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Offline peteH

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Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« on: August 08, 2013, 09:45:34 AM »
Has anyone ever used a piece of ceramic fiber board for their oven door?  Is it safe?  Any suggestions?  Thanks


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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 09:55:35 AM »
CF dust is carcinogenic when inhaled isn't it?

I would think you would want it completely encased in something (stainless steel perhaps?). You would certainly get CF dust from the grinding action of opening and closing the door.
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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 11:12:03 AM »
A lot of people use it inside the door, but not AS the door.  It is too brittle and friable.

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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 07:00:44 PM »
Perhaps the simple aluminum or steel door would be easier?

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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 07:52:56 PM »
Easier, yes, better, no.

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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013, 12:59:27 PM »
Make two panels out of SS or Alum and sandwich the board between them.  A lot of doors are made this way, and they work well.
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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 03:24:44 PM »
I've never seen anything that has exposed CF.
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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013, 04:29:26 PM »
Best of all would be: an inner sheet of aluminum, a section of board, a middle section of aluminum (riveted to the inner sheet of aluminum), then another section of board and an outer sheet of aluminum riveted to the center section of aluminum.

That is how I am making my next iteration of door.

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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 06:32:31 PM »
I've never seen anything that has exposed CF.

No exposed CF on the door like I mentioned, most rivet or weld a center strip to close off the cavity.
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Re: Ceramic fiber board for oven door?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 09:15:10 PM »
I use a 12 mm fibre panel bolted to the inside of a 20mm thick piece of solid timber. I went to a lot of trouble to obtain the (pretty expensive) "bio mill board" made in Germany from safe fibres. Being only 12 mm it is not suitable for placing on the oven door mouth to retain heat for the next day. It is likely to cook the timber. However it is fine if used for baking or roasting temperatures. The reson I designed it this way is because firstly, I like the look of a wooden door and secondly I designed it so the door can be easily handled with one hand. The downside it that the stuff does abrade easily if not handled with care even though I coat the edges with an acrylic product to give it more strength.I dislike steel doors because they are heavy, highly conductive and therefore get dangerously hot.
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