Samsung Range - Clean your oven
Cleaning your oven doesn't have to be a huge chore anymore because your oven comes with a self-clean function to handle all of the heavy lifting. Some models also come with other cleaning modes as well, such as Steam Cleaning or Descaling. After that, all that's left is to clean the racks and the exterior and give it all a good wipe down.
The provided information refers to ranges sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for appliances sold in other countries.
The Self Clean cycle heats up the inside of your oven to a very high temperature which will burn away or dissolve food residue. Improper usage of Self Clean can cause damage or injury to yourself, your children, your pets, or your home. Before using Self Clean, review the many cautionary warning statements in your user manual.
To begin a Self Clean cycle, first remove everything from the oven, including the racks and any other oven accessories like a partition. Select Self Clean, and then select Start.
Selecting Self Clean multiple times before selecting Start will toggle through the duration options. The controls are a little different for models with knobs or a touchscreen. Please see your user manual for details.
While a Self Clean is running, the door will lock and a lock icon will be displayed. After the Self Clean cycle is complete, the door will remain locked until the oven has cooled down enough. The food residue in the oven should have burned off, although you may need to wipe away any leftover ash.
Steam Cleaning, available on some models, is a less intensive alternative to a full Self Clean cycle. When dealing with heavy residue, rub detergent into the residue before starting the cycle to help the steam break it up.
To start a Steam Clean cycle, empty the oven and remove the oven racks and accessories. Pour a cup of tap water (not distilled water) in the Steam Clean tray. If your oven does not have the tray, simply pour it onto the bottom of the oven. Then, close the door. Select Steam Clean, and then select Start.
After this cycle, there will be a significant amount of water left on the bottom of the oven and it will be very hot. Once it has cooled, wipe it away with a sponge or soft dry cloth.
The controls are a little different for models with knobs or a touchscreen. If your model has a reservoir, the cycle may be called Hybrid Clean, and you would put 2 and 1/4 cups of water in the reservoir instead of in the oven. See your user manual for details.
If your oven has a water reservoir, you'll also have these additional cleaning functions:
- Descale: Removes minerals from the oven that affect the taste of food. The cycle requires a descaling agent. If you use steam cooking, you will need to Descale when prompted by your oven. Unlike other cleaning cycles, this cycle has multiple steps. See your user manual for instructions specific to your model.
- Drain: Drains water out of the steam system into the reservoir. It's ideal for getting water out of the system and starting fresh, or for when there's long periods between using the steam cook function.
Do not use stainless steel cleaners on the outer glass panels of your oven because it could make the glass appear smeared. Instead, clean the glass using a glass cleaner or soapy water, and then rinse and dry the glass thoroughly.
Over time, the exterior of your range can get smudged with fingerprints or dirty from food spills. You should clean it every once in a while to keep it looking new. But before cleaning the outside of the oven, make sure the oven is off and has cooled down so it is no longer hot. Apply a small amount of approved stainless steel cleaner or white vinegar to a cloth or paper towel. Clean only the areas made from stainless steel. Scrub one small area at a time, rubbing with the grain of the stainless steel. When you're finished, dry the surface using a soft, dry cloth. Repeat the process as many times as necessary.
Make sure the gasket does not get wet and do not allow moisture into the cracks in the door because it may get between the glass panes. If this happens, see the section for "Clean between the glass on your oven door".
Depending on what you cook, the oven racks inside the oven can get dirty as well. Clean them regularly to keep them in tip-top condition. Make sure the oven is off and the racks are cool before you remove them from the oven.
Soak the racks in lukewarm, soapy water, and then scrub impurities from the racks using a non-abrasive scouring pad. If the racks do not slide in and out smoothly after you have cleaned them, apply a few drops of cooking oil onto wax paper or a cloth. Then, rub the side rail guides to help the racks glide with ease.
Although door cleaning is not covered by warranty, if you take the door apart yourself (or any method involving a screwdriver) you will void any remaining warranty. The steps here can be performed without voiding your warranty, but if you are unable to clean it yourself, visit our Support Centre to request out of warranty service to take the door apart for cleaning.
You will need a few things to clean between the glass panes. First, you'll need something long, thin, and preferably flexible, like a yardstick or a clothes hanger. Next, wrap it in a cleaning cloth, and use tape or rubber bands to make sure the cloth cannot come loose. You can also invest in an oven cleaning tool. You'll also need an oven cleaner. You can buy something specific for this purpose, or simply mix baking soda and water to create a paste that's great for removing greasy food residue. Apply the paste, and then wipe it off using white vinegar, which reacts with the baking soda to help it dissolve.
Remove the oven door using the instructions in your model's user manual. Look at the bottom of the door and find the gaps and grooves there. These give access to the space between the glass panes. Use your cleaning tool and cleaner to get inside and swipe around. (Flex Duo doors also have gaps at the top for the other half of the door.) Some cleaners (like the baking soda and water mixture) work best when allowed to sit for a bit before you clean them away. Wipe up any remaining cleaner. Then, make sure everything is nice and dry. Put the door back on your oven by reversing the steps you used to remove it.
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