Things You'll Need
Steel wool pad
Do not leave small children unattended near the oven while it is self-cleaning.
Many Frigidaire ovens feature a self-cleaning cycle which cleans the oven automatically. When the self-clean cycle is running, the oven's bake and broil elements simultaneously heat the oven to temperatures close to 1,000 degrees. The extreme heat turns any baked-on stains to ash that you must sweep out of the oven after the cycle is finished. If your oven does not have a self-cleaning cycle, you must put extra effort into cleaning the oven cavity, cleaning up spills as they occur so they do not bake onto the oven surface.
Remove all items from the Frigidaire oven, excluding the racks.
Close the oven door completely. If your Frigidaire oven has a manual lock, slide the lock-bar to lock the oven's door. If it does not have a lock-bar, the oven will lock automatically.
Locate the "Clean" button on the oven's control panel.
Press the "Clean" button to begin the cleaning cycle. Once you press the button, do not try to open the oven until the cleaning cycle is complete.
Open the oven door when the timer signals that the cleaning cycle is complete. Depending on your Frigidaire oven, it may take a few hours to complete. Most ovens will display the cleaning cycle's remaining time in place of the clock's time.
Use a brush or paper towel to wipe out the ash created during the cleaning. The ash will usually be located on the bottom of the oven floor as well as on the racks.
Allow your Frigidaire oven to cool.
Remove the racks and wash them in the sink. Use a sponge or a steel wool pad with soap and water.
Wipe the interior of the oven with a wet sponge or paper towel to remove any loose debris.
Use soap and water on a sponge or steel wool pad to remove spills or baked-on debris.
Spray a heavy-duty oven cleaner inside of the oven for hard-to-remove messes. Follow the instructions on the cleaner.
Wipe the oven with a wet paper towel to remove any soap or oven cleaner that remains.
Put the racks back into the oven.
Based in Columbus, Ga., Ashley Hay has been covering animal health and wellness since 2004, and arts and entertainment since 2008. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from the University of Central Florida.