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to expect a "self cleaning oven" to actually be clean all by itself

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HRHMamazon Fri 26-Sep-08 23:17:01

I saved up for blardy ages in order to afford the oven i wanted.
i got it. one of its advertised feratures was its self cleaning ability.

now i have had it for about a year now and i have had to clean it out at least half a dozen times (ok im a bit of a slattern)

why is it not clean all buy itself?
and how does a self cleaning oven work exactly? is there a mini maid hidden away or something/

Dragonbutter Fri 26-Sep-08 23:24:19

i think you have to put it on at a really high temperature for a while for the self cleaning thing to work.

never done it here either.

bumpybecky Fri 26-Sep-08 23:29:13

YANBU if you think cleaning an oven 6 times a year = bit of a slattern shockshock

think mine's been cleaned once in that time....

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 26-Sep-08 23:34:46

I had a self-cleaning oven.



I moved house without ever having cleaned it. blush


I plead ignorance. It's a Man Job anyway, isn't it? hmm

marmadukescarlet Fri 26-Sep-08 23:39:21

I wrote you a reply earlier, but deleted as thought you were being funny!

I have 3 Pyro-clean settings (dirty, dirtier and dirtiestgrin) I have to remove the shelves (and light bulb as it always pops) and set it.

It locks itself for quite a while (hour +)and then unlocks when cooler. I justt wipe up ash with a sponge.

QuintessentialShadows Fri 26-Sep-08 23:41:27

Oh! I need to add pyro thingy to my spreadsheet!

<happy dance>

HRHSaintMamazon Fri 26-Sep-08 23:46:02

Think i will have to dig out my instruction book and see what it says.
it doesn't seem to have any special nobs or buttons on it for cleaning though.

so this self cleaning lark means it just gets so hot all the gunk is burned off?

Dragonbutter Fri 26-Sep-08 23:47:18

i think so, but i can't remember what you're supposed to do.

marmadukescarlet Fri 26-Sep-08 23:49:29

Yep, it gets really hot so all food deposits are turned to ash.

Which one do you have?

My icons for it are on the grill/fan/non-fan/whatever knob.

HRHSaintMamazon Fri 26-Sep-08 23:54:34

no idea as i bought it second hand. its a Stoves one if that helps at all.

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