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I would like to know some tips/opinions on the self cleaning function of an oven.

  • Can it possibly hurt the oven's own circuitry?
  • what is a good way from preventing surrounding from getting damaged (cabinets, micro, whatever)? Last time I used it my cabinets fronts got scorched - turned them from white to light yellow.
  • are there any settings on the oven that help for the self cleaning?
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They definitely can damage the ovens own circuitry. I have had to replace the entire control panel at the top after it melted. –  Grant Nov 21 '13 at 17:19
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what is a good way from preventing surrounding from getting damaged (cabinets, micro, whatever)? Last time I used it my cabinets fronts got scorched - turned them from white to light yellow.

To prevent the surroundings from getting damaged, I place two box window fans in front of the oven on the floor about 2 feet away, and table fan on the counter blowing behind.

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