Service, Parts, Operation, Installation & General Manual 01/03

THE PROFESSIONAL RDS RANGE
Use and Care Guide
MODÈLS:
RDS-305
RDS-366
RDS-364GL
RDS-364GD
RDS-484GG
RDS-485GD
RDS-486GL
RDS-486GD
A MESSAGE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Thank you for selecting this DCS Dual Fuel Range. Because of this appliance’s unique features we have
developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information on how to properly operate and
maintain your new appliance for years of safe and enjoyable cooking.
To help serve you better, please fill out and submit your Ownership Registration Card by visiting our website
at www.dcsappliances.com and selecting “Customer Service” on the home page and then select “Ownership
Registration” or submit the enclosed Ownership Registration Card to the address below. In addition, keep
this guide handy, as it will help answer questions that may arise as you use your new appliance.
For your convenience, product questions can be answered by a DCS Customer Service Representative by
phone: 1-888-281-5698, Fax: 714-372-7004, email: support@dcsappliances.com, or by mail:
DCS
Attention: Customer Service
5800 Skylab Road
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
www.dcsappliances.com
WARNING
If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal injury or death. Do not store or
use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury to persons in the event of a rangetop grease fire,
observe the following: Smother flames with a close-fitting lid, cookie sheet, or
metal tray, then turn off the burner. Be careful to prevent burns. If the flames
do not go out immediately evacuate and call the fire department. Never pick
up a flaming pan - You may be burned. DO NOT USE WATER, including wet
dishcloths or towels - a violent steam explosion will result. Use an extinguisher
ONLY if:
1) You know you have a Class ABC extinguisher, and you already know
how to operate it.
2) The fire is small and contained in the area where it started.
3) The fire department is being called.
4) You can fight the fire with your back to an exit.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If You Smell Gas:
Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
supplier’s instructions.
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service
agency or the gas supplier.
PLEASE RETAIN THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY PRACTICES......................................................................................................................................................3-5
MODEL IDENTIFICATION .............................................................................................................................................6
BEFORE USING YOUR APPLIANCE ...................................................................................................................7-8
COOKTOP USE ...............................................................................................................................................................9-12
Burner Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Burner Efficiency and Flame Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Wok Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-12
GRILL USE .......................................................................................................................................................................12-13
GRIDDLE USE ...............................................................................................................................................................14-15
OVEN USE .......................................................................................................................................................................15-25
Convection Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Regular Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Broiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Converting Recipes to Convection Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Selecting Utensils for Convection Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17
Preheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Setting Oven for Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Oven Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19
Broiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-21
Slow Cooking / Low Temperature Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Suggested Temperatures to Keep Food Hot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
PROOFING AND SELF-CLEANING MODES ...........................................................................................23-25
Setting the 12” Oven for Proofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Oven Door Lock During Self-clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Before Self-cleaning the Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Oven Rack Slide Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Setting the Oven for Self-clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
At the End of the Clean Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ...............................................................................................................................26-30
Cleaning Range, Cooktop, Burners, Igniters, Drip Trays, Griddles, Grills, Control Knobs
and Backguard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-29
Oven and Door Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Oven Light Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Power Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
PARTS IDENTIFICATION .......................................................................................................................................31-32
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE........................................................................................................................................33
WARRANTY ..........................................................................................................................................................................34
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SAFETY PRACTICES AND PRECAUTIONS
When properly cared for, your new DCS Appliance has been designed to be a safe, reliable cooking
appliance. When using this restaurant caliber appliance, use it with extreme care, as this type
appliance provides intense heat and can increase the accident potential. Basic safety precautions
must be followed when using kitchen appliances, including the following:
Read this Use and Care Manual thoroughly before using your new appliance. This will help to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
Begin by insuring proper installation and servicing. Follow the installation instructions which came
with this appliance. Be sure to have a qualified technician install and ground this appliance before
using.
Have the installer show you where the gas supply shutoff valve is located so you will know how and
where to turn off the gas to the appliance.
If you smell gas, the installer has not done a proper job of checking for leaks. You can have a small
leak and therefore a faint gas smell if the connections are not completely tight. Finding a gas leak
is not a “do-it-yourself” procedure. Some leaks can only be found with the burner control in the ON
position and for your protection it must be done by a qualified service technician.
If by some chance a burner goes out and gas escapes, open a window or a door to let the room air
out. Do not attempt to use the appliance until the gas has had time to dissipate. Follow the
instructions on page 1,“For your safety – if you smell gas”.
This appliance has been factory assembled for natural or LP gas. It should be correctly adjusted
from the factory for the type of gas that is used.
Do not repair or replace any part of this appliance unless it is specifically recommended in this
manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
Children should not be left alone or unattended in an area where appliances are in use. They
should never be allowed to turn knobs, push buttons, sit or stand on any part of an appliance.
Children in walkers, or children crawling can be attracted to the round oven door handle and may
grab and open the oven door. This can result in injury from the door being pulled open on a child,
or severe burns if the oven is in use and hot.
CAUTION:
Do not store items of interest to children above or at the back of any appliance.
Children could be seriously injured if they should climb onto the appliance to
reach these items.
Never store anything in the oven or on the cooktop. Flammable materials can catch fire, plastic
items may melt or ignite and other types of items could be ruined.
Do not hang articles from any part of the appliance or place anything against the oven. Some
fabrics are quite flammable and may catch on fire.
If the appliance is near a window be certain the curtains do not blow over or near the cooktop
burners; they could catch on fire.
Do not use water on grease fires. Turn all burners OFF, then smother fire with baking soda or use a
dry chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
Never let clothing, pot holders, or other flammable materials come in contact with, or too close to,
any burner or burner grate until it has cooled. Fabric may ignite and result in personal injury.
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SAFETY PRACTICE AND PRECAUTIONS
Be certain to use only dry pot holders: moist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may cause burns
from steam. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth in place of pot holders. Do not let pot holders
touch hot burners, or burner grates.
For personal safety, wear proper apparel. Loose fitting garments or hanging sleeves should never
be worn while using this appliance. Some synthetic fabrics are highly flammable and should not
be worn while cooking.
Do not use aluminum foil to line any part of the oven or cooktop. Using a foil liner could result in
a fire hazard, or the obstruction of the flow of combustion and ventilation air. Foil is an excellent
heat insulator and heat will be trapped underneath it. This trapped heat can upset the cooking
performance and can damage the finish of the oven or the cooktop parts.
WARNING:
This appliance is for cooking. Based on safety considerations, never use the
oven or cooktop to warm or heat a room. Also, such use can damage the
cooktop or oven parts.
