How to Clean an Oven. So your lasagna bubbled over and your soufflé exploded? Not to worry - cleaning your oven is not the all-day chore it used to be.

Self Cleaning

Step 1

Remove oven racks and soak them in soapy water.

Step 2

Turn on your automatic oven cleaner; this usually entails locking the door and turning the function switch to "clean."

Step 3

Let the oven do its work; it will heat for several hours, charring off baked-on foods.

Fast Cleaning

Step 4

Remove oven racks and place them in soapy water to soak.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Step 6

Turn the oven off and spray the inside with oven cleaner.

Step 7

Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Wipe the cleaner and dirt away with a damp sponge, rinsing frequently.

Step 9

Dry with a soft cloth.