How to Clean the Maytag Gemini Oven

The Maytag Gemini Oven not only integrates into most kitchen designs seamlessly, but it provides ample room for baking, roasting and so much more. In addition to being a super dynamic oven, it's relatively easy to clean, as long as you go over the Maytag Gemini double oven self-cleaning instructions first. The Maytag steam clean oven is exactly what you need if you're looking for a low maintenance appliance to maintain after a long cooking or baking session.

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It's relatively easy to clean, as long as you go over the Maytag Gemini double oven self-cleaning instructions first.

Maytag Steam Clean Oven

The benefit of having a Maytag steam clean oven is that it can clean itself without you having to do much. You just have to go over the Maytag Gemini double oven self-cleaning instructions.

According to Maytag, self-cleaning ovens clean themselves by using high temperatures to burn oil and grease. Although self-cleaning ovens can clean oil and grease, you want to make sure that you're cleaning them often. If they develop a lot of buildup, you'll have to clean them for extended amounts of time, and they can produce a lot of smoke in your kitchen.

When cleaning on the self-clean cycle, you want to make sure that your kitchen is well ventilated, so the heat, odors and smoke that the Maytag steam clean oven produces doesn't overpower your kitchen. In addition, you want to make sure that you don't block the oven vents so the air will move freely.

If you ever want to manually clean your self-cleaning oven, remember to never clean or rub the oven door gasket. The gasket is a shaped piece or ring of rubber that seals two surfaces. You want to make sure that you don't damage or move the oven door gasket because you need a properly functioning seal.

Before Self-Cleaning Tips

Before you start the self-cleaning process, you want to remove the oven racks, broiler pan, grid, cookware and bakeware out of the oven. Make sure to remove any aluminum foil that is in your oven, as well. Don't move or clean the door gasket, but you can manually clean the door edge. Although the self-cleaning function is super reliable, the door edge area doesn't get hot enough to get rid of any soil.

Only use a damp cloth when cleaning this area, and try not to let excess water, cleaner or liquid get through the slots on the door frame. Wiping out this area will reduce smoke when you start the self-cleaning process. You also want to make sure that you don't have any plastic items on the cooktop. The entire oven will get hot, so if you have plastic on the cooktop, the items will melt. You also want to remove any items from the storage drawer of the oven, as well.

Self-Cleaning Instructions

When you get ready to start the self-cleaning process, you need to make sure that the door is closed entirely. The oven needs to lock before the cleaning process begins.

When the door is closed, you can press the clean button and select what setting or cycle time that you want. Then, you can press the start button. When the door locks, there should be about six seconds before the cleaning cycle starts.

After the self-cleaning cycle is over, let the oven cool down and wipe out the excess ashes. If you have oil or grease on the glass window, you can use a glass cleaner. The oven will not unlock until it is entirely cooled down, but it should take about 30 minutes. If you want to clean your oven manually, you must go over the Use and Care Guide for the proper instructions. You can also download the instructions online if you accidentally got rid of the paper instructions.


Allanah Dykes

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