After every use, we recommend cleaning the interior of your oven. Wait until your oven interior has cooled completely and is safe to touch, unplug your oven, then wipe down the interior walls with a soft, damp cloth. Dampen the cloth with a solution of mild soap and water.
Running several cook cycles without cleaning your oven may result in permanent blemishes to the interior.
DO NOT clean your oven with metal scouring pads. See cleaning instructions below for further details.
Before you start cleaning, make sure your oven is unplugged and cooled completely and safe to touch. Use the following instructions for more complete cleaning:
- Cleaning the exterior
- The outside body of your oven can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. We recommend using a solution of mild soap and water to dampen the cloth.
- Cleaning the door
- The inside and outside of the door can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Dampen the cloth with a solution of mild soap and water.
- DO NOT use harsh, abrasive cleaners or scrapers to clean the door’s glass, as this may lead to scratches or other damage.
- Cleaning the Sheet Tray
- You can absolutely hand wash the sheet tray with mild dish soap and warm water.
- The sheet tray is dishwasher safe as well.
- Cleaning the crumb tray
- Remove the crumb tray and dispose of crumbs/food particles into the trash.
- Then, wipe down the crumb tray with a soft, damp cloth. We recommend using a solution of mild soap and water to dampen.
- When the crumb tray is completely dry, slide it into the bottom of your oven. Cooking performance could be altered if you cook without the crumb tray present.
- Cleaning the control panel
- The control panel should be wiped down with a soft cloth lightly dampened with water. Wring out your cloth before wiping down to ensure the cloth is not excessively wet.
- Cleaning the drain tray (which slides into the bottom of your oven)
- Empty the drain tray after every use of your oven. The drain tray can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Dampen the cloth with a solution of mild soap and water.
Descaling (a.k.a. Giving your Tovala Oven a deep clean!)
- If you use your oven once a day or less, we recommend descaling your oven every 6 months.
- If you live in an area with hard water or use your oven more than twice a day, we recommend conducting this descaling procedure more frequently.
How to descale your Tovala Oven
- Make sure your oven is in a well-ventilated space, free from any overhanging cabinets or other nearby overhead obstructions. If needed, move it to a place that is unobstructed overhead.
- Empty the oven of water.
- Empty the drain tray (located in the front of your oven underneath the oven door) of any water, then replace the drain tray underneath your oven door.
- Then, hold the Steam button down for 5 seconds to DRAIN the water reservoir. The reservoir will drain automatically and beep when empty. Note: The oven can take up to 15 minutes to drain.
- The reservoir is designed to drain into the drain tray underneath your oven door. Be sure to empty any water from the drain tray both BEFORE and AFTER draining.
- If the water reservoir is completely full, you may need to empty your drain tray multiple times to remove water. Be prepared to remove it, dispose of water, and replace it multiple times as your oven empties.
- Fill the water reservoir with 4 oz of filtered water and 4 oz of distilled white vinegar.
- Set your oven to the following cook cycle, using the Tovala App (Note: A strong vinegar smell will be present throughout this cycle.):
- 5 minutes of Bake at 400°F
- 25 minutes of Steam at 400°F
- Let your oven cool back down to room temperature.
- 5 minutes of bake at 400°F
- 25 minutes of steam at 400°F
- Fill the water reservoir with 8 oz of cool, tap water with the included measuring cup.
- Wipe up any excess water in your oven with a soft cloth.
- Finally, run the same cook cycle as before.
- Allow your oven to cool until it’s safe to touch, then wipe up excess water inside your oven with a soft cloth.
- If any limescale is deposited into your oven’s interior or drain tray, gently wipe it away with a soft cloth dampened with vinegar.