How Should I Clean My June Oven (2nd Generation)?

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by Dorie Shapiro
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Here at June, we strongly recommend scheduling regular cleaning reminders in the Cleaning App for your June Oven. Be sure to use a mild cleaning agent such as Thieves or Bar Keeper’s Friend (in liquid form) for these regular cleanings. We also recommend wiping down the inside of your oven after every cook cycle with a non-abrasive sponge or a soft cloth to prevent grease build-up. That said, we know that life happens, and this isn’t always possible!  

Without regular cleanings, your June Oven can become coated with grease and food particles and will not cook as efficiently as it was meant to. In this case, we recommend a thorough cleaning with a stronger product, such as a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser combined with a little elbow grease!

If you choose to use the Magic Eraser to clean your oven, we recommend the following procedure:

  1. Remove the wire shelf and crumb tray.
  2. Be sure to have at least two magic erasers on hand; you may need them both to get your oven clean.
  3. Carefully cover the bottom two heating elements with aluminum foil to avoid getting any cleaning product on them.
  4. Wet the magic eraser and only apply on the stainless steel surfaces on the inside of the oven. Be sure to avoid the heating elements, the black surfaces of the door frame, and the outside of the oven. When cleaning the ceiling of your oven, be VERY cautious when cleaning around and between the top 4 heating elements. Avoid touching them completely.
  5. Use a sponge and a bowl of warm water to gently wipe away the remaining crumbs that have accumulated on the bottom or sides of the oven. Remove the foil covers from the heating elements and discard them.
  6. Use the Magic Eraser to clean the crumb tray and wire shelf as needed.
  7. Rinse and replace the crumb tray and the wire shelf.

In some cases, you may not be able to remove all of the accumulated grime on the inside of your June Oven with the mild cleaners listed above. If you choose to use a more heavy-duty cleaner/solvent to clean your oven, such as Easy-Off, we recommend the following procedure:

  1. Remove the wire shelf and crumb tray.
  2. Always follow the safety instructions on the cleaning product.
  3. Carefully cover the six heating elements with aluminum foil to avoid getting Easy-Off on them. This is a very strong product and should not come into contact with the heating elements.
  4. Spray the Easy-Off only on the stainless steel on the inside of the oven, avoiding the heating elements, the black surfaces, the vents that are on the back of the oven, and the interior and exterior of the door. Once you’ve applied the cleanser, remove the foil covers from the heating elements. Make sure to safely rinse these foil covers with water before throwing them away. Close the oven door and let the Easy-Off sit for 20 minutes.
  5. Use a sponge and a bowl of warm water to gently wipe away the Easy-Off. The stuck-on grease and grime from the inside of your oven should come off. Safely discard the dirty water contents.
  6. Once all the Easy-Off is removed, start a Bake preheat set to 500℉. When the oven reaches 500℉, select Cancel Cooking. Wait until the oven is cool enough to touch.
  7. Once the oven is cool, you should see white streaks on the inside of the oven. Not to fret! This is just excess Easy-Off, and it needs to be removed. Use the sponge and a bowl of clean warm water to wipe away the streaks.
  8. Use the Blowdry setting to dry your oven if desired. You may need to do another wipe down for any remaining water spots.
  9. Keep in mind, you may need to repeat these steps to get your oven sparkling clean.

We love seeing before and after pictures, please let us know how this worked out for you!