Porcelain Oven Interior
With proper care, the porcelain
enamel finish on the inside of
the oven—top, bottom, sides,
back and inside of the door—
will stay new-looking for years.
Let the oven cool before
cleaning. We recommend that
you weir rubber gloves when cleaning the range.
Soap and water will normally do the job. Heavy
spattering or spillovers may require cleaning with a
mild abrasive cleaner. Soapy, wet metal Pads may also
be used. Do not allow food ~pills with a high sugar or
acid content (such as milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit
juices or pie filling) to remain on the surface. They
may cause a dull spot even after cleaning.
Household ammonia may make the cleaning job
easier. Place 1/2 cup in a shallow glass or pottery
container in a cold oven overnight. The ammonia
fumes will help loosen the burned-on grease and food.
If necessary, you may use an oven cleaner.
Follow the package directions.
To clean the outside of the oven window, use a glass
cleaner. Rinse and polish with a dry cloth.
Do not allow the water or cleaner to run down
inside the openings in the glass or the openings in
the top of the oven door while cleaning.
Control Panel and Knobs
It's a good idea to wipe the control panel after each
use. Clean with mild soap and water or vinegar and
water, rinse with clean water and polish dry with a
Do not use abrasive cleansers, strong liquid
cleansers, plastic scouring pads or oven cleansers
on the control panel—they will damage the finish.
A 50/50 solution of vinegar and hot water solution
The control knobs (lower oven only-on some
models) may be removed for easier cleaning.
Before removing the knobs for cleaning, please
note that the knobs on the left side and the knobs on
the right side are on the proper OFF position. When
Cautions about using spray-on oven cleaners:
Do not spray on the electrical controls and switches
because it could cause a short circuit and result in
sparking or fire.
Do not allow a film from the cleaner to build up
on the temperature sensor—it could cause the oven
to heat improperly. (The sensor is located at the top
of the oven.) Carefully wipe the sensor clean after
each oven cleaning, being careful not to move the
sensor as a change in its position could affect how
the oven bakes.
Do not spray any oven cleaner on the oven
door, handles or any exterior surface of the
oven, cabinets or painted surfaces. The cleaner
can damage these surfaces.
Painted surfaces include the outside of the oven door
and the control panel. Clean these with soap and
water or a vinegar and water solution. Do not use
commercial oven cleaners, cleansing powder, steel
wool or harsh abrasives on any painted surface.
The knob stem has a groove in each side. The groove
on one side has a spring clip. The other groove is
clear (see illustration). When removing the knob,
it may be helpful to slip a thin cloth (such as a
handkerchief) or a piece of string under and around
the knob edge and pull up. Check the inside of the
knob and find the molded rib.
Wash the knobs in soap and water or a vinegar and
hot water solution but do not soak.
Replace the knob by fitting the molded rib inside the
knob into the clear groove on the stem.
Clear Groove in Stem