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Melted Tin Foil in bottom of oven

=New Kenmore - just bought at Sears end of August - I put tin foil on the botton to catch spills and the foil melted.  This is a brand new oven and doesnt have the coil so even though I have used the foil in this manner for years in my old oven, I now have a huge problem with my brand new appliance.  How can I  clean it off? I also put a tinfoil tray in the bottom of the oven to catch drips etc. I pulled out what tinfoil I could but there is still a fist size section that is really stuck. I will try a couple of the solutions listed, bleach or vinegar on the tinfoil to see if that will help.

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Unfortunately, it's too late. The tin foil has melted into the panel and can't be removed. The melted foil will not affect oven operation. You should never place anything on the bottom of a stove that has a hidden element. You will damage the panel. The only option you have is to replace the panel (if replaceable) or the entire oven liner...

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