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Convection Steam Oven Cleaning Information


  • How to clean the Convection Steam Oven (CSO) pans?
  • Why is the interior of my Convection Steam Oven discolored?
  • What is the best product to use when cleaning the Wolf Convection Steam Oven?
  • How to clean a spill in the Convection Steam Oven?
  • How to clean, reduce, or eliminate strong food odors from the CSO
  • Empty CSO water tank after cooking


Below are tips for cleaning various Wolf Convection Steam Oven (CSO) components. For information on cleaning before first use, refer to:

Proper cleaning and descaling help prevent and remove food odors.

  • The oven cavity will turn gold over time; this is normal.
  • If moisture is not removed from the floor after steam cooking, some corrosion may occur in the cavity; this is normal.

After Each Use

  1. Wait for oven to cool until just warm to the touch.
  2. Use a soft cloth to wipe up spills and food debris.
  3. Empty the water tank and allow it to dry.
    • Do not place the water tank in the dishwasher.
    • Water marks in the water tank and oven cavity will be removed during descaling.

Occasional Deeper Cleaning Tips

To remove lingering smells, refer to Convection Steam Oven Odor.

SurfaceDishwasher Safe?Instructions
Stainless steelNo
  1. Use a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner and apply with a soft lint-free cloth.
  2. To bring out the natural luster, lightly wipe surface with a water-dampened microfiber cloth followed by a dry polishing chamois. Always follow the grain of stainless steel.
Door GlassNo

Refer to Clean Oven Window.

Door FrontNo

Spray glass cleaner on a cloth to clean.

Control panelNo
  1. Use a spray degreaser to remove fingerprints and food soil.
  2. Spray on a cloth before wiping panel. Do not spray cleaners directly on the control panel.
  1. For general cleaning, initiate Steam mode at 175°F (80°C) for 30 minutes. If desired, steam lemon slices to help eliminate odors. Steaming will loosen fat and cooking debris from the oven.
  2. Turn the oven off and wipe the interior with a cloth. Use a damp cloth to wipe away water and blue tarnish spots. Do not use a steam cleaner.
  3. A spray degreaser or Bar Keeper's Friend may be used for stubborn grease spots or stains. Use a soft lint-free cloth to wipe the interior.
Oven racks and rack guides


Oven racks and rack guides are dishwasher safe.

Stainless steel pansYes

Wash solid and perforated stainless steel pans by hand with soap and water.

Water tankNo

Water marks and calcium build-up can be removed using a standard descaling solution.

Temperature probeNo

Wipe with a cloth and water. Mild detergent may be used for tough stains. Do not submerge the probe in water.

Drain tube filter *No

The filter can be removed for a thorough cleaning.

  1. Wash the drain tube filter by hand with soap and water.
  2. Place the filter over the drain when finished cleaning.

*Convection Steam Oven plumbed model

See also:

Fume Free Oven Cleaner

Easy-Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner can be used when the oven is cold and off.

  1. Spray walls and bottom, but spray onto a cloth for the back wall and ceiling; if sprayed directly on the back wall or ceiling, the oven is safe to use, but may have an odor the first time the oven is used after cleaning.
  2. Close the door, turn off the light, and let it sit for 2 hours.
  3. Wipe out the interior with damp paper towels.
  4. Turn the oven to Steam Mode at 210° for 10 - 20 min.
  5. Brown water will likely pool and is a normal result of residue that was missed from the paper towels.

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.


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