Cleaning a Self Cleaning Oven By Hand

Is it safe to use ammonia in a self-cleaning oven to clean without heating it up? I'd like to clean by hand, but don't know what to use.

By Peggy from CA

Anonymous Flag
October 28, 20100 found this helpful

I don't know how true this is, but I have heard only use dish soap and water in a self-cleaning oven. If it is really bad, you might want to do the self-cleaning thing.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 29, 20100 found this helpful

I only use a small amount of dish soap and water if I have to wipe a spill in my self clean oven. And I usually try only warm water first.

Otherwise, I will use the self clean cycle and let it do all the work for me. So much easier.

The glass on my oven door, however, I'd love to clean that! Maybe I will post that question. I always spill stuff on it and forget about it.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 29, 20100 found this helpful

Self cleaning or continuous clean? Years ago I had a continuous clean and you were not supposed to use anything on it. When we moved my new range had a self cleaning oven. I recently replaced my electric range with a gas stove. I purchased the gas stove used, and although it was only a year or so old, it was absolutely filthy. I was afraid it would catch on fire if I ran the self cleaning cycle. I cleaned it with oven cleaner, then ran the cycle. It worked fine! Both of my ranges tended to have burned on food spots on the inside glass that the self cleaning cycle wouldn't removed. I used a single blade razor blade and removed it. It did not scratch the glass.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 29, 20101 found this helpful

Do not use any products in your self clean oven. Read your owners manual for advice. Mine says I can wipe it with warm water and a mild soap, rinse with clear water. I hope this helps.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 29, 20100 found this helpful

You can buy oven cleaner specifically for self cleaning ovens. I use this product all the time on my self cleaning oven.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 6, 20100 found this helpful

My mother used to put a bowl of ammonia in her oven and leave it overnight. She said she could just wipe the oven out in the morning with no problem. I have never tried it, but the ammonia would not be touching the oven walls, so I see no harm in trying it. Sorry I don't have any more details of how she did it.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Home and Garden Cleaning AppliancesOctober 27, 2010
Man Greeting the Dawn
Building Self Confidence and Self Esteem
Self-Publishing a Book
Self-Publishing a Book
Keeping Your Oven Clean, Young Woman Cleaning her Oven
Keeping Your Oven Clean
Man cleaning the oven.
Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipes
New Years Ideas!
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 10, 2016 at 2:18:40 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!