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General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Oven
Before cleaning any part of the oven, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the oven is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS
AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANINGS NOW WILL REDUCE THE EXTENT AND
DIFFICULTY OF MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
Surfaces How to Clean
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Do not scour or use all-
& Vinyl purpose cleaners, ammonia, powdered cleaners or commercial oven cleaner. They
can scratch and discolor aluminum.
Painted and Plastic
Control Panel, Body Parts,
and Decorative Trim
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Control Panel, Decorative
Porcelain Enamel Broiler
Pan and Insert (some
models), Door Liner, Body
For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and
built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to
60 minutes. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on
any of these materials; they can scratch.
To remove control knobs, turn to the OFF position; grasp firmly and pull straight off
the shaft. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob
and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Before cleaning the contro/panel, turn all controls to OFF and remove the control
knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Clean using hot, soapy
water and a dishcloth. Rinse with a clean water using a dishcloth. Be sure to
squeeze excess water from the cloth before wiping the panel; especially when
wiping around the controls. Excess water in or around the controls may cause
damage to the appliance.To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of
both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Clean stainless steel with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water
and a cloth. Do not use cleaners with high concentrations of chlorides or
chlorines. Do not use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are
especially made for cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners
from the surface as bluish stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1
solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an
ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a
damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with
a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during
future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
This oven comes with lubricated porcelain oven racks, which can remain in the
oven during the self-clean cycle. Do not clean this vegetable oil lubrication off the
racks. It is important that the sides of the oven racks always have a light coating of
vegetable oil. To maintain optimal rack performance, re-apply a thin layer of
vegetable oil to the sides of the rack after every self-clean cycle or when the rack
becomes difficult to slide.
For some models with chrome oven racks, clean by using a mild, abrasive cleaner
following manufacturer's instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.
Use soap & water to thoroughly clean the top, sides and front of the oven door.
Rinse well. You may use a glass cleaner on the outside glass of the oven door. DO
NOT immerse the door in water. DO NOT spray or allow water or the glass
cleaner to enter the door vents. DO NOT use oven cleaners, cleaning powders or
any harsh abrasive cleaning materials on the outside of the oven door.
DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The oven door gasket is made of a woven
material, on Self-Cleaning models, which is essential for a good seal. Care should
be taken not to rub, damage or remove this gasket.