Genera! care & cleaning – Kenmore 7861* User Manual

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Genera! Care & Cleaning

Cleaning Chart


How to Clean

Glass, Painted
Plastic Body Parts &
Control Knobs

For genera! cleaning, use a soft cloth, clean with mild dish detergent & water or a 50/50 solution

of vinegar & water. Follow by rinsing the area with clean water; dry & polish with a soft cloth.
Glass cleaners may be used if sprayed on a soft cloth 1st. DO NOT spray liquids directly on the
control pad and display areas. DO NOT use large amounts of water on the control panel - excess

water on the control area may cause damage to the appliance. DO NOT use other liquid
cleaners, abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or some paper towels - they will damage the finish.

Painted Control
Panels & Display

Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls to OFF & remove the control knobs. To
remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Use the general cleaning instructions provided in the
paragraph above.

Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates,
Cooktop Surface,
Broiler Pan & Insert,
Broiler Drawer, Door
Liner & Oven Bottom

Clean burner grates, broiler pan & insert in the dishwasher and dry upon removal. If soils are not
removed, follow the cooktop cleaning instructions below.

Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution of
clean water & ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel
for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, then scrub with a soap-filled
scouring pad. Rinse & wipe dry with a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may
become damaged during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the range top.

Oven Racks

Remove racks. See "Removing & Replacing Oven Racks" under Before Setting Oven Controls.
If they are not removed during the Self-Clean cycle their color will turn slightly blue and the finish

will be dull. After the cycle is complete and the oven ahs cooled, rub the sides of the racks with
wax paper or a cloth containing a small amount of baby oil or salad oil (this will make the racks
glide easier into the oven rack positions).

Oven Door

Use soap & water to thoroughly clean the top, sides & front of the oven door. Rinse well. You

may use a glass cleaner on the outside glass of the oven door. DO NOT immerse the door in

water. DO NOT spray or allow water or the glass cleaner to enter the door vents. DO NOT

use oven cleaners, cleaning powders or any harsh abrasive cleaning materials on the outside of
the oven door. DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The oven door gasket is made of a woven
material, on Self-Cleaning models, which is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not
to rub, damage or remove this gasket.


Clean stainless steel with hot soapy water & a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a cloth.
DO NOT use cleaners with high conecentrations of chlorides or chlorines. DO NOT use harsh
scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are especially made for cleaning stainless
steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners form the surface as bluish stains may occur during
heating that cannot be removed.

Countoured well
areas, bruner caps &
burner heads

See Cleaning the Countoured Well Areas, Burner Caps & Burner Heads section for
complete details.

Cleaning the Cooktop

The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Because the four burners are sealed, cleanups are easy when spillovers
are cleaned up immediately. To clean, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and wipe dry.

Cleaning the Contoured Well Areas, Burner Caps & Burner Heads

The contoured well areas, burner caps and burnerheads should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the burner ports clean will
prevent improperignition and an uneven flame. Refer to the following section for instructions.

THE COOKTOP IS NOT REMOVABLE. Do not attempt to remove or lift the cooktop.






Use caution when replacing the burnercap

so the electrode is not damaged. This may cause a
delayed ignition or prevent the burnerfrom igniting.


1 Any additions, changes orconversions required

in order for this appliance to perform satisfactorily must be
made by an authorized Sears Service Center.


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