HOW TO USE PYROLYTIC CLEANING ON AEG OVEN: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

How to Use Pyrolytic Cleaning on AEG Oven: A Step-by-Step Guide.1

The Pyrolytic Cleaning function is a simple, ingenious self-cleaning feature that turns any residue or grime in the oven cavity into ash, which can then be removed with a damp cloth. You will find this feature on selected AEG oven models.

What is a pyrolytic oven and why should you use it?


When choosing an oven
, you should pay attention to the self-cleaning function. Pyrolytic Cleaning is one of the self-cleaning functions that help you save a lot of time.

Pyrolytic Cleaning is a very effective cleaning programme in oven that allows you to simply wipe away dirt and ashes after the cleaning cycle is completed. When activated, the oven heats up to 500°C and turns dirt, grease and food residue to ashes, which are effortlessly wiped away after the oven cools.

How long does the Pyrolytic Self-cleaning process take?


The cleaning process takes between 1-3 hours, depending on the cleaning programme you select. The Pyrolytic Cleaning programme can be used anytime your oven needs a deep cleaning.

What is the difference between pyrolytic and catalytic ovens?


Pyrolytic Cleaning utilizes high temperatures to remove dirt, while Catalytic Cleaning ovens feature textured interior walls that absorb cooking grease and eliminate splatters through oxidation activated at 250°C.

While Pyrolytic ovens offer enhanced user-friendliness and efficiency, those who rarely bake cakes may prefer catalytic ovens due to their non-absorption of sugar.

Read more: What is the differences between ovens and microwave ovens

How to use the pyrolytic cleaning function in an AEG oven?


After using the oven, ensure it has completely cooled down, remove all accessories and removable shelf supports, and close the oven door. Activate the Pyrolytic or Catalytic Cleaning function based on your oven's control panel by following one of the methods below, depending on your specific model:

Ovens with command wheel and touch control panel:


How to Use Pyrolytic Cleaning on AEG Oven: A Step-by-Step Guide.2

Step 1: Select CLEANING in the MENU

Step 2: Choose the cleaning mode based on the level of cleaning needed:

  • Pyrolytic cleaning, Quick: light cleaning, 1 hour
  • Pyrolytic cleaning, Normal: normal cleaning, 1 hour 30 min
  • Pyrolytic cleaning, Intense: thorough cleaning, 3 hours


Step 3: Press START and then the door will be locked automatically until the cleaning process is done

Step 4: When the programme ends, wait until the oven is cooled and remove all residue with a damp cloth

Step 5: Re-insert accessories and removable shelf supports

Ovens with rotary control


AEG Ovens with rotary control

Step 1: Select CLEANING in the MENU

Step 2: Select the PYROCLEAN setting and the symbol will start to flash

Step 3: Chose the cleaning mode based on the level of cleaning needed:

  • Light cleaning: 1 hour
  • Normal cleaning: 1 hour 30 min
  • Thorough cleaning: 3 hours


Step 4: Press OK to begin cleaning and the door is locked automatically until the cleaning progress ends

Step 5: When the programme ends, wait until the oven is cooled and remove all residue with a damp cloth

Step 6: Re-insert accessories and removable shelf supports

Important notes when using Pyrolytic Cleaning function


Clean AEG oven

  • Do not start the cleaning cycle until the door is fully closed, and accessories and removable shelf supports have been removed
  • Ensure good ventilation during and after the pyrolytic oven cleaning
  • Keep children away from the appliance while the Pyrolytic Cleaning function is in operation. The appliance becomes very hot and hot air is released from the front cooling vents
  • Remove any pets (especially birds) from the vicinity of the appliance during and after cleaning. Small animals should be in a well-ventilated area during this time. Some birds and reptiles can react very sensitively to the fumes. Small animals can also react during the pyrolysis due to local temperature fluctuations
  • In our ovens, the fumes emanating from the pyrolysis are safe for people, including children and people with health problems
  • If there are other appliances installed in the same cabinet, do not use them at the same time as the pyrolytic cleaning function as this can cause damage to the oven
  • During the cleaning cycle, the oven door is locked during for safety reasons and the lamp is off


In conclusion, the pyrolytic cleaning function on AEG ovens offers a convenient and efficient way to thoroughly clean the oven interior. By following the step-by-step instructions provided, you can make the most of this self-cleaning feature.

Discover more AEG Ovens with Pyrolytic self-cleaning function here:

BPK546220M
60cm 6000 Series Built-In AirFry Oven 77l with Pyrolytic Cleaning
4,9 (89 reviews)
  • AirFry your food for a fried taste with less oil.
  • Pyro turns food grease into ash for easy cleaning.
  • SenseCook delivers professional results.
BSK77412XM
60cm 7000 Series Built-In Steam Oven 77l with Pyrolytic Cleaning
4,9 (30 reviews)
  • SteamCrisp for crisp, yet succulent results.
  • SenseCook delivers professional results.
  • Pyro turns food grease into ash for easy cleaning.
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