When using the cooktop: Do not touch the burner grates or the immediate surrounding area. Areas
adjacent to the burners may become hot enough to cause burns.
When using the oven: Do not touch the interior surfaces of the oven, the exterior area immediately
surrounding the door or the back trim. The surfaces directly above the oven door may be hot if the
oven has been operated with the door open, or if something has prevented the door from sealing.
Never leave the cooktop unattended when using high flame settings. Boil overs cause smoking
and greasy spill overs that may ignite. More importantly, if the burner flames are smothered by a
severe boil over which effects the igniter, unburned gas will escape into the room.
Only certain types of glass, heat-proof glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthen ware, or other glazes utensils
are suitable for cooktop use. This type of utensil may break with sudden temperature changes. Use
only on low or medium flames settings according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Do not heat unopened food containers; a build up of pressure may cause the container to burst.
During cooking, set the burner control so that the flame heats only the bottom of the pan and does
not extend beyond the bottom of the pan. This could heat and/or melt the handles.
Always use utensils that have flat bottoms large enough to cover the burner.The use of undersized
utensils will expose a portion of the flame to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
To minimize burns, ignition of flammable materials and unintentional spill overs, position handles
of utensils inward so they do not extend over adjacent work areas, cooking areas, or the edge of the
cooktop.
Hold the handle of the pan to prevent movement of the utensil when stirring or turning food.
Grease Is Flammable. Let hot grease cool before attempting to handle it. Avoid letting grease
deposits collect around the cooktop burners. Clean after each use or boil over.
For proper lighting and performance of the cooktop burners, keep the burner ports clean. It may
be necessary to clean these when there is a boil over or when the burner does not light, even
though the electronic igniters click.
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SAFETY PRACTICES AND PRECAUTIONS
Clean the cooktop with caution. Avoid steam burns; do not use a wet sponge or cloth to clean the
cooktop while it is hot. Some cleaners produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface. Follow
directions provided by the cleaner manufacturer.
Be sure all the range and/or cooktop controls are turned off and the appliance is cool before using
any type of aerosol cleaner on or around the appliance. The chemical that produces the spraying
action could, in the presence of heat, ignite or cause metal parts to corrode.
Place oven racks in desired position while the oven is cool. If a rack must be moved while the oven
is hot, do not let the pot holders contact the hot interior of the oven.
Use care when opening the oven door; let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing
foods.
Do not rub, damage, move or remove the door gasket. It is essential for a good seal during baking.
Clean the ventilator hood and filters above the range or cooktop frequently so grease from
cooking vapors does not accumulate on them.
Turn the ventilator OFF in case of fire or when intentionally “flaming” liquor or other spirits on the
cooktop. The blower, if in operation, could unsafely spread the flames.
DO NOT obstruct the flow of combustion or ventilation air to the appliance. Be sure a fresh air
supply is available.
For safety reasons and to avoid damage to the appliance never sit, stand, or lean on the oven door
or cooking surface.
Service should only be done by authorized technicians. Technicians must disconnect the power
supply before servicing this appliance.
WARNING:
California Proposition 65 - The burning of gas cooking fuel generates some
by-products which are known by the State of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. California law requires businesses to warn customers of
potential exposure to such substances. To minimize exposure to these
substances, always operate this unit according to the instructions contained in
this booklet and provide good ventilation to the room when cooking with gas.
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MODEL IDENTIFICATION
48” RDS RANGE MODELS
RDS-484GG
RDS-486GL
RDS-486GD
RDS-364GL
RDS-364GD
RDS-485GD
36” RDS RANGE MODELS
RDS-366
30” RDS RANGE MODELS
OVEN ON
HEATING
HEATING
DOOR LOCKED
RDS-305
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BEFORE USING YOUR APPLIANCE
1) Remove all packaging materials and labels from your appliance. If the installer has not set up your
appliance, do it now. Check that you have the following items:
COOKTOP:
Griddle - (RDS-364GD, RDS-486GD, RDS-484GG, and RDS-485GD Models Only)
Grill racks, 2 pieces - (RDS-364GL, RDS-486GL & RDS-484GG Models Only)
5 burner head assemblies, burner caps and grates (RDS-305 and RDS-485GD Models Only)
Radiant tray - to hold ceramic rods for grill - (RDS-364GL, RDS-486GL & RDS-484GG
Models Only)
One removable drip tray (griddle and grill models have drip tray liners, for catching grease)
27” & 24” OVEN:
Two removable Stainless Steel 3 position Rack Slide Assemblies
One, Two-piece broil pan
Three Oven Racks
12” OVEN:
Two oven racks
Two removable Rack Supports
One, Two-piece broil pan
2) Place the oven racks in the proper position before turning on the oven. For correct rack position
check your recipe. The most frequently used position is number 2. The rack positions are numbered
from the bottom as in the floors of a building.
Rack Positions
3
2
1
3
2
1
Fig. 1
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BEFORE USING YOUR APPLIANCE
Do not use aluminum foil to cover the oven racks or to line the oven. Heat can be trapped beneath
the foil, this can cause damage to the oven and the food may not cook correctly.
3)
Before baking or broiling:
One at a time turn the oven and broiler burners for 20 to 30 minutes each. This burns off the
manufacturing oils used by the factory. Turn the oven burner on to 450ºF and the broiler burner on
to “Broil”. Turn on the ventilator above your range while these burners are on, as there will be
an odor.
TO INSERT THE OVEN RACKS:
1) Hold the rack with the back safety rail in the up position and towards the rear of the oven. Slip it
into the oven so the rack slides are between the rack and the rack guides.
2) As you slide the rack into the oven tip the front of the rack up slightly, so that the safety stops on
the back of the rack, clear the rack slides. The safety stops keep the rack from sliding out of the oven
when pulled forward.
TO REMOVE OR REPOSITION THE RACKS:
1) Pull the rack forward.
2) Lift the front of the rack up so the safety stops clear the rack slides.
3) Pull the rack forward.
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COOKTOP USE
BURNERS
Cap
Your new professional gas range is equipped with
burners typical of those used in restaurants. These
burners are designed for maximum cleanability and
controllability. The large cap spreads the simmer heat out
to avoid too much heat being concentrated on the center
of the pan. The simmer flame is always on when the
burner is in use. The burner should never be operated if
the cap is not in place. All the cooktop burners have
electronic spark ignition to eliminate continuously
burning pilots; when the burner is on and the flame is
blown out, it will relight.
