What kind of oven cleaner do you use?

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    My oven didn't come with the oven cleaning button so I want to know is there a special way to clean the oven besides buying the oven cleaner product? Is there a "homemade" product recipe that works?
     
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    Sorry, I have a self cleaning oven, and always have, so I've never had to use an oven cleaner.
     
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    I am sure that you can google homemade oven cleaner and come up with something that will work well.

    Personally, I just buy oven cleaner, since I so rarely ever have to clean my oven. I use the fume-free, lemon-scented kind. I don't know the brand, but it is a pretty common one. It really is fume free, and it works quite well. :)
     
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    I have never cleaned my oven...It is self cleaning and has a setting, but I don't think we have ever used it. We don't spill in it...and I try not to think about the fact I have never cleaned it...
     
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    Well this is the first time I've had to clean it this way since the fish I was cooking had a buttery/oily liquid that ended up splattering all over the oven so I quickly took it out and finished it up in the micro. Lesson learned- cover your foods if there is liquid!!
     
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    Dumb question, I am sure, but I am gonna ask it...

    How does a self-cleaning oven work? What do I need to do? I have a built-in double oven (I actually used both of them at the same time once!). The top one is self-cleaning, but I don't know what to do to make it "clean itself."

    I am sure I could read the book that came with it, but this is more fun!
     
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    I think it super-heats the oven and burns the "crud" off. All you have is some ash in the bottom of the oven that you wipe out.
     
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    Yep, that's the gist of it. It's not ideal to use it during hot, summer months! :lol:

    If it is self cleaning, it should have a lock for the door. You set the lock, select the "self clean" and then set the time. I usually let mine go for about 3 hours. When the heat gets low enough, the lock will release, otherwise, once it heats up, it truly "locks" so that you can't open it up (safety reasons!) When it's cool, you wipe the ash off the bottom and voila! Clean oven!
     
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    Do I have to use any cleaning stuff?

    (You all can stop laughing at me now...)
     
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    Nope, the heat does it. I just wipe out the ash with a wet rag.
     
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    I think that commercial oven cleaners can actually damage the inside surface of the oven so that you can't have it clean itself.
     
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    I found some website that mentions using baking soda and water in a spray bottle so I can try that safe method.
     

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