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self-cleaning ovens

how does that work?? where does it go... what does it use... *raises suspicious eyebrow at oven*

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Asked by llansky at 11:11 PM on Nov. 3, 2008 in Home & Garden

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  • it heats up so high that it burns off all the dirt :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • It heats to high degrees..far higher thasn cooking. It literally burns off the gunk. Some self-cleaning ovens are imbedded with a chemical to speed the process. If you have one remember to remove your racks before using the self cleaninf feature . It will eat the shiny chrome like finish right off them.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:13 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • You need to do it on a day when you can open your windows because, wow , it smells bad! its burning all the grease and stuff up into ash at like 800 degrees. Also you should remove the racks (someone already told you that) and wipe it out with a rag and plain water before you start. dont use any kind of chemicals. once you start the cycle the oven locks itself and does not let you open the door again for a few hours (to avoid any possibilty of you getting burned). After it lets you open it, you just wipe out the ash that is left behind. all done!

    Answer by lisa89j at 11:22 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • awesome! thanks ladies :)

    Answer by llansky at 11:33 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

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