How To Clean A Bosch Oven [Detailed Guide]

Is your Bosch oven dirty beyond recognition? In this article, we will show you how to clean a Bosch oven using different effective methods.

How To Clean A Bosch Oven

Below, we show you different ways to clean your Bosch oven.

1st Method

For this method, you will need a store bought oven cleaner. Note that oven cleaners smell strongly of chemicals. So, if you are sensitive to the smell, do not use this method. Below, we show you how to clean a Bosch oven with a store bought oven cleaner…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Pull out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 3: Put on some gloves.

Step 4: Get the oven cleaner.

Step 5: Spray the oven cleaner all over the oven interior making sure to avoid any electrical components. Also make sure to keep your face at a distance as you do this.

Step 6: Leave the cleaner to sit on the oven for at least an hour.

Step 7: Afterwards, get a soft sponge.

Step 8: With your gloves on, scrub the oven interior. Make sure you don’t get the cleaner on your skin as it could cause irritation.

Step 9: Wipe out the cleaner from the oven with paper towels.

Step 10: Mix a cup water with a third cup of vinegar.

Step 11: Spray this mixture in the oven.

Step 12: Wipe the oven with a cloth.

Step 13: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 14: Shut the door of the oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a Bosch oven with a store bought oven cleaner.

2nd Method

For the second method, you will need baking soda and vinegar. Below, we show you how to clean a Bosch oven with baking soda and vinegar…

Step 1: Pour some baking soda into a small bowl.

Step 2: Add a little water to the baking soda to form a thick paste.

Step 3: Turn the oven off and open the door.

Step 4: Remove the racks.

Step 5: Using a sponge, apply the paste on the walls of the oven. Make sure you don’t get the paste on any electrical components in the oven.

Step 6: Leave the paste to sit for a few hours. If you can, leave the paste overnight.

Step 7: Afterwards, pour some vinegar into a spray bottle.

Step 8: Spray the vinegar in the oven.

Step 9: Scrub the oven with a sponge.

Step 10: Wipe out the baking soda in the oven using paper towels.

Step 11: Spray some water in the oven to rinse.

Step 12: Wipe the oven interior with a towel.

Step 13: If there are black spots in the oven, get a pumice stone.

Step 14: Dip the pumice stone in some water and scrub off the spots.

Step 15: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 16: Shut the oven door.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a Bosch oven with baking soda and vinegar.

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How To Clean A Bosch Oven Door

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to clean your Bosch oven door…

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Step 1: Open the door of your Bosch oven.

Step 2: Make sure the oven is off.

Step 3: Get some baking soda and a small bowl.

Step 4: Pour some baking soda into the small bowl.

Step 5: Add a little water to the baking soda to form a paste.

Step 6: Apply this paste on the oven door.

Step 7: Leave the paste to sit for an hour.

Step 8: After an hour, get a soft wet sponge.

Step 9: Scrub the door with the sponge.

Step 10: Wipe the door with a paper towel.

Step 11: Spray a water and vinegar mixture on the door.

Step 12: Wipe the door with a micro fiber cloth.

Step 13: Shut the door of your Bosch oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a Bosch oven door with baking soda.

How To Clean Bosch Oven Door In Between Glass

To clean between the glass of your Bosch oven, you will need to uninstall the door. After uninstalling the door, you will need to disassemble it. Make sure that you use a micro fiber cloth to clean the glass. Read this article: Bosch Oven Door [How To, Problems & Proven Solutions] to learn how to clean between the glass of your Bosch oven door step by step.

How To Use Bosch Oven Self Clean

Below, we show you how to clean a Bosch oven using the self clean feature…

Step 1: If your oven is still hot from previous use, leave it to cool down completely.

Step 2: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door.

Step 3: Slide out the racks in your Bosch oven and set them aside. Also remove any other accessories in the oven.

Step 4: If there are any loose food bits in the oven, wipe them out with a paper towel.

