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I have stuck on foil on bottom of oven. Over the years I have put foil on bottom but this one obviously I can't. How can I get it off or can I? Thanks,

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  • janekay Sep 30, 2009

    Sounds good, I have tried everything but the oven cleaner, will pick up a putty knife and try it tomorrow.

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    Jane

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Spray it good with oven cleaner and let it soak for 1 hour. Use a 'putty knife' with a 2" blade and scrape it off.

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