During the Self-
Cleaning cycle, the outside of the
range can become very hot to the
touch. DO NOT leave small children
unattended near the appliance.
The health of some
birds is extremely sensitive to the
fumes given off during the Self-
Cleaning cycle of any range. Move
birds to another well-ventilated room.
DO NOT line the oven
walls, racks, bottom or any other part
of the range with aluminum foil.
Doing so will destroy heat distribution,
produce poor baking results and
cause permanent damage to the oven
interior (aluminum foil will melt to the
interior surface of the oven).
DO NOT force the
oven door open. This can damage the
automatic door locking system. Use
caution when opening the door after
the Self-Cleaning cycle is completed.
The oven may still be VERY HOT.
Note: See additional cleaning informa-
tion for the oven door in the General
Care & Cleaning section.
To avoid possible burns
use care when opening the oven door
after the Self-Cleaning cycle. Stand to
the side of the oven when opening the
door to allow hot air or steam to escape.
A Self-Cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well above
cooking temperatures) which eliminate soils completely or reduces them to
a fine powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth.
Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:
DO NOT use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around
any part of the Self-Cleaning oven.
DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The woven material of the oven
door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to
rub, damage or remove the gasket.
DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door gasket. Doing so
could cause damage.
Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any aluminum
foil. These items cannot withstand high cleaning temperatures.
Porcelain oven racks do not have to be removed. After the cycle is
complete and the oven has cooled, rub the sides of the oven racks with
wax paper or a cloth containing a small amount of salad oil (this will
make the racks glide easier into the rack position).
Remove any excessive spillovers in the oven cavity before starting
the Self-Cleaning cycle. To clean, use hot, soapy water and a cloth.
Large spillovers can cause heavy smoke or fire when subjected to high
temperatures. DO NOT allow food spills with a high sugar or acid
content (such as milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to
remain on the surface as they may leave a dull spot even after cleaning.
Clean any soil from the oven frame, the door liner outside the oven door
gasket and the small area at the front center of the oven bottom. These
areas heat sufficiently to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water.
NOTE: Prior to setting the Self-Clean cycle, any spills remaining on the
oven bottom should be removed.
DO NOT HAND
What to Expect during Cleaning
While the oven is in operation, the oven heats to temperatures much higher
than those used in normal cooking. Sounds of metal expansion and
contraction are normal. Odor is also normal as the food soil is being
removed. Smoke may appear through the oven vent.
If heavy spillovers are not wiped up before cleaning, they may flame and
cause more smoke and odor than usual. This is normal and safe and should
not cause alarm. If available, use an exhaust fan during the self-cleaning