email@example.com (Jonathan E. Quist) writes:
[ replying to inquiry about using Easy-Off oven cleaner in
a Welbilt bread machine}
I don't know the Welbilt specifically, but the machines I looked at
before buying all appeared to have a fair amount of stuff on the
inside that I wouldn't trust caustic oven cleaner on.
He's right. The main ingredient in most oven cleaners
(all the old-fashioned types) is lye, which can dissolve aluminum
quite handily. The tub and the bayonet-locking mounting mechanism
What I used was a solution of bicarbonate of soda in water;
just paint it on the dirty spots, and bake a loaf of bread. Then
rinse off the residue (a lot of the cruft will come off with it)
and paint more solution on, and... bake a loaf of bread.
I was able to get the most recalcitrant stuff off after