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General Cleaning - Whirlpool WFE540H0ES User Instructions

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IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions on
cleaning products. For additional information, you can visit the
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section at
www.whirlpool.com.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES (on some
models)
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the entire range is cool. These spills may
affect the finish.
Cleaning Method:
Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or nonabrasive scrubbing
pad: 
Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
affresh
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Kitchen and Appliance Cleaner Part Number
W10355010 (not included):
See the "Accessories" section for more information.
STAINLESS STEEL (on some models)
NOTE: To avoid damage to stainless steel surfaces, do not use
soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop Cleaner,
steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper towels.
Damage may occur to stainless steel surfaces, even with one-time
or limited use.
Cleaning Method:
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
Stainless Steel Cleaner Part Number W10355016: 
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See the "Accessories" section for more information.
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner: 
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
METALLIC PAINT (on some models)
Do not use abrasive cleaners, cleaners with bleach, rust removers,
ammonia or sodium hydroxide (lye) because paint surface may
stain.
CERAMIC GLASS (on some models)
Cleaning Method:
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Use affresh
Cooktop Cleaner Part Number W10355051, Cooktop
Cleaning Pads Part Number W10391473 and Cooktop Scraper
Part Number WA906B to clean and remove stains from the
cooktop. Use Cooktop Protectant Part Number 31463A regularly to
avoid stain buildup, pitting and scratching, while conditioning the
cooktop for easier future cleaning. These can be ordered as
accessories. See the "Accessories" section for more information.
The Cooktop Scraper uses razor blades. Store razor blades out of
the reach of children.
Do not use steel wool, abrasive powder cleansers, chlorine bleach,
rust remover or ammonia because damage may occur.
Light to moderate soil
Can be cleaned with damp paper towels or sponge. Light
stains should be addressed with cleaner and cleaning pad.
Sugary spills (jellies, candy, syrup)
Cooktop Scraper: 
Scrape off sugary spills while the cooktop is still warm. You
may want to wear oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop.
Cooktop Cleaner and Cooktop Cleaning Pads: 
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Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub product into
surface with a Cooktop Cleaning Pad. Continue rubbing until
white film disappears.
Heavy soil, dark streaks, specks and discoloration
Clean with Cooktop Cleaner or nonabrasive cleaner and
cleaning pad.

General Cleaning

Burned-on soil
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Cooktop Cleaning Pads:
Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub product into
soil with a Cooktop Cleaning Pad. Continue rubbing until white
film disappears.
Metal marks from aluminum and copper
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Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub product into
surface with a Cooktop Cleaning Pad. Continue rubbing until
white film disappears. The marks will not totally disappear, but
after many cleanings they will become less noticeable.
Tiny scratches and abrasions
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Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub product into
surface with a Cooktop Cleaning Pad. Continue rubbing until
white film disappears. Scratches and abrasions do not affect
cooking performance, and after many cleanings they will
become less noticeable.
COOKTOP CONTROLS
To avoid damage to the cooktop controls, do not use steel wool,
abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner.
To avoid damage, do not soak knobs.
When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are in the Off position.
On some models, do not remove seals under knobs.
Cleaning Method:
Soap and water: 
Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove.
CONTROL PANEL AND OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
To avoid damage to the control panel, do not use abrasive
cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper
towels.
Cleaning Method:
Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge: 
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
affresh
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W10355010 (not included):
See the "Accessories" section for more information.
OVEN RACKS
Cleaning Method:
Steel-wool pad
For racks that have discolored and are harder to slide, a light
coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help
them slide.
STORAGE DRAWER OR WARMING DRAWER (on some
models)
Check that storage drawer or warming drawer is cool and empty
before cleaning.
Cleaning Method:
Mild detergent
OVEN CAVITY
Use AquaLift
Do not use oven cleaners.
Food spills should be cleaned when oven cools. At high
temperatures, foods react with porcelain and staining, etching,
pitting or faint white spots can result.
Cleaning Method:
Clean cycle:
See "Clean Cycle" first.
Cooktop Cleaner or nonabrasive cleanser with
Cooktop Cleaner and Cooktop Cleaning Pads: 
Cooktop Cleaner and Cooktop Cleaning Pads: 
Kitchen and Appliance Cleaner Part Number
®
Technology regularly to clean oven spills.
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