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2009/07/26 12:57:39 (permalink)
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Cleaning the oven

What a bastard job this is.

No matter now much you chisel away at the fossilised grease, ply it with acrid chemicals, scour and scrape, the bloody thing never gets clean. It's like the metal has secret, invisible pore that ooze black tar.

What's the answer?

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    Cardifflad
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 12:58:51 (permalink)
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    Clean as you go along. Buy a new oven and keep on top of the cleaning. Only way I think mate
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 12:58:57 (permalink)
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    get someone else to do it :)

    calm down, its life, mate, its only a game
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:09:02 (permalink)
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    We pay a company to come out and clean it once every 6 months or so, it goes from being the greasiest oven ever to back in shop condition. Fcuk knows how they do it!

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:10:10 (permalink)
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    JohnKerr2

    What's the answer?



    That's what God invented women for.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:11:36 (permalink)
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    Red Bull

    We pay a company to come out and clean it once every 6 months or so, it goes from being the greasiest oven ever to back in shop condition. Fcuk knows how they do it!



    WHat sort of price do they do that for?
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:15:47 (permalink)
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    We pay a company to come out and clean it once every 6 months or so, it goes from being the greasiest oven ever to back in shop condition. Fcuk knows how they do it!



    WHat sort of price do they do that for?


    It's about £30. But I get my monies worth, the oven is inches deep in grease and comes out, like I said, ready to go back for sale in a shop.

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:20:33 (permalink)
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    We pay a company to come out and clean it once every 6 months or so, it goes from being the greasiest oven ever to back in shop condition. Fcuk knows how they do it!



    WHat sort of price do they do that for?


    It's about £30. But I get my monies worth, the oven is inches deep in grease and comes out, like I said, ready to go back for sale in a shop.


    That's worth paying once a year.Don't use the oven alot so once a year would easily be enough.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:23:16 (permalink)
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    JohnKerr2

    No matter now much you chisel away at the fossilised grease



    No you didn't.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:23:35 (permalink)
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    Exactly, cleaning the oven is a ball ache and it never comes clean, so i'd rather pay to have it done once in a while

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:25:03 (permalink)
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    JohnKerr2

    No matter now much you chisel away at the fossilised grease



    No you didn't.

    He said 'you' not him

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:28:19 (permalink)
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    I must be on my own. Never had an issue with cleaning it.

    Strong solution of soda crystals, ball of tin foil and a few clean cloths. Usually done in under 15 minutes.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:30:52 (permalink)
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    theiopener

    I must be on my own. Never had an issue with cleaning it.

    Strong solution of soda crystals, ball of tin foil and a few clean cloths. Usually done in under 15 minutes.


    What sorcery is this?

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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:32:57 (permalink)
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    Soda crystals act as a natural degreaser, hot water loosens it as well.

    Baking soda and vinegar also do the trick and the ball of tin foil is a non scratching scourer. I dont use any chemicals in my house, most of my cleaning is done with vinegar, soda crystals and possibly lemon juice.

    Most of what is sold today is toxic overpriced crap and does the same job as the stuff that my grandmother used to use, except it has none of the nasty sides.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:33:19 (permalink)
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    Use caustic soda like most normal people.

    Here's a guide to what not to do with it, as it does burn skin a treat...

    http://www.accessmylibr...summary_0286-4129059_ITM

    It's somewhat more effective than you bent down on hands and knees giving it large scrapes with a blunt meat knife from a non-matching dinner set you found in the back of a kitchen drawer, mate.
    post edited by rightyho - 2009/07/26 13:34:58
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:35:00 (permalink)
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    You use a ball of tin foil to scour the oven?

    Even the thought of that makes me wince in a nails-on-blackboard sort of way.

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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:36:26 (permalink)
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    If the oven is enameled there isnt a sound as such as it will be moving around the bicarp or soda crystals mixture. It makes noise if it isnt a smooth surface.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:37:20 (permalink)
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    theiopener

    Soda crystals act as a natural degreaser, hot water loosens it as well.

    Baking soda and vinegar also do the trick and the ball of tin foil is a non scratching scourer. I dont use any chemicals in my house, most of my cleaning is done with vinegar, soda crystals and possibly lemon juice.

    Most of what is sold today is toxic overpriced crap and does the same job as the stuff that my grandmother used to use, except it has none of the nasty sides.


    Vinegar and lemon juice is said to pretty much clean anything in the house.
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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:39:11 (permalink)
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    theiopener

    If the oven is enameled there isnt a sound as such as it will be moving around the bicarp or soda crystals mixture. It makes noise if it isnt a smooth surface.


    Hmm. Well if you say.

    (I'm finding it hard to uncurl my toes right now).

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    Re:Cleaning the oven 2009/07/26 13:43:23 (permalink)
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    galenkia
    Vinegar and lemon juice is said to pretty much clean anything in the house.

    Absolutely. Cleaning taps is a piece of piss most of time. Just leave an old linen tea cloth soaked in vinegar wrapped around it and with a brush give it a quick scrub and no limescale or gunk on them for weeks.

    Im a lazy sod when it comes to hard work and house cleaning, i still manage to keep my place spick and span.

    Having trouble finding Borax here though!
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