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.Know More
For a standard Maytag oven, begin the self-cleaning operation by removing the oven racks. Lock the oven door if necessary, and push the Clean button on the instruction pad. The standard cleaning time is three hours. If the oven has a self-locking door, it remains locked for another hour of cooling time.
With a Maytag oven that has AquaLift technology, after removing the racks, it is necessary to pour 1 cup of water on the bottom of the oven. Pushing the Clean and Start buttons begins a 40-minute cleaning cycle. When it is over, any leftover water and dirt must be removed manually.Learn more about Ovens & Ranges
The regularity with which users should clean their ovens depends on the amount of usage the oven gets. In general, the self-cleaning function should be used once a month for heavy users of the oven and once every two to three months for less frequent users.Full Answer >
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 >
To use a self-cleaning oven, remove the stainless-steel racks, run the cycle, and wipe out the resulting ash several hours later. The use of commercial oven cleaners or aluminum foil is not recommended for use with self-cleaning ovens..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 >