Continuous cleaning oven – Maytag CWG4600 User Manual

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Note: The oven door liner and oven bottom are

porcelain enamel. For cleaning instructions

refer to the cleaning chart on page 18.
What Is The Continuous Cleaning

The finish of the Continuous Cleaning Oven

contains a special catalyst and is identified by

its dark gray color, white stipple and rough,

porous texture. The rough texture prevents

grease spatters from forming beads which run

down the walls leaving unsightly streaks.

Rather, the rough texture absorbs spatters and

allows them to spread, thus exposing a larger

area to the hot oven air. The catalyst, when

exposed to heat, speeds the oxidation of soil.
Cleaning action automatically begins whenever

the oven is turned on for baking or roasting.

The oven MUST be on for cleaning to take

place – no cleaning will occur when the oven is

off. The special catalytic finish must be

exposed to hot oven air before soil will begin to

gradually reduce in size.
Factors Affecting Length Of

Cleaning Time
The higher the oven temperature, the faster the

cleaning action. The length of cleaning time

will depend on these factors: type of soil,

amount or size of soil, oven temperature and

length of time oven is in use. Time may vary

from a few minutes to several hours. Soil

deposited at the end of a cycle may still be

visible. This will usually fade with continued

oven use until the soil gradually disappears or

can be wiped up manually. The oven will

appear presentably clean, even though some

spatters may be present.
Manually Cleaning Heavy

The special finish will clean most spatters

during normal oven use unless there is a heavy

buildup of soil. Heavy spillovers such as pie or

casserole boilovers will not clean effectively

without some manual help. The crusty or

varnish-like stains that form from these

spillovers clog the pores and prevent the special

finish from being exposed to the hot oven air.

This greatly reduces the cleaning effectiveness

of the finish.

These crusty or varnish-like stains must either

be removed or broken up before cleaning can

effectively take place.
To Manually Clean Heavy Spillovers
Brush off heavy soil with a nylon brush or

plastic pad. Do not use paper towels, cloths or

sponges, for the oven walls are porous and

particles of these materials will rub off on the

walls. Rinse area with clean water only.

Brittle crusts or stains can be loosened by

gently tapping stain with a wooden or plastic

utensil. Brush away any loose soil that flakes

off. Varnish-type stains usually need to be

softened with a small amount of water or damp

cloth. Remaining soil will gradually reduce

with continued oven use at normal baking

Do not use any type of oven cleaner,

powdered cleansers, soap detergent or paste

on any continuous cleaning surface. Also, do

not use any abrasive materials, steel wool,

sharp instruments or scrapers, for they will

damage the finish.
Avoid spillovers by using utensils that are large

enough to hold food. A cookie sheet or piece of

aluminum foil, just a little larger than the pan,

can be placed on the rack directly below the

rack holding the utensil to catch spills.
Over a period of time, wear marks may appear

on the embossed rack supports. This is normal

and results from sliding the racks in and out of

the oven. Wear marks will not affect the

cleaning of the oven.

e and Cleaning – Cleaning Char

t and Continuous Cleaning Oven


Continuous Cleaning Oven

(select models)