Brass
Port
Ring
Simmer
Flame
Fig. 2
SIMMERING
Your new professional cooktop has exceptionally low
simmering capabilities. The large cap serves as a heat
diffuser to spread out the heat to avoid having a center
hotspot. Keep in mind that because of the high heat
capacity of the outer burner, and the mass of the cast iron
burner grates (they retain heat longer than lighter,
conventional grates) some foods may continue to cook
by retained heat after the burner has been turned off.
Should a strong draft or boil over extinguish the simmer
flame it will relight automatically as the main burner
would.
ELECTRONIC IGNITERS
If a burner does not ignite,
listen for the clicking sound.
If the igniter is not clicking,
TURN OFF THE BURNER.
Check the circuit breaker for
a blown fuse or a tripped
circuit breaker. If the igniter
still fails to operate, see
page 33, “Before Calling For
Service”. To light the burner
manually, see page30,
“Power Failure”.
Burner
Location
1
2
3
4
5
305 Nat
16,000
16,000
17,500
16,000
16,000
4
2
3
1
5
RDS-305 COOKTOP SECTION SHOWN
Max.
Btu/hr
36”/48” Nat*
17,500
17,500
17,500**
17,500
17,500
LP
14,000
14,000
14,000
14,000
14,000
Simmer/Low
Btu/hr
Nat
LP
500-1,200 500-1,200
500-1,200 500-1,200
500-1,200 500-1,200
500-1,200 500-1,200
500-1,200 500-1,200
*Note - All burners on 36 & 48 models (except 485 models) rated at
17,500 Btu/hr for Nat. &14,000Btu/hr for LP.
**485 Model only. No location #3 on 36 & other 48 models.
Igniter (Keep Clean)
NOTE: If you are using propane gas, a slight pop or flash
may occur at the burner ports a few seconds after
the burner has been turned “off”. This “extinction
pop” is normal for propane gas.
Fig. 3
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COOKTOP USE
BURNER EFFICIENCY AND FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
It is necessary to keep the burner ports and the
igniters clean for proper lighting and efficient
performance of the cooktop burners. The
burner flame should burn completely around
the burner with no excessive noise or lifting.The
flame should be blue in color and stable with no
yellow tips. An improper air-gas mixture may
cause either a burner flutter or a yellow tipped
flame. A technician should adjust the flame.
During initial use, foreign particles in the gas
line, or dust in the air around the appliance may
cause an orange flame. This will disappear with
use.
Proper Flame Height
Fig. 4
FLAME HEIGHT
The correct height of the flame mainly depends
on the size of the bottom of the cooking utensil, the material of the cooking utensil, the amount and
type of food and the amount of liquid in the utensil. Following are some basic rules for selecting flame
height.
For safety reasons the flame must never extend beyond the bottom of the cooking utensil. Never
allow flames to curl up the side of the pan (see Fig. 4).
Utensils which conduct heat slowly (such as glass-ceramic) should be used with medium to low
flame. If you are cooking with a large amount of liquid, a slightly larger flame can be used.
SEALED TOP BURNERS
The sealed top burners must be kept clean. Cleaning of the sealed top burners should include the
igniter. The cooktop burners have an infinite number of heat settings and there are no fixed positions
on the control knobs between HI and LO. To turn the cooktop burner on, push in on the control knob
and turn it counterclockwise to the “LITE” position. An audible clicking sound will be heard. When the
gas has been ignited by the electronic spark igniter, turn the knob to the desired setting. (The clicking
sound should stop as soon as the burner is lit).
NOTE: The igniter will continue to click as long as a control knob is in the “LITE” position.
CAUTION:
When turning on any cooktop burner, be sure to stop at the “LITE” position
before turning the burner to a flame setting for cooking. If the burner is not lit
and it is turned beyond the “LITE” position, to HI, MEDIUM, or LO, there could be
a burst of flame when the burner does light. This could cause burns or damage
to the surrounding countertop.
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COOKTOP USE
BURNER GRATES
The burner grates are heavy cast iron. They were
designed in sections to make them easier to remove
and clean. (See fig. 5 & 6)
COOKWARE
For best results we recommend using professional
cookware.This type of utensil can be found at your finer
department stores, specialty cooking shops, or
restaurant supply stores. If using regular cookware, be
very careful if the pans have plastic handles, as these
large professional size burners can flame up on the
outside of the pan and melt or bubble the handles.
Fig. 5 (36” & 48” models)
CONTROL KNOBS
The control knobs are readily associated with the
burners they control. The cooktop control knobs are
labeled and in front of the burners. The oven control is
placed slightly lower than the other control knobs. This
is due to the physical size of the commercial type
thermostats used on the product (see fig. 7).
WOK RING
A Wok ring is provided with your new DCS appliance.
The ring is cast iron, and has a porcelain enamel finish.
It can be used with the DCS model CW wok and most
commercially available woks. To use the ring, place it on
the grate over the desired burner. The vertical tabs on
the ring should be aligned with the main fingers of the
grate. The small protrusions on the bottom surface of
the ring should straddle the grate fingers to prevent the
ring from rotating during cooking. See fig. 8 page 12.
The bottom of the wok should be supported and
retained by the vertical tabs of the ring.
For best performance on 30” ranges, the ring and wok
should be used on the center burner, as it has the
highest output on the top section. On 36” and 48”
ranges and cooktops, the ring and wok may be used on
any surface burner. To clean the wok ring, place it in the
dishwasher after use. Stubborn food deposits may be
removed by soaking to loosen the soil, then washing as
usual.
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Fig. 6 (305 & 485 models)
Fig. 7
COOKTOP USE
Top View of
Wok Ring
Fig. 8
GRILL USE
GRILL
The two grill grates are reversible (see fig. 9). Place the
side with the two grooved tabs towards the back of the
cooktop. The grill grates are made of durable porcelain
enameled cast iron. One side of the grate is ridged (side
A) and should be used for foods where you want the fat
to run off, such as steak or hamburger patties. The
ridges are slopped so the fat runs toward the front of
the grill and can easily run down to the cooler area of
the drip tray and away from the intense heat of the
burner. The other side of the grate (side B) is designed
for foods that need more support while cooking, such
as fish. Food cooked on the grill section achieves the
same flavor as food cooked on an outdoor grill. The
intense radiant heat from the ceramic rods caramelizes
the fats and juices that are brought to the surface of the
food, giving it the barbecued flavor.
Side A
NOTE: This gas grill may cook slightly faster than you are used to.
