Old Tappan Oven Question.

My home has a Tappan gas range that looks like it was made in the 70's. On the front of the range just above the burners there are six vent holes that vent heat from the oven. What is the pupose of these holes and can they be closed? They add a tremendous amount of heat to the kitchen.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (PC) wrote in

You've answered your own question. The holes are there to vent the oven. More specifically, they also vent combustion products and moisture.
No, you cannot block them without causing a host of problems.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (PC) wrote in message

Hi,
They allow the oven to vent for proper heat inside the oven, they also allow the products of combustion to come out of the oven....nope, cannot cover or alter them!
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (jeff) wrote in message

Do all gas ovens have these?
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (PC) wrote in message

Yes.
Electric do as well, but the gas vent is usually larger to let the products of cumbustion out as well and the heat for the oven vent/temp.
Many gas range installs now ask for a vented hood as well to manage the heat and such from the range/oven.
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