[Taken from a conversation on the old forum:]
Maybe you “green” folks know this one but it was new to me so I’m sharing.
Our oven was getting cleaned today with Easy Off oven cleaner and somehow the person cleaning it didn’t notice the grease/Easy Off mixture dripping onto a spot on the floor not protected by newspaper.
Some effort was made to clean this using the chemicals on hand (bleach/SOS pads/Comet) no luck. This brown ugly stain was then left for about 7 hours until I came home and was told about it.
Now I get to try… a little googleing suggests a “natural” oven cleaner is a salt and baking soda paste. Make up a roughly 50/50 mixture of salt and baking soda and and just enough water to make a thick paste.
I spread this liberally over the stain and let sit for 10 minutes. *scrub scrub scrub* Clean, rinse and repeat 3 times.
Big uncleanable stain is now down to a sight discoloration if looked at closely.
Much better than a big ugly brown blotch.