So this is a question based on a debate I was having with a friend of mine. We were discussing how heat escapes from an oven and how it heats up the room in which it is located.
The debate started when after cooking something, I suggested we open the oven to let the heat escape and warm up the apartment (we live in a cold city). He replied saying that keeping the oven closed would do the same job.
We argued about this for a while, with the following views:
My side - opening the oven allows all the heat to pour out at once, heating the apartment quickly and then eventually, slowly dissipating. In my mind, leaving the oven closed wouldn't really heat the apartment, because at the rate heat slowly leaks out of the stove, the cold from the outside of the apartment will leak in and counter it- leaving the apartment at a relatively constant temp.
Friends side - keeping the oven closed or leaving it open will result in the same amount of heat being transferred from the oven into the apartment, therefore resulting in an equivalent exchange of heat. His view suggested that opening the oven door would result in a similar temp change as keeping it closed.
So here I ask, what do you physics folks make of this?