Whirlpool Continuous Clean Oven Instructions

The Whirlpool Continuous Clean oven is a double wall oven that offers several features, including an electronic control panel, broil element, air flow oven door, fiberglass heat seal and continuously cleaning lower oven, which means that the oven surface cleans itself using the heat generated during cooking.

Basic Cooking Instructions

Cooking, baking or broiling activities can be done in either the upper or lower oven, and the self-clean cycle will help keep the ovens clean, which will ensure better cooking results. Operating the upper and lower ovens is relatively simple to do but only adults familiar with operating large home appliances that use heat should be allowed to make use of the oven.

Place oven racks in their desired positions by tilting the front of the rack under the guides on each side of the oven and sliding the rack toward the back.

Set the time on the clock by pushing in and turning the "Minute Timer Knob" in a clockwise motion until the desired time appears on the display. Release the button.

Set the temperature control knob to the desired temperature.

Set the "Oven Selector" button to "Bake." Wait for the "Preheat" light to go out, indicating that the oven has reached the desired temperature.

Place the food items into the oven and close the door.

Remove the food when the cooking time is finished and turn both knobs to "Off." Use pot holders or oven pads to protect your hands when handling items in the hot oven.

Broiling Instructions

Set the rack on the highest position in either the upper or lower oven when broiling.

Set food on the rack and turn the oven selector to "Broil."

Set the temperature control to "Broil" and open the oven door slightly.

Remove the food when the cooking time has elapsed and turn both knobs to "Off." Use pot holders or oven pads to protect your hands when handling items in the hot oven.

Cleaning Instructions

Wipe down the interior of the oven and the oven door with a clean, damp cloth prior to using the "Self Clean" cycle. Remove any pots or pans from the oven.

Set the upper or lower oven selector to "Clean" and the temperature control to "Clean" as well.

Push the "Stop Time Knob" and turn it clockwise to set it for two or three hours ahead of the current time. Two hours is recommended for light dirtying of the oven, while three hours is recommended for heavier messes.

Lift the panel between the oven door and the control panel and move the lock lever all the way to the right. The "Clean" light and "Lock" light will illuminate and the oven's self-cleaning process will begin.

Wait for the "Lock" light to go out before turning the temperature control and oven selector to "Off."

Push the lock lever over to the left; if it does not move easily, do not force it. When the "Clean" light goes out on the display, it is safe to open the oven door.

Wipe out the oven with a clean, damp cloth after the cleaning is complete and the door has unlocked.

Things You Will Need

  • Power supply
  • Water
  • Clean cloth(s)
  • Oven racks

About the Author

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.