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How does a self-cleaning GE Profile oven work?

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Like other self-cleaning ovens, the GE Profile series ovens use high heat to reduce baked-on food to ash. When the self-cleaning cycle is done and the oven is cool, owners can brush the ash to the bottom of the oven and wipe it out.

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The product manual for the GE Profile Series 30-inch Slide-In Double Oven Gas Range advises owners to remove all metal pans and racks and wipe up excess grease and food. Before putting the oven in self-cleaning mode, clean the inside of the window and the door. Don’t use oven cleaners and other abrasives. In addition, because even the outside of the oven gets very hot during self-cleaning, be careful when moving around the oven, and keep children and pets away. Remember that the oven door will not unlock and the burners won’t turn on until the self-cleaning cycle finishes.

If your model has a steam clean mode, GE recommends adding a cup of water to the bottom of the oven. Close the oven door, and press the “Steam Clean” button. The steam clean mode runs for shorter periods – 12-30 minutes.

Use the self-cleaning cycle sparingly because self-cleaning temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit can burn out the LED control panel.

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