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Old 12-19-2008, 11:55 AM   #1
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Oven cleaning STINKS!

OK, I've ignored my oven until its REALLY embarrassingly dirty. I've got the self clean going and holy moly does it stink in here. I'm feeling a bit guilty about subjecting the dog and cats to the stench.

My rather odd question to you all is how often do you clean your ovens? Either the self clean way or the other way.

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Old 12-19-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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I agree! YUCK!! HORRID!!!

I do mine about 2 times a year... not as often as it needs it.

I put tin foil down on the floor of the oven and change it when it gets dirty.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:39 PM   #3
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Don't worry about the smell...It opens up the sinuses, and relieves tensions!

Ya see!!! Ya feelin better already!!!
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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I learned one thing after choking half to death on the smell, that if you clean your oven often you don't have to put up with that horrible odor. It's the months of built up grease and grime that smells so bad. I don't use my oven much anymore since I got a toaster oven but when I was using it often I would clean it every month. All you do is click on the timer, throw the lock and you're done. It only takes 10 seconds to do this, I don't know why I didn't do it more often.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:57 PM   #5
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Hmmm, guess I should make a point of cleaning it more often then. What do you think, every month or so?

And UB, you always make me feel better!
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:00 PM   #6
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I don't have a self cleaning oven. If there is a spill, I usually clean it after the food is done and the oven is cooled down.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:02 PM   #7
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At least once a month.....and if it dirties in between....clean it that time.....don't let it sit and sit.....what's so hard about pushing the "clean" button?
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:02 PM   #8
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Hmmm, guess I should make a point of cleaning it more often then. What do you think, every month or so?

And UB, you always make me feel better!
Can't answer tht question because I don't know how splattered your oven gets in a month's time. If it needs it do it. I just wouldn't let it go too long.
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LC, thats a good way to do it. My memory sucks. I usually forget that a pie has spilled over or a roast has splattered until the next time I open the oven! I know...bad Alix!
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LC, thats a good way to do it. My memory sucks. I usually forget that a pie has spilled over or a roast has splattered until the next time I open the oven! I know...bad Alix!


Once a month sounds like a good plan though...

it's just one of those things I never think of. I really don't use mine that often... I do most of my cooking on top of the stove.
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