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I need to provide a disclaimer along with this appliance tip. I would never, ever recommend that someone use their oven to heat their home. That is unsafe and inefficient. However, now is a great time to think about using the self-clean feature of your oven. Self-clean uses temperatures up to 900-1000 degrees Fahrenheit and some of that heat permeates the appliance.

We made the mistake of using self-clean on our oven at home last August. The first floor of our house became unbearably hot. Of course, the thermostat is on the first floor so the air conditioner started running constantly, and would have continued for the entire 3-hour process had we not turned it off in order to save a little electricity.

That’s when we made the mental note to run self-clean when the winter temps got below freezing. Now our oven is clean and our furnace had a little break from the cold Indiana winter.


January 17, 2010 - Posted by | Oven

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