I can't tell if it's steam or smoke coming out if my oven. What should I do?

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by Dorie Shapiro
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If you notice vapor being exerted from the top sides of the oven near the vents, that is most likely steam. If you notice a vapor that is much darker and has no opacity (meaning more difficult to see through), that is most likely smoke.

Sometimes food smokes when being overcooked or when a lot of oil is used.

We recommend reducing the oven temperature, opening your windows, and let the fans in your oven cool it down. Once your oven cools down, use a warm damp cloth to clean the interior walls, ceiling, and floor.