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Thread: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

  1. #1
    Mick. Guest

    Default I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    Hi all,
    I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was at the
    top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven thinking
    it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the oven.
    Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is hot
    but it does not shift it very well.
    Has anyone any advice please?
    Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    Mick.



  2. #2
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    In article <[email protected] >,
    "Mick." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Has anyone any advice please?
    > Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    > Mick.


    Contact the manufacturer for its recommendation.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller; Pirohy, January 25, 2010
    The Pirohy Princess is in the Kitchen

  3. #3
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (helpplease)

    On Jan 29, 3:48*pm, "Mick." <mrcycl...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > * * *I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    > I * * was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element wasat the
    > top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom *of the oven thinking
    > it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the oven..
    > Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is hot
    > but it does not shift it very well.
    > Has anyone any advice please?
    > Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    > Mick.


    wait until it is thoroughly cold and try peeling it off........

    so sorry, that's no fun.

  4. #4
    Stan Horwitz Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    In article <[email protected] >,
    "Mick." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    > I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was at the
    > top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven thinking
    > it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the oven.
    > Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is hot
    > but it does not shift it very well.
    > Has anyone any advice please?
    > Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    > Mick.


    Call the manufacturer for a recommendation on how to deal with this
    problem.

  5. #5
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    Mick. wrote:
    >
    > Hi all,
    > I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    > I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was at the
    > top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven thinking
    > it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the oven.
    > Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is hot
    > but it does not shift it very well.
    > Has anyone any advice please?
    > Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    > Mick.


    Uhm, I don't think using a spray-on oven-cleaner is a good idea? Those
    tend to be very caustic, I think, and the potential (?) reaction between
    the caustic oven cleaner and the plastic might be very unwelcomed (not
    that I know)??? Perhaps it's akin to mixing bleach with ammonia? As
    has been suggested, contact the manufacturer of the oven and ask, and/or
    check their website and its related FAQs? As a suggestion for the
    future, instead of storing plastic containers in the oven(s), store
    things like cast iron pans and other non-flammable items that won't melt
    without truly intense heat.

    Sky, who's learned the hard way too often, too

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  6. #6
    jay Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    In article <[email protected] >,
    "Mick." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    > I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was at the
    > top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven thinking
    > it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the oven.
    > Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is hot
    > but it does not shift it very well.
    > Has anyone any advice please?
    > Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    > Mick.


    Cover the plastic melt with ice let stand a bit and then scrape it up.

    jay

  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    "Mick." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    > I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was
    > at the top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the
    > oven thinking it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the
    > middle of the oven. Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried
    > scrapping it while it is hot but it does not shift it very well.
    > Has anyone any advice please?
    > Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    > Mick.



    Just an idea... if the oven floor is removable and you happen to have
    some liquid nitrogen handy, take it outside and pour it on the melted
    plastic and bit by bit chip it off with a hammer.

    Due to handling dangers, liquid nitrogen is not available to the general
    public.

    Good luck,

    Andy

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    I am Tosk Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    In article <[email protected] >,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > Hi all,
    > I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    > I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was at the
    > top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven thinking
    > it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the oven.
    > Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is hot
    > but it does not shift it very well.
    > Has anyone any advice please?
    > Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    > Mick.


    If it's Styrofoam, Acetone (nail polish remover) might do it but I would
    probably not use nail polish as it has other stuff in it. You could
    however use NPR as a test, if it dissolves the plastic, then get some
    straight Acetone. PLEASE be careful and don't let acetone pool up
    anywhere in there, the stuff is extremely flammable. If some is spilled
    however, it should evaporate in minutes, just wait over night to light
    the oven after using it. Acetone also smells horrible, keep a window
    open and make sure there is air moving through the area. If you use
    straight Acetone instead of NPR, the smell should dissipate overnight
    when you are done.

    Scotty

  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 23:48:52 -0000, Mick. wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    > I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was at the
    > top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven thinking
    > it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the oven.
    > Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is hot
    > but it does not shift it very well.
    > Has anyone any advice please?


    I think you have much bigger problems than a measly plastic
    container melted to your oven floor.

    -sw

  10. #10
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Mick. wrote:
    >>
    >> Hi all,
    >> I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    >> I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was at
    >> the
    >> top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven
    >> thinking
    >> it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the
    >> oven.
    >> Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is
    >> hot
    >> but it does not shift it very well.
    >> Has anyone any advice please?
    >> Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    >> Mick.

    >
    > Uhm, I don't think using a spray-on oven-cleaner is a good idea? Those
    > tend to be very caustic, I think, and the potential (?) reaction between
    > the caustic oven cleaner and the plastic might be very unwelcomed (not
    > that I know)??? Perhaps it's akin to mixing bleach with ammonia? As
    > has been suggested, contact the manufacturer of the oven and ask, and/or
    > check their website and its related FAQs? As a suggestion for the
    > future, instead of storing plastic containers in the oven(s), store
    > things like cast iron pans and other non-flammable items that won't melt
    > without truly intense heat.
    >
    > Sky, who's learned the hard way too often, too
    >


    Where did the OP say they were "storing" plastic containers in the oven? I
    read the post three times, I didn't get the notion they were "storing"
    anything. I gathered it was used like a drip pan or something similar.

    I agree with you and Barb, check with the oven manufacturer before
    attempting to clean up the melted mess.

    Jill


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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gp4rtxk2k8fr$.[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 23:48:52 -0000, Mick. wrote:
    >
    >> Hi all,
    >> I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    >> I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element was at
    >> the
    >> top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven
    >> thinking
    >> it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the
    >> oven.
    >> Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while it is
    >> hot
    >> but it does not shift it very well.
    >> Has anyone any advice please?

