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Oven Cleaning; Preparing For The Self-Clean Cycle - Kenmore 790.79012 Use & Care Manual

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Oven Cleaning
Preparing for the Self-
Clean Cycle
The health
of some birds is extremely
sensitive to the fumes
given off during the self-
cleaning cycle of any
range. Move birdsto
another well-ventilated
for the Self-Clean
A self-cleaning
oven cleans itself with high temperatures which eliminate soil completely or
reduce it to a fine powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth. These temperatures
are well above normal cooking temperatures.
Adhere to the following
cleaning precautions:
Allow the oven to cool before precleaning.
Wear rubber gloves when precleaning and while wiping up the residue after the self-
clean cycle.
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
DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door gasket. Doing so could cause
Remove the Searing Grill, Broiler Pan and Broiler Pan Insert, all utensils and any
aluminum foil. These items cannot withstand high cleaning temperatures.
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).
Oven racks should be removed, or else their finish will dull and their color turn slightly
blue. If they do go through the self-clean cycle, wait until the oven has cooled, then
remove the racks and rub their sides with wax paper or a cloth containing a small
amount of baby or salad oil (this will make the racks glide easier back into their
Remove any excess spillovers in the oven cavity before starting the self-cleaning
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 cause 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.
If at any time when setting the oven for the Self-Cleaning
feature, the oven control continuously beeps and the display
shows "dr"; close the oven door (See Figure 1).
Figure 1