My oven door blew up!

By jtickner1
Aug 27, 2007
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  1. yeah, my family and i were eating tea and my oven door decided to blow up, was rather epic. probably the highlight of my day seeing shards of my oven door fly accross my kitchen,

    i have a photo i might upload when i can be bothered.

    i dont know how or why it would just explode like it did, anyone got any ideas?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    were you cooking a particularly hot curry???:)
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Ours did the same a few years ago - apparently the glass can stand the heat from the over but not from the grill. I think one of the kids turned the grill on and forgot it. Big bang - glass everywhere. We then found the instruction sheet which said use the grill with the door open. RTFM.
  4. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 663

    yeah its rather odd, yeah was only the glass on the front not the actual door but still strange cause the oven or grill wasnt on, but the oven had been used about 10 minutes prior the incident
  5. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 502

    IDk, your cooking was really bad? OR it was a gas leak or the glass other side got overheated.bec cuz u had sumtin touchin the glass. OMG read the manual. And sue who ever u bought it from. =D
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,423   +281

    May have had something to do with whatever you did to create tea that you had to eat.
  7. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 663

    haha dont think ive ever had exploding potatoes before
  8. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Eggs - in the shell. Over or microwave. Kaboom! You clean the oven.
  9. halo71

    halo71 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,289

    Ha! I was thinking the same thing! Maybe "eating" the tea was a typo?
  10. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Not my sort of tea, chap. Besides, scones and madeira cake don't go bang like that.
  11. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 663

    no 'eating' tea isnt a typo, maybe its just an aussie thing to call your dinner, tea. some other australian get back to me on that, cause i know all my friends say that as well
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Take a look at this article HERE.

    Exploding oven doors etc are far more common than one would think. You should contact the oven manufacturer asap, as this could`ve been potentially very dangerous.

    Regards Howard :)
  13. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 Newcomer, in training Posts: 351

    Something like this happened to my relatives with their over. At 3:00 AM in the morning my aunt heard something crackling in the kitchen and when she stepped into the room the oven door shattered. The oven wasn't on and the only explanation was that the glass had had some sort of micro imperfection that had caused catastrophic failure.
  14. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 663

    A lot more common than i ever though haha
  15. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    I made my old oven door explode when we got a new one, I made a firework ( I know how to make them ;) ) and just planted alot of them inside the oven in a middle of a dirt field, got behind a wall and blew it up :haha:
  16. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Got any videos, TimeParadoX?
  17. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    I'll record a new one Kitty when this oven breaks :haha:

    [​IMG]

    There, I showed what the explosion looked like :D
  18. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Sounds like thermal expansion caused some pressure in the glass, hot on top and cold on bottom part of the window.
     
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Hmmmmm.........!!!!

    This is the sort of thing that normally only happens in meth labs.
  20. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    maybe your cooking is terrible.
  21. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 663

    oh yeah, forgot to mention our kitchen doubles as our meth lab
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Always Strive For Maximum Utilization of Floor Space...!!!!

    Incorrigible that one ! LOL!
  23. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 663

    we also deal out of there, just incase you wanted to know. pm me for my address
  24. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX Newcomer, in training Posts: 359

    I dont know about that. I and just about everyone I know calls it dinner. People who call it tea are mostly from other countries such as new zealand and a couple of other places. May just be a Tasmanian thing cuz we all know you guys are a little strange ;)
  25. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 663

    haha sure sure


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