General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Oven
Before cleaning any part of the oven, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the oven is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS AND
HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANINGS NOW WILL REDUCE THE EXTENT AND DIFFICULTY OF
MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
Aluminum (Trim Pieces)
Painted and Plastic Control
Panel, Body Parts, and
Stainless Steel, Chrome Control
Panel, Decorative Trim
Porcelain Enamel Broiler Pan
and Insert (some models), Door
Liner, Body Parts
How to Clean
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Do not scour or use all-
purpose cleaners, ammonia, powdered cleaners or commercial oven cleaner. They can
scratch and discolor aluminum.
Before cleaning the control panel, 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 place.
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.
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.
This range comes with lubricated porcelain oven racks, which can remain in the oven
during the self-clean cycle. Do not clean this vegetable oil lubrication off the racks. It
is important that the sides of the oven racks always have a light coating of vegetable
oil. To maintain optimal rack performance, re-apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to
the sides of the rack after every self-clean cycle or when the rack becomes difficult to
Use soap & water to thoroughly clean the top, sides and front of the oven door. Rinse
well. You may use a glass cleaner on the outside glass of the oven door. DO NOT
immerse the door in water. DO NOT spray or allow water or the glass cleaner to enter
the door vents.
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 this gasket.