    >
    > I think you have much bigger problems than a measly plastic
    > container melted to your oven floor.
    >
    > -sw




    LOL! I suspect you're right. Aside from burnt plastic I also smell a Troll


    Jill


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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    jmcquown wrote:
    > "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Mick. wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Hi all,
    >>> I have a 9 month old "Leisure" double electric oven.
    >>> I was using the top smaller oven and thought the only element
    >>> was at the
    >>> top, and put a ready meal plastic tray on the bottom of the oven
    >>> thinking
    >>> it would be cooler than being on the metal rack in the middle of the
    >>> oven.
    >>> Result was it stuck to the bottom, I have tried scrapping it while
    >>> it is hot
    >>> but it does not shift it very well.
    >>> Has anyone any advice please?
    >>> Would oven cleaning spray touch it?
    >>> Mick.

    >>
    >> Uhm, I don't think using a spray-on oven-cleaner is a good idea?
    >> Those tend to be very caustic, I think, and the potential (?)
    >> reaction between the caustic oven cleaner and the plastic might be
    >> very unwelcomed (not that I know)??? Perhaps it's akin to mixing
    >> bleach with ammonia? As has been suggested, contact the
    >> manufacturer of the oven and ask, and/or check their website and its
    >> related FAQs? As a suggestion for the future, instead of storing
    >> plastic containers in the oven(s), store things like cast iron pans
    >> and other non-flammable items that won't melt without truly intense
    >> heat.
    >>
    >> Sky, who's learned the hard way too often, too
    >>

    >
    > Where did the OP say they were "storing" plastic containers in the
    > oven? I read the post three times, I didn't get the notion they were
    > "storing" anything. I gathered it was used like a drip pan or
    > something similar.
    >
    > I agree with you and Barb, check with the oven manufacturer before
    > attempting to clean up the melted mess.


    If it's the "Ready Meal" brand then it's basically an MRE on a plastic dish.
    Comes with a chemical heater. Don't know what plastic they use but a call
    to the manufacturer should yield an answer.



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    PickyJaz Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (helpplease)

    On Jan 29, 3:48*pm, "Mick." <mrcycl...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote: (Snipped)
    > Has anyone any advice please?

    I administer maintenance contracts for the USMC, and have experienced
    some quite good home appliance repair with selected contractors over
    the years. As advised here, I would first call the manufacturer for
    cleaning/removal information, then I'd call a local appliance repair
    person to come clean out for me. I say call someone else to come
    clean out only because of my various arthritic concerns, as cleaning
    on my own could be too painful.

    Funny story on my own oven burn problem.... I used to work with a
    Master Guns WM that knew she could get over on me by simply stating
    something along the line of "Miss Jeanine, you are the only one we can
    trust to do this well, so...." Just as I was to leave for the day
    before a pre-planned, between Christmas and New Year's all-hands
    feast, she plopped two huge hams on my desk to be dressed and roasted
    that night. I was already perparing something else for the feast that
    was to take up all my oven space for most of the evening. After
    midnight I dressed and placed the damnhams into the oven, only on 250,
    to heat-blend in their coating of JamLady's Apricot Pineapple, with my
    brown sugar and mustard glaze, and then went to bed expecting merely a
    four hour snooze. The smoke alarm woke me up an hour before my alarm
    would have. The pans I had used for the hams were the "tin foil" sort
    one buys at the grocers. Both of the pans had somehow developed wee
    holes in their bottoms, letting the ham/glaze juices spill out and
    burn over the entire oven bottom.

    I called in my favorite, best appliance tech to come that day to clean
    out the oven for me, suspecting that the bottom plate really had to be
    removed to clean, He came while I was at work, he stood by while
    using the oven's very high temp lock-clean process, after which he did
    remove the bottom liner so as to properly clean off all of the burn
    dust from it, as well as from below the liner where some had drifted
    to. Everything was put back to right with the oven back together
    correctly, and all was good. Hah! I came home to an all but
    invisible soot covering everything in my kitchen and dining room, but
    for the foot prints he left behind. His shop vac apparently had
    leaked a good deal of the soot out that he'd so carefully vacuumed up,
    and he was too hurried on to a next appointment to do anything but
    leave me a tell-note that he'd be back by after I got home to then
    help me with whole house cleaning.
    ....Picky

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 07:38:03 -0500, jmcquown wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:gp4rtxk2k8fr$.[email protected]..
    >
    >> I think you have much bigger problems than a measly plastic
    >> container melted to your oven floor.

    >
    > LOL! I suspect you're right. Aside from burnt plastic I also smell a Troll


    I don't think it's a troll. Just somebody who needs a few more
    marbles in their bag.

    -sw

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    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)


    On 29-Jan-2010, "Mick." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Has anyone any advice please?


    You might want to also ask on rec.food.equipment; there used to be a few
    appliance professionals over there who may have seen similar problems and
    know what works and what doesn't.

    Good luck.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  16. #16
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    l, wrote on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 00:34:10 GMT:

    >> Has anyone any advice please?


    > You might want to also ask on rec.food.equipment; there used
    > to be a few appliance professionals over there who may have
    > seen similar problems and know what works and what doesn't.


    > Good luck.


    Perhaps I have missed something but wouldn't physically removing as much
    plastic as possible and then using self-cleaning do what is needed.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  17. #17
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: I have melted a plastic food container in mt Electric Oven (help please)

    On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:41:12 -0500, "James Silverton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > l, wrote on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 00:34:10 GMT:
    >
    >>> Has anyone any advice please?

    >
    >> You might want to also ask on rec.food.equipment; there used
    >> to be a few appliance professionals over there who may have
    >> seen similar problems and know what works and what doesn't.

    >
    >> Good luck.

    >
    >Perhaps I have missed something but wouldn't physically removing as much
    >plastic as possible and then using self-cleaning do what is needed.


    'Zactly.

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