How To Clean A Zanussi Oven [Detailed Guide]

A dirty oven is not only horrible to look at, but it can also smell and smoke when in use. If your Zanussi oven is extremely dirty but you don’t know what to do, you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to clean a Zanussi oven using different methods.

How To Clean A Zanussi Oven

Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven in three different ways.

1st Method

For this first method, you will need “The Pink Stuff” cleaner. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven using “The Pink Stuff” cleaner…

Step 1: First of all, turn the oven off.

Step 2: If the oven is still hot from previous use, leave it to cool down completely.

Step 3: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door.

Step 4: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 5: Put on some gloves.

Step 6: Get a soft sponge.

Step 7: Apply the “Pink Stuff” cleaner on the oven walls using the sponge. Make sure you don’t get the cleaner on any of the oven’s heating elements.

Step 8: Leave the cleaner to sit for about 10 minutes.

Step 9: After, dip the sponge in some water and squeeze it.

Step 10: Scrub the oven interior using the damp sponge.

Step 11: Wipe out the cleaner from the oven using a cloth.

Step 12: Spray some water on the oven walls in order to rinse off the cleaner.

Step 13: Wipe out the water in the oven with a cloth.

Step 14: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 15: Shut the door of the oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a Zanussi oven using “Pink Stuff” cleaner.

2nd Method

For this second method, you will need “Easy Off” oven cleaner. This cleaner is very effective for extremely dirty ovens, however, it smells strongly of chemicals. So, if you are sensitive to chemicals, it would be best for you not to use this method. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven using a store bought oven cleaner…

Step 1: Turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down if it’s still hot from previous use. Spraying a store bought cleaner in an oven when it’s still hot is extremely dangerous. The chemicals could react to the heat and cause a fire.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

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

Step 4: Put on some gloves for safety.

Step 5: With your face at a distance, spray the cleaner all over the oven interior. Make sure you don’t spray the cleaner on the oven’s heating elements while doing this.

Step 6: Shut the oven door and leave the cleaner to sit for a few hours. If possible, leave it overnight.

Step 7: Next, get a soft and damp sponge.

Step 8: Open the oven door.

Step 9: Using the soft sponge, scrub the oven walls. Make sure you don’t get the oven cleaner on your skin as you do this.

Step 10: Once you are done scrubbing, wipe out the cleaner from the oven with a towel.

Step 11: Mix some water and vinegar in a spray bottle. This solution will get rid of the oven cleaner smell and stop the oven from smoking when in use.

Step 12: Spray the solution in the oven generously.

Step 13: Wipe the oven with a cloth.

Step 14: Return the oven racks.

Step 15: Shut the door of the oven.

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

3rd Method

If you would prefer to go a more natural route, this method is for you. You will need some vinegar and baking soda to clean your oven. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven using baking soda and vinegar…

Step 1: Wait for the oven to cool down before starting.

Step 2: Open the door of your Zanussi oven.

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

Step 4: Get a bowl, some baking soda, and vinegar.

Step 5: Pour the baking soda into the bowl.

Step 6: Slowly add the vinegar to the baking soda to for a slightly thick paste.

Step 7: Using a pastry brush or soft sponge, apply the baking soda paste on the walls of the oven. Do this with gloves so that the baking soda paste doesn’t irritate your skin. Also make sure that you don’t get the paste on any of the oven’s heating elements.

Step 8: Once you are done applying the paste, shut the oven door.

Step 9: Leave the paste to sit overnight. If you can’t leave it this long, just leave it for a few hours. However, the longer the paste stays on, the easier it will be to scrub off all the dirt.

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Step 10: Afterwards, open the oven door.

Step 11: Using a wet sponge, scrub the oven interior. Make sure you still have your gloves on as you do this.

Step 12: If there are black spots in the oven that you can’t get rid of, get a pumice stone.

Step 13: Dip the stone into some water and scrub off the black spots.

Step 14: Wipe out the baking soda paste from the oven interior using a towel or cloth.

Step 15: Pour some water and vinegar into a spray bottle.

Step 16: Spray the mixture generously on the walls of the oven to rinse.

Step 17: Wipe down the oven interior using a cloth.

Step 18: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 19: Shut the door.

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

How To Use Zanussi Oven Pyrolytic Function

Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven using the self clean or pyrolytic function…

Step 1: Before you start the pyrolytic function, there are some things you need to do. First, make sure that the oven is at room temperature.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

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

Step 4: Lift up the side racks as well and pull them off.

Step 5: Set the side racks aside.

Step 6: Using a plastic scraper, scrape off as many food bits as you can from the oven interior.

Step 7: Wipe out the food bits.

Step 8: Make sure that the room with the oven is properly ventilated. Also ensure that there are no pets near the oven. The fumes the oven emits during the self clean cycle can be harmful to pets.

Step 9: Once you have taken all these precautions, shut the oven door.

Step 10: Tap the “pyrolytic” button or turn the control knob to select the feature. The symbol of the pyrolytic looks like multiple small boxes.

Step 11: Turn the temperature control knob to select your desired clean setting. The available options are P1 and P2. P1 runs for 1 hour 30 minutes while P2 runs for 2 hours 30 minutes.

