Cleaning Various Parts of Your Oven
Before cleaning any part of the oven, be sure all controls are turned off and the oven is cool.
Remove spills and any heavy soiling as soon as possible. Regular cleaning will reduce the number of major cleaning
Aluminum and Vinyl
Painted body parts
Painted decorative trims
Painted and plastic control
knobs and control panel
Smudge Proof™ Stainless
Steel (some models)
Porcelain enamel broiler pan
and insert (available by mail
Oven interior (Porcelain)
Door liner and body parts
Oven door gasket
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
Using a soft cloth, clean with mild dish detergent and water or a 50/50 solution of
vinegar and water. Follow by rinsing the area with clean water; dry and polish
with a soft cloth. Glass cleaners may be used if sprayed on a soft cloth first. Do
not spray liquids directly on the oven control and display area. Do not use large
amounts of water on the control panel. Excess water on the control area may
cause damage to the appliance. Do not use other liquid cleaners, abrasive
cleaners, scouring pads, or paper towels - they will damage the finish.
To remove control knobs, turn to the OFF position; grasp firmly and pull straight
off the shaft. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the
knob and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
For details on cleaning surface burners and grates see
and surface burners"
Your oven finish may be made with stainless steel (some models). Clean the
stainless with warm soapy water using a clean sponge or cloth. Rinse with clean
water and dry with a soft clean cloth.
Do not use any store bought cleaners like stainless steel cleaners or any other
types of cleaners containing any abrasive, chlorides, chlorine, or ammonia. It is
recommended to use mild dish soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a
1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with
an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water
and a damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe
dry with a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become
damaged during future heating.
Oven racks must be removed from oven cavity. Clean by using a mild, abrasive
cleaner following manufacturer's instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.
Use soap and water to thoroughly clean the top, sides, and front of the oven
door. Rinse well. You may use a glass cleaner on the outside glass of the door.
Do not immerse the door in water. Do not spray or allow water or the glass
cleaner to enter the door vents. Do not use oven cleaners, cleaning powders, or
any harsh abrasive cleaning materials on the outside of the oven door.
Do not clean the oven door gasket. On self-clean models, the oven door gasket
is made of a woven material which is essential for a good seal. Care should be
taken not to rub, damage, or remove this gasket.
CARE AND CLEANING
"Cleaning the cooktop