I certainly can't imagine them doing any practical thinking. I have a relatively new stove and it does the following wonderful things:
- It has a wonderful high-tech ceramic cook top that I can clean to sparkling with glass cleaner, or a little dish soup if it's greasy.
- It has a warmer on the stove top. When I heat water for tea in the morning, I can put the tea kettle on the warmer and it stays warm until my hubbie is out of the shower
- It has burners that adjust for small pans or big ones
- It has a good size oven that turns into a convection oven on demand and also cleans itself.
- It has a warmer drawer below where I can keep things warm or proof bread.
Am I being punished for broiling some prime rib for my husband in honor of Valentine's Day? (a few days late) Is there some lack of knowledge here? Who cleans the broiler pans at your house?
I was tempted to clean off most of the grease and put them in the oven while it self-cleans, but the instruction book specifically says not too.
Besides that, I once put a dirty broiler pan in a self-cleaning oven. It had a heat lock on it. The grease in the broiler pan caught fire. There was a lot of smoke. You could see the flames inside.
I turned on the stove fan full bore, but it cycled back into the house making the whole house smoky. The firemen came.
Meanwhile, my hubbie jumped up from the sofa where he was reclining and heroically tried to save me from the error of my ways by trying to open the oven door and put the fire out.
Meanwhile I was screaming that I'd turned the oven off and that it could burn itself out inside the oven. He was too busy saving me, dear man.
The oven door never locked again, nor did the oven itself work properly after that.
So I don't clean my broiler pans in the self-cleaning oven any longer. Do you suppose those designers and engineers could invent one that would survive that? I'd promise to clean most of the grease off first.