Question about Electrolux Ovens
You will need some plasticene, the drano, water, gloves, a lot of paper towels and wood skewers and good ventilation.
Start the ventilation and open a window or door.
Put on your gloves.
Use the plasticene to create a dam about .25?-.5? high around the area in the oven you’re looking to remove the aluminum from… the area’s you’re working in should be about 2.5? in diameter.
Pour in some of the drano into the dam and add enough water to touch all the sides of the dam, if the chemical reaction hasn’t started (should be almost instant) keep adding the drano bit by bit until it does… the dam contents will start to boil and ammonia fumes and a little hydrogen gas will form, hence the need for some good ventilation!!
Once the reaction is done, poke around with the wood skewer to see if the oven bottom is clear, if you’re satisfied with the results, add some some vinegar in to help neutralize the solution a bit, then use the wood skewer to remove the plasticene dam to a dish to be rinsed off ASAP.
Use paper towels to wipe up the mess on the bottom of the oven…. See your results! the area of the oven botton you treated should be free of aluminum and just be discoloured instead, not from the drano, but from where the teflon bonded.
Repeat the process until the oven bottom is clean.
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Use "The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner" to dissolve the foil. *Caution* when the cleaner is applied to the foil a chemical reaction occurs releasing some harmful fumes so please use outside or in a well ventilated area. I just did this to a Frigidaire oven I bought from Lowes at a discounted price. The previous owners bought it, did not read the owners manual or just disregarded the warnings on using foil in the oven and thought they would line the bottom pan with foil to help make it easier to clean (Good idea, but don't try it on the hidden element ovens). With the heating element being hidden under the drip pan the heat is hot enough to melt the foil and fuse it to the pan. Now most of the pans on these ovens are removable by just a couple of screws and I strongly recommend removing the pan when doing this. Squirt some Works toilet bowl cleaner on it in a well ventilated area and watch it go to work. It took about 15 minutes for it to dissolve all the foil on my oven, then I rinsed it clean and reinstalled it in the oven. The pan does have a slight discoloration on it, not from the cleaner but from the foil being melted onto the pan, if you choose you can buff this out. Most of the modern ovens have the ceramic coated drip pans in them so the Works toilet bowl cleaner will not harm them, unless you have scratched the finish off. Works Toilet bowl cleaner contains a fair amount of hydrochloric acid which is what makes this work so well.
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