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Burnt rubber gasket smell in s. steel espresso maker

A friend left my s. steel espresso maker on the stove and burnt the gasket. The residue of the rubber seems to have adhered to the stainless steel and I am trying to find a way to get the smell out from inside the tube that is in the upper part of the unit. Otherwise, I'll have to throw it away. I've tried shoving a stainless steel pad (pulled apart) up there with an abrasive (VIM / ajax) ... to no avail. Is there any liquid solvent I can try?

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Try a good oven cleaner!

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