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  1. #1
    Kalmia Guest

    Default semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    problems?

    Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    Thanks.


  2. #2
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Jan 28, 7:11*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    > stuff is which is baked on. *I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    > everything this side of a wood chisel. *How to dislodge that stuff?
    > Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    > Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    > problems?
    >
    > Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    > Thanks.


    Is your oven self cleaning?

    If not, oven cleaner sprayed on and left to sit for a bit usually will
    take that off the glass.

  3. #3
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:11:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia wrote:

    > I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    > stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    > everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    > Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    > Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    > problems?
    >
    > Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    > Thanks.


    then just break the window.

    your pal,
    blake

  4. #4
    itsjoannotjoann Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Jan 28, 9:26*am, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 28, 7:11*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    >
    > > I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    > > stuff is which is baked on. *I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    > > everything this side of a wood chisel. *How to dislodge that stuff?
    > > Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    > > Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    > > problems?

    >
    > > Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > Is your oven self cleaning?
    >
    > If not, oven cleaner sprayed on and left to sit for a bit usually will
    > take that off the glass.


    >
    >

    Be sure to leave the oven door open if you do spray this on your
    glass. I know that sounds silly, but we all think "oven cleaner, must
    close door."

  5. #5
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    >stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    >everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    >Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    >Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    >problems?
    >
    >Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.


    Something with Lye in it. I get mine at Samsclub-
    ProForce Oven Grill and Fryer Cleaner-
    http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...954&navAction=

    It removes grease, carbon, and fingerprints if you don't wear gloves.

    Jim

  6. #6
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:11:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    >stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    >everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    >Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    >Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    >problems?
    >
    >Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    >Thanks.



    Try CLR,works great.

    --

    Stu

    So much more than just a recipe website

    Recipe of the week "CHILI CHICKEN"
    http://foodforu.ca/recipeofweek.html


  7. #7
    sf Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:11:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.


    I feel your pain!

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  8. #8
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:11:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    >stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    >everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    >Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    >Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    >problems?
    >
    >Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    >Thanks.


    The safest foolproof method is prior to running the oven's Clean cycle
    spray with windex and while wet scrape with a safety razor... wipe and
    rinse with plain water and dry with paper towel before running the
    Clean cycle. Applying oven cleaner and then heat will likely make the
    glass less transparent and may even etch it so badly it needs
    replacement.

  9. #9
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Jan 28, 1:04*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > The safest foolproof method is prior to running the oven's Clean cycle
    > spray with windex and while wet scrape with a safety razor... wipe and
    > rinse with plain water and dry with paper towel before running the
    > Clean cycle. *Applying oven cleaner and then heat will likely make the
    > glass less transparent and may even etch it so badly it needs
    > replacement.


    Don't have the Selfclean cycle anymore. Could I just heat the oven
    to 500 and give it my best shot with Windex and razor?

  10. #10
    Robert Klute Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:26:24 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jan 28, 1:04*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    >> The safest foolproof method is prior to running the oven's Clean cycle
    >> spray with windex and while wet scrape with a safety razor... wipe and
    >> rinse with plain water and dry with paper towel before running the
    >> Clean cycle. *Applying oven cleaner and then heat will likely make the
    >> glass less transparent and may even etch it so badly it needs
    >> replacement.

    >
    >Don't have the Selfclean cycle anymore. Could I just heat the oven
    >to 500 and give it my best shot with Windex and razor?


    Open the door, spray on thick coating of degreaser/cleaner, let sit for
    20 minutes to 1 hour, and cautiously use single bladed razor /
    mini-scraper to remove the, hopefully, now softened gunk. Clean up with
    towel. Repeat if necessary. Be careful around edge to not damage the
    gasket/seal.

    Depending on the oven, removal of the interior glass windows may be
    fairly easy. If so, you can remove it and soak the window in a hot
    water and degreaser/detergent mix in the sink. I've owned a Creda and a
    Miele which allowed this.

    Soaking is important to soften the baked on organic material. It makes
    the job easier and safer.