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Side B
Fig. 9
GRILL USE
CERAMIC RODS
The layer of ceramic rods, under the grill racks, will last for many years with proper care. They are
shipped from the factory pre-assembled on the radiant tray, ready to be set in place into the fire box,
under the grill racks. Be sure to remove any packaging material from the radiant tray and rods before
using the grill. Burned food particles and ash can be emptied off the radiant tray when cool by
shaking over a waste receptacle. Chipping or cracking of the ceramic rods may occur as they may get
brittle with age, depending on frequency of use. This is normal and does not affect the cooking. Do
not replace the radiant tray/ceramic rods with alternates. Contact DCS for genuine factory-direct
replacement parts.
USE OF THE GRILL
Before starting to cook on the grill, be sure the drip tray and liners are in place and that you have the
grill racks turned to the side you want for cooking. Preheat the grill for 10 minutes with the control
knob set on HI. When the grill is preheated, turn the knob down to medium to low, place the food on
the grill. Cook it to the doneness desired. During cooking, it may be necessary to adjust the heat
setting. The control knob may be set to any position between HI and LO. For proper searing and
browning, the grill requires high to medium heat. When cooking, you will use medium to low heat the
entire cooking time. With large pieces of meat or poultry, you may need to turn the heat to low setting
after the food has been seared. This lower heat setting will allow the food to cook through without
burning the outside. When using a sugary marinade or barbecue sauce, it may be necessary to turn
the heat setting down near the end of the cooking time. Do not leave the grill unattended while it
is turned on. When you are finished cooking, allow the grill and the drip trays to cool before cleaning
them. They should be cleaned each time they are used.
NOTE: The longer you preheat the grill, the darker the grill marks.
EXCESSIVE FLARE UPS AND FLAMING
Occasionally grease drippings ignite. These drippings will create minor puffs of flame for a second or
two. This is normal when cooking on a grill. You may find it handy to have a spray bottle filled with
water to lightly spray the flare-up. If the flame becomes excessive, remove the food from the grill.
Lower the heat setting. Replace the food when the flare-up subsides. To prevent flare-ups from
happening, trim the fat from around the edges of steaks and chops, use hamburger that is lean,
remove the fat that is on poultry, etc. When turning any kind of meat or poultry, the melted fat will
drop onto the ceramic rods and it may create a flare-up. If this happens, use a long handled spatula to
move the food to another area.
GRILLING HINTS
The doneness of meat is affected by the thickness of the cut. It is impossible to cook a thin piece of
meat to a rare doneness. A steak should be at least 1-inch thick to have it turn out rare and juicy. The
cooking time is affected by the temperature of the meat when you start to cook it, the size and shape
of the cut and the kind of meat you are cooking. The degree of doneness desired also affects the time.
When turning the meat over, always use a spatula or tongs as it will not puncture the meat allowing
the juices to run out. This will help to keep the meat juicy. Turn the meat only once, as juices are lost
when the meat is repeatedly turned. Be sure to trim any excess fat from meat or poultry. To prevent
steaks or chops from curling while they are being cooked, slit the fat around the edges at about 2-inch
intervals. To test for doneness, make a small cut in the center of the meat.
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GRIDDLE USE
The built-in griddle on your cooktop is made
from Type 304 stainless steel, highly polished to
provide a smooth cooking surface. It is normal for
it to darken with use as oils cook onto the surface
to provide a stick resistant base or “seasoning”.
Since the griddle is made from stainless steel, the
surface will not rust. The griddle burner is
thermostatically controlled and cycles on and off
to maintain the set temperature. The “Heating”
light indicates that the burner is “on”. The griddle
assembly is not to be removed for cleaning and is
held in place by two front screws and one rear
screw. These are mainly there to keep the griddle
from shifting in transit and positioning, thus
avoiding breakage of any ignition components.
Once the unit is in position, the rear shipping
screw can be removed. It is located beneath the
griddle flue cover which is removed by lifting off
(be careful not to scratch your backguard during
removal of the cover). Remove the center
shipping screw. The two outer screws are
leveling screws. They can be turned to level the
griddle or to provide a forward slope to help
grease and oils to drain away from the food
being cooked. After using the griddle a few
times, you will be able to judge the slope best for
the foods you are cooking and your personal
preference.
Shipping Screw
(remove)
Outer Leveling
Screws (2)
Griddle Flue
Cover
Fig. 10
BEFORE USING THE GRIDDLE FOR THE FIRST TIME OR TO RE-SEASON
1) Clean the griddle thoroughly with hot, soapy water to remove any protective coating.
2) Rinse with a mixture of 1 quart water and 1 cup white vinegar. Dry thoroughly.
3) Pour 1 teaspoon vegetable oil into the center of the griddle (do not use corn oil as it gets sticky).
Rub the oil over the entire surface of the griddle using a heavy cloth.
4) Turn the control knob to a Medium setting (350ºF). Turn the heat Off when the oil begins to smoke.
Allow the griddle to cool.
5) Repeat Step 3. Be sure to cover the entire surface with the oil.
6) Repeat Step 4. Allow the griddle to cool. Wipe the entire surface of the griddle using a heavy cloth.
Apply a very thin layer of vegetable oil.The griddle is now ready to use. If the griddle is not used for
a period of time, re-season it occasionally.
NOTE: It is normal for the griddle to darken with use.
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GRIDDLE USE
USE OF THE GRIDDLE
Before starting to cook on the griddle, be sure the drip tray and liners are in place. Preheat griddle for
15 minutes with the control knob set to the temperature suggested on the cooking chart. When the
griddle is preheated, the HEATING light will turn off. Place the food on the griddle and cook to desired
doneness.
NOTE: When the griddle is properly seasoned it can be used without any additional
shortening. However, it can be used for flavor. A light mist of non-stick vegetable
spray, applied before cooking to a cool griddle, makes delicate foods easier to turn.
GRIDDLE COOKING CHART
FOOD
TEMPERATURE
Eggs
225ºF to 250ºF
Bacon, Ham, Pork Chops
300ºF to 325ºF
Sausage, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
325ºF to 350ºF
Pancakes, French Toast
350ºF to 375ºF
Hash Brown Potatoes
400ºF to 425ºF
OVEN USE
OVEN COOKING ELEMENTS
Your new professional RDS range is equipped with bake and broil cooking elements. The 27” oven
bakes at 6,000 Watts while the 27” and 24” ovens broil at 4,000 Watts. On the (RDS 305 models) the 24”
oven bakes at 3,700 watts. The 12” proofing oven (RDS 48 models only) bakes at 3,700 Watts and broils
at 3,600 Watts.
OVEN
Your new oven can be used in three cooking modes; convection bake, regular bake, and regular broil.
