How To Clean A Whirlpool Oven [Detailed Guide]

It’s time to do that job you’ve put away for a long time; cleaning your oven. In this article, we will show you how to clean a Whirlpool oven using multiple different methods.

How To Clean A Whirlpool Oven

Below, we have listed the most effective ways to clean your Whirlpool oven…

1. Oven Cleaner

This method is one of the easiest ways to clean an oven. To clean your Whirlpool oven with an oven cleaner, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Get a store bought oven cleaner.

Step 2: Put on some rubber gloves.

Step 3: Open the door of your Whirlpool oven.

Step 4: Remove all the racks in the oven and set aside.

Step 5: Spray the oven cleaner on the walls of your Whirlpool oven making sure to keep your face at a distance as you do this. Also make sure to avoid the heating elements in the oven as the cleaner could damage them.

Step 6: Leave the cleaner for the time recommended on the can. This should be about an hour.

Step 7: Afterwards, get a sponge.

Step 8: With your gloves on, scrub the oven interior.

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

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

Step 11: Spray the mixture on the oven walls to rinse and get rid of any oven cleaner residue.

Step 12: Wipe the oven with a cloth.

Step 13: Return the oven racks.

Step 14: Shut the door of the oven.

The video below will give you a visual of how to clean a Whirlpool oven with a store bought oven cleaner.

2. Baking Soda And Vinegar

To clean a Whirlpool oven with baking soda and vinegar, follow the steps below…

Step 1: First turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down.

Step 2: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door and take out the racks.

Step 3: Get a plastic scraper.

Step 4: Scrape off any loose food bits from the oven.

Step 5: Wipe out the food bits with a paper towel.

Step 6: Get some baking soda and a small bowl.

Step 7: Pour the baking soda into the bowl.

Step 8: Slowly add water to the baking soda to form a thick paste.

Step 9: Get a soft sponge or brush and apply the baking soda paste to the oven walls. Make sure to avoid the heating elements as you do this.

Step 10: Shut the oven door and leave it for a few hours. If you can leave it overnight, it will be much better.

Step 11: Pour some vinegar into a spray bottle.

Step 12: Spray the vinegar on the oven walls.

Step 13: Put on some gloves and get a sponge.

Step 14: Using the sponge, scrub the whole oven.

Step 15: Wipe out the baking soda from the oven with paper towels.

Step 16: If there are any black spots in your oven, get a pumice stone.

Step 17: Dip the pumice stone into some water and scrub the black spots.

Step 18: Spray some water in the oven to rinse off the baking soda.

Step 19: Wipe the oven interior with a cloth.

Step 20: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.

The video below will give you a visual of how to clean a Whirlpool oven with baking soda and vinegar.

How To Clean Whirlpool Oven Racks

Below, we show you two different ways to clean the racks in your Whirlpool oven.

1. Oven Cleaner

Below are the steps you need to follow in order to clean your Whirlpool oven racks with a store bought oven cleaner…

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

Step 2: Place the racks on a large tray.

Step 3: Get the oven cleaner and shake it.

Step 4: Spray the cleaner on the racks making sure to get every inch of it.

Step 5: Wrap the racks with some clingfilm.

Step 6: Leave the racks for a few hours. If you can, it would be a lot better to leave it overnight.

Step 7: Afterwards, unwrap the racks and scrub them with a soft sponge.

Step 8: Dip the racks in a bowl of warm soapy water to remove any residue of the oven cleaner.

Step 9: Rinse the racks and place them on a towel to dry.

Step 10: Return the racks to the oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean your Whirlpool oven racks with an oven cleaner.

2. Detergent

If you don’t have an oven cleaner, you could also clean your Whirlpool oven racks with detergent. You could use powdered or liquid detergent, however, powdered is better for this job. To clean your Whirlpool oven racks with detergent, simply follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Take out the racks from the oven.

Step 2: Get a towel and place it on the bottom of your bath tub.

Step 3: Place the racks in the tub.

Step 4: Pour the hottest water possible into the tub. The water should submerge the racks completely.

Step 5: Get a cup of powdered detergent and dissolve it in some water.

