HOW LONG AFTER CLEANING MY OVEN UNTIL I CAN COOK?
Whether you've chosen to clean your oven by hand or use a self-clean cycle, you should be able to continue cooking your favorite recipes as soon as oven surfaces are dry or once the self-clean cycle has completed and you've wiped down the interior. The cleaning process and how long it takes will depend on the method you use.
If you choose to manually clean your oven, you can keep your appliance looking sleek and ready to cook by creating mild solutions with household items like dish soap, vinegar and baking soda that can help protect the surfaces of your oven from damage, depending on the material. Using the manual method, you can begin cooking once the oven racks, the oven interior, the door and the cooktop have been cleaned and are completely dry. If you choose to clean your oven using its self-cleaning function, you can begin cooking as soon as the cycle has completed, the oven has cooled and any ash has been wiped away. Depending on your oven, the cool-down time may take about 30 minutes.