CLEANING, CARE AND MAINTENANCE
With the proper care and maintenance, it shouldn’t take much effort to keep your new LG range as shiny as the day it was installed. (Don’t forget: to prevent scratching, never use steel wool or abrasives of any kind.)
HOW TO: EASY OVEN CLEANING
We all know that grease and food build-up inside any oven can eventually lead to smoke, temperature inaccuracy, an unpleasant charcoal flavor in dishes, or even an unusable appliance. So isn’t it wonderful to know that you’ll never again have to choose between a dirty oven and your least favorite chore? The next generation of oven cleaning, EasyClean®, provides a quick and easy way to clean your oven while still being able to use the conventional self-clean method. Just spray water, and after 10 quick minutes, simply wipe away the mess.*
Thanks to LG’s innovative enamel technology, just spray the oven interior with water and press the EasyClean® button, which will heat your oven to the perfect temperature for just 10 minutes. When it’s done, simply wipe away any residual bits of grime. That means no impossibly-caked-on spills and no lingering smells, all with practically no work on your part. It shortens the oven-cleaning process from hours down to minutes.
Even the most housework-phobic among us have to admit that “EasyClean®” truly does mean “easy.” Plus, you still have the option of a longer traditional self-cleaning cycle for extra heavy buildup or when you want to be extra thorough.
Check out the video for more information.
*Heavy build-up may require additional manual effort or use of the full self-clean feature.
USING SELF CLEAN
The Self Clean cycle uses extremely hot temperatures to clean the oven cavity. While running the Self Clean cycle, you may notice smoking or an odor. This is normal, especially if the oven is heavily soiled. During Self Clean, the kitchen should be well ventilated to minimize the odors from cleaning.
Before using Self Clean:
Remove the oven racks, broiler pan, broiler grid, all cookware, aluminum foil or any other material from the oven.
- The kitchen should be well ventilated to minimize the odors from cleaning.
- Wipe any heavy spillovers on the bottom of the oven.
- Make sure that the oven light bulb cover is in place and the oven light is off.
- The oven light cannot be turned on during a Self Clean cycle. The oven light cannot be turned on until the oven temperature has cooled below 500˚F (260˚C) after a Self Clean cycle is complete.
Setting Self Clean
The Self Clean function has cycle times of 2, 3, or 4 hours.
- Remove all racks and accessories from the oven.
- Touch Self Clean. The oven defaults to the recommended four-hour self clean for a moderately soiled oven. Touch twice for a five-hour self clean or three times for a three-hour self clean.
- Touch Start.
- Once the self-clean cycle is set, the oven door locks automatically and the lock icon displays. You will not be able to open the oven door until the oven has cooled. The lock releases automatically when the oven has cooled.
SURFACE CLEANING GUIDE
To prevent activating the control panel during cleaning, unplug the range. Then simply wipe away splatters off the control panel with glass cleaner and a damp cloth. Remove heavier soil with warm, soapy water.
To maintain and protect the surface of the glass cooktop, use ceramic cooktop cleaner and rinse with water. Other creams may not be as effective or may scratch, damage or stain the cooktop surface.
- Before using the cooktop for the first time, clean it with a ceramic cooktop cleaner. This helps protect the top and makes cleanup easier.
- Daily use of ceramic cooktop cleaner will help keep the cooktop looking new.
- DO NOT heat the cooktop until it has been cleaned thoroughly.
GOOD TO KNOW
- - Weiman CookTop Cleaning Cream (www.weiman.com)
- - Cerama Bryte (www.ceramabryte.com)
- - Golden Ventures Cerama Bryte
- - Easy-Off 3 in 1 Glass Top Cleaner Spray (www.easyoff.us)
Burned-on residue, deposits or spilled food may be removed while the cooktop is still hot with a suitable metal razor scraper (similar to scraping paint off a windowpane—it will not damage the decorated cooking surface).
- Hold the scraper at an approximate 30° angle to the cooktop.
- Do not use a dull or nicked blade.
- To prevent burns while the cooktop is still hot, please wear an oven mitt or potholder while using the metal scraper. (It is especially important to remove sugary spills before they cool down and solidify.)
- Apply an approved cleaner after the cooking surface has cooled down.
We recommend you do not use oven cleaners, cleaning powders, or harsh abrasive cleaning materials on the outside of the oven door. Instead, thoroughly clean the door with soapy water. Rinse well.
You can use a glass cleaner on the glass, but be careful not to spray water or glass cleaner on the door vents.
It’s important to NOT clean the oven door gasket. The oven door gasket is made of a woven material that is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage, or remove this gasket.