Step 5: Make sure all the windows in your home are open.

Step 6: Shut the oven door.

Step 7: Turn the two oven control knobs to select the cleaning mode. If you are using a Bosch range oven, just press the “Self Clean” button.

Step 8: Press the “Cook Time” button.

Step 9: Using the “+” or “-” buttons, adjust the time you want the self clean feature to run depending on how dirty your oven is. You can choose from 2-4 hours.

Step 10: Press the “Cook Time” button twice.

Step 11: Once the self clean feature starts, the oven door will lock and start to heat up to high temperatures. Do not go close to the oven during the self clean cycle or you could get a burn. As soon as the self clean cycle is over, do not try forcing the door open. Once the oven door has cooled to room temperature, it will unlock automatically.

Step 12: Once the oven door unlocks, open it and wipe out the ash using a damp cloth.

Step 13: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 14: Shut the door of the oven.

How To Steam Clean Bosch Oven

Below, we show you how to clean a Bosch oven using the steam clean or eco clean feature…

Step 1: First, leave the oven to cool down completely if it’s still hot from previous use.

Step 2: Open the door of your Bosch oven and take out the racks.

Step 3: Pour 0.4 litres of water on the oven floor.

Step 4: Add a drop of dishwashing liquid soap to the water.

Step 5: Shut the oven door.

Step 6: Turn the oven knob to select steam clean. The steam clean icon is a teardrop with about 4 small circles around it.

Step 7: While turning this knob, turn the temperature control knob to the setting for the steam clean feature. Do this at the same time as you are turning the oven control knob.

Step 8: After a few seconds, the steam clean cycle will start. At the end of the steam clean cycle, there should be a beep. Open the door of the oven.

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Step 9: Wipe the oven walls using a cloth.

Step 10: Close the door but not completely. The door should be open at about a 30 degree angle.

Step 11: Turn the oven knob back to select the “3D hot air feature”. This will dry the oven faster.

Step 12: Afterwards, turn the oven control knob to the off position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a Bosch oven using the steam clean feature.

Bosch Oven Won’t Turn On After Self Cleaning — How To Fix

If your Bosch oven won’t turn on after using the self clean feature, the thermal fuse has burnt out. Follow these steps to replace this component…

Step 1: Switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: If your oven is installed to a cabinet, uninstall it by taking out the screws on the sides of the front frame which secure it.

Step 3: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 4: Unscrew the oven’s rear access cover.

Step 5: Set the cover aside and disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse. You should see the thermal fuse on the oven’s upper rear.

Step 6: Unscrew the thermal fuse and get a new one.

Step 7: Screw the new thermal fuse to the oven.

Step 8: Connect the wires to the thermal fuse.

Step 9: Reposition the oven’s upper back access cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 10: Lift the oven and push it back to the cabinet.

Step 11: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet with the screws.

Step 12: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

Bosch Oven Self Clean Not Working — How To Fix  

If the self clean feature of your Bosch oven won’t work, the door may be open. Close the door and try the self clean feature again. If the self clean feature still won’t work, the lock motor may be faulty. If the lock motor fails, it will prevent the oven from self cleaning. Contact a technician to replace this component in your Bosch oven. If you would like to replace the lock motor in your Bosch range oven, follow these steps…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall to access the rear.

Step 2: Disconnect the power cord.

Step 3: Use a Philips head screwdriver to remove the screws holding the lower rear access cover in place.

Step 4: Set the access cover aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the lock motor. Make sure to note where each one goes.

Step 6: Take out the two screws which hold the lock motor.

Step 7: Tilt the lock motor in to detach it from the rod.

Step 8: Get a new lock motor and insert the rod into it.

Step 9: Secure the motor to the oven with the screws and reconnect the wires.

Step 10: Return the access cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 11: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 12: Push the oven back to the wall.

If replacing the door lock motor doesn’t fix the problem, the control board is most likely the faulty component. Follow the steps below to replace this component…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the range and pull it away from the wall.

