How To Clean A Hotpoint Oven/Stove [Detailed Guide]

Is your Hotpoint oven so dirty you don’t know how to get it clean again? Keep reading to learn how to clean a Hotpoint oven in different effective ways.

How To Use Hotpoint Oven Self Clean

Below are the steps you need to follow in order to use the self cleaning feature in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 2: Remove any other accessories in the oven as those can be damaged during the self cleaning process.

Step 3: If there is any heavy spillover, wipe it off using a soft damp sponge.

Step 4: Close the door and turn on the oven.

Step 5: Press the “Self Clean” button on the oven’s control panel.

Step 6: Enter how long you want the feature to run using the arrows or number pad.

Step 7: Press “Start”.

Step 8: Once the oven is done, leave it to cool down completely. If you try opening the oven door when the oven is still hot, it won’t work.

Step 9: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door and wipe off the ash in the interior using a dam cloth.

Step 10: Return the racks and all the other accessories to the oven.

Hotpoint Oven Steam Clean — How To Use

To steam clean your Hotpoint oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 2: Wipe off any heavy spillover in the oven using a damp sponge.

Step 3: Pour a little less than two cups of water on the oven floor and shut the door.

Step 4: Turn on the oven and press the “Steam Clean”  button.

Step 5: Press “Start”.

Step 6: After steam cleaning, wait for the oven to cool down a bit.

Step 7: Open the oven door and scrub off the food bits using a sponge.

Step 8: Wipe the oven interior using a damp cloth.

Step 9: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 10: Shut the oven door.

How To Clean A Hotpoint Oven

There are different ways to clean your Hotpoint oven. Below we have listed each one.

1. Oven Cleaner Method

Using an oven cleaner for your Hotpoint oven is probably the easiest method. However, oven cleaners have chemicals which can be irritating to any sensitive person. To clean your Hotpoint oven using an oven cleaner, follow these steps…

Step 1: Open the oven door and take out the racks.

Step 2: Put on some rubber gloves and a mask.

Step 3: Spray the oven cleaner in the oven making sure it doesn’t come in contact with the grill or bake element. Also spray the cleaner on the racks.

Step 4: Leave the cleaner to sit for about an hour.

Step 5: After an hour, get a soft sponge and scrub the oven interior.

Step 6: Wipe with a damp cloth.

Step 7: Scrub the oven racks then rinse.

Step 8: Soak the racks in hot soapy water to get rid of the oven cleaner residue.

Step 9: Rinse the racks once again and leave to dry.

Step 10: Mix 1 1/2 cups of water with 1/2 cup vinegar.

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Step 11: Dip a cloth into the mixture and wipe the whole oven interior to remove and residue of the oven cleaner. If you don’t get rid of the residue, it could cause the oven to smoke while in use.

Step 12: Return the racks to the oven and close the door.

2. The Lemon Method

This method is not only effective, it also leave your oven with a nice scent. Follow these steps to clean your oven with lemons…

Step 1: Pour four cups of water into an oven safe pot.

Step 2: Heat up the water on the stove till it starts boiling.

Step 3: Once the water boils, take it off the heat.

Step 4: Cut 2 lemons in half and drop them in the water.

Step 5: Place the pot in the oven and turn it on.

Step 6: Set the oven to 350 degrees for an hour.

Step 7: After an hour, turn the oven off and open the door.

Step 8: Using oven mitts, take out the pot from the oven as it will be very hot.

Step 9: Pour half a cup of baking soda into a small bowl and add some of the lemon water to it to form a paste.

Step 10: Apply the paste in the oven and leave to sit for 30 minutes.

Step 11: After 30 minutes, scrub the oven interior and door with a soft sponge.

Step 12: Wipe the oven with a damp cloth.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to clean a Hotpoint oven using lemons.

3. The Baking Soda And Vinegar Method

To use this method, follow these steps…

Step 1: Mix some baking soda and vinegar in a bowl to form a paste.

Step 2: Open the oven door and remove all the racks.

Step 3: Wipe out any loose bits of food in the oven.

Step 4: Apply the paste to the oven door and interior. Make sure the paste doesn’t touch the grill or heating element.

Step 5: Close the oven door and leave the paste to sit for a few hours.

Step 6: Afterwards, spray some vinegar on the baking soda paste you applied on the oven.

Step 7: Scrub the oven door and interior using a soft sponge.

Step 8: Wipe the interior using some paper towels.

Step 9: Spray some water in the oven and wipe with a damp towel.

How To Clean Inside Hotpoint Oven Door

To clean in between a Hotpoint oven door, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Unplug the oven from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Using a flat blade screwdriver, flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 4: Push the door forward till it stops.

Step 5: Grip each side of the oven door and lift it up.

Step 6: Tilt the door in and take it out.

Step 7: Set the door face down on a cloth lined surface.

Step 8: Remove the two screws at the top of the oven door.

Step 9: Take out the other screws at the bottom. There should be three screws.

Step 10: Lift the inner door assembly off the outer.

Step 11: Get some glass cleaner and spray it on the outer door glass.

Step 12: Wipe the glass with a microfiber cloth.

Step 13: Do the same with the inner door glass.

Step 14: Secure the inner door assembly to the outer door using the three screws at the bottom and the other three at the top.

Step 15: Lift the door off the surface and insert the hinges into the openings on each side of the oven.

Step 16: Lower the door and flip the locks back using your hand or a flat blade screwdriver.

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Step 17: Close the door of the oven.

Step 18: Plug the oven back in.

