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Tin foil melted in my oven.

Tin foil melted in the bottom of my new kenmore oven. How do I remove it?

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  • dam55721 Dec 23, 2008

    Hello Floppy~

    I have the same problem..

    My stove has not coil in the bottom (which is why we bought it)

    and silly me the day we moved in I place tin foil on the bottom of the stove to catch any pizza particles~ I still can't get mine off and it's been 3.5 years~ have you found anything that has helped you yet?

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Hi floppy,

if you can't scrape most of it off with a plastic scraper, you may have to buy a new bottom pan. if you can get most of it off it should be ok to use. also if you have propane gas make sure your stove was converted properly.

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