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Cleaning An Oven-Is It Necessary

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Hello, not sure if this is the proper place to post this question however, I just moved into a new home and do not know what has been cooked in this oven.  I assume it should be cleaned really well to avoid any contamination.  Is this a true statement?  If yes, any suggesstions on what kind of oven cleaner might be a good one?

 

I have been sick the past couple of days, one I know I was glutenned from something (not sure what) and today upset stomach.  Granted, there is a stomach flu going around town, but my only thought might be the oven in this new house has crumbs, flour, wheat, etc lingering around.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!  :unsure:

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If there is something that could fall on your food, definitely. But, wouldn't you do that anyway?

But, when I moved into a previously owned kitchen, I cleaned the oven, counters, fridge, bathrooms, etc. use the self cleaning cycle and wipe any ashes out after. If it doesn't have a self cleaning cycle, I would use one of those foaming oven cleaning products. You could just turn it on for a couple of hours at the highest heat and scrape off any stuff.

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If there is something that could fall on your food, definitely. But, wouldn't you do that anyway?

But, when I moved into a previously owned kitchen, I cleaned the oven, counters, fridge, bathrooms, etc. use the self cleaning cycle and wipe any ashes out after. If it doesn't have a self cleaning cycle, I would use one of those foaming oven cleaning products. You could just turn it on for a couple of hours at the highest heat and scrape off any stuff.

I cleaned everything but the oven.  It looks really clean inside, but I think for my own piece of mind it should be scrubbed and the self cleaning cycle should be used.  Thank you for you information. 

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I have always cleaned the oven when I moved into a new place. While I haven't moved since being diagnosed, I simply find the idea of using a dirty oven that I don't know the history of positively disgusting. I will continue this practice when I move again.

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I cleaned everything but the oven.  It looks really clean inside, but I think for my own piece of mind it should be scrubbed and the self cleaning cycle should be used.  Thank you for you information.

If its self cleaning, you don't need those toxic oven cleaners. Just run the cycle - it should be hot enough and long enough to burn up gluten. Then just wipe out the ashes, if there are any.

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If your oven is self-cleaning, DO NOT USE OVEN cleaner or you will damage your oven! Just run the clean cycle and wipe up the crumbs and wash off the walls and ceiling with mild soap and water.

This.  And if you use cleaner before the cycle runs, any residue left in there will go into the air.  See if you can locate the manual in the house, and if not google the make and model # and you should be able to find the manual fairly easily.

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