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General Care & Cleaning
Care and Cleaning of Stainless Steel (Some Models)
Some models are equipped with stainless steel exterior parts. Special care and cleaning are required for maintaining the
appearance of stainless parts. Please refer to the table provided at the beginning of the General Care & Cleaning section in
this Use & Care Guide.
Oven Cleaning
Cleaning the Manual Clean Oven (non self-clean oven, some models)
Make sure the oven is cool and that all control knobs are et OFF position. Cleaning the oven is
a lot easier when the door is removed.
1. Remove the oven door; see under To Remove and Replace the Oven Door section.
2. Empty the oven including the racks.
3. You can wash the broiler pan, grid and racks in the kitchen sink.
4. Clean oven lining thoroughly with soap and a wet cloth and wipe with a dry cloth.
To remove burned-on fat on oven walls, moisten soiled parts with household ammonia, using a
wet cloth. Follow suggested manufacturer's cleaning method. (Do not remove the oven door
when using ammonia.)
Complete cleaning with a damp cloth and use a fine steel wool scouring agent if necessary.
The lower element can be moved up for cleaning purposes.
5. Replace racks in the oven. Reinstall oven door.
Cleaning the Self-Clean Oven (some models)
Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:
- Allow the oven to cool before cleaning.
- Wear rubber gloves when cleaning any exterior parts of the oven manually.
During the self-clean cycle, the outside of the wall oven 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.
Before cleaning any part of the oven, be sure the electronic oven control is turned off or else push CANCEL
pad. Wait until the oven is cool.
DO NOT use commercial oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around any art of the self-cleaning oven. DO NOT
clean the oven door gasket. The gasket on the oven door is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage
or move the gasket. DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the gasket. Doing so could damage it. DO NOT use aluminum
foil to line the oven bottom. This may affect cooking or foil could melt and damage the oven surface.
A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well above cooking temperatures) which eliminate soil completely or
reduce it to a fin powdered ash you can which away with damp cloth.
Preparing the Oven for Self-Cleaning
1. Remove all excess spillovers in the oven cavity 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 tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to
remain on the surface as they may cause a dull spot even after cleaning.
2. Clean any soil from the oven frame and the door liner (see illustration). These areas heat
sufficiently during self-cleaning cycle to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water.
3.Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any foil. These items do not
withstand high cleaning temperatures
4. Oven racks may be left in the oven or may be removed. If they go through the clean
cycle, their color will turn slightly dull. After the cycle is completed 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.
Do Hand
Clean Frame
Do Hand
Do Not
Clean Door
Clean Seal

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