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Oven Not Clean After Running an AquaLift Cleaning Cycle

Oven Not Clean After Running an AquaLift® Cleaning Cycle

The most effective method to remove difficult soils that are not clean after the cycle is to run another cycle. This second cycle may be necessary if the soil is excessively thick or has a large surface area. The first cycle will make the soil thinner and the surface area smaller. The second cycle will be more effective to lift the soil since it is now a smaller soil. The use of a non-scratch sponge or plastic scraper is suggested as well.

REMINDER: Running the cycle regularly will reduce the need to run the cycle more than once at a time.

Mineral Deposits 

Mineral deposits on the bottom of the oven cavity are most likely caused by using unfiltered or non-distilled water. Tap, spring, and even filtered water have dissolved minerals in it that will remain in your oven after the water evaporates. These minerals may leave a ring that is likely a deposit of calcium, phosphorates, nitrates, sodium, potassium, and chloride. A reddish tint in this area is typically rust in the water supply.

Most of the time, this ring can be removed by wetting the surface and using a non-scratch sponge. If the problem persists, a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water will remove it. 

IMPORTANT: After cleaning the vinegar/water mixture, make sure you completely wash the surface with pure or distilled water to prevent damage to the oven coating.

Cleaning the Walls

  1. Run the cleaning cycle first as instructed.
  2. Use a non-abrasive scrub sponge or eraser-style cleaning pad (without cleaners) to clean the oven cavity walls, door, and bottom for difficult soils. 

For best results, moisten the pads and sponges before use and wipe up the area immediately after the cycle is completed. affresh™ cooktop cleaner may also be used to clean the oven bottom, walls, and door when the oven has finished the cycle and returned to room temperature.

Cleaning Door Glass

If there is fogging of the oven door glass, while performing an AquaLift® cleaning cycle, don't worry. Just as in normal baking, you might see some fogging of the inner door glass during the cycle. This is happening as water is heated and is normal for it to fog the door surface, which is below the dew point of the air inside the oven cavity at first. 

As the door gets warmer during the heating process, the fog should clear up.

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