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CARE AND CLEANING
Self-Clean
Oven (select
models)
A self-clean
oven
uses
above
normal
cooking
temperatures
to automatically
clean the entire oven.
The separate clean cycle eliminates soil completely
or
Porcelain
Enamel
Cooktop
reduces it to a gray ash which is easily wiped up with a
damp cloth when the wcle is complete and the oven has
All spillovers,
especially acidic spillovers,
should be
cooled.
wiped
up as soon as possible
with a dry cloth.
To
It is better to clean the oven regularly than to wait
prevent possible cracking or chipping of the porcelain,
until there is a heavy build-up of soll in the oven.
never wipe a warm or hot surface with a damp cloth.
Do not use abrasive or caustic cleaning agents on the
It is normal _br the cook'top, oven door and window to
become
hot during a clean cycle. Therefore,
avoid
porcelain
finish. Abrasive cleaners will permanently
touching these areas during a clean cycle. As the oven
damage the finish,
heats and cools, you may hear the somlds of metal parts
expanding and contracting. This is normal and will not
Porcelain
Drip Bowls
damage your oven.
Clean bowls frequently, Bemove soiled bowls by first
The first few times the oven is cleaned, some smoke
removing the coil elements (see page 8). To clean by
and odor may be detected.
This is normal
and will
hand, soak in got, sudsy water. Use a mild abrasive
lessen or disappear
with use. If the oven is heavily
deauer or soap-filled scouring pad for hard to remove
soiled,
smoke
and odor are common.
During
the
soil.
cleaning process the kitchen should be well ventilated.
Bowls may also be washed in an automatic dishwasher
The oven will automatically begin to heat when the door
or placed on newspapers and sprayed with commercial
is locked and the SELF CLEAN pad is pressed. When
oven cleaner. For heavy soils, spray with oven cleaner
the oven reaches
cleaning
temperature,
the word
and place in plastic bag overnight. Follow the manu-
"Lock"
will light in the display. At this point,
the
faeturer's instructions.
CAUTION:
When using oven
oven door cannot be manually
opened.
cleaner,
spray carefully.
Spraying other areas could
To prevent damage to the door and lock lever, do not
damage finishes,
force the door open when the word "Lock" is displayed.
Manual-Clean
Oven
(select models)
Clean as directed in the cleaning chart on pages 14-15.
Preparing
for the Self-Clean
Cycle
1. Remove oven racks and any pans, utensils or the
broiler pan fi'om the oven. The oven raeks should be
washed by hand. If left in the oven during
the
self-dean
cycle,
the
racks
will
become
permanently
discolored
and may not slide
easily.
2. Clean the oven frame and door frame with a non-
abrasive
cleaning agent such as Bon And. These
areas are not exposed to cleaning temperatures
and
should he cleaned to prevent soil from baking on
during the clean cycle.
3. Wipe up any excess grease or spillovers from the
oven bottom to prevent excessive smoking and flare-
ups during the dean cycle.
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