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
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
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 wipe away with a damp cloth.
Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:
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
Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any aluminum foil.
These items cannot 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 blue and the finish will be dull. After the
cycle is complete 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 position).
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 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 a recessed well for the bake element. 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 resting position.