Kenmore 790. 4788 Oven User Manual

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
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
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.
Stainless Steel, Chrome,
Control Panel, Decorative
Before cleaning the controlpanel, 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.
Porcelain Enamel,
Broiler Pan and Insert,
Door Liner, Body Parts
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.
Oven Racks
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
Oven Door
DO Hand
Clean Door
DO Hand
Clean Frame
Oven Door
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.