Cleaning The Self-Clean Oven - Frigidaire 318200912 Owner's Manual

Electric wall oven
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Oven Cleaning

Cleaning the Self-Clean Oven

• Allow the oven to cool before cleaning.
• Wear rubber gloves when 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 a small children unattended near the appliance.
Before cleaning any part of the oven, be sure the electronic oven control is turned off or else
push CANCEL pad. Wait until the oven is cool.
DO NOT use commercial oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around any part of
the self-cleaning oven. DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The 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 any cleaning materials on the gasket. Doing so could damage it. DO NOT use
aluminum foil to line the oven bottom. This may affect cooking or foil could melt and damage
the oven surface.
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
damp cloth.
1. 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.
2. Clean any soil from the oven frame and the door liner (see illustration). These areas heat
sufficiently during a self-clean to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water.
3. Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any foil. These items do not withstand
high cleaning temperatures.
4. Oven racks may be left in the oven or may be removed. If they go through the clean cycle,
their colour will urn 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.
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.
NOTE: A smoke eliminator in the oven vent converts most of the soil into a colourless vapor.
(some models)
Down Swing Models
Side Swing Models

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