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General Cleaning - Kenmore 790.79012 Use & Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
General Care & Cleaning Table
How to Clean
Aluminum & Vinyl
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body
Parts, and Decorative
Stai nless Steel, Ch tom e
Control Panel, Decorative
Porcelain Enamel Broiler
Pan and Insert, Door
Liner, Body Parts, Warmer
Oven Racks
For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-up
grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes.
Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any of these
materials; they can scratch. To remove control knobs, turn to the OFF position; grasp
firmly and pull straight off the shaft. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides
of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Before cleaning the controlpanel,
turn all controls to OFF and remove the control knobs.
To remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Clean using hot, soapy water and a
dishcloth. Rinse with a clean water using a dishcloth. Be sure to squeeze excess water
from the cloth before wiping the panel; especially when wiping around the controls. Excess
water in or around the controls may cause damage to the appliance.To
replace knobs after
cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into
Clean stainless
steel with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a
cloth. Do not use cleaners with high concentrations
of chlorides or chlorines. Do not
use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are especially made for
cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners from the surface as bluish
stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1
solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammonia-
soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, and
then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Remove
all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future heating. DO NOT use
spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
Oven racks should be removed from the oven during the self-clean cycle for cleaning.
When removed, clean by using a mild, abrasive cleaner following manufacturer's
instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.
If the racks are cleaned in the self-clean cycle, their color will turn slightly blue and the
finish will be dull. After the self-clean 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 positions).
To clean oven door, wash with hot, soapy water and a clean cloth. DO NOT immerse the
door in water.
DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The oven door gasket is made of a woven material,
on self cleaning models, which is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to
rub, damage or remove the gasket.