Asked on Nov 12, 2016

Self cleaning ovens not working

LindaGeriCindy Johnson


I have a Aqualift self cleaning oven. I can never get it completly clean, is there a way to get it clean. I clean it every 2 weeks.
7 answers
    on Nov 14, 2016

    Put a bowl of ammonia in bowl and leave in oven at least 24 hrs. The grud will soften and you can wipe out with paper towels.

  • Bombshell
    on Nov 15, 2016

    I also read that boiling water with lemon juice would work as well. I haven't tried it yet but I will once my oven needs cleaning. I'd probably try the lemon water before ammonia just to avoid the fumes and chemicals.

  • Mary Lou Morin
    Mary Lou Morin
    on Nov 16, 2016

    The ammonia method works for light grease but if you have some heavy duty crud, the best I've found is Easy Off Degreaser in a pump bottle (no fumes) in a cold oven. Seriously works every time. I've been in your shoes before, and the repairman who replaced the unit (cost about $130 incl. labor) said the self-cleaning feature in today's ovens only appear because people demand the feature. They truly are not meant for household usage. Bottom line was 'don't use this part of your oven.'

  • Crafty Girl
    Crafty Girl
    on Nov 18, 2016

    I use a product that may be purchased from Walmart. Purple Degreaser which is located in the automotive department. Just spray it on and let it sit and you can wipe the grease off with a rag. I have also scraped off the grease with a razor blade (that you use to remove paint from windows).

  • Cindy Johnson
    Cindy Johnson
    on Nov 21, 2016

    I put a bowl of white vinegar in and bake on 350 for at least 15 minutes. Makes it super clean. No ammonia fumes . If extra scrubbing is needed make a paste of white vinegar and baking soda .

  • Geri
    on May 5, 2019

    Everyone has problems with these aqualift self cleaning ovens. Why didn't they just keep the old way when the ovens locked, got very hot and cleaned everything. It was much better!! Now after the aqualift is done we have to clean them ourselves.

  • Linda
    on Jan 21, 2020

    what do I use on walls of aqua lift oven.

    I heard I can’t use anything with chemicals

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