Melted Plastic Oven Mess - Can We Save the Oven?

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Old 06-02-12, 10:11 AM
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Melted Plastic Oven Mess - Can We Save the Oven?

A hard plastic pet food dish like the one seen in the photo got accidentally melted in the oven.

The melted plastic is seriously bonded to the oven's box surface (see closeup photo).

Anyone had any luck removing such a fine mess?

Many thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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Old 06-02-12, 11:34 AM
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Update: Turning on oven to ~150 degrees softens the plastic and makes a scraper more effective... So we'll spend a good while literally chipping away at it and then give all surfaces a good scour and scrub...
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Old 06-04-12, 04:21 AM
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I would use a plastic scraper so as not to scratch the self clean interior. I believe you are on the right path, however. Once you have the majority of the plastic up, you may can wipe it with paint thinner or MEK to remove the final residue. Ventilate well and don't turn on the oven or stovetop until all the fumes are extricated.
 
 

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