Cleaning the oven is not likely at the top of your favorite things to do. Over time, burnt-on foods require that you take the time to clean the oven. Many ovens now include a self-cleaning feature that eliminates the need for harsh chemicals and strenuous scrubbing. Dacor offers the self-cleaning feature on its line of gas and electric ranges and wall ovens. Cleaning a Dacor oven varies slightly, depending upon the model you own, although the general process is similar.

Step 1

Open the Dacor oven door and pull out the cooking racks. Remove large deposits of burnt foods from the bottom of the oven as well as loose pieces of foil.

Step 2

Wash the porcelain areas of the door on the outside of the gasket with a cloth dipped in a half-and-half solution of vinegar and water. Rinse the area clean with a damp cloth.

Step 3

Mix 1 tbsp. of liquid dish soap in 1 cup of water. Dip a cloth into the dish soap solution and wipe down the door gasket. Rinse with a clean, damp cloth.

Step 4

Remove all utensils from inside the oven. If cleaning a range oven, remove all utensils from the top of the range. Close the oven door.

Step 5

Press the "Self-Clean" button on the control panel. Some Dacor ovens have a duration that you must set. Press the "Time-Temp" button or the "Duration" button and "2," "3" or "4" key to set the time. The Dacor oven automatically has a two-hour clean time.

Step 6

Allow 60 seconds for the "Lock" indicator to illuminate. Some Dacor ovens require pressing the "Start" button to begin the self-cleaning process.

Step 7

Wait for one hour after the Dacor oven cleaning cycle finishes before opening the oven door. Clean the ash at the bottom of the oven with a damp cloth. Install the cooking racks back into the oven and close the door.