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cleaning down the side of the oven??

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girliefriend Mon 15-Oct-12 17:20:38

Its getting really quite gross down the side of my gas oven, I don't want to blow myself up by trying to move it and the gap is too small to get hoover or cloth in.

Any suggestions??


sleepyhead Mon 15-Oct-12 17:36:05

I always pull mine out to clean the sides once in a blue moon. It should slide out fairly easily as the pipe attaching it to the gas supply should be long enough to allow this.

girliefriend Mon 15-Oct-12 20:40:29

Okay was a bit nervous about trying that but will tentatively give it a go!!!

Thanks smile

PigletJohn Mon 15-Oct-12 20:43:09

look down the back and you will see a rubber hose in a loop. You can pull it out as long as you do not stretch the hose taught. If you clean the floor, and spray it with WUL+water, or furniture polish or WD40, it will be slippery and the cooker will slide more easily. this really does make a terrific difference, so does cleaning off the sticky dirt.

You may well find that there is a safety-chain holding the back of the cooker to the wall. This is actually required by gas regulations, to prevent it falling over if a child climbs on the open oven door, but is often omitted. With luck the chain will have a sort of dog-lead clip fastening it to a screw-eye in the wall. If not you might have to unscrew it (but buy a clip for next time)

girliefriend Mon 15-Oct-12 22:07:26

Thankyou for that, really useful thanks smile

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