How to clean the Zanussi oven with pyrolytic function?

Last updated 09/01/2023 11:05


  • 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 Pyroclean function symbol on all Zanussi ovens will look like this
  • Pyroclean may also be referred to as Pyrolis on some user manuals
  • All the Pyroclean ovens have built-in reminders that will remind you when cleaning is required. "PYR" - flashes on the display for 10 sec after each activation and deactivation of the oven.


  • 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.
  • You should only begin the Pyroclean process when the oven is cold.


Before you use Pyroclean remove oven shelf supports.

* Important to know that the instructions below apply to all Zanussi ovens when using Pyroclean *

* Oven trays and wire shelving must also be removed*

Your Zanussi pyrolytic oven will have two options with regard to time


How to use the Pyroclean function

 Once you have removed the wire shelves, oven trays and shelf supports please proceed to follow the steps below:

Step 1. Select the Pyroclean setting  flashes

Step 2. Turn the control knob (for the temperature) to set the cleaning mode.

Step 3. Press the clock symbol to begin cleaning.

Step 4. Close the oven door. The oven door will lock for complete safety.

Step 5. After cleaning turn the control knob for the heating functions to the off position.

Step 6. Wait until the oven has cooled down. Wipe the cavity with a soft cloth and remove the residue from the bottom of the cavity.

Step 7. Return shelf supports and trays

Click the play below to watch a video of how to use the Pyrolytic Oven function

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