To help you decide which way to cook your food read this information first. Remember this is a new
oven and the thermostat has been checked for accuracy. Your old oven may have had a thermostat
that over the years got a little hot or a little cold. Check your recipes for the correct time and
temperature. Use caution when using your old ovens time or temperature. You may have been
compensating for your old oven being out of calibration. Models RDS-484GG, RDS-485GD, & RDS486GL and RDS-486GD have two ovens. The 27” oven on the right side can be used for standard
baking, fan assisted convection baking, and broiling. It is also self-cleaning. The 12” oven on the left
side, can be used for standard baking, broiling, and proofing baked goods. It is also ideal for baking
small amounts of food when you don’t want to heat the large oven.
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CONVECTION BAKING
Convection baking is baking with a fan at the back of the oven circulating the hot air in a continuous
pattern around the food. This circulating hot air heats and browns the surface of the food more
effectively than in a standard oven. This allows most foods to be cooked at lower oven temperatures
or in less time, if baked at the regular temperature. The air is recirculated and reheated. Uncovered,
longer cooking foods such as large pieces of meat or other foods that can be cooked in low sided
baking utensils or air leavened foods, are where you will see the most savings in cooking time.
Using multiple racks at the same time will achieve a good time saving, as you can cook more food at
the same time.
Foods Suitable for Convection
Appetizers
Breads
Oven Meals (1 to 3 racks)
Cookies
Main Dishes Roasts
Pies
Poultry
Air Leavened Foods (Angel Food Cake, soufflés, cream puffs, meringue shells)
REGULAR BAKING
Bake is baking with hot air; there is no fan. The air movement comes from natural convection. As the
air heats, it moves to the top of the oven. This oven mode is the same as you have been using for
baking on one or two racks.
Foods Suitable for Bake
Appetizers
Desserts
Pies, Cakes
Main Dishes
Breads
Poultry
Oven Meals (1 to 2 racks)
Roasts
BROIL
Broiling is cooking by intense infrared radiation supplied by the broil burner element located at the
top of the oven. Since broiling is cooking by radiant heat it is not necessary to use the convection fan
in the broil mode.
Foods Suitable for Broil
Top Browning: Casseroles, Breads
Appetizers
Meats
Poultry
Fish
CONVERTING RECIPES TO CONVECTION BAKING
Low sided baking utensils will give the best results as the hot air can reach all sides of the food easier.
The oven temperature can be left the same as the recipe and the food cooked a shorter period of time.
The temperature can be lowered 25ºF and the food will probably take the same length of time to cook
as the recipe states. If you find that food is adequately browned on the outside, but not done in the
center, lower the temperature another 25ºF and add to the baking time. When reducing the
temperature always check the food for doneness, a minute to two before the minimum time stated in
the recipe, as time can always be added. Some recipes will cook faster than others. There is no way to
predict exactly how long each recipe will take when you convert it to convection. Convection will be
easier to use after you have used it a few times as you will begin to understand the way it bakes.
SELECTING UTENSILS FOR CONVECTION BAKING
Cooking by convection does not require any specially designed baking utensils. You probably have
many utensils in your kitchen that are suitable to use. When choosing a baking utensil, consider the
material, the size and the shape as they all affect the baking time, the palatability and the appearance
of the finished product. Metal bakeware (aluminum, steel and cast iron) all result in the fastest cooking
time and the best end product.
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Aluminum pans work best for all types of baked goods. For the best browning, use a pan with a dark
or dull finish that absorbs heat, when baking pies and breads. A shiny finish works best for cakes and
cookies, since it reflects some of the heat and provides a more tender surface. Cookie sheets with only
one lip will give the best results, as the heated air can circulate all around the sides of the food. For
roasting use the bottom of the broil pan and elevate the meat on a metal roasting rack. Glass-ceramic
or glass utensils do not conduct heat as well as metal, but they can be used. Use them for foods that
do not require a dark brown crust or crisping, such as soufflés.
Baked items cook more quickly and evenly if they are individually smaller in size, i.e. two or three small
foods do better than one large piece. When single food items are baked, always center the food on the
rack. If several foods are being baked, space them evenly on the rack or racks.
CONDENSATION
During any cooking process there is a certain amount of moisture that evaporates from the food. The
amount of moisture that condenses on the oven depends on the moisture content of the food. The
moisture will condense on any surface that is cooler than the inside of the oven, such as the control
panel or the top of the door.
TO GET THE BEST RESULTS
Baking:
Follow the recipe amounts and ingredients, including the size and shape of the baking utensil
recommended in the recipe.
Do not open the open door “just to peek”, use the interior oven light and look through the window.
Do not use the oven for storage, especially when baking in the oven. Extra utensils, not being used
for baking, can affect the food product, the baking time, the browning and end result.
If you are using glass utensils, lower the temperature 25ºF.
Use a minute timer, set for the minimum time suggested in the recipe.
Convection Baking:
Follow the first three recommendations above.
Metal utensils give better results, in convection, than do glass baking utensils. If you use glass, it
usually is not necessary to lower the temperature an additional 25ºF.
Use a minute timer, set for less than the minimum time suggested in the recipe, the first time you use
a recipe in the convection mode. Be sure to note the new baking time on your recipe, for future
reference.
Be sure to read the basic information on convection before using the oven for the first time.
Keep in mind that convection baking results vary, depending on type of product. In many cases,
standard bake yields superior results over convection.
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PREHEATING
Preheating takes about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the temperature set. Preheating is usually
necessary for foods baked at high temperature for a short period of time, i.e. drop cookies. The oven
heating light will turn off when the oven has reached temperature.
SETTING THE 12” OVEN FOR BAKING (48” Models Only)
To use the 12” Proofing Oven to bake (smaller oven on left side), simply push in the “BAKE” switch on
the valve panel, above the oven knob over the small oven and turn the control knob to the
temperature used in the recipe.
1) With the thermostat knob “OFF”, Press BAKE selector button.
2) Set desired temperature on thermostat dial.
The “OVEN ON” light turns on.
The “HEATING” light turns on.
Once the “HEATING” light cycles off the first time, the Oven is preheated.
The “OVEN ON” light remains on until the “OFF” Selector button has been
pushed, or the Thermostat has been turned to the “OFF” position.
SETTING THE 27” & 24” OVEN FOR BAKING
Decide if you are going to use BAKE or CONVECTION BAKE. These cooking modes are for baking,
roasting or warming using one, two or three racks. If you are going to use regular Bake simply push in
the “BAKE” switch on the valve panel, above the large oven knob and turn the control knob to the
temperature used in the recipe. To use convection Bake push the convection switch (located on the
control panel) and turn the control knob to the temperature desired.
1) Press BAKE or CONVECTION BAKE Selector button.
The convection fan will turn on if “CONVECTION BAKE” is selected.
