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Care and cleaning

  • Always disconnect the oven from the power supply before any cleaning or maintenance. Electronic clock models: When you turn the power back on after cleaning, you will have to set the clock.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, cloths or pads to clean any part of your oven. Some nylon scourers may also scratch. Check the label.
  • See the following pages for instructions on removing and refitting different parts of the oven for cleaning.
  • Before cleaning, make sure the oven is a safe temperature to touch.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner.

What?

How?

Important!

General advice

  • Wipe out the oven after every use.
  • Wipe up spills as soon as the oven is a safe temperature to touch.
  • Avoid leaving alkaline or acidic substances (such as lemon juice, vinegar or salty spills) on the oven surfaces.
  • Do not use cleaning products with a chlorine or acidic base.

Stainless steel surfaces

  1. Wipe the soiling off with a cloth using a mild household detergent or stainless steel cleaner.
  2. Wipe the surface dry.
  3. Use a suitable stainless steel polish.

Immediately wipe off any caustic cleaners if they are spilled onto the oven door handle or the knobs.

Glass surfaces

Wipe with a damp cloth or use a glass cleaner.

Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers since they scratch the surface and may result in the glass shattering.

Oven cavity (enamel)

  1. Remove everything from the oven: all shelves and trays, the side racks, the catalytic panels and fat filter if supplied.
  2. Remove the oven door (see instructions on following pages).
  3. Wipe the inside of the oven using a household detergents or an ammonia-based cleaner.
  4. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry completely.
  • To make cleaning the oven ceiling easier, the grill element in some full ovens can be lowered. See Fig. 21.
  • If using ‘off the shelf’ oven cleaners, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Side racks, oven shelves, trays

  • Clean these using a solution of detergent and hot water. They are also dishwasher safe.
  • If badly soiled, soak in a solution of hot water and biological clothes washing powder to make cleaning easier.
 

Side catalytic panels (not supplied with all models)

  • If you roast or grill a lot of meat and hardly ever bake, heating an empty oven for 60-90 mins at °250C on  Bake from time to time will help the panels to break down any greasy soiling.
  • To remove large food particles: gently wash the panels in warm soapy water. Rinse in clean water and allow to dry naturally.
  • If the panels become oversaturated, they will appear shiny and their ability to ‘self- clean’ will be reduced. In this event, they can be reversed.

These panels are normally ‘self- cleaning’ because their special enamel breaks down greasy splatters when the oven is used for ‘non-greasy’ baking, especially at high temperatures.

Never use scourers, brushes, abrasives or cleaners with acid or alkali content on the catalytic panels.

Sliding shelf supports (not supplied with all models)

Wipe with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Do not wipe off or wash away the white lubricating grease (visible when the slides are extended).

Do not wash these in the dishwasher, immerse in soapy water, or use oven cleaner on them as doing so will remove the white lubricating grease and prevent the slides from running smoothly.

Fat filter
(not supplied with all models)

  • If lightly soiled: wash in dishwasher (normal cycle).
  • If heavily soiled
  1. Place under water in a pan.
  2. Add two tablespoons of clothes washing powder.
  3. Bring to the boil.
  4. Leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse in clean water and dry.

Clean after every use. If the filter is not cleaned, the grease build-up will block and shorten the life of the fan element.

Rubber seal framing the oven cavity

Wipe very gently with a damp cloth and mild detergent.

  • Take care not to unhook and displace the rubber seal while cleaning it.
  • Take care not to spray any oven cleaner or other caustic cleaner on the rubber seal, as doing so may damage the rubber.

Knobs

  1. Wipe with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
  2. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

 

Do not use stainless steel or oven cleaner on the knobs, as doing so may damage their coating.

 Removing and refitting the side racks and catalytic panels

Only some full ovens have catalytic panels and a lamp in the left oven wall.

Fig. 20a Side rack and catalytic panel in full oven cavity

Fig. 20b Side rack in compact oven cavity

 

To remove a side rack and catalytic panel

  1. For easier access to the fixing screws, we recommend removing the oven door first. See ‘Removing and refitting the oven door.
  2. Using a small coin or a flat-head screwdriver, loosen and remove the front and back fixing screws, as shown.
  3. Remove the side rack.
    • Once you have removed a side rack, the catalytic panel behind it (if fitted) will also be released.

In some full ovens, the back of the oven is also a catalytic panel, but this is not reversible and should not be removed.