Step 6: Pour the dissolved detergent over the racks.

Step 7: Sprinkle some extra powdered detergent over the racks.

Step 8: Leave the racks to sit in the water overnight.

Step 9: The next day, take out the racks and scrub them with a sponge.

Step 10: Rinse the racks with some cool water.

Step 11: Place the racks on a towel to dry.

Step 12: Once the racks are dry, return them to the oven.

The video below will show you how to clean Whirlpool oven racks with detergent.

How To Clean A Whirlpool Oven Glass Door

Below, we show you how to clean a Whirlpool oven glass door using two different methods.

1. Baking Soda

To clean your Whirlpool oven glass door with baking soda, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Open the door of your Whirlpool oven.

Step 2: Get some baking soda and a small bowl.

Step 3: Pour the baking soda into the bowl.

Step 4: Add water to the baking soda little by little to form a thick paste.

Step 5: Apply the paste on the door with a soft sponge.

Step 6: Leave the paste to sit on the door for 30 minutes.

Step 7: After 30 minutes, use a wet sponge to scrub the oven door.

Step 8: Wipe the door with a paper towel.

Step 9: Spray some water on the door to rinse.

Step 10: Wipe the door with a cloth.

Step 11: Shut the oven door.

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

2. Oven Cleaner

Follow the steps below to clean your Whirlpool oven door with a store bought oven cleaner…

Step 1: Open the door of the oven.

Step 2: Get a store bought oven cleaner.

Step 3: Shake the cleaner well and put on some gloves.

Step 4: Spray the cleaner on the oven door making sure to keep your face at a distance.

Step 5: Leave the cleaner to sit on the door for at least 30 minutes.

Step 6: After 30 minutes, scrub the door with a soft sponge.

Step 7: Wipe off the oven cleaner from the door with some paper towels.

Step 8: Spray a mixture of vinegar and water on the door to rinse it and get rid of any oven cleaner residue.

Step 9: Wipe the door with a cloth.

Step 10: Shut the oven door.

How To Clean In Between Whirlpool Oven Glass

To clean in between your Whirlpool oven door glass, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Use a flat head screwdriver to flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 3: Close the door till it can’t go any further then lift it off.

Step 4: Place the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 5: Get a washcloth and soak it in some soapy water.

Step 6: Squeeze out the water from the cloth and tie it to a yard stick with some rubber bands.

Step 7: Insert the stick into the oven door to clean in between the glass.

Step 8: Untie the cloth from the stick and rinse it.

Step 9: Tie it back to the stick and insert it into the door to rinse the glass.

Step 10: Untie the cloth from the stick and get some paper towels.

Step 11: Tie the paper towels to the stick.

Step 12: Insert the stick into the door to dry the glass.

Step 13: Lift the door assembly.

Step 14: Insert the door hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 15: Open the door.

Step 16: Flip the hinge locks back to hold the door in place.

Step 17: Shut the door.

The video below will show you how to clean in between your Whirlpool oven door glass.

How To Clean A Whirlpool Stove Grate

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to clean your Whirlpool stove grate…

Step 1: Get a pan large enough for the grates to stay in.

Step 2: Lift off the burner grates from the stove top.

Step 3: Place the grates in the pan.

Step 4: Pour some ammonia into the pan. The grates don’t need to be submerged in the ammonia.

Step 5: Wrap the pan with some clingfilm to seal in all the fumes.

Step 6: Leave the grates for 24 hours if they are very dirty. If they aren’t, leave them in the ammonia for half the time.

Step 7: Unwrap the clingfilm and remove the grates. Make sure you have gloves on as you do this.

Step 8: Scrub the grates. The dirt should come off the grates without much effort.

Step 9: Rinse the grates well.

Step 10: Place the grates back on the stove top.

The video below will give you a visual of how to clean Whirlpool stove top grates.

How To Clean Whirlpool Stove Top

To clean your Whirlpool stove top, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn the stove off and unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 3: Lift the grates off the stove top.

Step 4: Get an oven cleaner.

Step 5: Spray the oven cleaner on the stove top. Do not spray the burner bases.

Step 6: Leave the cleaner to sit on the oven stove top for an hour.

