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Ventilating the oven after cleaning?

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Castlelough Fri 26-Apr-13 16:42:05

I cleaned my oven last weekend, and it says on the back of the oven cleaner to 'ventilate' the oven after cleaning.
I presume this means to just leave the door open....? But for how long?!
I had been put off cleaning it because of all the horrible chemicals, and I am still dubious about using it after cleaning it.
Do you turn the oven on without any food in it for a while to 'burn' off any leftover chemicals? Or do you bung in your Sunday roast and not worry about chemicals?
Sorry for such a dull post... blush

amazingmumof6 Sat 27-Apr-13 01:42:17

good questions.

I have never cleaned my oven, so I'm joining you in waiting for a response.

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sun 05-May-13 21:33:10

i too would like to know the answer to this for when i clean my oven on the tenth of never grin

mrscog Mon 06-May-13 10:17:12

Bumping because I've always wondered this too!

mrspaddy Mon 06-May-13 10:20:02

I just open all kitchen windows and leave oven door open. Close kitchen door. I suppose half an hour or so. Just little tip - lay a sheet of tinfoil along the bottom of the oven and replace every so often. Saves a lot of oven cleaning. Put the trays in a black bag with the spray on to clean then, then dump.

Castlelough Thu 09-May-13 23:51:03

Well, this is what I did!
Even two weeks later the oven smelled of vile oven cleaner and I was afraid to cook anything in it (and yes I had washed it out after cleaning and left the oven door open for AGES!).

I got a bowl of warm soapy water (washing up liquid) and washed it out a few times, and it started to smell better. Then I turned it on to the hottest temp for twenty mins (with nothing in). The vile chemical smell had disappeared! Hooray!
Popped in my pizza and all was good! grin

Castlelough Thu 09-May-13 23:52:41

Thanks for the tip MrsPaddy by the way! Anything to delay doing this dreaded Jon again anytime soon smile

Castlelough Thu 09-May-13 23:53:15

job I mean blush

FacebookWanker Thu 09-May-13 23:57:19

I always turn it on afterwards with no food in and then open the door. Often it takes a few extra wipes with the sponge to get rid of the smell.

TheFallenNinja Thu 09-May-13 23:58:12

I did mine at the weekend as it goes. I used the bag for the racks and the rest went into the Petrie dish just left the door open over night. Ran it for an hour, bit of a whiff but nothing major.

Castlelough Wed 22-May-13 19:10:38


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Castlelough Wed 22-May-13 19:11:40

Ooh thank God the links for tomorrow posted. I'm on my phone, due to lack of Internet, yet again angry.
Hopefully the links work!
Back later with a round-up xx

superfluouscurves Wed 22-May-13 19:32:59

Hello! Castle has had to dash but inadvertently posted daily Flying links here by mistake grin You are all very welcome to come and join us on our Fledgling Flyers thread here but reckon you probably don't need to what with all your ovens being shiny and everything wink

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