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Squeaky oven door hinge... problems.

Yesterday I finally decided to fix that horrible squeaking oven door of mine. I used WD-40.... which I'm now regretting... I totally didn't even think about how much it stinks, and now I've started making bread and am afraid that the stink will get into the bread...
Any ideas of what to do?
Should I just let it burn off, or put something on it, or what????

PS i know this is natural living, and WD-40 is definitely not natural... I just used what I found around the house and didn't think anything of it at the time.


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Aug. 21st, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
The smell should evaporate eventually. :) Letting it burn off for a while before baking the oven might be a good idea.

For the future, I have found that olive oil makes the BEST hinge lubricant ever for stuff around the house.
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I guess I will just let it keep burnin'.... Do you think leaving the door open a bit is a good idea??
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
The oven door, that is.... I have all the doors open... So stinky -_-;
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
this made me think of a funny story from when my grandma was staying with us one time when I was a teenager. One day she got tired of our bathroom door squeaking, so she put some "I can't believe its not butter" on the hinges.

It hasn't squeaked in over ten years.

Aug. 21st, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
LOL, good story, but it doesn't help that my house smells like chemicals. *pouty face*
Aug. 21st, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
awww yeah sorry, I thought about it and I was going to say Vinegar, but it looks like a couple people beat me to it!

Good luck, tho!
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
for the smell i'd try putting a bowl of vinegar in the oven to absorb the smells.
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Aug. 21st, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
I was so happy when I discovered this. So much easier than picking all that crud out of the microwave!
Aug. 21st, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, thank you for the tip! I will use this in the future.
Aug. 21st, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you all for your help. I think it just finally burned away...
And hopefully the bread tastes fine! I let it burn off for quite a while before I put it in, so it should turn out fine!
Aug. 22nd, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I've used Pam to lube up the pocket doors.

Worked like a charm. No bad smell. (Easier to apply that other oils, unless you've got a Misto or similar spray bottle.)
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