Step 7: After an hour, get a soft sponge and scrub the stove top.

Step 8: Wipe off the oven cleaner from the stove top.

Step 9: Spray some water on the stove top to rinse.

Step 10: Wipe off the water with a towel.

Step 11: Return the burner grates.

Step 12: Plug the oven back in.

Step 13: Turn the gas supply note.

Note that these steps for cleaning a Whirlpool stove top should not be used for stove tops with glass surfaces.

How To Clean A Whirlpool Glass Stove Top

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to clean your Whirlpool glass stove top…

Step 1: Turn the oven off and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Get a lemon.

Step 3: Cut the lemon in half.

Step 4: Get some baking soda and pour it into a bowl.

Step 5: Dip one half of the lemon in the baking soda.

Step 6: Use the lemon to scrub the glass surface squeezing out some juice from it as you do so.

Step 7: Remember to dip the lemon back into the baking soda from time to time.

Step 8: Wipe the stove top with some paper towels.

Step 9: Spray some water on the stove top.

Step 10: Wipe the stove top with a micro fiber cloth.

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

The video below will give you a visual of how to clean a Whirlpool glass stove top.

How To Use Whirlpool Oven Steam Clean

Below, we show you how to clean a Whirlpool oven using the steam clean feature…

Step 1: Open the door of the oven.

Step 2: Slide out the racks.

Step 3: Scrape off any loose food bits from bottom of the oven.

Step 4: Wipe out the food bits using a paper towel.

Step 5: Press the “Steam Clean” button.

Step 6: When “Add Water” appears on the oven display, open the door and pour 10 ounces of water on floor of the oven. The water should be distilled or filtered water.

Step 7: Close the oven door and press the “Start” button.

Step 8: The steam clean feature usually runs for about 20 minutes. Once the steam clean cycle is done, open the door.

Step 9: Wipe the oven interior with a cloth.

Step 10: Slide the racks back into the oven and shut the door.

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

How To Use Whirlpool Oven Self Clean

The self clean feature is a very effective and easy way to clean a Whirlpool oven. If you don’t want to take the time to clean your oven, this feature is just right. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Self Clean [How To, Problems & Solutions] to learn how to use this feature and fix any problems you may encounter with it.

Whirlpool Oven Goes Into Clean Mode By Itself — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven goes into clean mode by itself, the control board is faulty. To replace the control board in your Whirlpool oven, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 2: Use the screwdriver to take out the screws holding the oven’s upper back panel in place.

Step 3: Set the panel aside and take out the screws holding the control board to the oven.

Step 4: Note where the wires go on the control board then disconnect them.

Step 5: Get a new control board and connect the wires to it.

Step 6: Position the control board on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 7: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel and secure with the screws.

Step 8: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the control board in a Whirlpool oven.

Whirlpool Oven Self Clean VS Steam Clean

Below are the pros and cons of the self clean feature and the steam clean feature.

Self Clean

The self clean feature is probably the easiest way to clean an oven. It is very effective and you don’t need to do as much as you would if you were cleaning the oven manually. However, there are some things to consider before using this feature.

The self clean feature uses extremely high temperatures to burn off the dirt on the walls of the oven. Some components in the oven burn out due to high temperatures. The most common one to burn out is the thermal fuse. If you notice that your oven isn’t working after using the self clean cycle, the thermal fuse has probably burned out.

Also, the oven emits some fumes during the cycle. This fumes aren’t safe for humans to inhale and can be pretty harmful to pets. Since the oven gets very hot during the self clean cycle, you risk getting burned. Using this cycle is not very safe if you have little kids around. But, if you choose to use this feature, you can take precautions to prevent any injuries.

Steam Clean

The steam clean feature is Eco friendly and doesn’t emit dangerous fumes. But let’s be honest, those you have used this feature have confirmed that it’s almost completely useless. It may work for you if your oven is barely dirty. However, if you are someone you doesn’t clean your oven at least once every month, this feature won’t be of much use to you.

Even though the self clean feature could damage a component in the oven, at least it does its job well. The steam clean feature may be safer, but, it’s not anywhere as effective. So, it’s up to you to choose which one to use.

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