Oven vents on front are stained and ugly. How do I clean them?
I gave my Mom a Maytag Self-cleaning Oven in 2001 as a Christmas Gift. This now 7 year old oven has in time formed ugly brown stains just above the small front oven vents openings and these stains look really bad. The rest of the oven and stove top look great. However these stains make it appear dirty even though the stained areas are each only about 2 inches across. I have tried Goof Off and brushes but they do no good. I do not want to scratch the paint but so far have had no luck getting these stains removed. I would really like to clean this oven for her and get rid of these stains. Does anyone know how to remove these stains?
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Re: Oven vents on front are stained and ugly. How do I...
Sorry but you wont be able to remove the "stain" what has happend is the paint used by maytag has become discolored from the oven vent heat and the only way to correct it is to replace the panel. they are available but for about 80 bucks. you could try to paint the panel but it will do it again.
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My Kitchen Aid Convection oven did the same thing. Where the vents are located at the top of the oven door all turned yellow. The Magic Eraser does not work. I tried several other cleaners and had no luck. This stove cost 2800.00 and the knobs were a problem too. After two months the marks for the temperature settings all came off. They were grey painted markings on white knobs. Very disappointed!! Thought Kitchen Aid was reputable!
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Sadly the only solution is to strip down the door and clean the glass. It's a lot of effort for little return and you should re gasket the door afterwards to re seal it, but there is no guarantee it won't happen again. Contact Maytag to complain here: http://www.maytag.co.uk/app.cnt/whr/en_GB/pageid/pgwpmaytagcontactus001
Ceramic cooktop cleaning tips - especially for 2-in difficult-to-remove stain: Best Idea: "Cerama Bryte" + plastic scrubbie Cerama Bryte is specifically designed for this cooktop, works on stains, avail at Hardware Stores.
Other ceramic cooktop tips: 1. "Soft Scrub" plasic scrubbie 2. Comet cleanser + sponge 3. Single-edge razor blade held at 45-degree angle - scrapes off material 4. "Cook Top" cleaner (WalMart) + Mr. Clean "Magic Eraser" abrasive pad 5. baking soda on damp sponge 6. soak stain for awhile with Formula 409, Fantastic, or citrus degreaser ("Orange Clean") 7. ammonia + water - in a 1:1 solution 8. Easy Off oven cleaner - it foams on the stain and does the work for you - let it sit 20 min. 9. the nuclear option: Cerama Bryte under a plastic scrubbie under an orbital sander with sandpaper removed (just the pad down on top of the scrubbie), after pre-soaking in Citrus Degreaser. The sander is a power tool which only saves your joints, and speeds up the chore.
Hello- The self-clean cycle heats the inside up to about 800deg. There is no existing plastic that can take the heat at the vent w/out discoloring. The stain is from the smoke produced when the stuff on the drip pan incinerates. Try some oxy-clean and a damp cloth. Try to predict or minimize spills with foil and drip pans. Techs call 'self-clean' the 'self-destruct' cycle. Using this function will reduce the life expectancy of any electric range. Let me know if this info helps-have more if needed- Thanks- ED
Common problem, very frustrating...Use the self clean feature of your oven if available or you can place all of the grates and pieces into a black trash bag, spray them with oven cleaner and let the closed bag sit in the sun for a while, rinse and spot clean. You can get the tough stuff by "gently" using a steel wool pad - be careful, you could scratch the surface.
Perhaps the door gasket is not sealing well enough. In self clean mode the oven get very hot and vaporizes the fat off the sides. With a leak I think some of the fat is redepositing on on the outside where the leak is. You may need a new door seal.
your mom may have used a non-self cleaning cleaner to try and clean this oven in the past. you wont have much luck getting rid of the stain but using cleaners like easy-off or mr muscle may help you reduce the staining. it could also be that an element has shorted out and "burned" the surface of the oven. if the oven doesnt heat properly then check the elements for a rough or burnt out area. that does happen but its probably just going to be stained as it sounds like you have tried to do the cleaning. p.s. i like mr muscle better then easy-off.
If your oven is
self-cleaning, consult the owner's manual for instructions on how to use this
feature. The self-cleaning feature works by heating the interior of the oven to
a temperature so hot that it incinerates the residue inside the oven. Normally,
it is not a good idea to clean the interior of a self-cleaning oven with a spray
cleaner; however, refer to your owner's manual or contact the manufacturer of
your oven for further information.
To clean a non-self-cleaning oven, use
one of the many oven cleaners that are available at grocery and hardware