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Removed aluminium foil stuck to oven with pool acid - is it safe to use now?

Aluminium foil has stuck to the bottom of my electric oven. I have removed the aluminium foil with small amounts of pool cleaner (muriatic acid) but the finish is now dull. After removing the alumnium I cleaned the oven first with a paste of baking soda and water, then with oven cleaner and finally with warm soapy water. I have also run the fan with the door open twice for ten minutes. However when I turn the oven on there is still a slight smell. Is the oven safe to use (ie is there any chance any remaining fumes or chemicals could get into the food I am cooking?) and does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get the shiny finish back? Thank you

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Kill the acid with some caustic soda - normal oven cleaner

then you can cook free of acid fumes

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