a little rust in old gas oven


Old 05-31-00, 09:50 AM
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i have a very old, enameled metal gas stove and oven that work well but inside the oven, the black enamel or whatever was used as a surface is a bit rusty and unattractive. the runners for the racks stick a bit, too, of course. what can i do about this myself?

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Old 05-31-00, 09:32 PM
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Hi:jo-anne velin

Bad News Jo-Anne. There isn't much you can do to correct this condition. Time and age have taken there toll. I have personally have never known of or seen a quick remedy the homeowner could do.

The pieces would need to be total stripped of the baked on enamel and a new coating reapplied by a professional metal coatings company. Not a cheap fix this way.

Although I do not recommend covering the plates with tin foil, as many do, it is a possibility.

However, considering the fact that tin foil reflects heat, covering would also drastically alter the even heat flow and also reduce the overall oven temperature, making accurate cooking difficult.

Sorry I can't offer you any suggestions or have any possitive answers to help you.

Natural Gas Energy Technician and Consultant


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