Oven display shows PYR

Last updated 12/01/2023 10:52


  • The oven display shows PYR
  • How to clean AEG oven with pyrolytic function

Applies to

  • Oven with the pyrolytic self-cleaning function


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

How to clean your AEG oven with pyrolytic function

General notes on pyrolytic self-cleaning function:

  • Pyrolysis is a self-cleaning function of your oven at a temperature of approx. 500°C.
  • The pyrolysis self-cleaning function turns baked-on food residue inside your oven turns to ash, allowing you to easily wipe the residue with a damp cloth.
  • During pyrolysis, the door is locked because of the high temperatures.
  • You can choose between three different programs, each program varies in length depending on the type of soiling and oven.

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. 

Before you start the pyrolysis self-cleaning function:  

  • Be sure to read the instructions for pyrolysis in your user manual. 
  • Download the user manual.
  • Remove all suspension grilles and accessories from the unit (see the instructional video below for details).
  • Do not place any other objects, such as pans, pots or anything else in the oven. 
  • Remove all major dirt, oil and grease deposits. 
  • Clean the inside of the door with hot water to prevent the hot air from getting stuck.


  • Do not start the pyrolysis until the door is fully closed.
  • Ensure good ventilation during and after the pyrolysis. 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. 

Energy-saving tips when using your oven and hob

With energy prices soaring, it’s never been a better time to rethink how you use the appliances in your home to save energy and money. Besides helping your household budget, it will also benefit the planet, reducing CO2 emissions. Here are some helpful tips on how to reduce energy when using your oven and hob

  • Don’t open the oven to check the cooking process. You will lose heat and humidity and the food will take longer to cook, consuming more energy
  • Cook at a lower temperature. It might take longer, but reduces energy consumption by 20% and gives you better food taste and quality
  • Take unused accessories out of the oven when cooking – they just consume more energy
  • Put your saucepans in the centre of the cooking zone before turning it on. Put the smallest cookware on the smaller zones
  • When possible, finish cooking on the hob with the residual heat

See other helpful tips to save energy and money

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