2) Set desired Temperature on Thermostat Dial.
The “OVEN ON” light turns on.
The “HEATING” light turns on.
Once the “HEATING” light cycles off the first time, the oven is preheated.
The “OVEN ON” light remains on until the “OFF” Selector button has been
pushed, or the Thermostat has been turned to the “OFF” position.
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27” & 24” OVENS
The larger 27" self cleaning convection oven is located on the right side of a 48" RDS Range or is the
only oven on a 36" Range. The oven comes standard with (3) oven racks and three position roller
assisted rack supports. A porcelainized steel broiler pan is included with this oven.
NOTE: About the roller assisted rack supports (27" and 24" oven only):
Specifically engineered from high temperature materials for in oven use, they will stand up to years of
use. They are especially functional when the oven racks are supporting the heavy food products
associated with this high capacity oven. They must be removed before the oven can be put into self
clean. See page 30 for care of the rack supports. All three dual fuel ovens come with a 2-pc. broil pan.
12" OVEN (48" RANGES ONLY)
The 12" oven comes equipped with (2) oven racks and three position rack supports. The rack supports
are removable for cleaning. Also included is an aluminum broil pan and porcelainized steel bottom
pan for easy cleaning.
OVEN RACKS
CAUTION:
Aluminum foil should never be used to cover the oven racks or to line the oven
bottom.The trapped heat can damage the porcelain and the heated air cannot
adequately reach the food being baked.
Baking
One or two racks can be used simultaneously during bake. Place the rack(s) in the desired position
before turning the oven on. Store any unused rack(s) out of the oven. Rack position 2 (second from
bottom) will probably be used the most, for single rack baking. If you are using two racks simultaneously, be sure to check the food on the bottom rack sooner than the minimum time. The food on the
lower rack position may cook slightly faster than the food on the upper rack, particularly if you are
using large baking utensils.
If you are using two racks simultaneously, be sure to stagger the baking utensils so that one is not
directly above the other and the heated air can circulate freely around each pan. Allow at least 1” of
space between the oven walls and the pans. If using large or commercial size baking utensils, the food
may take a few extra minutes as the air cannot circulate as freely as it does with a smaller pan. When
using commercial size baking utensils, use only one rack as the heat does not have the room to
circulate.
Convection Baking
All racks can be used simultaneously during convection baking. Place the racks in the desired position
before turning the oven on. Store the unused racks out of the oven. Rack position 2 (second from
bottom) will probably be used the most, for single rack baking. When baking on more than one rack
you do not need to stagger the pans. However, allow at least one inch of space between the oven walls
and the pans so the heated air can circulate.
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HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING
Recipes and baking times vary if you are baking at a high altitude. For accurate information write to
the Agriculture Extension Service, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521. Specify the
type of information and the baking mode (convection bake or bake) you need i.e. cakes, cookies,
breads, etc. There may be a cost for the bulletins.
SETTING THE OVEN FOR BROILING
When the "Broil" selector button is pressed you will hear a cooling fan begin to operate and feel an air
current above the oven door. This air current serves to keep the control area above the oven cooler
during open door broiling. The cooling fan must be running for the broiler to operate. NEVER “OPEN
DOOR BROIL” WITH CHILDREN NEARBY.
Preheating
The broiler does not need to be preheated for most broiling. However, fast cooking foods such as thin
strips of meat or fish may require a short preheating period of 2 to 3 minutes (on RDS 305 models
preheat broiler 10 minutes, closed door suggested for best results) to allow the food surface to brown
in the same time the food takes to be cooked throughout.
To Get the Best Results
Defrost the food before starting to cook.
Leave the door ajar at the broil stop.
NOTE: If the door is closed during broiling, the oven cavity may get hot enough to cycle the
broil element on and off, producing food that tastes baked/roasted instead of
broiled.
Set a minute timer for the minimum time to check the food. Steaks should be at least one inch
thick if a rare doneness is desired. It is difficult to get rare with meat that is thinner, or to get a nice
brown piece of meat.
After half the total cooking time, turn the food over only once. It is not necessary to turn over thin
foods (filet of fish, ham slices, etc.) Liver slices must be turned over.
When top browning, use metal or glass-ceramic bakeware. DO NOT use heat-proof glass or pottery
as this type of glassware cannot withstand the intense heat of the broiler burner.
NOTE: You cannot use the broiler burner and the bake burner at the same time. When one is
on, the other cannot be turned on. Do not use the convection fan in the broil mode.
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Using a Meat Thermometer to Broil
To accurately determine the doneness of a thick steak or chop (1-1/2 inches thick or more), use a meat
thermometer. Insert the point of the thermometer into the side of the meat to the center. Cook the
first side to 90ºF for rare meat. Cook the first side to 100ºF for medium to well done. Cook the second
side to the desired degree for the doneness you want, 135ºF to 140ºF for rare, and 150ºF to 155ºF for
medium and 160ºF to 165ºF for well done. If you are cooking pork, cook to 170ºF. A large two-piece
broil pan comes with your new range. When you are broiling, always use both pieces. Do not cover the
grid with aluminum foil. This slotted grid allows the grease drippings to flow into the bottom of the
pan keeping it away from the intense heat of the infra-red broiler burner. This helps to minimize the
smoking and spattering of the grease.
NOTE: When the oven is used for an extended period of time at a high temperature, the
cooling blower may turn on. This is normal. The cooling blower will also operate
during Broil and the Self-Cleaning cycle. If the blower is not running during these
modes, do not use the oven. Call a qualified appliance technician to repair the unit.
Oven Rack Position
The rack position depends on the type and thickness of the food. Thick pieces of meat or poultry
would typically be broiled on rack position 2, steaks, chops and hamburger, would be broiled on rack
position 3. If top browning casseroles or bread the thickness of the food would indicate the rack
position. Casseroles and bread would typically be browned on rack position 2 or 3.
USING THE OVEN FOR SLOW COOKING OR LOW TEMPERATURES
The oven can be used to keep hot food hot, to dehydrate food, to warm plates, for slow cooking (as in
a crock pot), and to defrost foods.
You can keep hot, cooked food at serving temperature. Set the oven to the temperature suggested in
the chart. Rare meat must be eaten when it is removed from the oven, as it continues cooking from its
own heat.
To keep food moist, it must be covered with aluminum foil or a lid.
To dehydrate food, follow suggestions in a recipe.
To warm plates, check with the dishware manufacturer for the recommended temperature.
To use the oven as a slow cooker set the oven control knob to 225ºF, place the food in the oven in
a pan with a tight fitting lid. Follow recipes for this type of cooking.
