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How do I remove tin foil baked on brand new oven?

First time use for the oven. I put the tin foil down to keep it clean, and preheated the oven to 400 degrees. It baked the tin foil to the base plate.

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Unfortunately you can't remove that foil, you will end up doing more damage to the liner. the only thing you can do is replace the liner. And it's a big job, if the manufacture makes a replacment part for your unit, and if they do it will be costly.
Good luck....

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