oven may still be VERY HOT.
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
Allow the oven to cool before cleaning.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning any exterior parts of the oven manually.
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 all utensils
and any aluminum
foil. These items cannot
high cleaning temperatures.
Oven racks do not have to be removed, if they are not removed during the
Self-Clean cycle their color will turn slightly blue and the finish will be dull. If
left in, 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
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.
Some models have an exposed Bake element in the lower oven cavity. On these
models the bake element is designed to be tilted up using your hand from the
front of the bake element. This will allow easier access to the oven bottom for
cleaning. Be careful not to raise the element more than 4 or 5 inches from the
The oven bake and broil elements may appear to have cooled
after they have been turned OFF. The elements
may still be hot and burns
may occur if these elements are touched before they have cooled sufficiently.
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 cycle.
To Set the Self-Clean
Refer to the Oven Control Guide for Self-Clean Cycle settings.
During the self-cleaning
cycle, the outside of the wall oven
can become very hot to the touch. DO
NOT leave small children
near the appliance.
The health of some birds
is extremely sensitive to the fumes given
off during the self-clean cycle of any wall
DO NOT line the oven
walls, racks, bottom or any other part of
the appliance with aluminum foil. Doing
so will destroy heat distribution, produce
(aluminum foil will melt to the interior
surface of the oven).
DO NOT force the oven
door locking system.
caution when opening the door after the
cycle is completed. The
DO NOT Hand Clean
Oven Door Gasket
Note: See additional cleaning
information for the oven door in the
General Care & Cleaning