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My husband melted aluminum foil onto the bottom of the oven. I need a safe way to try and clean it off

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I don't know of any way to remove that (and I'm a professional appliance repairman with 10 years experience). If your oven has a separate, removable oven bottoms, you can replace that without too much trouble, but if your oven cavity is all 1 piece, you will have to live with it.

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there is no easy answer to this except elbow grease. however, i often put aluminium foil on base of oven with no problem. did you leave it there during self-clean when temp is very high?

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I did that, too. Self cleaning won't help. You need to replace the bottom pan. Around $20 I think.

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Aluminum foil is not the thickness it used to be. Almost like paper thin now. If your food is cooking ok the oven is not overheating.
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If the foil is melted to the bottom, most oven liners are porcelain, so it will probably scrape off fairly easy. You want to try something non-metallic first. If you need to use something metallic to scrape it off be very careful not to scrape or chip the porcelain, you might try a scraper used to clean glass top cooktops. Remember porcelain is glass, so make sure you wear eye protection.

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