Step-by-step guide – How to clean your built-in oven

We have made a guide for you to make cleaning your built-in oven easier. Unfortunately, we cannot do the work for you.

VBO 1260

Turn off the unit and let it cool down before cleaning it.

General directions:

  • Verify that the cleaning agents are suitable and recommended by the manufacturer before using them on your product.
  • Don’t use cleaning creams or liquids containing abrasives. Don’t use caustic (corrosive) cleaning creams, cleaning powders with abrasives, steel wool or tough tools as they may damage the surface of the unit.
  • Don’t use cleaning agents containing abrasives as they may scratch the glass, the enamel and/or painted parts of your unit.
  • If liquid gets onto your unit during cooking, it should be wiped off right away to avoid damage to the parts.
  • Don’t use steam cleaning to clean any parts of the unit.

Cleaning the inside of the oven:

  • The inside of enamel ovens is best cleaned while the oven is warm.
  • Each time the oven has been in use, dry it off with a soft cloth wrung up with a bit of soap water. After this, dry the oven with a wet cloth and lastly dry it again with a dry cloth.

Pyrolysis cleaning:

WARNING: Before the oven’s pyrolysis cleaning function is activated, all additional spillages must be dried up and you should make sure that the oven is empty. Do not leave anything in the oven like grills, baking trays, or the like since these may be damaged during the pyrolysis cleaning.

  • The inside of the oven is coated with a special enamel that can withstand high temperatures. During the pyrolysis cleaning, the temperature of the oven can reach upwards of 475ºC.
  • The oven door automatically closes for the sake of your safety while the pyrolysis cleaning function is underway. When the cleaning is done, the cooling fan starts and the oven will remain locked until completely cooled off.
  • It is recommended to dry off the oven with a sponge with warm water after every use or pyrolysis cleaning.
  • During the pyrolysis cleaning, smells and some fume will occur because of the disintegration of food waste in the oven. This is completely normal. Oven cleaning fumes can be dangerous to birds, children, and pets, so everyone should keep their distance until the cleaning is done.
  • The area, where the oven is installed, must be well-ventilated, especially during the pyrolysis cleaning, and all doors leading to the area should be closed to avoid smells and fumes from leaking through.

Cleaning the glass parts:

  • Clean the glass parts of your oven regularly.
  • Use a glass cleaner to clean the inside and outside of the oven glass. Rinse them, and dry them thoroughly with a dry cloth afterwards.

Cleaning the stainless steel parts (if relevant):

  • Regularly clean the parts of the oven made of stainless steel.
  • Dry off the stainless steel parts with a soft cloth wrung up in water. Dry them thoroughly afterwards with a dry cloth.
  • Do not clean the stainless steel parts while they are still hot from cooking.
  • Do not let stains from vinegar, coffee, milk, salt, water, lemon, or tomato juice sit on the stainless steel for a longer period.

Cleaning the painted surfaces (if relevant):

  • Stains from tomato, tomato puree, ketchup, lemon, oil, milk, sugar-containing foods, sugar-containing drinks, and coffee should immediately be removed with a cloth dipped in warm water. If these stains are not removed right away and hence dry out on the surfaces you should NOT remove them later with tough articles (like sharp objects, steel wool, and scouring pads) or cleaning agents containing large amounts of alcohol, stain removers, degreasing agents, or abrasives. Using these may result in corrosion of the powder-painted surfaces and cause discolourations. The manufacturer is not responsible for any damages that may occur by using improper cleaning agents or methods.

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