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How can a Whirlpool oven be cleaned and maintained?

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If available, a Whirlpool oven can be cleaned using the self-cleaning feature, which is a high-temperature setting. An oven can also be cleaned with simple household products, such as baking soda and distilled white vinegar.

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To clean the oven with the self-cleaning function, the main step is to press the button or turn the knob on the oven, and let the oven do the work. If the racks are made of stainless steel, they need to be removed during this time. The self-cleaning process takes about one to three hours. Once completed, the ash at the bottom of the oven can be cleaned up with a wet rag.

If the oven has a steam feature, the steam can be used to clean the oven as well. The steam clean function works well for quick, easy cleaning and only takes about 30 minutes. Once completed, the softened food can easily be removed with a rag.

To clean an oven manually, accessories and oven racks need to be removed first. An effective cleaner can be made using 1/2 cup of baking soda and a few tablespoons of water. The inside of the oven is coated with the baking soda paste and then left for twelve hours or overnight. A damp rag can be used to wipe away the baking soda and grime. For extra cleaning power, distilled white vinegar can be sprayed on the baking soda to create a foam that can be wiped away.

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