As we welcome the holiday season this year, you might be thinking about how much activity your Verona oven may see in the next few weeks. From cookies to turkeys, your oven will be put into overdrive – after what could have been a long reprieve from gatherings. Below we explain how to best clean your Verona oven in time for meals with friends and family for the holidays. Your oven will be in tip-top shape in no time!
Tip: Before you get started, make sure to let the oven cool entirely if it was recently used. We recommend wearing rubber gloves and eye protection and to keep small children and pets away from any cleaning products and the oven during the process.
For Gas and Electric Range Ovens
All Verona range cavities are built with an EZ-clean porcelain surface, which makes cleaning the oven easier on you. First, you will want to remove all racks, pans and utensils from the oven cavity. These can be cleaned separately with your favorite dish soap, some warm water and a sponge. The oven cavity can be wiped down with the same solution or with any oven-safe cleaner of choice. Wipe all areas of the oven cavity’s top, bottom, and sides with a sponge or any non-abrasive cloth.
Stubborn dirt and grime can be tackled by initiating a manual self-cleaning process in your oven. Simply fill a shallow baking pan with some water, add a few drops of either lemon juice or white vinegar, and place it in the center of the oven rack. Set the oven to the bake mode and at the highest possible temperature. Let the cycle run for about an hour as it burns off excess grease and grime and turns it into an ash-like substance. Once the cavity has completely cooled, you can easily wipe out residue with a soft sponge or cloth. Before closing the oven door, be sure to completely dry all surfaces with a microfiber or other soft cloth.
For Our 30” Self-Cleaning Electric Oven (VEBIEM3024NSS)
If you have a self-cleaning oven from Verona, then most of the time-consuming manual labor will be done for you – leaving you with more time to complete other tasks like setting the table or wrapping gifts. The self-cleaning function works by burning off crumbs, grease, and other cooking residues at temperatures as high as 860°F and may take anywhere between an hour to three hours, depending on how dirty the inside of the oven cavity is.
Before starting this process, make sure to remove the broiler pan, oven racks and any additional bakeware or utensils. The oven accessories can be cleaned separately with warm, soapy water and a sponge. It is also important to wipe up any spills or excess grease before turning on a self-clean cycle to avoid flames and smoke inside the cavity during the cleaning process. Note that while the self-cleaning function is on, the oven cavity door will automatically lock and will not unlock until the interior of the cavity cools to a safe temperature.
After running a cycle, you can easily lift the leftover ash in the oven cavity with a damp paper towel and wipe it dry. Please visit the self-cleaning oven manual for more information.
Don’t Forget About the Oven Door!
The interior glass on the oven door can easily be a forgotten part of the cleaning process. Verona’s triple-pane glass dThe interior glass on the oven door can easily be a forgotten part of the cleaning process. Verona’s triple-pane glass doors are built to tackle those tricky drip marks easily. Remove the retaining screws and then carefully lift away the glass from the door with a screwdriver. You can clean the glass with your favorite glass cleaning solution. Refer to your specific appliance’s operation manual for step-by-step instructions with figures to help guide you.
We recommend checking the Operation Manual of your specific Verona model for more cleaning tips. You can view the full product library here.
From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.