October 1963: Self-cleaning oven

General Electric introduces the P-7 model. GE's description: "The P7 Pyrolytic Oven heats to about 880 degrees Fahrenheit (471C) during the cleaning cycle. That is about twice the temperatures used for normal cooking. At this high temperature, food soil decomposes from the oven walls, top, bottom, rack and even the oven light crystal. The cleaning cycle takes 1.5 to 3 hours to complete depending on the amount of soil. Only a small amount of light ash remains after the cleaning cycle is complete. The ash is similar to that of a cigarette."
     Ad from November 15 issue of Life magazine.

* "Housewives' Dirtiest Jobs Gets An Electrical Heave Ho!" (Daytona Beach Morning Journal, October 10, 1963): @
* "Revolutionary Range Cleans Oven" (Milwaukee Journal, October 10): @
* "This Oven Cleans Itself!" (Toledo Blade, October 10): @ 

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