To thaw uncooked frozen food, set the oven control knob to “warm”. Be sure the food is tightly
wrapped in foil. Thaw the food just enough to handle it. Cook immediately. Do not refreeze.
To thaw frozen cooked food, set the oven control knob to 170ºF. Loosen the freezer wrapping.
Do not use plastic wrap or wax paper in the oven.
FOOD SAFETY:
According to the United States Department of Agriculture you should not
hold foods at temperatures between 40ºF to 140ºF for longer than 2 hours.
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SUGGESTED TEMPERATURES TO KEEP FOOD HOT
Food
Oven
Temperature
Beef
Rare
Medium
Well Done
Bacon
Biscuits and Muffins
(covered)
Casserole (covered)
Fish and Seafood
French Fried Foods
Gravy or Cream Sauces
(covered)
150º - 155ºF
155º - 170ºF
170º - 180ºF
200º - 225ºF
170º - 185ºF
170º - 200ºF
170º - 200ºF
200º - 225ºF
170º - 180ºF
Food
Oven
Temperature
Lamb and Veal Roasts
Pancakes and Waffles
(covered)
Potatoes
Baked
Mashed (covered)
Pies and Pastries
Pizza (covered)
Pork
Poultry (covered)
Vegetables (covered)
170º-200ºF
200º - 225ºF
200ºF
170º - 185ºF
170ºF
225ºF
170º - 200ºF
170º - 200ºF
170º - 175ºF
INTERNAL COOKING TEMPERATURES
Food
Oven
Temperature
Food
Oven
Temperature
Poultry
Egg and Egg Dishes
Eggs
Cook until yolk
and white are firm
Egg Casseroles
160º F
Egg Sauces, Custards
160º F
Chicken, Turkey-whole
Chicken, Turkey-dark meat
Poultry-breast
Duck and Goose
180°F
180°F
170°F
180°F
Ground Meat and Meat Mixtures
Turkey, Chicken
Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb
Medium Rare
Medium
Well Done
Fresh Pork
Medium
Well Done
Roast Beef
Cooked commercially,
vacuum sealed, and
ready-to-eat
165°F
160°F
145°F
160°F
170°F
160°F
170°F
Stuffing
Cooked alone or in bird 165°F
Sauces, Soups, Gravies, Marinades
Used with raw meat,
Bring to a boil
poultry, or fish
Seafood
Fin Fish
Shrimp, Lobster,
Crab
Scallops
140°F
Clam, Mussels,
Oysters
Leftovers
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Cook until opaque and
flakes easily with a fork
Should turn red and flesh
should become pearly
opaque.
Should turn milky white
or opaque and firm.
Cook until shells open.
165°F
PROOFING / SELF CLEANING MODE
12” OVEN PROOF MODE
This feature of the 12” Proofing Oven maintains a warm, draft free environment useful for proofing
yeast leavened products.
SETTING THE 12” OVEN FOR PROOFING
1) Place dough in dish in the small oven.
2) Press “PROOF” Selector button
The “OVEN ON” light and oven interior lights turn on.
The “HEATING” light will not turn on in the proofing mode. The thermostat dial setting
does not effect the proof temp.
The ideal temperature for proofing will be maintained until the “OFF” button is depressed.
3) Set a Minute timer for less than the minimum proof time.
NOTES: A) Do Not Open the Oven Door unnecessarily as doing so will lower the oven
temperature and lengthen proofing time.
B) Proofing time may be decreased when using the large oven at the same time you
are proofing. Check bread product early to avoid over-proofing. If you are using
the large oven for extended periods of time, we recommend, for optimum results,
that you complete the proofing before turning the large oven on.
DO NOT use the proofing oven for warming food or keeping food hot. The proofing oven
temperature is not hot enough to hold foods at safe temperatures (above 1400F).
OVEN SELF-CLEANING MODE
The self-cleaning oven of your new range features pyrolytic self-cleaning. When set in the clean mode,
the oven reaches a high temperature that burns off the food soil. When the oven is set for clean, only
the cooktop burners may be used. The 12” Electric Proofing Oven, the griddle and/or the grill cannot
be used. It is common to see smoke and/or flames during the clean cycle, depending on the content
and amount of soil remaining in the oven. If a flame persists, turn off the oven and allow it to cool
before opening the door to wipe up the excessive food soil. At the end of the clean cycle, some gray
ash or burned residue may remain inside the oven. This is a mineral deposit that does not burn or melt.
The amount of ash depends on how heavily soiled the oven was before the oven was cleaned. It is
easily removed, once the oven has cooled, using a damp paper towel, sponge, or cloth. Wipe off any
smoke residue that remains on the front frame with Formula 409® or Fantastik®. If stain remains, use a
mild liquid cleanser. The amount of smoke stain is directly related to the amount of food soil left in the
oven at the time of self-cleaning. Clean the oven often.
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OVEN SELF CLEANING MODES
OVEN DOOR LOCK DURING
SELF-CLEAN
When the clean cycle starts, the lock light turns
on, and the automatic door lock cycle begins.
Do Not attempt to open the door when the lock
light is on. You can stop the cycle by pushing
the off button. The lock light will turn off only
after the oven has cooled below 550ºF, and the
automatic door lock has completed its cycle to
the open position.
Oven front
frame
Outer door
edge
Fig. 11
BEFORE SELF-CLEANING THE OVEN:
Remove all utensils and racks
Clean the oven front frame and outer
door edges. Wipe up large spillovers
and grease. (see fig. 11)
Be sure the light bulbs and glass covers
are in place.
Turn on the ventilator hood above the
range and leave it on until after the
oven has completed the self-clean
cycle.
Remove Oven Racks and Rack Slide
Assemblies.
Fig. 12
NOTE:
An Interlock System has been
designed so that the Self-Clean
Cycle will not engage until the Rack Slide Assemblies have been removed. The roller
assisted rack supports are designed to withstand the temperature range of the
standard baking thermostat. They will not withstand the extreme temperatures of
pyrolytic self cleaning. To remove the Assemblies:
A) For each side, Remove the retaining screw,
B) Lift up slightly and pull the entire Assembly out. Set aside.
Replace the assemblies and retaining screws after the Self-Clean
cycle has finished.
27” OVEN RACK SLIDE ASSEMBLY
Wipe out puddles of grease and any loose soil that can be easily removed. Remove any soil that is
outside the door seal area. This appliance is designed to clean the oven interior and that portion of the
door that is inside the oven. The outer edges of the door and the oven cavity are not in the cleaning
zone. Wipe this area clean before setting the oven to self-clean.
