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Auto-Cleaning the Oven?

lil mikey | Jan 2, 2006 05:18 PM

Auto-Clean.

Sounds too good to be true, but today I decided to try it.

The oven came with the house, so I don’t have the owner’s manual. It’s an old Jenn-Aire. Say 10-12 years old.

I followed the instructions on the inside of the oven door: set the cycle to “Clean”, set the temperature to “Clean,” set the time and wait. When I set the start time, it seemed to prompt for a stop time well over an hour later. As I’m still a little timid on this one, and didn’t want to burn the house down, I set it for 15 minutes.

I then stood there with the fire extinguisher in one hand, and the portable telephone in the other hand in case I had to call 911.

I could see it was heating up, and I could smell that it was burning off some old yucky stuff; but when the cycle was done and I opened it up, most of the yucky stuff on the walls of the oven was still there.

My gut reaction is that I didn’t let it clean for long enough.

Can anyone tell me how long their oven auto-clean runs? And I guess more importantly, does it work?

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