My oven has squeaky door hinges.

There are many types of lubricant available ( traditional, silicon, Teflon etc.), all with different pros/cons.

I'm curious, is there a "best practice" choice for what should be used in this case?

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    I would suggest closing this and asking it on diy.stackexchange.com for better answers.
    – GdD
    Jan 26, 2017 at 13:41
  • ask the oven maker ?
    – Max
    Jan 26, 2017 at 13:44
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    WD-40 is good for getting things un-stuck @Dorothy, but it dries out quickly so it's not a good long-term solution.
    – GdD
    Jan 26, 2017 at 14:52
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    I'd recommend White Lithium Grease. My browser has fritzed on me, so I can't copy/paste links. According to Wikipedia, it exhibits "good temperature tolerance" and is commonly used in automotive applications.
    – user51717
    Jan 26, 2017 at 16:12
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    @Niall - The articles I've seen on this have no specific warning of toxicity apart from this one which indicates a low risk of toxicity to cattle. Since most oven hinges are on the outside of the "hot box", I'd say the risk is very minimal.
    – user51717
    Feb 1, 2017 at 15:48

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Although they don't get as hot as the interior of the oven oven hinges are exposed to a significant amount of heat, so you should pick a lubricant which isn't going to burst into flames when exposed to heat, dry out, or gum up. My usual go-to oil for the home is 3 in 1 oil, but I wouldn't use it here because of the heat. 3 in 1 make a high performance spray lubricant which handles high temperatures, sprayon make a food-grade high temperature lubricant spray, and you can also get spray on bearing lube (for cars but is good for high temperature) - all of which would be fine for this application.

I would recommend a spray on lube because oven hinges tend to be hard to access, and the spray will help force it in better, however if you gave good access you could get a tube instead.

  • I could be quite tempted to use a PTFE bike chain lube.
    – Chris H
    Jan 26, 2017 at 19:17
  • Thanks GdH, you've brought up some useful things to consider here and given good advice. I'm afraid though that it doesn't address the main thrust of the question - what kind of formulation is best, rather than the medium of application.
    – Niall
    Feb 9, 2017 at 16:07

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