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    Dora Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    Robert Klute wrote:
    > On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:26:24 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Jan 28, 1:04 pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >>
    >>> The safest foolproof method is prior to running the oven's Clean
    >>> cycle spray with windex and while wet scrape with a safety
    >>> razor...
    >>> wipe and rinse with plain water and dry with paper towel before
    >>> running the Clean cycle. Applying oven cleaner and then heat will
    >>> likely make the glass less transparent and may even etch it so
    >>> badly it needs replacement.

    >>
    >> Don't have the Selfclean cycle anymore. Could I just heat the
    >> oven
    >> to 500 and give it my best shot with Windex and razor?

    >
    > Open the door, spray on thick coating of degreaser/cleaner, let sit
    > for 20 minutes to 1 hour, and cautiously use single bladed razor /
    > mini-scraper to remove the, hopefully, now softened gunk. Clean up
    > with towel. Repeat if necessary. Be careful around edge to not
    > damage the gasket/seal.
    >
    > Depending on the oven, removal of the interior glass windows may be
    > fairly easy. If so, you can remove it and soak the window in a hot
    > water and degreaser/detergent mix in the sink. I've owned a Creda
    > and a Miele which allowed this.
    >
    > Soaking is important to soften the baked on organic material. It
    > makes the job easier and safer.


    And keep the cleaner away from the gasket if the latter is the
    metallized fabric type.


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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:11:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    >> stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    >> everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    >> Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    >> Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    >> problems?
    >>
    >> Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > The safest foolproof method is prior to running the oven's Clean cycle
    > spray with windex and while wet scrape with a safety razor... wipe and
    > rinse with plain water and dry with paper towel before running the
    > Clean cycle. Applying oven cleaner and then heat will likely make the
    > glass less transparent and may even etch it so badly it needs
    > replacement.



    I agree. Windex, ammonia, vinegar or any other grease-cutting
    cleaner plus a razor blade does the job. I wouldn't use any corrosive
    chemicals on the glass.

    gloria p

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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window



    "Robert Klute" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:fm26k61h[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:26:24 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Jan 28, 1:04 pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >>
    >>> The safest foolproof method is prior to running the oven's Clean cycle
    >>> spray with windex and while wet scrape with a safety razor... wipe and
    >>> rinse with plain water and dry with paper towel before running the
    >>> Clean cycle. Applying oven cleaner and then heat will likely make the
    >>> glass less transparent and may even etch it so badly it needs
    >>> replacement.

    >>
    >>Don't have the Selfclean cycle anymore. Could I just heat the oven
    >>to 500 and give it my best shot with Windex and razor?

    >
    > Open the door, spray on thick coating of degreaser/cleaner, let sit for
    > 20 minutes to 1 hour, and cautiously use single bladed razor /
    > mini-scraper to remove the, hopefully, now softened gunk. Clean up with
    > towel. Repeat if necessary. Be careful around edge to not damage the
    > gasket/seal.
    >
    > Depending on the oven, removal of the interior glass windows may be
    > fairly easy. If so, you can remove it and soak the window in a hot
    > water and degreaser/detergent mix in the sink. I've owned a Creda and a
    > Miele which allowed this.
    >
    > Soaking is important to soften the baked on organic material. It makes
    > the job easier and safer.


    Yes! I soak the interior glass window in water with just dish soap. It
    cleans well with just elbow grease and plastic scrubber.
    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/

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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    Kalmia wrote:
    > On Jan 28, 1:04 pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    >> The safest foolproof method is prior to running the oven's Clean cycle
    >> spray with windex and while wet scrape with a safety razor... wipe and
    >> rinse with plain water and dry with paper towel before running the
    >> Clean cycle. Applying oven cleaner and then heat will likely make the
    >> glass less transparent and may even etch it so badly it needs
    >> replacement.

    >
    > Don't have the Selfclean cycle anymore. Could I just heat the oven
    > to 500 and give it my best shot with Windex and razor?



    Why heat it? Just spray, let soften, and scrape carefully.

    gloria p

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    * Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote in news:df6a045b-9a18-425b-9e71-
    [email protected]:

    > I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    > stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    > everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    > Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    > Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    > problems?
    >
    > Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    > Thanks.
    >
    >




    Any good oven cleaner should work. Open the door, put the stuff on and let
    it sit for a bit, then use a scraper.

