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Old 09-02-2005, 09:34 PM
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Default How does a self cleaning oven work

I have always wondered this, but really had no clue who to ask. I set my oven to clean tonight and it reminded me so here I am.....

How exactly does it work

Why does it take so dang long to do it

What exactly makes it smell soooo bad while its cleaning
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:07 AM
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I think it's cause the heat is so high and it's baking all the stuff off turning it into powder,but isn't it the best? I've wondered the same thing though.
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Old 09-03-2005, 01:56 AM
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My suggestion if you haven't already is put newspaper on the floor in front of the oven. It's really hard to get off the floor.
I don't have any logical answers to your questions. I only know it works really well and tomorrow all you will have to do is wipe out your oven with a wet towel and waaalaaa!

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Old 09-03-2005, 02:47 AM
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I've been told it takes ALOT of electricity to do this....that oven gets up to over 500 degrees.....may be better just to do it the old fashioned way!
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:00 PM
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Your oven is incinerating all the goo! At higher temps than you'd normally cook at, (unless you're making pizza in a brick oven). It stinks because you are volatilizing the contents of the stove - literally burning them up.
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:44 PM
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I HATE that smell, one of the reasons I hardly ever use my self-cleaning oven... But it sure does clean it well!!
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