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Old 06-14-2007, 02:02 PM   #11
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Every testimonial I have read states: 1) There is no way to remove it and 2) you shouldn't use the self cleaning feature with that damage.

Chalk it off as a learning experience.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:59 AM   #12
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I am always curious as to why so many people buy appliances, electronic devices and machinery without a thought to reading the manual. It's the first thing I do before I use any new product. The manuals clearly state that you cannot use foil in convection ovens or toaster ovens. I have a good friend who can no longer use her new self-cleaning oven because she used oven cleaner to clean it. I can't understand why the words "self-cleaning" didn't register with her but she ruined the oven. When she checked the manual (too late) it said in bold RED letters "do not use oven cleaner or permanent damage will result." Hmmmm .
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:05 AM   #13
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fused alu is not a problem, you only need some Caustic Soda (sodium hydroxide / NaOH) on it :)
keeping your window open, apply this to the offending Alu and wait a few seconds, it will start fizzing and giving off Hydrogen (it`s only a small amount don`t panic), it will leave behind Sodium Aluminate instead, that`s easy to remove :)

edit: nearly forgot, do NOT get any on your skin! it turns fats into Soap, and skin into YUCKY! it will blind you too, so try not to Splash it :)
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:27 AM   #14
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fused alu is not a problem, you only need some Caustic Soda (sodium hydroxide / NaOH) on it :)
Is lye still readily available for purchase by Johnny Q Public in the "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave"?
Can you recommend a good neutralizer for the caustic?
Rubber / nitrile gloves & goggles?
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:29 AM   #15
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edit: nearly forgot, do NOT get any on your skin! it turns fats into Soap,
Have you been watching Fight Club ?
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:43 AM   #16
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Is lye still readily available for purchase by Johnny Q Public in the "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave"?
Can you recommend a good neutralizer for the caustic?
Rubber / nitrile gloves & goggles?
yes it should be easily available at a good Hardware shop, sometimes it`s sold as Drain cleaner, I think one of the USA brands is "Red Devil".
any acid will neutralise it, even vinigar or lemon juice to make the coresponding salt, in this case Sodium Acetetate and Sodiun Citrate respectively.

goggles or glasses are fine and plain old rubber gloves for dish washing are fine too, just make sure there are no holes in it :)

thinking about it, I`m pretty sure some Oven cleaners are Hydroxide based too, but don`t ask me the names of brands, I have no idea???
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another idea that will work, if you have any BBQ ash, you can make a paste with it and apply that, it`ll work also but just take a little longer :)

that will make Potassium Aluminate, a little less soluble but quite easy to remove also!
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thinking about it, I`m pretty sure some Oven cleaners are Hydroxide based too, but don`t ask me the names of brands, I have no idea???
The oven cleaner whose instructions say not to use on aluminium would probably work best
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does anyone else feel like when they are reading YT's posts, they are reading a completely different language?

i see the words, but when i put them together, they make no sence!!
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does anyone else feel like when they are reading YT's posts, they are reading a completely different language?

i see the words, but when i put them together, they make no sence!!
He is definitely our resident mad scientist!!! If asked, he will put these things into terms for us lower IQ individuals.
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