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YesNM

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Oven cleaner in a self cleaning oven

A new housekeeper sprayed my self-cleaning over with oven cleaner today. After I freaked, I made her wipe it out and rinse well, but it had probably been in there for 20-30 min. Now what? What bad things will happen now? Is my oven ruined? Is there anything else I should do to the oven? Help!



nunya
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As long as the oven cleaner was safe for self cleaning ovens (I think most are anymore), you probably way overreacted. I've always had better luck with easy-off than with the "self clean" mode. In fact, I don't use the "self clean" at all anymore because chemical cleaner does a better job.



JohnnyG101
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reply to YesNM

It's fine...



jack b
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reply to YesNM

Apologize to the housekeeper.



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said by jack b:

Apologize to the housekeeper.
Ditto.

valvoj

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reply to YesNM

Put a turkey in and send it to me. I'll let you know if the oven is ok.


K Patterson
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reply to YesNM

There are, or were, two kinds of self cleaning ovens.

One has a smooth interior and cleans by heating to a high temperature.

The otheer uses catalytic frit, and I'm not sure these are made any more. The interior is rough. If you spray them with cleaner, I would guess that could be a problem.



mityfowl
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reply to YesNM

The other type of "self cleaning" ovens were called continuous clean.

If you sprayed a harsh cleaner on the continuous clean surface, well you are toast!



jabarnut
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reply to YesNM

said by YesNM :

A new housekeeper sprayed my self-cleaning over with oven cleaner today. After I freaked....
Is that why she's a NEW housekeeper? Did you freak out on the old one too? lol

It's probably fine.
Funny you should mention self-cleaning ovens though....I happen to have my owners manual out (had to order a new bake element), and my manual says:
"Do not use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around any part of the self-cleaning oven".
Problem is, they don't really tell you why.
(And this oven is only 4 years old).

I've always heeded the warning...well, just because.
But to be honest with you, I'd love to use an oven cleaner...it's a real PITA trying to remove "excess spills" before a cleaning cycle with regular soap and water, as they suggest.
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yesNM

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For those of you who told me to apologize, I didn't freak out at the woman. It was more of an inside panic. The service sent 2 women, neither of whom spoke English, so all I could say was "No bueno, no bueno" anyway. Anything else would have been lost in translation. I had explained in modified sign language to one not to clean the oven. Then the other one came along and sprayed the oven.

I called Maytag this morning and they told me never to use the self-cleaning feature (my favorite feature) again. I asked what would happen, fire? damage to oven? etc. They told me that it will never clean as well again because the cleaner damages the porous surfaces.

Then I called 2 appliance repair people. First told me to wash it down again with soap & water, then put it on 400 degrees for a while to try to cook some of that stuff out, then try using the self-clean and see what happens. He said if any got on the igniter or aluminum parts underneath, they will have to be replaced. Next guy just said wash it down with soap, water & vinegar and it should be fine. So, I guess we'll see what happens.

Thanks to those of you who tried to help.



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reply to YesNM

Wow! Never heard of a housekeeper cleaning an oven!



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Is she nice lookin'? Send her over to me.
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ender7074

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said by dandelion:

Wow! Never heard of a housekeeper cleaning an oven!
For that matter, what the hell's a housekeeper? I think I've seen em on TV but have never had one come to my house hehe
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said by ender7074:

said by dandelion:

Wow! Never heard of a housekeeper cleaning an oven!
For that matter, what the hell's a housekeeper? I think I've seen em on TV but have never had one come to my house hehe
Here is a house keeper.
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DannyZ
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Re: Oven cleaner in a self cleaning oven

So, you have to speak English to be an American?



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said by DannyZ:

So, you have to speak English to be an American?
to be a U.S. citizen, you do have to be able to speak, read and understand words in ordinary usage.


DannyZ
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that doesn't cover refugees or other methods of naturalizing.



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said by DannyZ:

that doesn't cover refugees or other methods of naturalizing.
green card holders (including asylum, refugee) are not u.s. citizens. they are resident aliens. they have the ability to become citizens and part of that process is what i said above: learning english.

so people that are in this country but are not visiting for pleasure and do not have their citizenship are not americans. they are lawful/resident aliens and illegal aliens.


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said by DannyZ:

So, you have to speak English to be an American?
In my humble opinion, yes....you should learn the language if you live in this country.
Hell, most Europeans (and people in many other countries that Americans visit), know how to speak fluent english.
Is it too much to ask that an American citizen learn how to speak english as well?

Sorry...never mind.
Maybe that subject is for another thread.
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SLD
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reply to morbo

Technically, you can be born as an American and not speak English. No, it is not a requirement of citizenship, howerver, it is a requirement for normal functioning in society. Anyway, you get what you pay for.



Dennis
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reply to YesNM

I take one day off and suddenly all the crazy comes loose in here? wtf?