Step 12: Press the button with the “clock” icon to start the self clean cycle. The oven will lock automatically when you do this. Make sure no one touches the oven during the self clean cycle as it will get extremely hot.

Step 13: At the end of the cycle, turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down. Do not try forcing the oven door open.

Step 14: Once the oven has cooled down to room temperature, it will unlock automatically. Open the oven door.

Step 15: Using a damp cloth, wipe out the ashes in the oven interior.

Step 16: Reposition the side racks in the oven.

Step 17: Slide the main oven racks back in.

Step 18: Shut the door of the oven.

How To Use Zanussi Oven Aqua Clean

Note that the aqua clean will only be effective if your Zanussi oven is barely dirty. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven using the aqua clean feature…

Step 1: Open the door of the oven.

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

Step 3: Wipe out any loose food bits in the oven using a cloth.

Step 4: Shut the oven door.

Step 5: Pour in 300 ml of water in the cleaning container at the bottom of the oven.

Step 6: Select the aqua clean function by tapping the button or turn the main control knob. The symbol for the aqua clean feature is a box with one line on the top and bottom.

Step 7: Set the oven’s temperature to 90 degrees Celsius.

Step 8: Press “Start”.

Step 9: Leave the aqua clean feature to run for 30 minutes.

Step 10: After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down a bit.

Step 11: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door and wipe the interior with a cloth.

Step 12: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 13: Shut the door of the oven.

How To Clean Zanussi Oven Door

Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven door in different ways.

1st Method

For this first method, you will need “The Pink Stuff” cleaner. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven door with “The Pink Stuff” cleaner…

Step 1: First, turn the oven off.

Step 2: Let the oven cool down first before cleaning.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Put on some gloves.

Step 5: Get the cleaner and a soft sponge.

Step 6: Using the sponge, apply the paste on the oven door.

Step 7: Leave the paste for a few minutes.

Step 8: Gently scrub the oven door using a soft and wet sponge.

Step 9: Wipe the cleaner off the door using some paper towels.

Step 10: Mix some vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Step 11: Spray the vinegar and water solution on the oven door to rinse.

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Step 12: Wipe the door using a damp micro fiber cloth.

Step 13: Shut the door of the oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a Zanussi oven door using “Pink Stuff” cleaner.

2nd Method

You will need baking soda and vinegar for this method. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven door using baking soda and vinegar…

Step 1: Turn off the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Get the baking soda and pour it into a bowl.

Step 4: Add a little water to the baking soda and mix it to form a thick paste.

Step 5: Using a soft sponge, apply the baking soda paste on the oven door.

Step 6: Leave the paste to sit for at least an hour.

Step 7: After an hour, pour some vinegar into a spray bottle.

Step 8: Spray the vinegar on the oven door.

Step 9: Put on some gloves and get a damp non abrasive sponge.

Step 10: Using the sponge, scrub the oven door.

Step 11: Wipe the baking soda off the door using some paper towels.

Step 12: Mix some vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Step 13: Spray this mixture on the oven door.

Step 14: Wipe the door using a micro fiber cloth.

3rd Method

For this third method, you will need a finished dishwasher tab. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven door using a dishwasher tab…

Step 1: Pour some warm water into a small bowl.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Place the bowl on the door and get the dishwasher tab.

Step 4: Unwrap the dishwasher tab.

Step 5: Drop the red ball from the tab into the warm water.

Step 6: Put on some gloves.

Step 7: Hold the white part of the dishwasher tab in the warm water for a few seconds.

Step 8: Take the tab out of the water and scrub the oven door.

Step 9: After some scrubs, dip the dishwasher tab back into the water.

Step 10: Once you are done scrubbing the oven door, get some paper towels.

Step 11: Wipe off the broken pieces of the dishwasher tab from the oven door.

Step 12: Mix some vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Step 13: Spray this mixture on the oven door. This will rinse the glass and make it clear.

Step 14: Wipe the door with a micro fiber cloth.

Step 15: Shut the door of your Zanussi oven.

If you would like a visual of how to clean a Zanussi oven door, watch the video below.

How To Clean Between The Glass of A Zanussi Oven Door

Below, we show you how to clean bewteen the glass of your Zanussi oven door…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 2: Next you will need to uninstall the door from the oven. To do this, first open the door.

Step 3: On the sides of the door hinges, there are catches. Twist the catch on each door hinge down to release the door.

Step 4: Close the door till it stops.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off the hinges.

Step 6: Set the door on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Next, remove the door’s top cap. To do this, press the buttons on the sides of the cap together and pull it off.

Step 8: Slide off the inner glass.

Step 9: Get a micro fiber cloth and some soapy water.

Step 10: Using the cloth and soapy water, clean the glass.

Step 11: Once you are done cleaning it, spray some water to rinse.

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

Step 13: Leave the glass to dry.

Step 14: Once the glass in dry, return it to the door.

Step 15: Push the top cap back into place.

Step 16: Lift the oven door and position the bottom of the door hinges.

Step 17: Open the door fully.

Step 18: Twist the hinge catches back to hold the door in place.

