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Old 09-23-2013, 07:32 AM   #1
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What are the vents in the side of my oven?

I have an electric tabletop oven that is 65 cm wide. I also have a space underneath my stove that is 65 cm wide. 2+2=?? I have not tried to fit the oven underneath the stove yet. It should fit if the tiling, etc is square. I have one question that is stopping me. The sides (both right and left) have a series of 2" slits cut in them near the top of the oven. What are these for? It is a convection oven. It is possible that it is simply a designers plan to increase the strength of the oven by adding these curves to the oven - the slits are stamped and the metal is turned in a bit. I believe there is a vent in the back of the oven as well.

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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They are there for ventilation. The oven gets hot and ventilation ensures the inner workings, wires, etc. don't get so hot they are damaged.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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You need to make sure there is at least 3-6 inches (7.75-15.25 cm) of space around the oven to allow ventilation.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:57 AM   #4
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Thanks! Bummer....
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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did you get a booklet with the stove? It may have more information for you, or the company might.
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