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Old 08-27-2007, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I have a self-cleaning oven and it scares me. I hate the grinding noise, the smells, the time involved, everything about it. Does anyone know if there is another way to clean my oven without using that feature?
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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Default don't use it. pretend it doesn't exist.

yup clean it by hand. just make sure to use a product that is good for self cleaning ovens. I have one and let me tell you don't use the feature or should I say don't do what I did and use it the night before thanksgiving. I did just that and surprise, surprise the next darn day the stove did NOT WORK and I had 10 people coming over for thanskgiving dinner. I was furious and crying all at the same time. This was my family's first thanksgiving without my grandmother, who up until a few years before she died, always cooked our thanksgiving feast. Of course it turned out that the self cleaning feature burnt out the temp probe (a $10 part).
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:07 AM
 
Location: WA
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Obviously you are lucky (or young) enough to have no experience with cleaning ovens manually. I think the self cleaning ovens (especially the electric ones) are great! Many do have a coating that can be damaged by manual cleaning and chemicals so do read the instructions.

(I bet you don't have experience defrosting refrigerators either).
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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Obviously you are lucky (or young) enough to have no experience with cleaning ovens manually. I think the self cleaning ovens (especially the electric ones) are great! Many do have a coating that can be damaged by manual cleaning and chemicals so do read the instructions.

(I bet you don't have experience defrosting refrigerators either).
never had to defrost a refrigerator. After breaking the stove on thanksgiving morning, dh no longer lets me use the self cleaning feature so HE cleans the oven, not me. he, he, he....
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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(I bet you don't have experience defrosting refrigerators either).
My last apartment did not have a frost free fridge. After about 2 months, there was this thick chunk of ice all over it. I had to call my dad and ask what to do. *blush*

The part of self-cleaning that frightens me is the heat. I know the over is designed for it and it well insulated, but the concept of turning something in my house up to 1200 degrees is just a little scary. I'm such a safety freak
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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It is kind of stinky and scary, but NO amount of fear would make me clean an oven the old fashioned way again.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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i dont like it either. My mother would use it and it seemed then the oven would break, and sears would need to order the heat element part which would take weeks. also then the labor to install it. i am afraid it will set off all the fire alarms.
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Old 08-28-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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What kind of appliances do you have :>(((
Self clean every two weeks and wipe the glas down. Nothing stinks, rattles or smokes up the house. Read your instructions first!
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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I am using my self cleaning oven now and I am freaked out by the lock down of the stove and the smells. I hope my animals don't get sick
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: FL
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I am using my self cleaning oven now and I am freaked out by the lock down of the stove and the smells. I hope my animals don't get sick
I would only do it if you can have all your windows open. It smells terrible.
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