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    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
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    You cleaned your oven? Early this morning I started cleaning my oven (hadnt been done in a year). Thought I'd share a little tip I learned a few years ago while working for a cleaning co. Cheap Dollar store oven cleaner. Remove racks, put them in a trash bag and spray them down, close bag by just folding it under, take them outside and lay them in the sun. The heat activates the cleaner. Hose them down after a couiple of hours. (Time for some quilting while waiting). Spray down inside the oven turn on 200 just long enough to get it warm in there then shut it off. Let set for an hour or two while quilting. the gunk just slides off. No scrubbing! Works on old cookie sheets and pizza pans too! Shoved them in a bag set them outside and couple hours later looks like new.

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    good tip, but you should not use cleaner inside oven if you have a Self-cleaning oven


    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    You cleaned your oven? Early this morning I started cleaning my oven (hadnt been done in a year). Thought I'd share a little tip I learned a few years ago while working for a cleaning co. Cheap Dollar store oven cleaner. Remove racks, put them in a trash bag and spray them down, close bag by just folding it under, take them outside and lay them in the sun. The heat activates the cleaner. Hose them down after a couiple of hours. (Time for some quilting while waiting). Spray down inside the oven turn on 200 just long enough to get it warm in there then shut it off. Let set for an hour or two while quilting. the gunk just slides off. No scrubbing! Works on old cookie sheets and pizza pans too! Shoved them in a bag set them outside and couple hours later looks like new.

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    thanks for the tips :) i have to do this...some time ago i had a pie overflow...forgot about it, last week went to use the oven and set off all the smoke alarms in the house...it was horrible! they are LOUD!!! and when you have 9 of them going off....well...it was quite tramatic. we started pulling batteries...they kept going off...had to flip the breaker too...
    last night hubby wanted me to bake some chicken...and i said. "really? really? you want to start pulling batteries now or wait till they demand it?" he opted for a different choice; and asked...so what are we going to do about the oven? my response of course..."clean it i guess" weekend chore :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    good tip, but you should not use cleaner inside oven if you have a Self-cleaning oven
    My instruction book also said not to use cleaners inside. I just use a hot rag to wipe down the ash inside & on racks, after oven has cooled.

    And I just cleaned/wiped it out 2 days ago, when the weather had cooled and I could open the kitchen window to let the smoke out. Yeah, I don't do it often enough, sometimes I even get a small fire going in there while it's cleaning! :)

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    I used to clean my oven only when the bottom threatened to catch fire. When I was shopping for a new stove I told my Dh that if he wasn't willing to clean the oven then he had no say in wether it was self cleaning or not. He cleaned the oven once and never batted an eye after that on the extra price for that feature. Ditto for the fridge.

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    I cleaned my oven last week. I sure wish I knew your 'trash bag' trick then. The racks came out okay but not great. I used the 'good stuff' i.e., Easy Off, and the cold-oven /overnight method. The whole 'hose them off' thing has real appeal. I dragged my racks to the sink.

    Thanks for the really good tip! You're a peach for sharing it.

    Do people still say "you're a peach" or am I just so old that I've start saying things that don't make sense to people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhag
    I used to clean my oven only when the bottom threatened to catch fire. When I was shopping for a new stove I told my Dh that if he wasn't willing to clean the oven then he had no say in wether it was self cleaning or not. He cleaned the oven once and never batted an eye after that on the extra price for that feature. Ditto for the fridge.
    You have a self-cleaning fridge??? Where can I get one?

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    LOL - self-cleaning fridge....I want one, too!

    If you don't have a self-cleaning oven, lay an old dish cloth (terry) in the oven on the very bottom. Pour about 1/4-1/2 cup ammonia on the towel, put drip pans (from under the burner) in, shut the door and go to bed. The next morning, wipe it clean! Racks, drip pans AND oven will come clean. If you've burned on food for a year, it may take a few tries to get it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltzilla
    I cleaned my oven last week. I sure wish I knew your 'trash bag' trick then. The racks came out okay but not great. I used the 'good stuff' i.e., Easy Off, and the cold-oven /overnight method. The whole 'hose them off' thing has real appeal. I dragged my racks to the sink.

    Thanks for the really good tip! You're a peach for sharing it.

    Do people still say "you're a peach" or am I just so old that I've start saying things that don't make sense to people?
    I think she is a peach for sharing too! I understood you! :-)

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    You're supposed to clean ovens? (LOL)

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