Kenmore 790.4107 Oven User Manual

Self-Cleaning Cycle
Before Starting Self-Clean
A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures
that are well above those used for normal cooking. The high
cleaning temperature eliminates soils completely or reduces
them to a fine powdered ash that you can later easily wipe
away with a damp cloth.
Adhere to the following precautions when running the self-
clean cycle:
Allow the oven to cool before cleaning.
° Wear rubber gloves when cleaning any exterior parts of
the oven manually.
Do not use oven cleaners or protective coatings in or
around the oven interion
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.
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DO not use any cleaning materials on the door gasket.
Leaving chemical residue can damage the door gasket.
Do not force the oven door open. The automatic door
locking system can be damaged.
Remove all utensils and any aluminum fall from the
oven. These items cannot withstand high cleaning
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-dean cycle or when the
rack becomes difficult to slide.
Remove any excessive spillovers in the oven cavity
before starting a self-clean cycle. To dean, use hot, soapy
water and a cloth. Large spillovers can cause heavy
smoke or fire when subjected to high temperatures.
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 with soap and water. These
areas heat sufficiently to burn soil on.
Do not allow food spills with a high sugar or acid content
(such as mill<, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie
filling) to remain on the porcelain surface, they may leave
a dull spot even after cleaning.
During the self-clean cycle, the outside of the appliance can
become very hot to the touch. DO NOT leave small children
unattended near the appliance.
DO NOT line the oven wails, oven racks, bottom or any
other part of the appliance with aluminum foil. Doing so
will stop heat distribution, produce poor baking results
and cause permanent damage to the oven interior
(aluminum foil will melt to the interior surface of the
DO NOT force the oven door open. This can damage the
automatic door locking system. Use caution when opening
the door after the self-clean cycle is finished. The oven
may still be VI:RY HOT.
" The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the
fumes given off during the self-cleaning cycle of any
appliance. Move birds to another well-ventilated room.
DO Hand Hand Clean
Clean Oven Door
Frame Gasket
Fig. I
What to Expect during Cleaning
While the oven is in operation, the oven heats to
temperatures much higher than those used in normal
cooking. Sounds of metal expansion and contraction are
normal. Odor is also normal as the food soil is being
removed. Smoke may appear through the oven vent.
If heavy spillovers 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.