During the Self-Cleaning
cycle, the outside of the range can become
very hot to the touch. DO NOT leave small
children unattended near the appliance.
The health of some birds
is extremely sensitive to the fumes given
off during the Self-Cleaning cycle of any
range. Move birds to another well-ventilated
DO NOT line the oven
walls, racks, bottom or any other part of the
range with aluminum foil. Doing so will
destroy heat distribution, produce poor
baking results and cause permanent
damage to the oven interior (aluminum foil
will melt to the interior surface of the oven).
DO NOT force the oven
door open. This can damage the automatic
door locking system. Use caution when
opening the door after the Self-Cleaning
cycle is completed. The oven may still be
Note: See additional cleaning information
for the oven door in the General Care &
To Set the Self-Clean Cycle
Refer to the Oven Control Guide for Self-Clean Cycle settings.
Care & Cleaning
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 cleaning precautions:
NOTE: Prior to setting the Self-Clean cycle, any spills remaining on the oven
bottom should be removed.
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 contrac-
tion 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
DO NOT HAND
not cause alarm. If available, use an exhaust fan during the self-cleaning
NOTE: A smoke eliminator in the oven vent converts most of the soil into a
DO NOT use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around any part
of the Self-Cleaning oven.
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 the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any aluminum foil.
These items cannot withstand 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.
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
temperatures. 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.