Skip to main content
Fisher & Paykel Product Help

Care and cleaning

Before you start cleaning your cooker, please:

  • Read these cleaning instructions and the ‘Safety and warnings’ section at the start of this user guide.
  • Turn the power to the cooker off at the wall.
  • Make sure the cooker is a safe temperature to touch.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner.
  • Do not keep flammable substances in the oven.

General advice

  • Wipe down the cooktop and wipe out the oven after every use.
  • Wipe up spills. Avoid leaving alkaline or acidic substances (such as lemon juice or vinegar) on the surfaces.
  • Do not use cleaning products with a chlorine or acidic base.

Cleaning the outside of the cooker

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, cloths or pads on the outside surfaces.
  • Immediately wipe off any caustic cleaners if they are spilled onto the oven door handle.

Wipe the outside surfaces often, using warm water and a mild household detergent. The stainless steel may also be cleaned with a suitable cleaner and polish.

if you choose to use a commercial stainless steel cleaner, please read the label to make sure it does not contain chlorine compounds as these are corrosive and may damage the appearance of your cooker.

Caring for your cooktop

Some heavy-duty and nylon scourers can scratch the ceramic glass of your cooktop. Always read the label to check if your scourer is suitable for ceramic glass cooktops.

  • Use ceramic glass cleaner on the cooktop while it is warm to touch. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. The cooktop may become stained if cleaning residue remains.
  • Remove any food, spillovers or grease from the cooktop while it is still warm using a razor blade scraper suitable for ceramic glass surfaces.
  • Do not use cleaning products with a chlorine or acidic base.
  • Clean the cooktop using a razor blade scraper suitable for ceramic glass surfaces. Take extra care to avoid damaging the seal at the edges of the ceramic glass surface. 

Metallic stains

Copper-based or aluminium saucepans may cause metallic staining. These stains show as a metallic sheen on the cooktop. If the cooktop is not cleaned regularly and the stains are allowed to burn onto the surface, they may react with the glass and will no longer be removable. Use a conditioner after every use to help prevent damage.

Spillovers

Clean the following spillovers immediately, using a razor blade scraper suitable for ceramic glass surfaces.

  • Sugar, jam, plastic, plastic wrap and aluminium foil melted onto the cooktop surface.
  • Anything that melts onto the glass surface may cause pitting if it is left to cool before removing.
  • Pitting may also occur when food with high sugar content is spilt onto the cooktop and not cleaned up immediately.
  • Remember some foods, eg peas and swede, have a naturally high sugar content.

Cleaning the inside of the oven

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, cloths or pads to clean the enamel.
  • Do not use any oven cleaners, abrasive cleaners, ammonia-based cleaners, products containing acids or alkalis, or detergents on the catalytic panels.

Fig.76 Removing the side racks and catalytic panels

To make cleaning easier, you can remove the side racks, the oven door, and the fat filter. Once you have removed the side racks, the top grill element also drops down to make cleaning easier. The grill element is self-cleaning.

  • 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.77 Drop-down grill element

Cleaning the enamel cavity

Do not use abrasive cleaners, cloths or pads to clean the enamel. Clean the enamel on the inside of the oven when it has cooled down, using household detergents or an ammonia-based cleaner. You may use ‘off the shelf’ oven cleaners, if you carefully follow the manufacturers’ instructions.

Caring for the catalytic panels

The catalytic panels are covered with a special microporous enamel which absorbs and does away with oil and fat splashes during normal cooking over 200 °C. If, after cooking very fatty foods, the panels remain dirty, heat the oven on maximum for an hour to an hour and a half, and they will self-clean. The side panels are reversible. Make sure that you replace them with the arrow up, and on the correct side. To remove the side catalytic panels, you first need to unscrew the side racks. See Fig. 53.

When you replace the panels, make sure that:

  • The arrows are pointing upwards.
  • Then screw the side racks back onto the oven wall.

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

Cleaning the fat filter

Clean the fat filter after every use. If the filter is not cleaned, it will block and shorten the life of the fan element. If it is lightly soiled, place the filter in a dishwasher on normal wash. If the filter is very dirty, place in a saucepan with either two tablespoons of clothes washing powder, or one tablespoon of dishwashing powder. Bring to the boil and leave to soak for at least 30 minutes.
Rinse the filter in clean water and dry.

Fig.78 Fat fiter

 

Sliding shelf supports

The telescopic sliding shelf supports make it safer and easier to insert and remove the oven shelves and trays. They stop when they are pulled out to the maximum position. Wipe the supports with a damp cloth and a mild detergent only. Do not wash them in the dishwasher, immerse them in soapy water, or use oven cleaner on them.

To remove the sliding shelf supports:

  1. Remove the side racks by unscrewing the fixing screws (Fig. 53).
  2. Lay down the sliding shelf support and side racks, with the sliding shelf support underneath.
  3. Find the safety locks. These are the tabs that clip over the wire of the side rack (arrow 1 in Fig. 56).
  4. Pull the safety locks away from the wire to release the wire (arrow 2 in Fig. 56).

