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How to clean an oven with no self-cleaning feature?

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How to clean an oven with no self-cleaning feature?

Helen of T.O. | Sep 5, 2005 01:20 AM

To make a long story short, I'm going through a break-up, I'm selling the house, and I'm moving into an apartment that has an oven with no self-cleaning feature.

All my adult life I've had self-cleaning ovens, so I have no idea how to clean ovens. Growing up, I remember my mother complaining every time she had to clean the oven; she would gag at the toxic fumes of the goo she sprayed on the oven walls. Would I have to clean the oven after each time I make something splattery (e.g., a roast) in order to avoid having to scrape off hardened grease?

Any tips on how to make this chore even a little less unpleasant would be really appreciated - good products, time-saving strategies, etc. Thank you for your help.

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