To use the self-cleaning function on a modern Kenmore oven, remove all food, cooking containers and aluminum foil from the oven compartment, close the oven door and push the Flex Clean. This function will vary based on the model.
When the self-clean cycle is complete and the oven compartment has cooled, wipe it clean with heavy-duty paper towels or a cloth rag. The self-cleaning function in modern Kenmore ovens operates the door lock mechanism automatically. Older Kenmore oven models have a manual latching mechanism on the oven door that must be locked by hand. After manually locking this type of model, find and push the self-clean button on the main control console to begin the cleaning process.Learn More
To self-clean an oven, remove the racks if necessary, and set the cleaning cycle to run at a time when you are home for several hours. Wipe out the resulting ash when the cycle is complete. Do not use any commercial oven cleaners during this process.Full Answer >
The self-cleaning cycle on an oven takes one and a half to four hours to clean the oven. Additional time is necessary for the oven to cool down before it unlocks, making the entire process last up to six hours.Full Answer >
AS of 2014, most self-cleaning ovens work either by heating the oven to around 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit or by using a combination of lower temperatures and steam. Both methods are effective at loosening up any spills or leftover food particles from the oven's interior, but they do so in different ways.Full Answer >
Standard Maytag ovens require pushing a series of commands on the stove or oven's instruction pad in order to start the self-cleaning operation. Maytag ovens with AquaLift self-cleaning technology require adding water and wiping up the loosened dirt after the self-cleaning operation is over.Full Answer >