Step 2: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the oven’s upper access cover in place.

Step 3: Set the access cover aside.

Step 4: Take a picture of the of the control board to note where each wire goes.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 6: Unscrew the board from the oven.

Step 7: Get a new board and screw it to the oven.

Step 8: Connect the wires to the board making sure that each one goes to the right place.

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Step 9: Reposition the access cover and secure with the screws.

Step 10: Reconnect the oven’s power.

How To Clean A Bosch Oven Control Panel

Below, we show you how to clean a Bosch oven control panel…

Step 1: Turn the oven off.

Step 2: Switch off the circuit breaker. This is to prevent you from activating any of the oven’s features when you clean the control panel.

Step 3: Pour some water into a bowl.

Step 4: Add a few drops of dishwashing soap to the water.

Step 5: Dip a small towel in the water and squeeze it out. The towel should only be damp.

Step 6: Clean the control panel with the damp cloth.

Step 7: Rinse the towel and squeeze it out.

Step 8: Wipe the control panel with the cloth.

Step 9: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

How To Clean Bosch Oven Racks

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to clean the racks of your Bosch oven…

Step 1: Open the door of your Bosch oven and remove the racks.

Step 2: Get a large bag.

Step 3: Slide the racks into the bag.

Step 4: Pour some ammonia into the bag. Don’t pour in too much. You don’t need to submerge the racks in the ammonia.

Step 5: Tie the bag and leave the racks overnight. If the smell of ammonia bothers you a lot, keep the bag outside.

Step 6: Untie the bag and take out the racks.

Step 7: Wash the racks with soapy water to get rid of the ammonia smell.

Step 8: Rinse the racks and place them on a cloth to dry.

Step 9: Once they are dry, return them to the oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a Bosch oven’s racks.

How To Clean A Bosch Oven Fan

To clean the fan of your Bosch oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the oven interior’s back wall in place.

Step 5: Set the panel aside.

Step 6: Take out the nut which holds the fan blade in place.

Step 7: Slide the fan blade off the motor shaft.

Step 8: Get a damp towel and carefully wipe the blades of the fan.

Step 9: Once you are done cleaning, return the fan blade to the oven and screw it back to the oven.

Step 10: Return the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 12: Shut the door and switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

How To Clean A Bosch Microwave Oven Combo

To clean a Bosch microwave oven combo, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: To clean the microwave, get a microwave safe bowl.

Step 2: Pour some water into the bowl.

Step 3: Cut a lemon in half.

Step 4: Squeeze the juice into the water, then drop the lemon halves in as well.

Step 5: Open the microwave door and place the bowl inside.

Step 6: Shut the microwave door.

Step 7: Set the microwave to heat on the highest setting for 10 minutes.

Step 8: Once the microwave is done heating, wait 5 minutes for it to cool down.

Step 9: Afterwards, open the door and take out the bowl of water. Do this with oven mitts.

Step 10: Using a non abrasive sponge, gently scrub the interior of the microwave.

Step 11: Wipe the microwave with a damp cloth.

Step 12: Wash the glass tray with some soapy water then rinse.

Step 13: Leave the tray to dry.

Step 14: Once the tray is dry, return it to the microwave.

To clean the oven, do the following…

Step 1: Open the door and remove the racks.

Step 2: Pour some water into a bowl and add a few drops of dishwashing soap.

Step 3: Get a soft sponge and dip it into the water.

Step 4: Scrub the oven interior with the sponge.

Step 5: Spray some water on the oven walls to rinse.

Step 6: Wipe the oven interior using a cloth.

Step 7: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 8: Shut the door.

How To Clean A Bosch Oven FAQ

Are Bosch Ovens Self Cleaning?

Most Bosch ovens are self cleaning.

How Long Does The Self Clean Cycle Of A Bosch Oven Run?

Depending on what you set it to, the self clean feature could run for 2,3, or 4 hours.

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