    When was the last time you cleaned it?



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    Tasmania

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    and we confront the challenge that is before us, I want us to remember who
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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On 1/28/2011 5:26 AM, ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Jan 28, 7:11 am, Kalmia<tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    >> I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    >> stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    >> everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    >> Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    >> Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    >> problems?
    >>
    >> Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > Is your oven self cleaning?
    >
    > If not, oven cleaner sprayed on and left to sit for a bit usually will
    > take that off the glass.


    I use oven cleaner on my glass cooktop surface. Works great but make
    sure to get the stuff that contains sodium hydroxide (lye.) For some
    reason, people don't typically do this, choosing instead to scrape and
    scrub. I'm clueless as to why this is so.

  17. #17
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:26:24 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jan 28, 1:04*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    >> The safest foolproof method is prior to running the oven's Clean cycle
    >> spray with windex and while wet scrape with a safety razor... wipe and
    >> rinse with plain water and dry with paper towel before running the
    >> Clean cycle. *Applying oven cleaner and then heat will likely make the
    >> glass less transparent and may even etch it so badly it needs
    >> replacement.

    >
    >Don't have the Selfclean cycle anymore. Could I just heat the oven
    >to 500 and give it my best shot with Windex and razor?


    You're supposed to wet with Windex and scrape with a razor while
    *cold*... so yes, you can do just that... should make a huge
    improvement. Don't use harsh chemicals or abrasives to clean glass.
    Use a new/sharp razor blade.

  18. #18
    Miche Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    > stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    > everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    > Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    > Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    > problems?
    >
    > Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    > Thanks.


    Oven cleaner.

    Miche

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    Electricians do it in three phases

  19. #19
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:14:04 -1000, dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote:
    -snip-

    >
    >I use oven cleaner on my glass cooktop surface. Works great but make
    >sure to get the stuff that contains sodium hydroxide (lye.) For some
    >reason, people don't typically do this, choosing instead to scrape and
    >scrub. I'm clueless as to why this is so.


    Amen. I'm a spray it and forget it type. I hate hard work, but
    I'm pretty patient. Open the door- spray with a lye based cleaner-
    go shopping-- wipe it all off & rinse. Repeat if necessary.

    Jim

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    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: semi OT - cleaning an oven's window

    On 29/01/2011 2:11 AM, Kalmia wrote:
    > I admit mine is heavily spattered with cooking grease or whatever that
    > stuff is which is baked on. I have tried Brillo, a dull knife,
    > everything this side of a wood chisel. How to dislodge that stuff?
    > Get out my pressure washer? This may sound stupid, but do you think
    > Ceramabrite for flat stove tops would work or cause further
    > problems?
    >
    > Waaah..... I wanna be able to SEE inside my oven again.
    > Thanks.
    >

    I am loathe to use the harsh chemical oven cleaners since a friend ended
    up with severe lung damage.
    These days I use baking soda (Bi-carbonate of soda) available from our
    local supermarket. Use with water, a brush and a little elbow grease and
    you'll soon have the oven window looking like new.

    I recently discovered our stovetop burner flame diffusers were actually
    enamel coated. Over the years they had become coated with a baked on
    black layer of carbon. They are now back to their original glory, the
    nice grey enamel finish visible once more. Note though that they didn't
    get cleaned up in one session. It took maybe 4 or 5 cleaning sessions
    over a month to get them clean. Your window glass, depending on the
    level of baked on carbon, might take longer but the baking soda is a
    tried and true cleaning agent that your grandparents would have used. As
    such, it is a safe alternative to the harsh chemicals in the modern oven
    cleaners..

    http://housekeeping.about.com/od/kit.../bksd_oven.htm

    http://www.care2.com/greenliving/non...-cleaner.html#

    The above sites suggest leaving the baking soda to soak overnight but
    I'm a tad impatient. I hurry up the process by scrubbing after the
    baking soda has had time to soak a while.

    Krypsis



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