Q:

How do you remove melted plastic from an oven floor?

A:

To remove melted plastic from an oven floor, freeze it with a bag of ice, and scrape it off with a putty knife or razor blade. This 30-minute procedure requires a bag of ice, a putty knife, a plastic bag, paper towels and oven cleaning spray.

  1. Prepare the oven

    Verify that the oven is off and at room temperature. If it is a gas oven, turn off the gas supply. If you have a removable oven floor, slide it out, and place it on a flat work surface.

  2. Freeze the plastic

    Place a large bag of ice over the melted plastic, and leave it there for 15 minutes. If the melted plastic deposit is extremely large, leave the ice on it for 30 minutes.

  3. Scrape off the plastic

    Remove the ice bag. Scrape up the brittle plastic with a putty knife or razor blade. Gather the fragments, and put them in a garbage bag. If some plastic remains bonded to the oven floor, cover it with ice for an additional 15 minutes. Continue icing and scraping until all the plastic is gone.

  4. Wipe the oven floor

    Spray oven cleaner on a folded paper towel, and wipe the oven floor. If it is a gas oven, turn the gas supply back on.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is the best way to clean up gas spills?

    A:

    The first step in cleaning up a gas spill is to absorb it with a clay-type cat litter, sand, baking soda or a commercial absorbent. After the gas has been soaked up, contact a local fire department to find out the rules about disposing of this type of material because rules vary depending on the state.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the best way to clean hardwood floors?

    A:

    Weekly cleaning of hardwood floors is best performed with an electrostatic dust mop that is effective at picking up dirt, dust, pet hair and dander. Over time, an electrostatic dust mop doesn't effectively remove all oil, dirt and grime buildup.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some examples of cleaning schedules?

    A:

    An example of a cleaning schedule is a weekly chart with small chores that need to be done on each day, such as wiping down walls on Wednesdays and cleaning the bathrooms on Thursdays. Cleaning schedules can be broken up in any intervals and can be customized to each home's needs.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you clean practically anything?

    A:

    Castile soap, baking soda, vinegar and water are cleaners that remove dirt and grime from most surfaces in just a few moments. A bucket or sink, microfiber cloths and a clean dry cloth, such as a towel, are necessary cleaning supplies.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore