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cleaning ceramic oil burner?

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#1 Spark

Posted 28 December 2004 - 11:30 AM

I have a ceramic oil burner in need of a good clean.  The bit where the water and oil goes is all caked and sticky and I don't know how to clean it.  I want to be able to put different oils in but all this caked sticky stuff smells of other oil.  Any tips appreciated!

DS#1 August 2004

#2 Mum2NE1

Posted 28 December 2004 - 12:08 PM

Hi Alex,
I use nail polish remover on a cotton ball to get most of the
gunk off, then give it a good was with some dishwashing
liquid or shower power whichever's on hand at the time.

Me 27
DH 27
TTC August 03 ( or maybe
August  04........or 05 if DH
gets his way )

#3 *Lis*

Posted 28 December 2004 - 12:35 PM

My electric burner was like that last week.  I just put some boiling water in it, let it sit fr a few minutes and then scrubbed it.  Came off great.

In addition to this, I have stopped using oils in my burner.

I went to Dusk and bought some of their melts.  These are like candle wax and melt in your burner.  When your burner isn't going, they just re-set like wax again.  No oily gooey mess, and there are heaps of scents to choose from.

Not sure where you are, but if you go to www.dusk.com.au you can see where there stores are if you are interested in checking these out.  I think they are great.


#4 PeaceBaby

Posted 28 December 2004 - 03:09 PM

At College we were advised to clean the burners with
eucalyptus oil...give that a go.

If they're really bad stains I also try JIF so anything like that
will work as well.

My beautiful baby....
~ DD#1 26/03/2004 ~ original.gif

#5 brazen

Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:32 PM

i always just use hot water and dishwashing detergent. however it sounds like you might use different type of oils to me (i use the in essence ones that float on the water). with a quick scrub with the green side of a scourer it all clean in minutes...

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