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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    -I haven't seen a stove without a window, lights etc since I was about 25. Hope you really splurged and got the self cleaning. We always buy middle of the road appliances.
    We did! A self cleaning oven! I have never used one of those and am a little skeptical about their efficiency. Does everyone think that feature works well?

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    IL, what kind of stove did you get? We went stove shopping for a gas stove this weekend and we have selected a Samsung with convection--it is 40% off for the next few days.
    But then we decided to try one more fix for our current Kenmore, so we shall see how that works out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    We did! A self cleaning oven! I have never used one of those and am a little skeptical about their efficiency. Does everyone think that feature works well?
    I got my first self-cleaning oven 3 years ago. It works pretty well, but I hate the burning-off smell. I usually try to be outside when it's on. I don't think it works as well as a lot of elbow grease, though. But I admit, the oven looks better at any given time than it used to, when I would procrastinate forever and then finally give it a badly overdue cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    We did! A self cleaning oven! I have never used one of those and am a little skeptical about their efficiency. Does everyone think that feature works well?
    We've had 'em for years. They work fairly well. I'd rather have self-cleaning than manual cleaning, though, in my experience, the self-cleaning models can use a little manual precleaning of the biggest burned chunks. When they're done, there's just some ash that can be wiped up with a damp towel. Easy peasy. And, if it's cold outside, revving the oven up to 500 degrees or so for the cleaning cycle helps warm up the kitchen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    IL, what kind of stove did you get? We went stove shopping for a gas stove this weekend and we have selected a Samsung with convection--it is 40% off for the next few days.
    But then we decided to try one more fix for our current Kenmore, so we shall see how that works out...
    Our new stove is a Kenmore. It has none of that fancy convection stuff.

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    We've always had Kenmore stoves (well we're only on our second) and we have been pleased. I haven't used the self-cleaning function much. Our oven doesn't get all that dirty and a little elbow grease has always worked fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    We've always had Kenmore stoves (well we're only on our second) and we have been pleased. I haven't used the self-cleaning function much. Our oven doesn't get all that dirty and a little elbow grease has always worked fine for me.
    Ok, can you use Oven Off on these self cleaning ovens? My sister in law told me that is forbidden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Ok, can you use Oven Off on these self cleaning ovens? My sister in law told me that is forbidden.
    I wouldn't. Owner's manual says not to. And, really, you can accomplish 80% of what a prepared oven cleaner can do by warming the oven and sticking a bowl of vinegar (or even tap water) in it for an hour or so. A plastic knife (putty or flatware) can scrape up the biggest chunks of burned-on food. Maybe a little Simple Green or even a dab of dish detergent on a sponge or rag (followed by a clean sponge or rag) and you're done.

    I don't make my oven spotless. It's going to get spilled on again in a matter of days.
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    Our 30 year old stove is self cleaning- I've done it 3 times and been very pleased with the result, even the window came clean! Obviously I don't cook much in the oven.

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    We go outside when using it because of the smell and I have asthma. I love it.

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