A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures
(well above normal 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 self-clean precautions:
DO NOT use oven cleaners or oven protective
coatings in or around any part of the oven interior.
DO NOT clean the oven door gasket (See Fig. 1). 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 and will
Completely remove ALL OVEN RACKS and ANY
ACCESSORIES. If the oven racks are not
removed they will lose their special coating
properties and no longer slide in and out of the
oven cavity easily.
Remove any excessive spillovers. Any spills on
the oven bottom should be wiped-up and removed
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
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. These areas are shown in white (See Fig. 1).
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 room.
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
complete. The oven may still be VERY HOT.
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.
For models that have a visible lower bake element
ONLY - This bake element was designed to be tilted up
using your hand from the front of the bake element for
cleaning purposes. Remove the bottom oven rack before
raising the element. Do not to raise the element more
than 4 or 5 inches from the resting position.