess heat escape and your food gets broiled, rather than baked.
Mr_Vittles February 16, 2012
I broil with the oven door closed all the time, since the heat is constantly on during the broil, it doesn't necessarily matter if the door is closed or not. It may be suggested with your oven because your broiler is very powerful, and could possibly damage the door if left closed.
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