anyone have a non-self-cleaning thermidor? how do you clean it, or similar ovens.

  • Posted by: @jestei
  • August 14, 2011


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mrslarkin August 14, 2011
Here's what I do when I'm cleaning the oven:

A. Wait till Sconeman's home, in case, you know, I accidentally light the house on fire.

B. Set fire dept on speed dial

C. Locate the fire extinguisher, just in case

I have a crappy Kenmore, (Elite, mind you). So my answer probably doesn't help you whatsoever.

That's strange your Thermidor doesn't have a self-clean mode.

Good luck!
amysarah August 14, 2011
Cold oven Easy Off. I once followed the directions on the can and sprayed it on a hot oven - nearly asphyxiated myself, it took forever to air out the fumes and lord knows how many brain cells I killed. Don't do that.

And stay clear of the door gaskets that seal the oven shut - the chemicals in cleaners corrode them.

Also, I recently discovered Dawn Power Dissolver (hardware store guy rec'd it, but some markets may have it too) - fantastic for burnt-on grease on pans, oven, etc. Seriously, I'd do a commercial for the stuff.
aargersi August 14, 2011
Easy-Off (the cold oven kind that supposedly doesn't smell - yeah right), wine, and a lot of F-Bombs do the trick.
Burnt O. August 14, 2011
I have to clean my oven by hand because the self cleaning solonoid in the control panel broke, and it costs about a new oven's worth to replace the entire control panel. I remove the door for easier access (check your manual), lift the heating elements out of the way if you have them, and sprinkle the floor of the oven liberally with a box of baking soda to absorb the heaviest dirt and let it sit for an hour or two. I scrape that out with a metal pastry scraper. Once that's done, I use good 'ol Easy Off, warm water, and a sponge. I find that a little Bon Ami is enough to clean the door. One of those Magic Erasers works wonders on the windows and tough spots.
sdebrango August 14, 2011
Sorry its page 31.
sdebrango August 14, 2011
Here is a link to an online owners manual I think the instructions for cleaning yourself are on page 29:
Hope this helps.
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