Remove any oven racks, grills, inserts and pans from the gas oven. Clean them with a scouring brush and dish washing liquid. These oven accessories cannot withstand the temperature of the self-cleaning cycle.
Clean any large spills with a washcloth and warm, soapy water. Dampen the washcloth with the soapy water and wipe up the spills, being careful not to ignite the single burner. This is necessary because if the oven is very dirty, it will produce heavy smoke or possibly catch fire as it burns off the spills.
Close the door and press the "Clean" button. The door will lock automatically. Press the up or down keys on the "Set" button, or turn the "Clean" dial accordingly to adjust the cleaning time. The dirtier your oven is, the longer you must set the cleaning time. Most gas self-cleaning ovens have a maximum cleaning time of four hours.
Open the door after the unlock sign appears. The unlock sign will turn on approximately one hour after the self-cleaning cycle has completed. Leave the door open for another 15 minutes to completely dissipate the heat.
Clean the ash that is left behind after the cleaning process. Use a damp cloth to wipe up the ash from the sides and the bottom of the oven. Replace the oven accessories and close the door.
Things You Will Need
- Scouring brush
- Dishwashing liquid
- Turn on the kitchen fan and open the windows and doors in your kitchen to help with ventilation.