Magic Chef Self-Cleaning Oven Instructions

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A self cleaning oven can be very helpful.
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Having a large oven can be a love/hate relationship because, on the one hand, you have a ton of room to place your pans. On the other hand, it can be a tiresome job to clean every nook and cranny. If you're lucky enough to own a Magic Chef Oven, then all you have to do is press a couple of buttons to start the Magic Chef Oven self-clean process. You might start believing in magic after following this oven's easy self-cleaning instructions.

Starting Magic Chef Oven Self-Clean

According to the Magic Chef Owner's Manual, to set the Magic Chef Oven self-clean settings, you have to move the door lock lever to the locked position. Then, press the self-clean pad. When you press the self-clean pad, "3:00" will light up, and "clean" will flash in the display. If the door does not lock when you move the lock lever, then you will not be able to start the Magic Chef Oven self-clean process.

You'll know if the door isn't locked because the oven will beep, and the door symbol will flash in the display. When the oven is locked, press the up or down arrows to select your Magic Chef Oven self-clean time. The oven will automatically be set to clean for three hours, but you can set it for two hours if you have light soil or up to four hours for heavy soil. If you need to delay the start of cleaning, then press the stop time pad.

Delay Self-Clean Process

Next, press the up or down arrows to select the time of day you want the oven to turn off. After you set the time, press the clock pad, and the time of day will reappear in the display. Delay clean will stay in the display to show that the oven is set for a delayed self-clean. When the Magic Chef Oven self-clean process starts, your oven will turn on, and the clean symbol will light up in the display.

Then the lock symbol will light up, and the oven will heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the Magic Chef Owner's Manual, an internal lock will engage, and you can't open the oven door until an hour after the clean cycle ends.

Cancel Clean Cycle

If you ever need to cancel a Magic Chef gas stove cleaning cycle, all you have to do is press the Cancel pad. If the lock symbol does not show on display, then you can unlock and open the oven door. If the lock symbol is on display, then you need to let the oven cool for an hour before you can unlock and open the oven door.

Self-Cleaning Oven Dangers

Although the self-cleaning process isn't a super dangerous operation, according to the Magic Chef Owner's manual, there are some self-cleaning oven dangers that you should be aware of. The first thing you need to be mindful of is that certain parts of the range can become hot during the Magic Chef Oven self-clean process. Since parts of the range can get hot, you should avoid touching the cooktop, door, window and the oven vent area.

Another hazard to be mindful of is that although it is normal for smoking to happen if your oven is heavily soiled, you should open a window while the oven is cleaning. Lastly, when the oven door is locked, do not try and force the oven door open. You can damage the door if you try and unlock it when the lock symbol is displayed.

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Allanah Dykes is a freelance writer and her work has been featured on Elite Daily, Levo League, Popsugar, Complex, Gurl, The Kitchn, HelloGiggles, Revelist, and Food 52.

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