Step 19: Shut the oven door.

Step 20: Reconnect the power to the oven.

If the steps above for cleaning in between your Zanussi oven door glass don’t work, follow these steps…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: There are latches on the door. Flip them forward using a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 4: Push the door closed till it can’t go further.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off.

Step 6: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Using a Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws at the bottom of the door which hold the two assemblies in place.

Step 8: Lift the inner assembly off the outer assembly.

Step 9: Clean the door glasses with a micro fiber cloth and some soapy water.

Step 10: Once you are done, spray some water on the door to rinse and wipe with a dry micro fiber cloth.

Step 11: Once the two glasses are dry, reposition the inner door assembly on the outer one.

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Step 12: Hold the two assemblies in place with the Torx head screws.

Step 13: Lift the oven door and insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven’s front frame.

Step 14: Open the door fully and flip the hinge latches back.

Step 15: Shut the oven door.

Step 16: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

How To Clean Zanussi Oven Racks

Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven’s racks in three different ways.

1st Method

For this first method, you will need some ammonia. If your Zanussi oven racks are extremely dirrt, this method is perfect. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven’s racks using ammonia…

Step 1: First, open the oven door.

Step 2: Slide out the racks from the oven and shut the door.

Step 3: Get a large plastic bag.

Step 4: Put on some gloves for safety.

Step 5: Place the racks in the plastic bag.

Step 6: Pour some ammonia into the plastic bag. Do not pour in too much, the racks don’t need to be submerged in the ammonia.

Step 7: Tie the bag and keep it outside.

Step 8: Leave the racks in the bag overnight.

Step 9: The next day, untie the bag. Make sure you have gloves on as you do this.

Step 10: Take out the racks from the bag and discard the ammonia. Make sure you don’t get the ammonia on your skin.

Step 11: Get a soft sponge and gently scrub the oven racks. The dirt should come off easily.

Step 12: To get rid of the ammonia smell, pour some warm water and dishwashing soap in a bowl.

Step 13: Place the racks in the bowl and leave them for a few minutes. Make sure the racks are submerged in the water.

Step 14: Afterwards, take out the racks from the water.

Step 15: Rinse the racks with some cool water.

Step 16: Open the oven door and slide the racks back in.

Step 17: Shut the door of the oven.

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

2nd Method

For this second method, you will need “The Pink Stuff” cleaner. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven’s racks using “The Pink Stuff” cleaner…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 3: Get a soft sponge.

Step 4: Put on some gloves.

Step 5: Using the soft sponge, scoop up the “Pink Stuff” cleaner.

Step 6: Scrub the oven racks using the sponge. Make sure you get all the corners of the racks. If the sponge can’t clean the corners properly, use a toothbrush.

Step 7: Once you are done scrubbing the racks, rinse them under some cool water.

Step 8: Place the racks on a cloth to dry.

Step 9: Once the racks are dry, open the oven door and slide them back in.

Step 10: Shut the oven door.

3rd Method

For this third method, you will need dishwasher tabs. Below, we show you how to clean a Zanussi oven’s racks using dishwasher tabs…

Step 1: Line the bottom of your bath tub with a towel.

Step 2: Plug the bath tub drain.

Step 3: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 4: Shut the oven door.

Step 5: Drop three dishwasher tabs into the bath tub.

Step 6: Pour boiling hot water over the dishwasher tabs till they are completely dissolved.

Step 7: Place the racks in the tub.

Step 8: Submerge the racks in the hottest water possible.

Step 9: Leave the racks to sit in the water for three hours. If you can, leave the racks overnight. The longer you leave the racks in the water, the easier they will be to wash.

Step 10: Afterwards, take the racks out of the water.

Step 11: Scrub the racks with a soft sponge.

Step 12: Rinse the racks with some cool water.

Step 13: Place the racks on a towel to dry.

Step 14: Once the racks are dry, slide them back into the oven and shut the door.

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

How To Clean Zanussi Oven Side Rails

Below, we show you how to clean the side rails of your Zanussi oven…

Step 1: Open the door of the oven.

Step 2: Lift the first side rail up a bit.

Step 3: Pull the side rail away from the wall.

Step 4: Do the same with the other side rail.

Step 5: Place some clingfilm on a flat surface.

Step 6: Place the two side rails on the clingfilm.

Step 7: Get a store bought oven cleaner.

Step 8: Spray the cleaner all over the side rails.

Step 9: Wrap the racks with the clingfilm making sure not to touch the cleaner as you do this.

Step 10: Leave the side rails overnight.

Step 11: Afterwards, put on some gloves for safety.

Step 12: Unwrap the clingfilm from the side rails.

Step 13: Gently scrub off the dirt on the rails using a soft sponge.

Step 14: To get rid of the oven cleaner smell, place the racks in a bowl of warm soapy water for a few minutes.

Step 15: After a few minutes, take out the side rails and rinse.

Step 16: Place the side rails on a cloth to dry.

Step 17: Open the oven door.

Step 18: Reinstall the rails on the sides of the oven interior.

Step 19: Shut the oven door.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean a Zanussi oven’s side rails.

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