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I don't have a Kenmore I have a Fridgidare and I have burned on foil on the bottom and cannot remove it. It is a self cleaning overn and I am afraid to turn it on??? I have tried scrapping, soaking, but nothing is budging??

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With the older models of self-cleaning ovens one could put aluminum foil on the bottom tray of the oven, but with the newer models there is a warning (hidden in the last line) of your booklet for models of stoves where aluminum foil should 'not' be used! Even though print in small and many consumers are complaining regarding their stoves and melted aluminum stuck to the bottom tray of their oven (nothing will get it off) all manufacturer do 'not' cover this problem under warranty and thus, it will cost you money to buy a new tray. You unscrew the two screws to the bottom of the damaged tray of your oven and then install the new one and put back the screws. Letters of complaint should be written to the manufacturers to have them put this warning in clear bold print right on the front cover of the instruction brochure.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

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See this link: http://askruth.blogspot.com/2006/07/cleaning-baked-on-foil-in-oven-help.html

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