Q: Can you offer any suggestions for cleaning my Holiday gas oven? It’s not self-cleaning.
— Maryetta Pickett, Akron
A: Peerless-Premier Appliance Co., the company that made your range, suggests heating a container of water in the oven and letting it boil awhile so the steam can loosen the baked-on residue. Then you can clean what’s left with oven cleaner or a standard household degreaser, or with a paste of vinegar and baking soda that you spread on the oven surfaces and allow to sit a few hours or overnight.
The oven has a special coating to make it easier to clean, so don’t use a scrubbing pad or other device that might scratch the surface, the company says.
Cleaning oven spills and spatters as soon as possible can help you avoid a big, messy cleaning job.
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