Using baking stone in electric oven
My question is: Has anyone ever heard that baking stones block the oven from heating up and ruin the range?
We recently moved to a new home that already had an electric range (Kenmore). I have a 7/8" baking stone that is a tile from a kiln. Very heavy. I have beeen using it for 20+ years in both gas and electric ovens. The existing oven in the house is an unknown number of years old, but certainly not new. Within 2 weeks, the oven stopped heating to temperature. The sellers of the house threw in a 1 year home warranty, so we contacted the insurance company and they sent out a contractor. Initially we were told the range needed a new motherboard. It's a long story, but bottom line is he told us that using the baking stone had ruined the range which he claimed was the worst damage he had ever seen in his 25 years as a contractor. In 2 weeks? Seriously? I might note that one of the stovetop elements is also defective. Obviously, I want a new range but if this one can be fixed, I'd rather wait.
Any comments are welcome.