We have been delighted to find a wall oven on special that meets all our specs - one of three that Choice mag recommended in its last review of ovens. It's a discontinued model and this is ex-display; it is less than half the price of what it once would have been.
All its bits are in good order and the front panels are all perfect, but there is a fine coating of rust on one of the exterior sides, about 2cm wide by 10cm long. I am assuming a bit of sea water crept in during shipping. It's at least a year old, so I would expect that if it were going to rust anywhere else, it would be showing signs of doing so by now.
Does anyone out there have any views or experience about whether rust on the side is likely to be problematic? Is there a way to seal the rust off to stop the oxidising process? Would that involve all manner of nasty chemicals that shouldn't be heated up?
I have tried googling for answers, but haven't been able to find a search term that comes close to finding me the info I need, even after setting it to exclude camp ovens, dutch ovens, cast iron and various other things ...
Hope someone knowledgeable is out there tonight.
Thanks in anticipation.