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Tin foil stuck to bottom of oven

Was roasting garlic in garlic roaster. Olive oil leaked out of garlic roaster and got underneath tin foil placed on bottom of oven to catch grease. tin foil hardened in heat and now I cannot scrape the foil off oven bottom. It's like cement. 
Any suggestions how to get the tin foil off oven bottom? i have a self-cleaning kenmore range about three years old.

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  • schultzk05 May 11, 2010

    i need to know how i could get tin foil off the bottom of my oven its like cement i cant remove it any help

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If not a lot of foil get that easy off thats made for self cleaning ovens soak it let it sit then wipe make sure you get the one that says safe for silf cleaning dont scrape soak then after wipping off run self clean

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