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Help me clean my self clean oven

Old 05-01-05, 08:00 PM
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Help me clean my self clean oven

I have a Kenmore oven and the instructions are fuzzy if I can use it to clean the broiler tray. It's getting all kinds of food build up and even SOS pads can't take it off.
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Old 05-01-05, 08:23 PM
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I'd do it but you might want to call the nice people at Sears and see what one of their appliance salesmen have to say.
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Old 05-01-05, 08:27 PM
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I was gonna say call Sears too!

When I saw Kitty's post I thought "figures a girl should know how to clean an oven".


For the record, Mrs. Pusser has never done the clean thing on our oven.
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Old 05-02-05, 02:27 AM
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Take the broiler pan, put it within the oven, turn on cleaning cycle. Some ovens can get to 800-900 degrees in the cleaning cycle, and that'll burn away pretty much any residue. Be sure to let it completely cool before opening the oven (some ovens will lock the door during the cleaning)
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So is smoke a problem with self-cleaning ovens? It seems burning all that shit off would smoke like crazy...
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Old 05-02-05, 08:43 AM
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So is smoke a problem with self-cleaning ovens? It seems burning all that shit off would smoke like crazy...
Actually, it does smoke and really stinks. I recommend doing it on a day you can open the windows.

Don't forget to take the racks out or you will mess up the finish and they don't slide as smoothly.
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Old 05-02-05, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by beavismom
Actually, it does smoke and really stinks. I recommend doing it on a day you can open the windows.

Don't forget to take the racks out or you will mess up the finish and they don't slide as smoothly.

Damn!...i forgot to take mine out the other day....

I hope they are not screwed up...!
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Old 05-02-05, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by alarican
Damn!...i forgot to take mine out the other day....

I hope they are not screwed up...!
It won't be that bad. They just don't slide as easily.
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Old 05-03-05, 09:49 PM
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Spray it down with oven cleaner, put it into a large dark plastic garbage bag, and let it sit in the sun for a few hours. Open the bag outdoors, remove the pan and hose it down. Then you should only need to do minor touch up cleaning in the sink before it looks great.

Or you can just buy a new one.
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Old 05-03-05, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by trixie
Spray it down with oven cleaner, put it into a large dark plastic garbage bag, and let it sit in the sun for a few hours. Open the bag outdoors, remove the pan and hose it down. Then you should only need to do minor touch up cleaning in the sink before it looks great.

Or you can just buy a new one.
I thought you mean't the oven. Lugging the oven out in the sun and then back inside and into the sink seemed like way too much work.
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Old 05-03-05, 10:06 PM
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it'll either burn it off or bake it to a point where nothing will take it off
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Old 05-03-05, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
even SOS pads can't take it off.
Have your tried penicillin :d

take all racks and stuff out,Like mike said it'd probably burn it on so much it can't be removed.
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Old 05-04-05, 10:18 PM
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Can we have closure on this? Did the oven get clean?
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Old 05-04-05, 10:34 PM
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I tried this once with my self cleaning over but got scared and turned it off. Something about the combination of extreme heat and smoke coming out of it's crevices made the stove look really pissed off.

This thread reminds me, I really need to clean my oven. Thanks.....
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Old 05-05-05, 05:13 PM
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did you have a lot of build up? the smoke is from the food particle leftovers being vaporized.
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Old 05-05-05, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
Can we have closure on this? Did the oven get clean?
Let's just hope the before wasn't as nasty as Chad's shower
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