To refit a side rack and catalytic panel

  1. If the oven has catalytic panels, align a panel with the fixing screw holes and hold it in place,
    making sure that:
    • the arrow on the panel is pointing up
    • if one panel has a hole, it will be on the left oven wall (to fit around the lamp)
  2. Loosely screw in the the back fixing screw.
  3. Position the side rack. In full ovens, make sure it is the right way up, as shown.
  4. Loosely screw in the front fixing screw.
  5. Check that both fixing screws are straight, then tighten them.
  6. If you removed the door, refit it.
  • To lower the grill element: use a flat-head screwdriver or a small coin to loosen the element fixing screw.
  • When you have finished cleaning the oven ceiling, raise the grill element and screw the element fixing screw back onto the stud. Make sure that the fixing screw is tightened and the element is held securely in place.
  • The grill element itself is self-cleaning.

 

Fig. 21 Lowering the grill element

Removing and refitting the sliding shelf supports (some models only)

  • Remove the side racks first to make removing the sliding shelf supports easier.
  • In full ovens, the sliding supports can only be used on shelf positions 1,2 and 3.
  • In compact ovens, the sliding shelf supports can only be used on shelf position 2.

When refitting the sliding shelf supports, make sure that you fit:

  • the side racks first
  • the slides to the top wire of a shelf position (1,2 or 3 in full ovens; 2 in compact ovens) both sides of each pair of slides
  • both slides on the same level.

Fig. 22a Removing the sliding shelf supports

Fig. 22b Refitting the sliding shelf supports

Removing and refitting the glass panes of the oven door

  • Oven doors vary. Some have three glass panes, others only two.
  • The outer pane is not removable.
  • Take care, the glass panes are heavy.
  • Place the removed glass panes on a safe, soft surface.

To remove the glass panes

1. Open the door fully.

2. Close door until the levers hook to the door.

3. Open the levers.

4. Remove seal (some doors only).

....then depending on your model... 

 

Models with Inner Pane Only

Models with Inner and Middle Panes

5. Slide out the inner pane.

5. Slide out the inner pane.

 

6. Slide the middle pane up slightly to unhook it from the bottom clamps.

 

7. Lift out the bottom edge and remove.

 To refit the glass panes

Models with Inner Pane Only

Models with Inner and Middle Panes

1. Make sure the open levers firmly hook to the door.

1. Make sure the open levers firmly hook to the door.

2. Check the rubber pads are in place.

2. Check the rubber pads are in place.

3. Check the pane is the right way around . You should be able to read any wording that may be on the pane.

3. Check the pane is the right way around . You should be able to read any wording that may be on the pane.

4. Insert the pane into the slide guides and slide it to the bottom retainers.

4. Insert the pane into top clamps then lower and slide into bottom clamps.

5. Replace the seal (some doors only).

5. Check the rubber pads are in place.

6. Open the door fully and close the levers.

6. Check the pane is the right way around . You should be able to read any wording that may be on the pane.

 

7. Insert the pane into the slide guides and slide it to the bottom retainers.

 

8. Replace the seal (some doors only).

 

9. Open the door fully and close the levers.

Removing and refitting the oven door

Take care, the oven door is heavy!

To remove the door

1. Open the door fully.

2. Open the levers.

3. Hold the door.

4. Close the door until the levers hook to it.

5. Disengage the hinges and remove the door.

To refit the door

Repeat these steps in reverse order.

 Replacing the oven light bulb(s)

Oven bulb replacement is not covered by your warranty.

1. Let the oven cavity and the grill element cool down.

2. Important! 
    
Disconnect the oven from the power supply before continuing.

LEFT LAMP (some models only)

3a Remove the left side rack (and catalytic panel if supplied). See ‘Removing and refitting the side racks and catalytic panels’.

4a Press down on the lamp cover and rotate to remove.

Never use screwdrivers or other utensils to remove the lamp cover, as doing so could damage the surrounding enamel. Only use your hands.

5a Unscrew and replace the bulb with a new one suitable for high temperatures (300°C) with the following specifications: 220-240V, E14 and same wattage as the bulb being replaced (check wattage stamped on the bulb).

6a Refit the lamp cover, operating in reverse order. Make sure that it clicks into place.

The notch in the inner edge of the cover must be on the side closer to the back of the oven.

7a Refit the left side rack (and the left catalytic panel if supplied).

8a Turn the power to the oven back on. Set the clock.

TOP RIGHT LAMP

3b Twist the lamp cover off.

4b Unscrew and replace the bulb with a new one suitable for high temperatures (300°C) with the following specifications: 220-240V, E14 and same wattage as the bulb being replaced (check wattage stamped on the bulb).

5b Twist the lamp cover back on.

6b Turn the power to the oven back on. If your model has an electronic clock, set the clock.


Fig. 23 Removing the oven lamps

 

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