to the following
Wear rubber gloveswhen cleaning any
exterior parts of the oven manually.
During the self-cleaning
cycle, the outside of the wall oven can
become very hot to the touch. DO NOT
leave small children unattended near the
Before cleaning any part
of the oven, be sure the electronic oven
control is turned off or else push the
CANCEL pad. Wait until the oven is
A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well above cooking
temperatures) which eliminate soil completely or reduce it to a fine powdered ash
you can whisk away with a damp cloth.
Remove any excess 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 temperatures. DO NOT allow
food spills with a high sugar or acid content (such as tomatoes, sauerkraut,
fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on the surface as they may cause a dull spot
even after cleaning.
Clean any soil from the oven frame, the outside edge of the oven around the
oven seal, and the area under the door bottom. These areas heat sufficiently
during a self-clean cycle to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water.
Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any foil. These items do not
withstand high cleaning temperatures.
Oven racks may be left in the oven or may be removed. If they go through
the clean cycle, their color will turn slightly dull. After the 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 on the rack supports.
DO NOT use commercial oven
coatings in or around any part
of the self-cleaning oven. DO
NOT clean the oven door gasket.
The woven gasket on the oven
door is essential for a good
seal. Care should be taken not
to rub, damage or move the
gasket. DO NOT use anycleaning
materials on the gasket. Doing so
could damage it. DO NOT use
aluminum foil to line the oven
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, located on the top of the control panel.
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.
Note: A smoke eliminator in the oven vent converts most of the soil into a colorless
vapor. However, 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.