Continuous cleaning oven
The finish of the continuous cleaning oven contains a special catalyst and is identified by its dark gray color, white stipple and rough, porous texture. The rough texture absorbs spatters and allows them to spread, thus exposing a larger area to the hot oven air. The catalyst, when exposed to heat, speeds the oxidation of soil.
Cleaning action automatically begins whenever the oven is turned on for baking or roasting. The oven MUST be on for cleaning to take place - no cleaning will occur when the oven is off. The special catalyst finish must be exposed to hot oven air before soil will begin to gradually reduce in size.
Factors affecting length of cleaning time
The higher the oven temperature, the faster the cleaning action. The length of the cleaning time will depend on these factors: type of soil, amount or size of soil, oven temperature and length of time oven is in use. Soil deposited at the end of a cycle may still be visible. This will usually fade with continued oven use until the soil gradually disappears or can be wiped up manually. The oven will appear presentably clean, even though some spatters may be present.
Manually cleaning heavy spillovers
The special finish will clean most spatters during normal oven use unless there is a heavy buildup of soil. Heavy spillovers such as pie or casserole boilovers will not clean effectively without some manual help. The crusty or varnish like stains that form from these spillovers clog the pores and prevent the special finish from being exposed to the hot oven air. This greatly reduces the cleaning effectiveness of the finish.
These crusty or varnish like stains must either be removed or broken up before cleaning can effectively take place.
To manually clean heavy spillovers
Brush off heavy soil with a nylon brush or plastic pad. Do not use paper towels, cloths or sponges for the oven walls are porous and particles of these materials will rub off on the walls. Rinse the area with clear water only.
Brittle crusts or stains can be loosened by gently tapping stain with a wooden or plastic utensil. Brush away any loose soil that flakes off. Varnish type stains usually need to be softened with a small amount of water or damp cloth. Remaining soil will gradually reduce with continued oven use at normal baking temperatures.
Do not use any type of oven cleaner, powdered cleansers, soap, or paste on any continuous cleaning surface. Also do not use any abrasive materials, steel wool, sharp instruments or scrapers for they will damage the finish.
- Make sure the oven is cool.
Place a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil or shallow pan, slightly larger than the cooking container, on the lower rack to catch spill-overs.
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