How to clean the AEG oven with pyrolytic function? (video)

Last updated 24/04/2024 11:03


  • How to clean the oven with pyrolytic function
  • Oven display shows PYR or symbol
  • Oven displays reminder for pyrolytic cleaning

Applies to

  • built-in ovens with pyrolytic function


The PYR symbol or  indicates that the pyrolytic self-cleaning function of the oven should be performed:

1. Remove trays and shelf supports.

2. Remove as much dirt as possible.

3. Wipe down the inner glass.

4. Select the pyrolytic cleaning cycle and choose the duration of the cleaning procedure.

  • You can choose between three different programs; each program varies in length depending on the type of soiling and oven.
  • Refer to the user manual supplied with your appliance. Download the user manual.

5. The door will lock for complete safety.

The pyrolysis self-cleaning function turns baked-on food residue inside your oven into ash, without unpleasant odours.

6. Wipe away ash with a damp cloth.

7. Return shelf supports and trays.

The PYR symbol will appear based on the following factors:

  • The oven's operating time.
  • The most recently used oven functions and the selected setting temperature.
  • The actual degree of soiling is not a factor.


  • Do not start the pyrolysis until the door is fully closed.
  • Ensure good ventilation during and after the pyrolysis.
  • Keep children away from the appliance while the Pyrolytic cleaning 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 location during and after the Pyrolytic cleaning.
  • Small animals (especially birds) should be in a well-ventilated area during this time. Some birds and reptiles can react very sensitively to fumes. Small animals also react during the pyrolysis to the local temperature fluctuations.
  • In our ovens, the fumes emanating from the pyrolysis are safe for people, including children and people with health problems.

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