Yes - it’s normal for parts of your Ooni Koda 12 that are exposed to extremely high temperatures to show signs of rust, patina, or oxidation. This will not affect the way your oven performs in any way - you can keep on cooking for years to come!
Can I remove patina / oxidation?
The best way to remove patina / oxidation is by following the steps below:
Wait until your oven is completely cool
Wipe down the powder coated shell with warm soapy water and a sponge or microfibre cloth
After the shell has been cleaned, wipe down the inside of your oven with a paper towel or rag and stainless steel cleaner (such as Bar Keeper’s Friend or Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner)
Never use abrasive cleaning products to clean your oven
Can I prevent patina / oxidation from forming in the first place?
It’s natural for outdoor cooking appliances to show signs of rust, patina, or oxidation, but there are a few things you can do to keep your Ooni Koda 12 looking as good as possible:
Store your Ooni Koda 12 under a carry cover
Store your Ooni Koda 12 indoors or in a covered area if not in use for an extended period of time
Clean your Ooni Koda 12 when needed
If you feel that your oven’s performance has been affected in any way, contact our team and we’ll be able to help.