Can I make something that will do what this product claims it will do
with materials found around the house or easily obtainable?
I need to clean the black burner trays on my gas stove as well as a
silver tray from a toaster oven that is totally black at this point.
Thanks & Happy Holidays
You could try putting the items in a plastic garbage bag with a couple
cups of pure household ammonia. Leave overnight, then scrub. The
other thing to try is a spray oven cleaner (lye based). If you really
want to clean something, fill a half a 55 gallon drum with water, add
a bunch of lye, and bring to a boil. Pretty much clean anything with
that, but of course it is somewhat dangerous to monkey around with 20
gallons of boiling lye water. (we used to peel the wax off of steel
animal traps that way).
If I understand the product correctly, it doesn't dissolve the carbon
pre se. It breaks down the bond between the metal and carbon/grease so
it can be rinsed away. Based on the widespread availability of the
product on the web, I'm assuming it works.
I'm gonna try a plastic bag of ammonia and see what happens.
While I don't know if some household chemicals will work as well,
the ingredients of Sokoff don't seem to be household chemicals:
CHEMICAL NAME CAS NO. % WT
Methylene Chloride 75-09-2 60-65
Isopropyl Alcohol 67-63-0 15
Triethanolamine 102-71-6 1-3
Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulphonate 25155-50-9 3-6
Potassium Dichromate 7778-50-9 < 0.5
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