Hotpoint Oven Stuck On Self Clean Mode — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven is stuck on self clean mode, the control board probably shorted out. Look at this article to replace the control board in a Hotpoint oven.

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Hotpoint Oven Self Clean Light Blinking — How to Fix

If the self clean light on your Hotpoint oven is not working and self clean won’t work, it’s because the door won’t lock. If your Hotpoint oven has a manual lock, turn it to the side to lock. The lock is in between the oven and cooktop. If the door won’t lock, the door latch assembly is faulty. Follow these steps to replace the door latch assembly of a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: First unplug the oven from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open your oven door.

Step 3: Take out the screws underneath the oven cooktop.

Step 4: Lift the cooktop and hold it up using a piece of wood.

Step 5: Take out the screws which secure the metal plate at the top of the oven on the front.

Step 6: Lift the metal plate to reveal the door latch assembly.

Step 7: Take out the two screws at the front of the oven which hold the door latch assembly in place.

Step 8: Slide out the door latch assembly and pull it up.

Step 9: Disconnect the wire plug from the door latch assembly.

Step 10: Get a new door latch assembly.

Step 11: Position the lock on the latch assembly into the slot at the front of the oven.

Step 12: Reconnect the wire plug to the door latch assembly.

Step 13: Hold the door latch assembly in place using the two screws.

Step 14: Return the metal plate at the top and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 15: Lower the cooktop.

Step 16: Hold the cooktop in place with the screws.

Step 17: Close the oven door.

Step 18: Plug the oven back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the door latch assembly in a Hotpoint oven.

If your Hotpoint oven doesn’t have a manual lock and the door won’t lock, the door lock motor is most likely faulty. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the door lock motor in a Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Switch the circuit breaker off or unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall and remove the screws which hold the back panel in place.

Step 3: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 4: Take a picture of where each wire goes on the door lock motor.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the door lock motor.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the door lock motor to the oven.

Step 7: Bend the motor back to release it from the rod.

Step 8: Test the motor for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new one.

Step 9: Insert the rod into the door lock motor.

Step 10: Reconnect the wires to the motor.

Step 11: Hold the door lock motor in place with the screws.

Step 12: Return the back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

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Step 13: Reconnect the power to the oven.

If you don’t see a door lock motor on the rear of your oven, it’s probably underneath the cooktop. To replace the door lock motor located underneath the cooktop, follow these steps…

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Take out the screws underneath the oven cooktop. If there are no screws under the cooktop, just lift it up.

Step 4: Lift the cooktop and support with a piece of wood if needed.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the metal plate at the top of the oven to reveal the door lock motor.

Step 6: Set the panel aside.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the door lock motor then disconnect them.

Step 8: Take out the screws at the front of the oven which secure the motor.

Step 9: Remove the motor and test it using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the motor should be replaced.

Step 10: Get a new motor and screw it into place.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the door lock motor.

Step 12: Return the metal plate which covers the motor and hold it in place using the screws.

Step 13: Lower the cooktop and return the screws that secure it.

Step 14: Close the oven door and plug the oven’s power cord back.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the door lock motor in a Hotpoint oven.

How To Clean A Hotpoint Gas Stove

To clean your Hotpoint gas stove, follow the steps below…

Step 1: Turn off your gas supply.

Step 2: Lift off the gas grates and set it aside.

Step 3: If your cooktop grates are dishwasher safe, place them in the dishwasher. If not, wash them in hot soapy water.

Step 4: If there are caps on the burner, wash them in the hot soapy water as well.

Step 5: Wipe any crumbs of food off the cooktop using a paper towel.

Step 6: Pour some hot water in a bowl and pour a large amount of dishwashing soap in it.

Step 7: Put on some gloves and get a sponge.

Step 8: Dip the sponge in the soapy water and scrub the cooktop. Make sure the water doesn’t come in contact with the burners.

Step 9: Spray some water on the cooktop and wipe with paper towels.

Step 10: Remove any food debris around the igniter using a toothbrush.

Step 11: Once the cooktop is dry, return the caps and grates.

Step 12: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a gas stove top.

How To Clean A Hotpoint Cooker Hood

Follow these steps to clean a Hotpoint cooker hood…

Step 1: Form a paste using baking soda and vinegar.

Step 2: Apply the paste on the cooker hood using a soft sponge.

Step 3: Scrub the cooker hood with the soft sponge and wipe with a damp cloth.

Hotpoint Cooker Hood Filter Cleaning

To clean your Hotpoint cooker hood filter, follow the steps below…

Step 1: Remove the filters under the cooker hood.

Step 2: Get a large rectangular oven pot and place it on your burner.

Step 3: Fill the pot halfway with water and turn the burner on.

Step 4: Once the water starts boiling, add three or four tablespoons of a baking soda and salt mixture in the water.

Step 5: Place the filters in the water.

Step 6: Pour about a cup of vinegar over the filters.

Step 7: Let the filters stay in the boiling water for ten minutes. Do not turn off the gas.

Step 8: Take out the filters from the water and wash with some dish soap.

Step 9: Rinse and leave to dry.

Step 10: Return the filters to the hood once they are dry.

The video below will show you how to clean the filters in a cooker hood.

How To Clean A Hotpoint Oven FAQ

How Long Does A Hotpoint Oven Take To Self Clean?

It takes an average of 4 hours 20 minutes for a Hotpoint oven to self clean. However, some Hotpoint ovens can be set to self clean for 3-5 hours.

Hotpoint Oven Self Cleaning Unlock

After self cleaning, the oven will stay locked. It cannot be opened at this time. However, once the oven has cooled down, it will unlock automatically.

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