I have an electric stone/oven and want to use some oven cleaner, easy off or
the like, but I think the oven must be hot?
How can I heat the oven, then remove the element if it is hot.
It is the bottom of the oven that needs attention.
Or don't the oven have to be hot?
Despite the directions on the cleaner, I think "longer soaking", cold, works
best. I spray my oven cold, wait a day, spray it again and THEN scrub it
after that, 48 hours later. I use steel wool and damp paper towls to start,
dry paper towl to get the last wet bits out.
There is sometimes a few gritty bits left over after which I spray one more
time and soak for 24 hours and scrub one last time.
As for the racks, I put them in a garbage bag and spray them, 24 hours later
it comes off easy over the tap with steel wool and an old rag.
LOL, yes, you should be glad and I'd love to have one. In reality the man
hours are very low, it's mostly just waiting. I probably spend a total of
1 hour of actual work between spraying and scrubbing, just can't use the
oven during the 3 day soaking sessions.
You don't want to fool with the self-cleaning oven (which consists of
turning it on) but you want to fool with Easy Off. I take it you
haven't cleaned a lot of ovens then. I predict that after cleaning it
by hand a couple of times, you will want to use the self- cleaning
feature, and BTW, I would check the mfg of the oven to see if you can
use the oven cleaner on it since it's self cleaning. :-)
Be sure to read the instructions for the stove/oven first. The last thing
you want to use on a "self-cleaning" or "continuous cleaning" oven, is an
Easy Off type of oven cleaner. Self cleaning heats the oven up to near 900
degrees and literally incinerates the built up grease on the oven walls and
Continuous Clean types have a rough looking surface rather than smooth
porcelain and clean "somewhat" by catalytic action at temps over 400 degrees
and only works somewhat on greases and not on starches such as over run
On standard porcelain ovens, spray the Easy Off (according to instructions
on can) on cold oven surface. Lift oven element up to spray under and avoid
as much as possible getting any on the element. Element kind of hinges at
the back and will lift up in front.
On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 19:17:14 -0700, "Anthony Diodati" <mrbreezeet1NO
Unless the elelment plugged in and out, I'd be reluctant to take it
out just to clean the oven, hot or cold.
Next time line the bottom with foil (I should do that too**) I think
there might be especially heavy sheets made for this purpose.
**Although mine is continuous cleaning. It never gets totally clean
or even very clean but it never gets that dirty either.
I just use regular heavy foil, but there is specialty stuff, which I doubt
makes any difference. I was warned not to have the element touch the foil
and you may need to pop a thermometer in there as it can effect the temps a
little bit (you may need to turn the temp a little higher or lower to hit
your desired temp with foil in there)
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