Do not line the oven walls, racks, bottom, or any other
part of the oven with aluminum foil. Doing so will block
heat distribution, produce poor baking results, and
cause permanent damage to the oven interior
(aluminum foil will melt to the interior surface of the
The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the
fumes given off during the self-cleaning cycle of any
oven. Move birds to another well-ventilated
During the self-cleaning cycle, the outside of the oven
can become very hot to the touch. Do not leave small
children unattended near the appliance.
Do not force the oven door open. This can damage
the automatic door locking system.
Use caution when opening the door after the self-
cleaning cycle is completed. The oven may still be
very hot. Stand to the side of the oven door when
opening the door to allow hot air or steam to escape.
A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures
(well above normal cooking temperatures) which eliminate
soils completely or reduces them to a fine powdered ash
you can wipe away with a damp cloth
What to expect during self-cleaning
While in self-clean mode, the oven heats to temperatures
much higher than those used in normal cooking. Sounds of
metal expansion and contraction are normal.
Odors are normal as the food soil is being removed. Smoke
may appear through the oven vent.
If heavy spills are not wiped up before cleaning, they may
flame and cause more smoke and odor than usual. This is
normal and safe and should not cause alarm. If available,
use an exhaust fan during the self-cleaning cycle.
Adhere to the following
Do not use oven cleaners or protective coatings in or
around any part of the oven interior. Do not clean the
oven door gasket. Take care not to rub, damage, or
remove the gasket or use any cleaning substances on
the oven door gasket (See Figure 39). Doing so could
cause damage and reduce the efficiency of the oven's
Clean any soil from the oven frame, door liner outside
the oven door gasket, and the small area at the front
center of the oven bottom with soap and water (See
Figure 39). These areas heat sufficiently to burn soil
Remove any excessive spills from the oven cavity
before starting the self-cleaning cycle. To clean, use
hot, soapy water and a cloth. Large spills can cause
heavy smoke or fire when subjected to high tempera-
tures. Do not allow food spills with a high sugar or
acid content (such as milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit
juices, or pie filling) to remain on the surface as they
may leave a dull spot even after cleaning.
Do not use aluminum foil or liners in the oven. These
items are not made to withstand the very high temper-
atures of a self-clean cycle and will melt.
Remove all oven racks and accessories. If oven racks
are not removed before a self-clean, they will lose
their special coating and will no longer slide in and out
of the oven cavity effortlessly.
Oven racks accidentally left in the oven during self
clean may be wiped down after cooling with a high-
temperature cooking oil to lubricate them.
Figure 39: Clean around the oven door gasket