Various Range and Oven cleaning types
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If you're purchasing a new range or oven, you'll want to know how it cleans. An entry level range is likely not to have any cleaning cycle, so the cleaning is going to be do it yourself, perhaps with caustic oven cleaner.
When moving up to more fully-featured ranges and ovens you'll find pyrolytic self-cleaning ovens. When the oven gets dirty, you select the self-cleaning cycle, the oven locks and for 2-4 hours gets extremely hot, and incinerates any burnt on spills.
At the high end of the market, some of the luxury brand commercial looking stainless gas ranges and ovens may not have any automatic cleaning cycles.
In the last few years GE, Maytag, Whirlpool, and others have begun offering other steam cleaning options for light cleaning of oven interiors. The consumer adds a cup or so of water to the bottom of the oven and selects a steam cleaning cycle. After 25 minutes the soil in the bottom of the oven has been loosened and the oven can be sponged out. For heavier cleaning, pyrolytic self-cleaning is still an option
Whirlpool and Maytag also offer a low temperature self-cleaning technology called Aqualift on some models. It also uses water, but Aqualift models are considered “self-clean” and do not have a pyrolytic self-clean option. Here's how Aqualift is described in the literature:
The ranges have been engineered with an exclusive enamel oven coating that activates with water and low heat, allowing moisture to release tough baked-on messes. In less than an hour, the oven is ready for a final wipe-down to remove food and debris, with no odor or extreme heat like traditional high-temperature self-clean ovens.
Whatever your preference, the best way to explore your options for a new range or oven is to call or visit Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center.
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