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General Care & Cleaning - Kenmore 3055 - 24 in. Wall Oven Use & Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
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 SPILLOVERS AND
How to Clean
Aluminum (Trim Pieces)
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Do not scour or use all-
& Vinyl
purpose cleaners, ammonia, powdered cleaners or commercial oven cleaner. They
can scratch and discolor aluminum.
Painted and Plastic Control
Panel, Body Parts, and
Decorative Trim
Steel, Chrome
Control Panel, Decorative
Porcelain Enamel Broiler
Pan and Grid, Door Liner,
Body Parts
Oven Racks
For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and
built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to
60 minutes. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any
of these materials; they can scratch.
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.
Oven Door
Before cleaning the controlpanel,
turn all controls to OFF and remove the control
knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Clean using hot, soapy water
and a dishcloth. Rinse with a clean water using a dishcloth. Be sure to squeeze
excess water from the cloth before wiping the panel; especially when wiping around
the controls. Excess water in or around the controls may cause damage to the
replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and
the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Clean stainless steel with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water
and a cloth. Do not use cleaners with high concentrations
of chlorides or
chlorines. Do not use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are
especially made for cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners
from the surface as bluish stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
DO Hand
Clean Door
Oven Door
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
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. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
Oven racks may be removed or left in the oven during the self-clean cycle for cleaning.
If removed, follow instructions above. If the racks are cleaned in the self-clean cycle, their
color will turn slightly blue and the finish will be dull. After the self-clean cycle is completed
and the oven has cooled, rub the sides of the racks with wax paper or a cloth containing
a small amount of baby oil or salad oil (this will make the racks glide easier into the rack
DO Hand
Clean Frame
Use soap & 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 oven 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. The oven door gasket is made of a woven
material, on Self-Cleaning models, which is essential for a good seal. Care should be
taken not to rub, damage or remove this gasket.
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