2. How Does Your Oven Get Dirty?

Ovens get dirty from three main sources: spills during food transfer, overflow from pans, especially if they have no cookie sheet or other protection below them, and spatter from fat. Once the material hits the walls of the oven, the heat during the remainder of the cooking cycle will dry it out and create a substance which sticks tenaciously wherever it has landed.

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