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I have burnt foil on the bottom of my oven, how do i get it out, i have soaked with vinegar and baking soda, nothing happen,

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I did the same thing and have tried soap, baking soda, amonia and these did not work. I even took a razor knife and tried scrapping it off and that did not work either. I used sand paper and that too did not work. Against popular advice, I used the self clean and was able to scape off some more, but there is still some stuck. Be careful when using the self clean because the smell was very acrid and we had to open all the windows to help clear the air.

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Take some mild soap and water and lightly rub it in with a scouring pad. This should remove most of it if not all of it.

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