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Range - Tips for Self Clean

Some GE oven models offer a Self Clean feature. (Please refer to your Owner's Manual to determine if your model offers the self clean cycle.)

The following are helpful information and tips while using Self Clean.

Before starting Self Clean Cycle:

  • Depending on your oven model, the pans and racks may need to be removed. Tips on what may be cleaned in Self Clean .


  • As a general rule, you may leave self clean racks in your oven, but you must remove stainless steel racks. Read your Owners Manual to determine which racks have been provided with your oven.


  • View a short video about coated oven racks for the self clean cycle:
    Play Video

  • Any excessive amount of spillover (juices or liquid grease) which is not baked on should be wiped out of the oven before running through a self-clean cycle.



Set the Oven for Self Clean:

To view a short video on setting up the self clean cycle:
Play Video
During the Self Clean Cycle:

After the Self Clean Cycle:

  • Wait 2 Hours to unlock. The oven must be cool. Self Clean Cool Down.


  • Tips if the door will not unlock.


  • White Ash is normal. Some types of soil,even though they disintegrate, will leave a deposit in the oven. This appears as a light film or a darker, heavier ash, depending upon the amount of soil which was in the oven. This ash can be removed with a water and vinegar solution, and sponge or cloth.


  • Discoloration of the door.


  • Self Clean racks may have oil on the edges. Wipe with the oil off with a cloth and the racks are ready to be used again.


  • Partial cleaning results may be due to heavy spills. Tips on heavy spills.


  • The area outside of the oven, especially the door gasket, must be cleaned by hand.



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