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Old 11-07-2005, 02:25 PM   #11
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If you don't want to leave them in the oven, put them into a big trash bag with a couple of cups of full-trength ammonia, seal the bag and leave it outdoors overnight (the smell is too much to keep it in the house). The grunge should come off easily the next morning.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:29 PM   #12
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Thanks Andy and GB.
Mine are all digital too.
I'll have to go home and READ the manual again. I had to read the darn thing to figure out how too cook on it to begin with I had never had an electric oven like this before.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:37 PM   #13
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Don't the fume off a self cleaning oven kill birds? Something about toxic fumes? ??? Did I dream this or was this actually on t.v. or something?
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:41 PM   #14
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Hey Sizz, I don't know how they would be toxic, all it does it burn that crud up at an extremely high heat. There can be lots of smoke (if your oven is really dirty ) but if you turn on your hood fan it takes care of the worst of it.

I'd like to hear if there is any merit to that myself. I always stay home while doing my oven clean and if those dang fumes are toxic I want to know about it!
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:42 PM   #15
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There are no fumes. It is just heat. Perhaps you are thinking of heating a non stick pan up without anything in it. That can cause fumes that kill birds.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:47 PM   #16
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The burning grunge in the oven will make smoke. It stinks but is not toxic unless your cooking was toxic when it spilled.
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Old 11-07-2005, 03:13 PM   #17
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I find that using my self cleaning oven is not worth the time in electric (4 hours I think is recommended). I use an oven spray, then wipe clean. As for the racks, you can take them out and spray them, then wipe clean. Rinse them with hot soapy water. Warning! For those that have gas ovens, and want to manually clean it with spray, you should make sure your pilot light is out!
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Old 11-07-2005, 03:19 PM   #18
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I leave my racks in too. I can live with them being dark as long as I don't have to scrub them by hand. My first oven was not self cleaning & I hated that thing with a passion! I found out the hard way that oven cleaner burns your skin & can leave scars!
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Old 11-07-2005, 03:22 PM   #19
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I leave mine in also - and clean the oven on a cool day but burn candles at the same time. It needs to be cleaned as soon as we have a cool day.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:09 PM   #20
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My oven takes 3.5 hours to clean itself. It's cold today so it was a good day to do it. I'd also already had my oven on at 350* so it didn't have as far to heat when I selected the clean. Mine locks and stays locked until it is cool. :)
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