Magic Chef ovens typically offer a self-cleaning cycle that, in the span of a couple of hours, undoes the mess inflicted by spilled casseroles, fruit pies or other cooking projects. The process works by blasting burned-on drippings with temperatures that reach 900 degrees F, enabling the Magic Chef oven to be cleaned without harsh chemicals. You can save energy by running the Magic Chef's self-cleaning cycle directly after baking so you make use of the heat already in the oven. Once the cleaning finishes, a pile of ash simply needs swept away.
Take out the oven racks, broiler pan and any other loose items. Dampen a washrag and rub along the inside door edge and where that edge meets the oven to remove any crumbs or particles. Remove any plastic utensils from the stovetop and anything in the storage drawer.
Fill one side of your sink with hot water and a few drops of liquid dish detergent. Place oven racks and other soiled oven items in the sudsy water and let them soak. Use a scour pad on the items after letting soak for 15 minutes. Rinse and dry the items.
Press the "Self Clean" button on the oven keypad and designate how long you want the cycle to last. Choose 2 hours and 30 minutes for light messes and 4 hours and 30 minutes for heavy messes.
Wash away with a damp rag all accumulated ash once the oven door unlocks, the "Clean" indicator light displays and the oven cools.