Cleaning a Jenn-Air range can seem complicated. There are so many different features with so many different surfaces. You have the downdraft ventilation model where you can actually remove the burners, but your neighbor has the ceramic glass stove top. Just the other day you discovered the grease cup located under your burners (and your counters) was full and needed cleaning. You love your Jenn-Air range, but you are wondering how to get it clean without damaging it. A few cleaning tips for each model will get that range clean in no time at all!
Shut off all the controls and wait until the oven and cook top are cool. Use soap, water and a soft sponge unless your model's instructions suggest other wise. Determine which surfaces and accessories your Jenn-Air model has and then follow the directions for each surface as set forth below.
Clean up all food spills on exterior porcelain enamel surfaces, porcelain coated grates and caps as soon as the range is cool as spills may effect the finish if not promptly removed. Use glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner and a nonabrasive scrubbing pad to gently clean the surface area. Gently clean around the model and serial numbers so that scrubbing does not remove the numbers.
Clean stainless steel by rubbing in the direction of the grain to avoid damage. Use stainless steel cleaner, and liquid detergent or an all purpose cleaner. Avoid damage to stainless steel surfaces by avoiding soap-filled scouring pads, cook top cleaner, abrasive cleaners, steel wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper towels.
Remove cook top controls, being careful not to remove the seals underneath, by pulling the knobs straight away from the control panel. Use warm, soapy water to clean the knobs, being careful not to soak them. Replace the knobs making sure they are in the "off" position.
Clean the control panel and the oven door exterior with glass cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. Apply the glass cleaner to the cloth or sponge rather than the control panel. Avoid damage to the control panel by avoiding the use of abrasive cleaners, steel wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper towels.
Clean ceramic glass by wiping with a clean, wet cloth or sponge and then drying thoroughly to avoid streaking and staining. Use a cook top scraper for stubborn soils. Use cook top polishing creme for stubborn spills, rubbing the surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue rubbing until the white film disappears.
Clean downdraft ventilation systems by removing the vent grill and wiping it clean or washing it in the sink with a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mildly abrasive cleaner or in the dishwasher. Clean the filter in the sink with warm water and detergent or in the dishwasher. Clean the ventilation chamber which houses the filter with mild household detergent or cleanser and paper towels, a damp cloth or sponge, by applying the cleanser directly to the towel, cloth or sponge (not the ventilation chamber).
Clean oven cavities when the oven cools. Avoid damage to the inside cavity by avoiding oven cleaners. Clean self-cleaning ovens by pressing "Clean." Remove racks when directed to do so. Select continue on the quick set pad. Select the soil level if you have that option and according to the level of soil, select either 2:00 for 2 hours of cleaning time, 3:00 for 3 hours or 4:00 for 4 hours. Clean racks with water and a steel wool pad.