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Hidden or Concealed Range Bake Elements

A Range Feature That Reduces Cleaning Time

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Range Hidden Bake Element

Range Hidden Bake Element

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Hiding or concealing the bake element may sound trivial, but this small electric range feature is big on consumer appeal. No more spills that are difficult to remove from the bake element and it's easier to clean the oven without its surface presence. There's also something to be said for the look of a clean, element-free oven bottom.

However, there is a slight downside to a hidden bake element besides a little higher purchase cost for the range. It takes longer to preheat the oven and baking time required may be just slightly longer than with a traditional bake element. Replacing the element will also be more difficult and you may require an appliance technician to effect the repair. But clean wins and a hidden bake element is a wonderful convenience feature.

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