I am trying to clean some over spray of an oven. (Not my work.) :-)
As a former chemist, I have tried:
1. Paint thinner
3. Rubbing alcohol
4. Brillo pad (lightly)
6. Exorcism :-)
Any other ideas ?
I dont even bother to reply to posts when they are this vague. If it's
food, SAY SO! (and explain what spilled). Overspray is a term more
associated with painting, not an oven spill. Anyone owning an oven
should know about Oven Cleaner anyhow.
"AS A FORMER CHEMIST", you should understand the need for specificity
in questions and statements. You wouldn't say "mix them together"
without clearly indicating what "them" indicates, the quantities
involved (if not implied) and any other special instructions regarding
HOW to combine them -- along with any precautions to be observed
in doing so.
As I asked:
- is it *in* the oven (the oven is the large enclosure into which
one would typically place items like TURKEYS to be roasted)?
- is it *on* the stovetop (the stovetop is the nominally flat surface
on top that one places pots to be heated)?
The likely remedies that would be suggested when trying to clean
the ENAMELED, self-cleaning interior of the oven are very different
from the "glass" cooktops (which self-destruct when a pot boils over
and isn't IMMEDIATELY cleaned) which, in turn, are different than
the remedies suggested if the oven EXTERIOR had been "dirtied".
Since you didn't say, we all therefore know that the
overspray is inside the oven, on the left side. So,
you'd use hot soapy water to remove the oven cleaner
Of course, if you wanted, you might provide some more
useful information. Rather than just vague trolling.
That's the only thing I can figure. Trying to
clean the oven, and sprayed some clean area.
Warm or hot water, and a scrubby. Might try
diluted vinegar, as the oven cleaner is alkalai.
Christopher A. Young
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You've not indicated what the oversprayed substance likely *is*!
Also, I assume by "oven" you genuinely *mean* "oven" (i.e., not
stovetop, etc.). Do you mean the oven's interior or exterior?
My GoTo solvents tend to be:
- soapy water (soaking things)
- mineral spirits
- brake fluid
The order in which I will try them and the ones that I will
"disqualify" varies based on the material that I am trying to
remove as well as the "base material" (that, presumably, I would
like to protect/preserve, to some degree).
[N.B. Many of these are nasty and you should consult the associated
MSDS before using]
Oddly enough, both eco friendly, and actually
does work. I used to love LOC when I was Amway
I got a used TV which stank of cigarette film.
Bit of Zoom and warm water and a rag, and the
nicotine came right off.
Folks, I just noticed. The OP is Andy
He goes from one ng to another posting off-topic, irrelevant, and
often stupid posts. He should see a psychological therapist.
I'm sorry I wasted my time answering him (kerplunk).
Andy, grow up.
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