Amen to both comments above...have been using the kitchen oven to 'bake' GunKote for several years and usually try to time it so that Wife is away. One thing to beware of...I once put some parts into the oven that was due a cleaning (it had some old grease on bottom that had boiled over from a pan the previous evening). Went ahead and baked the parts only to find that the grease had gotten transferred to the hot parts from the smoke the grease created when heated. I had to re-do these parts because they were uneven in color due to the grease.
Another suggestion. Get a old toaster oven at a thrift shop to use in the garage. Some of these are actually quite large for a toaster oven! Very handy.
I got a big old 1970's one for just $3. Works great. I can bake all parts on a AKM except the barreled receiver and cleaning rod. Great for refinishing mags too as well as hand guns.
I use a large toaster-oven whenever possible. But I have done oilpans, intakes, and bellhousings in the main oven. The odor will be less if you can sit the part in the sun for a day or two before baking, as it helps warm and evaporate more of the solvents.
I want to find a cheap old electric oven and dedicate to GK now, but....
You guys are nuts ! That shit has MEK , lead and various other nasty things in it. Please invest in a old pizza oven , bubba yourself and oven or buy one like I have. I have had it for 5 years and its paid for itself 100 times over ! I keep it in the OUTSIDE shop . The oven is also a convection type [ Fan on top circlating the inside air] and you can fit a fullsize Fal upper in it to bake. Here is a link to the oven and good luck ! http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=46300