To re-fit the sliding shelf support onto the side racks:

  1. Screw the side rack onto the oven wall.
  2. Fit the sliding shelf support onto the top wire of a rack and press (Fig. 57). You will hear a click as the safety locks clip over the wire.

The sliding supports can only be used on shelf positions 1,2 and 3.

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

  • the slides to the top wire of a rack. They do not fit on the lower wire.
  • the slides so that they run out towards the oven door, as shown in Fig. 57.
  • both sides of each pair of shelf slides.
  • both sides on the same level. Note: you cannot fit the sliding shelf supports to the top shelf position.


Fig.79 Removing the sliding shelf supports


Fig.80 Re tting the sliding shelf supports

Cleaning the oven door glass

Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven door glass since they scratch the surface, which may result in shattering of the glass.

Removing the inner and middle panes of glass

The oven door has three panes of glass. To clean these, you need to remove the inner and middle panes.

  1. Lock the door open:

  • Fully open the oven door (Fig. 58a).
  • Fully open the lever “A” on the left and right hinges (Fig. 58b).
  • Gently close the door (Fig. 58c) until the left and right hinges are hooked to part “B” of the door (Fig. 58b).


Fig.81a


Fig.81b


Fig.81c

  1. Remove the inner pane:
  • Remove the seal “G” by unhooking the three fixing hooks (Fig. 58d).
  • Gently pull out the inner pane of glass (Fig. 58e).
  • Clean the glass with an appropriate cleaner. Dry thoroughly, and place on a soft surface.


Fig.81d


Fig.81e

  1. Remove the middle pane:
  • Gently unlock the middle pane of glass from the bottom clamps by moving it as in Fig. 82b.
  • Gently lift the bottom edge of the pane (arrow 1 in Fig. 82c) and remove it by pulling it out from the top clamps (arrow 2 in Fig. 82c).
  • Clean the glass with an appropriate cleaner. Dry thoroughly, and place on a soft surface.


Fig.82a


Fig.82b

 


Fig.82c

  1. Now you can also clean the inside of the outer glass.
 

Replacing the middle and inner panes of glass

  1. Make sure the door is locked open (see Figs. 81a - 81c).
  2. the middle pane:
    • Check that the four rubber pads are in place (“M” in Fig. 83a).
    • Check that you are holding the pane the correct way. You should be able to read the wording on it as it faces you.
    • Gently insert the top edge of the pane into the top clamps (arrow 1 in Fig. 83b), then lower the pane and insert the bottom edge into the bottom clamps (arrow 2 in Fig. 83b); and then slide the pane into position (Fig. 83c).


Fig.83a


Fig.83b


Fig.83c

  1. Replace the inner pane:

 

  • Check that the four rubber pads are in place (“D” in Fig. 84a).
  • Check that you are holding the pane the correct way. You should be able to read the wording on it as it faces you. Insert the pane in the left “E” and right “F” slide guides, and gently slide it to the retainers “H” (Fig. 84c).
  • Replace the seal “G” by hooking in the three fixing hooks. Make sure that you put it in the correct way (Fig. 84e).
  1. Unlock the oven door by opening it completely and closing the lever “A” on the left and right hinges (Fig. 84d).


Fig.84a


Fig.84b


Fig.84c


Fig.84d



Fig.84e

Removing the oven door

The oven door can easily be removed as follows:

  1. Open the door to its full extent (Fig. 85a).
  2. Open the lever “A” completely on the left and right hinges (Fig. 85b).
  3. Hold the door (Fg. 85c).
  4. Gently close the door until left and right hinge levers “A” are hooked to part “B” of the door (Fig. 85d).
  5. Withdraw the hinge hooks from their location following arrow “C” (Fig. 85e).
  6. Rest the door on a soft surface.

To replace the door, repeat the above steps in reverse order.



Fig.85a


Fig.85b


Fig.85c


Fig.85d


Fig.85e

Replacing the oven lamp

  1. Turn the power to the cooker off at the wall.
  2. Let the oven cavity and the heating elements cool down.
  3. Remove the protective cover “C”.
  4. Unscrew and replace the bulb “A” with a new one suitable for high temperatures (°300C) with the following specifications: 230-240V, 50Hz, E14 and same wattage as the bulb being replaced (check wattage stamped on the bulb).
  5. Refit the protective cover “C”.

Oven bulb replacement is not covered by your warranty.

 
Fig.86 Removing the oven lamp

 

Storage drawer

  • The drawer comes out like a normal drawer. A safety notch stops it from sliding out. The handle is concealed at the bottom of the front panel.
  • To remove the drawer, proceed as per Fig. 88.
  • To replace the drawer, repeat the steps in reverse order.

Do not store flammable material in the drawer.


Fig.87 Drawer


Fig.88 Removing the drawer

  • Was this article helpful?