Oven cleaning = evil
February 2, 2011 7:13 PM Subscribe
Help me clean my gas oven.
posted by Salieri to home & garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I will start by acknowledging that this is probably a stupid question, but I grew up with electric appliances. I now have a gas oven, and I have no idea if there's something different I need to consider before I clean this beast. (And it really, really needs it. It's way past due.)
I've read the instructions on the backs of some oven cleaners, and I think I'm hung up on the fact that there's apparently a pilot light I'm supposed to avoid? How do I make sure I do that? Do I need to worry about anything penetrating through the holes in the oven bottom? I'm concerned about those openings and cleaner/foam leaking through to whatever is below.
I have a bit of gas fear. Please ease my mind and help me get this thing clean after avoiding it for way too long. Easy is best - I'm good at keeping things neat, but not so good at keeping things clean. The less painful it is, the greater chance I have of succeeding.