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Old 08.05.2014, 16:12
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Re: oven cleaning

Read the instructions on the can. When you cannot understand those instructions, basic over cleaning products will tell you to heat your oven at about 200 for 2 minutes. Then turn off and sit for 10. Then spray it only on the areas allowed, not the coarse areas for example. Let it sit over night, two nights if possible. Take a extremely dry wet(means soak then wring the heck of it out so it is faintly damp), and start to wipe. Expect to kill a couple of new sponges on the activity. When there still is more there, repeat the process or get a metal mesh scrubby. Be careful and don't hit the glass.


Or pay a professional to come over and do it, and drink a tea.
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Old 08.05.2014, 16:49
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Read the instructions on the can. When you cannot understand those instructions, basic over cleaning products will tell you to heat your oven at about 200 for 2 minutes. Then turn off and sit for 10. Then spray it only on the areas allowed, not the coarse areas for example. Let it sit over night, two nights if possible. Take a extremely dry wet(means soak then wring the heck of it out so it is faintly damp), and start to wipe. Expect to kill a couple of new sponges on the activity. When there still is more there, repeat the process or get a metal mesh scrubby. Be careful and don't hit the glass.


Or pay a professional to come over and do it, and drink a tea.
That's actually bad advice.
One of the spray oven cleaners sold here in most supermarkets is K2 and it should be sprayed on a completely cold oven.

Surely, when using chemicals, if you don't know the product, or cannot read the instructions then you shouldn't really be using it?
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Old 08.05.2014, 17:00
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Need to know product that can be used to clean oven and the greasy trays. Had never used ovens earlier and now have a greasy baking tray and some grease left on the oven base...please help..
Should you find that your oven has a self-clean cycle, remember to check your oven instruction manual prior to running the cycle for guidance on what to do with the racks/trays.

My self-cleaning oven instructions specifically indicate that all racks and trays should be removed prior to running the self-clean cycle as they can be damaged at the high temps that self-cleaning requires.

The racks and trays can be cleaned by hand. If they are extremely dirty, I have found that spraying them with the chemical oven cleaner mentioned earlier, placing them in plastic garbage bags, and leaving them overnight will soften the baked-on grease and grime, which can then be removed with a scrubbie or bristled brush.

I have also had good luck soaking racks and trays in a bathtub full of hot water with powdered dishwashing detergent. Of course, the tub needed to be cleaned afterward as well.
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Re: Best way to clean the oven/stove

If the oven has a self-cleaning mode, seems all modern ovens have that, then DO NOT use normal cleaning products inside it.

It then has a special covering on the inside, which burns fat with high temperatures. Normal cleaning products can kill that covering, so you will have to replace the inside of the oven.

Happened to my ex-wife when she moved out.
The people she hired to clean the appartment seemingly did that, but she was not there and they denied it.
Anyway, think it cost her like 700 francs if I remember correctly.
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Old 08.05.2014, 18:43
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Re: Best way to clean the oven/stove

I've found that baking soda mixed with a little water (to make a paste) works well, to help with scrubbing. Then just rinse thoroughly. I prefer that to harsh chemicals.

But one thing I strongly suggest is to always read the oven's manual, regarding what the manufacturer suggests for cleaning. (Usually the manual can even be found online, and in English).

We recently moved into a new apartment, and when I went to use the oven for the first time, I noticed a really awful chemical smell coming from it, as it began to heat up. As it turns out, the woman that lived here before us didn't read the manual for the oven and used a commercial/chemical oven cleaner in it, when she shouldn't have. It took a long time for that disgusting chemical smell to finally go away. It was so awful I didn't even want to eat anything cooked in there until the smell was completely gone.
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Old 08.05.2014, 20:34
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Re: Best way to clean the oven/stove

Always read the manufacturer's handbook, if you haven't one, ask the landlord!
Do not use chemicals on the catalyst ovens!

The trick with heating the metal bowl of water inside the oven is always the first step.
The racks can be removed and put in the dishwasher, and then cleaned if necessary by hand.

Otherwise, wipe off the worst and then spray K2R oven cleaner, leave it overnight, before washing off the next day.

Be careful when using a steam cleaner on a cooker. Always remove the oven electrical fuses (Or flip the breakers) before you start!
Steam can possibly get behind the oven and give you an electric shock.
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Old 09.05.2014, 05:59
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That's actually bad advice.
One of the spray oven cleaners sold here in most supermarkets is K2 and it should be sprayed on a completely cold oven.

Surely, when using chemicals, if you don't know the product, or cannot read the instructions then you shouldn't really be using it?
Bad advice?> Maybe I shouldn't generalize when it comes to chemicals. But a lot of products do say to do that...oven cleaners that is. Not K2 apparently.
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Old 09.05.2014, 06:06
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Re: Best way to clean the oven/stove

Choose your poison
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...+glass+ceramic
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Old 09.05.2014, 10:06
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Bad advice?> Maybe I shouldn't generalize when it comes to chemicals. But a lot of products do say to do that...oven cleaners that is. Not K2 apparently.
Maybe???
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Re: oven cleaning

Hi guys. After 7 years of abuse since its last clean, my oven (not a modern one with self-cleaning function) has now started to smoke and expel noxious fumes when it's turned on to high temperatures. Seeing my air purifiers go crazy and show an air quality not fit for human consumption was a bit of a wake-up call and tells me that I need to fix it asap.

So am I right from reading this thread that I need to:

1) Go out and buy a good oven cleaner. Which good brand/product can I find in either Coop or Migros that people recommend... is K2 still the best?

2) Leave a big bowl of water in the oven and heat at 110c for an hour

3) Apply cleaner and leave it overnight (or however long the packet says)
Use a lot of elbow grease and destroy numerous cloths to get all of the grime off

4) Be happy using my oven once more.

Does that sound ok or am I missing anything?
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Old 07.12.2020, 18:29
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Hi guys. After 7 years of abuse since its last clean, my oven (not a modern one with self-cleaning function) has now started to smoke and expel noxious fumes when it's turned on to high temperatures. Seeing my air purifiers go crazy and show an air quality not fit for human consumption was a bit of a wake-up call and tells me that I need to fix it asap.

So am I right from reading this thread that I need to:

1) Go out and buy a good oven cleaner. Which good brand/product can I find in either Coop or Migros that people recommend... is K2 still the best?

2) Leave a big bowl of water in the oven and heat at 110c for an hour

3) Apply cleaner and leave it overnight (or however long the packet says)
Use a lot of elbow grease and destroy numerous cloths to get all of the grime off

4) Be happy using my oven once more.

Does that sound ok or am I missing anything?
Buy some more heavy duty rubber gloves that won't rip if you snag them on a corner of the oven.

And track down the manual if you don't know how to take the glass out of the door, it can be very unintuitive or involve worrying amounts of force that you don't want to try without being confident.
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Old 07.12.2020, 18:47
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Re: Best way to clean the oven/stove

A) Don't worry about it.

B) Buy a new one.

Tom
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A) Don't worry about it.

B) Buy a new one.

Tom
Or

C) pay somebody else to clean it ... we are in Switzerland, after all!
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Buy some more heavy duty rubber gloves that won't rip if you snag them on a corner of the oven.

And track down the manual if you don't know how to take the glass out of the door, it can be very unintuitive or involve worrying amounts of force that you don't want to try without being confident.
Ahh I didn't think of the glass door, thanks! Maybe I'll save it for a weeked project.
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Re: Best way to clean the oven/stove

i can't remember the product but do remember that it was best to leave overnight to work. if it hasn't been cleaned for a long time, budget for multiple cleaning sessions!
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