Question by  RyanSnedaker (15)

Can you tell me how to clean my oven after fire extinguisher use?

I had a small mishap in my kitchen, and now I need to clean it.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

It really depends on the type of extinguisher that was used as different extinguishers are made of different materials. In general, I would vacuum out any remaining powders from the extinguisher, then I would scrub out the remnants with a scrub sponge and vacuum again. Finally, I would do a water wash down of the interior.


Answer by  ApprenticeJenn (959)

I've done this myself. Vacuum up any loose residue. Then use something like an SOS pad and scrub the entire oven, carefully cleaning the heating element and around where it plugs in. Rinse well. Turn oven on high - if it smells or smokes, rinse again.


Answer by  Helper28 (52)

First use regular soapy water to remove fire extinguisher foam. The use of gloves is recommended. Next use regular cleaner like 409 on it. Let it air out before use.


Answer by  rys (286)

Most home fire extinguishers use CO2 and monoammonium phosphate, (check your manual) which is not particularly harmful, but is messy. Use a hand-held vacuum to remove as much as possible, then rinse till water runs clear with a clean sponge.

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