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General Cleaning - Whirlpool SF379LEK Use And Care Manual

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General Cleaning

IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions
on cleaning products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES
(on some models)
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the entire appliance is cool. These spills
may affect the finish.
Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or non-abrasive scrubbing
pad:
Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
on some models)
STAINLESS STEEL (
Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop
Polishing Creme, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or some
paper towels. Damage may occur.
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (not included):
See "Assistance or Service" section to order.
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Vinegar for hard water spots
COOKTOP CONTROLS
Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner.
Do not soak knobs.
When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are in the OFF position.
On some models, do not remove seals under knobs.
Soap and water or dishwasher:
Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove.
CONTROL PANEL
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths
or some paper towels. Damage may occur.
Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on panel.
PORCELAIN-COATED GRATES AND CAPS
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the cooktop, grates and caps are cool.
These spills may affect the finish.
To avoid chipping, do not bang grates and caps against each
other or hard surfaces such as cast iron cookware.
Do not reassemble caps on burners while wet.
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mildly abrasive
cleanser:
Clean as soon as cooktop, grates and caps are cool.
Dishwasher (grates only, not caps):
Use the most aggressive cycle.
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SURFACE BURNERS
Sealed Burner models
See "Surface Burners" section.
OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
Glass cleaner and paper towels or non-abrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
OVEN CAVITY
Do not use oven cleaners.
Food spills should be cleaned when oven cools. At high
temperatures, foods react with porcelain and staining, etching,
pitting or faint white spots can result.
Self-Cleaning cycle:
See "Self-Cleaning Cycle" first.
OVEN AND ROASTING RACKS
Self-Cleaning cycle:
See "Self-Cleaning Cycle" first. Remove racks or they will
discolor and become harder to slide. If this happens, a light
coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help
them slide.
Steel wool pad
BROILER PAN AND GRID
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Mildly abrasive cleanser:
Scrub with wet scouring pad.
Solution of
cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gallon (3.75 L)
water:
Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with scouring or steel wool
pad.
Oven cleaner:
Follow product label instructions.
Porcelain enamel only, not chrome
Dishwasher
STORAGE DRAWER
(on some models)
Make sure drawer is cool and empty before cleaning.
For more information, see "Storage Drawer" section.
Mild detergent
Drawer Liner (on some models)
Remove all stored items from drawer and lift out drawer liner.
Mild detergent
WARMING DRAWER and TRAY (on some models)
Make sure drawer is cool and remove tray.
Mild detergent (for both)

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