To Self Clean Or Not To... WWYD? (Ikea appliances=junk)
I have an Ikea/Whirlpool oven that died on its first self clean within the first month of installation. The ongoing warranty repair has been a nightmare, but I'm not alone as you can see in this IkeaFans thread (I do not want to bore you with details).
However, I now have a dilemma and I want to poll the collective wisdom on the GW Kitchen forum to see what you would do in my situation.
Say, if I get lucky, on the next visit, the technician gets the oven working again (yeah, I'm being unrealistically optimistic here), should I test out Self Clean feature after repair? Part of me does not want to touch that feature ever again just because the widespread problem with SC. But part of me feels that I will never have confidence in the oven that it won't die on my next baking session if I don't push it to its limit (in self clean) to test it out. After all, right now, I still have a few years of warranty left and could afford having repeated repairs if needed to.
What would you do?
Oh, BTW, my subject line expressed some pretty strong opinion. I just want to put it out there as I only learned about the horrible experiences others had with their Ikea appliances after my oven died. You can take a look at the appliances forum on IkeaFans. I hope there are lucky owners out there, esp. on GW, but I personally will try to sway people away for making Ikea appliance purchases in the future based on what I have learned.