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  • I set fire to the oven yesterday!!

    I can't believe the smell!! I knocked over the pan of roasties in the oven and the oil when down the back. I went upstairs to tell my husband that I'd ruined the oven then went back down to find the bloody thing in flames!!!! I forgot to turn it off BEFORE I went to tell him - Doh!

    I saved the joint, but the roasties were fire damaged (more than usual!!) and the house stinks of burning. I cleaned the oven last night, took me until 9, but I have no idea how to get rid of the smell. Has anyone got any ideas?

    And, someone moved the door frame and I walked in to it and gave myself a really good (really painful!!) dead arm! I blame the kids!

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  • #2
    Oh Debbie, hope your arms ok,sounds like a typical day in my kitchen!
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    • #3
      This might sound a little bit obvious, I don't mean to sound sarcastic here, but if the oven went up in flames, perhaps the only way to get rid of the smell is to get rid of the oven? I know at this difficult time, a new oven is costly but does your oven still work? Is it easy to take out and put in the shed for now or even the dump if it's bad?

      I'm glad everyone is ok
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      • #4
        That must have been frightening.
        I have had look at remedies via google and a it seems bicarbonate of soda sprinkled over the cooker or white vinegar in a bowl will absorb the smell.
        Bicarb can also be shaken on carpets and hovered up later, and of course washing curtains, cushions etc will help.

        Melanie

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        • #5
          Crikey that sounds scary, glad you're ok...would cutting an onion in half help or is that just for getting rid of paint smells?
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          • #6
            Try the bicarb - it shoudl work... alternatively use time....... yep, the smell should lessen over time, either that, or you'll just get used to it!

            I once set fire to the oven at home, we had just moved in and it was one of those chest height ovens with an electrical element in and I wanted to surprise my mum and dad with some Yorkshire Puddings; they were certainly surprised when there were 3ft flames coming out of the oven........
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            • #7
              You could always try Oust..... it says it can get rid of most smells and works on my boys!!!!

              Ann

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              • #8
                Oh you poor thing! What a nightmare. I'm glad you are okay (apart from the dead arm) and I hope you manage to get rid of the smell...that reminds me, I need to clean my oven, I've been putting it off.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by annnoble View Post
                  You could always try Oust..... it says it can get rid of most smells and works on my boys!!!!

                  Ann
                  Oust got rid of your boys?!!!



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                  • #10
                    Well the smells my young boys make.... loudly.....with lots of laughter following...!!!

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                    • #11
                      Thats a horrible thing to happen but so pleased it wasn't worse. You can wipe everything possible and still smell it. It clings to ceilings and walls - it is quite indiscriminate. Time is the only thing left when you have cleaned everything else. Can you claim on the insurance for a redecorate? That would be th cloud with a silver lining wouldn't it.
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                      • #12
                        Oh thank you for the advice! My arms OK but is all bruised and lovely (War wounds)

                        I forgot completely about bicarb, I use it on the carpets whenever the kids have thrown up or peed on them.

                        I cleaned the oven out and luckily the oil had gone on the bottom base bit and turned in to tar which was impossible to get off, I ended up scraping it off with a spoon! I'm going to wash the walls and ceiling down with sugar soap when the kids go back. I can't get rid of the oven because it came with the rented house and we haven't got any insurance.

                        Luckily, it still works but still smokes a bit and sets off the fire alarms! On Sunday, I'd already set the alarms off BEFORE I set fire to the oven!
                        Sez a lot about my cooking!!!

                        Debbie
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                        • #13
                          Don't worry, if they're hungry they will eat it.
                          Carol
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                          • #14
                            We all had too! Luckily it didn't taste funny or smoky. I was dreading eating it just in case it tasted like the oven cleaner I used!
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