See also: Stove Cleaning
To clear out the ash in the stove while cleaning:
- Turn the thermostat all the way off and let the stove cool down. When you are ready to clean it, turn the thermostat all the way up for just a second and then turn it all the way off again. This activates the fan on the unit for a few minutes. While the fan is running it will pull most of the dust you create cleaning out the exhaust instead of letting it out into your room.
- For the Bixby stove, the exhaust fan comes on automatically whenever its door is opened, as long as the stove is plugged into the ac power.