Range & Wall Oven - Manually Cleaning a Self Clean Oven

If you prefer not to use the Self-Clean cycle and want to hand clean the interior liner of a Self-Clean oven, please follow the steps below:

  1. Wipe out minimal amounts of soil using a dishwashing liquid soap and water solution. Use a cloth, sponge or plastic pad to clean away soils inside the oven. If heavy soil exists, we recommend the use of the Self-Clean cycle to thoroughly clean the oven.

  2. If you prefer to only hand clean the oven, a scouring pad (steel wool or plastic) may be used. Rub soiled areas lightly to prevent scratching into the oven liner surface. Do not use scouring powders.

    • Household ammonia can also be used when manually cleaning a Self-Clean oven. Put a 1/2 cup of ammonia in a shallow glass or pottery container. Place the container of ammonia in a cold oven and leave it overnight. The ammonia fumes will help loosen burned-on grease and food. Do not turn the oven on while ammonia is inside.

    • To remove any remaining stubborn baked-on stains, apply a non-abrasive cleaner such as Bar Keepers Friend Liquid Soft Cleanser using a sponge or cloth.

  3. Rinse the oven liner well after hand cleaning. Soap residue left on the oven liner can cause staining or discoloration when a Self-Clean cycle is used.


The above procedure may also be used for the inside of the oven door; however, be sure to avoid rubbing or cleaning the door gasket.


Range & Wall Oven - Tips for Self Clean