A Self-Cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well above cooking
temperatures) which eliminate soils completely or reduces them to a fine
powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth.
Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:
• DO NOT use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around any
part of the Self-Cleaning oven.
• DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The woven material of the oven door
gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub,
damage or remove the gasket.
• DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door gasket. Doing so
could cause damage.
• Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any aluminum
foil These items cannot withstand high cleaning temperatures.
• Porcelain Oven racks do not have to be removed. After the cycle is
complete and the oven has cooled, rub the sides of the oven racks with
wax paper or a cloth containing a small amount of vegetable oil (this will
make the racks glide easier into the rack position).
• Remove any excessive spiffovers 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 milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on
the surface as they may leave a dull spot even after cleaning.
• Clean any soil from the oven frame, the door liner outside the oven door
gasket and the small area at the front center of the oven bottom. These
areas heat sufficiently to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water.
NOTE: Prior to setting the Self-Clean cycle, any spills remaining on the oven
bottom should be removed.
IMPORTANT NOTES when using the Self-Clean feature:
1. A Self-Clean cycle cannot be started if Oven Lockout feature is active.
2. If a Self-Cleaning-Cycle has started but not finished and a power failure
occurs, the appliance may be thoroughly cleaned. After the door unlocks
and power has been restored, set for another Self-Clean cycle.
3. If your clock is set for normal 12 hour display mode the delayed Self-
Clean cycle can never be set to start more than 12 hours in advance. To set
for a delayed Self-Clean cycle 12-24 hours in advance see page 11 for
instructions to set the control for the 24 hour time of day display mode.
During the Self-Cleaning
cycle, the outside of the range can
become very hot to the touch. DO NOT
leave small children unattended near
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.
DO NOT line the oven
walls, racks, bottom or any other part
of the range with aluminum foil.
Doing so will destroy heat distribution,
produce poor baking results and cause
permanent damage to the oven interior
(aluminum foil will melt to the interior
surface of the oven).
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.
CLEAN DOOR DO NOT
Note: See additional cleaning
information for the oven door in the
General Care & Cleaning section.