Before you clean an oven, make sure that you know what kind it is. For self cleaning ovens, run your self cleaning cycle as often as you need to but keep your window open or fan running so the smoke won't stick to the walls. Use a mild soap to wash off the oven door and frame. Don't scrub the rubber seal around the door. Never use oven cleaners or abrasives on a self cleaning oven. Only mild cleaners.
For textured ovens or ovens called continuous cleaning ovens, only use a damp cloth to clean them when they are cool. Never use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or oven cleaners.For a regular Non self cleaning oven, always wipe up spills so that you don't have baked on food to scrub off. If you put foil on the bottom of this type of oven to catch spills make sure you don't block any vents. If you have stubborn stains or buildup, you'll need to use an oven cleaner and scrubbing pad or brush. Make sure you have good ventilation when you use an oven cleaner.