Cleaning a self clean oven

sio2raJuly 19, 2007

We have a hidden element, self-cleaning oven. DH, in his attempt to keep it looking new, put aluminum foil on the bottom of said oven. After use it had baked to the bottom of the oven.

Is there anything I can use to slowly pry this stuff off of my brand new oven? Do I run the self-clean cycle? or use oven cleaner?

Everytime I look at the darn thing my blood pressure rises.

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My MIL hasd a habit of lining things to keep them "clean". She also had aluminum foil permanently stuck to the bottom of her oven. And paper towels dried up inside her refrigerator. I wish I had a good suggestion for you.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2007 at 12:26PM
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I have a hunch that, if you run the cleaning cycle, the foil will probably flake off and end up as dust on the bottom which can be wiped off.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 10:41PM
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I'd be willing to bet the foil is stuck to a previous spill. Try a razor blade, held almost horizontally so as not to gouge the surface. Slow and careful.

The bottom of ours is easily removable, so I take it out to do anything like this. (easier on my back). Yes, its self cleaning, but manual says to scrape/clean any large spills beforehand and I always overfill lasagna pan.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 11:43PM
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This recently came up on the kitchens board.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link from Kitchens

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 1:26AM
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Boy, this answers my questions about using aluminum foil on the bottom of my new self cleaning oven. My coils are underneath. I was looking around and just read somewhere that a woman just ordered another bottom from the manufacturer for her oven. Her husband thought he was helping to keep the bottom clean by putting foil there.She paid about $45 for the new bottom. She did it herself (or her husband did). There are two screws they removed and lifted out the old bottom and replaced it with the new one. Done deal! Check out the manufacturers of the unit and just replace that piece. It sounds like it was worth it. She was digusted every time she used the oven with the aluminum foil stuck to it.......This may also include any silicone liners too. You will have to check with your manufacturers......Roxy

    Bookmark   January 26, 2009 at 7:16PM
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