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OVEN SELF CLEANING MODE
Turn on the ventilator hood above the range and leave it on until after the oven has completed the
self-clean cycle.
SETTING THE OVEN FOR SELF CLEAN
1) Push the “CLEAN” Selector Button.
2) Set Oven Control Knob to “CLEAN”.
Cooling Blower turns on,
OVEN ON light and HEATING light turn on,
LOCK light turns on,
The door closing process takes approximately 60 seconds to complete, at which
time the door becomes locked.
AT THE END OF THE CLEAN CYCLE:
The clean cycle takes 5 hours to complete. The OVEN ON
light turns off once the cycle has finished.
1) Push the OFF selector button. The door latch will open
automatically after the oven temperature falls below
550ºF and the automatic door lock completes its
60 sec. cycle to the OPEN position.
2) Turn the oven control knob to OFF. Wipe white ash
with a damp cloth or sponge (after oven has cooled)
before placing oven racks.
Fig. 13
3) Replace the oven rack slide assemblies by:
A) Guiding the rear of the rack slide assembly into the bottom rear bracket of the
oven side,
B) Guide the top rear of the rack slide assembly into the top U-shaped bracket of
the oven side,
C) Lift up the Push Rod so that it rests on the “ledge” of the side support of the
assembly, and
D) Screw the assembly secure to the oven through the hole in the front middle
section of the side support. Repeat for the other side of the oven.
4) Replace the oven racks.
CAUTION:
The interior of the oven will still be at baking temperatures when the lock light
turns off and the oven door can be opened. Use caution as the oven may be hot
enough to cause burns.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
WHEN CLEANING THE RANGE OR COOKTOP:
Be careful cleaning any part of this appliance while hot.
All parts of the appliance can be cleaned with hot soapy water, rinsed, dried and buffed to a shine with
a soft, heavy pile cloth. Always try this first, as it is the mildest cleaning procedure.
1) Use the mildest cleaning procedure first. Some brands of cleaners of the same type are harsher than
others, read their directions. A scent or a propellant can make a difference in the product, read the
ingredients. Try on a small area first.
2) To avoid marring the surface always rub metal finishes in the direction of the polish lines. The
cleaner will be more effective when used in the direction of the polish lines.
3) Use only clean sponges, soft cloths, paper towels, plastic non-metal or steel wool soap pads for
cleaning or scouring (use only soap pads with soap still in them, an empty pad can scratch), as
recommended in this section.
4) Be sure to rinse all parts thoroughly and to wipe dry to avoid water marks.
BRAND NAMES
In this section on cleaning, the use of name brands is intended only to indicate a type of cleaner.
This does not constitute an endorsement. The omission of any name brand cleaner does not imply
its adequacy or inadequacy. Many products are regional in distribution and can be found in local
markets and department stores.
COOKTOP
Turn off all the burners and allow the grates to cool, before starting to clean the cooktop. If you wipe
off any part of the cooktop while it is hot do so carefully as using a wet sponge or cloth can result in
steam burns.
BURNER GRATES
When lifting the grates be careful as they are heavy. Place them on a protected surface, so they won’t
scratch the surface they are laid on. The burner grates are matte porcelain enamel over cast iron.When
cool they may be placed in the dishwasher, or wiped clean while on the cooktop using hot soapy water,
then rinsed and wiped dry. The burner grates will not rust as they are matte porcelain enamel on both
sides for durability.
The occasional use of mild abrasive cleansers such as Bon-Ami®, Soft Scrub® or a soap-filled steel wool
pad is okay. Abrasive cleansers, used vigorously or too often, can eventually harm the enamel. Apply
with a damp sponge, rinse thoroughly and dry. The porcelain may pop off the edge of the grates due
to rapid temperature change when the burners are turned on. Do not be concerned as this does not
result in the deterioration of the grates. The cast iron soon darkens to blend with the porcelain enamel.
Be careful when wiping an area where the porcelain has popped off, as the edges may be sharp.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
BURNERS
Cap
For proper lighting and performance
keep the burners clean. It is necessary
to clean the burners if they do not
Brass Ring
light even though the igniter clicks, if
Main
Locating Pin
Burner
there has been a severe boil over, or
Port
when the flame does not burn blue.
Ring
Be certain all burner knobs are in the
off position before attempting to
Hex Nut
clean the burners. The burners have
been designed for ease in cleaning.
Simmer
When the grates and burners are cool,
Ring
Locating
remove the grate. The burner cap and
Notch
the brass port ring can easily be lifted
Locating Pin
off. Wash these parts in hot soapy
water, rinse and dry thoroughly. The
Burner
Base
burner caps are porcelain enamel, Electrode
follow the directions on the previous
page that were given for the burner
Venturi
grates. A bristle brush can be used to
Locating Pin
Hole Inside
clean out the toothed burner ports, if
necessary. Disassembly of the simmer
Fig. 14
ring is not recommended, however, it
may become necessary to do so if the
ports remain clogged after normal
cleaning. If it is necessary to disassemble the simmer ring from the base, remove the hex nut at the top
of the simmer ring. Clean the simmer ring with hot soapy water using a soft wire or plastic bristle brush
then dry thoroughly. Re-assemble the parts using the hex nut. After cleaning, it is important to make
sure the locating pin on the bottom side of the simmer ring is properly aligned with the corresponding
hole in the base and that the locating pin (see insert) in the bottom side of the brass port ring is
properly aligned with the locating notch on the top side of the simmer ring. Incorrect alignment will
produce a potentially dangerous flame and poor burner performance (see fig. 14).
IGNITERS
Wipe with a water dampened cotton swab. Be careful
not to damage the igniter (see fig. 15).
IGNITER (KEEP CLEAN)
Fig. 15
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
DRIP TRAYS & DRAIN TUBES
If you have a griddle or a grill there will be a tray liner.
DRAIN
The drip trays are made of stainless steel. The drip
TUBES
trays are on rollers so they are easy to remove and
replace. To remove, pull the tray forward. If something
has spilled into the trays it should be cleaned up as
soon as possible to prevent “baked on” food soil.
Grease from the griddle or the grill drains through the
drain tube into the tray and liner below. Do not allow
DRIP TRAY AND LINER
the grease to accumulate in the tray as it can be a fire
hazard. Clean the tube and tray as soon as they are
Fig. 16
cool. Clean with hot soapy water. For the tube use a
soapy bottle brush. A mild abrasive cleaner such as
Bon-Ami or Soft Scrub can be used. For stubborn stains use a soap filled steel wool pad, or a harsh
abrasive such as: Comet® or Ajax®, rubbing lightly. Rinse all parts thoroughly.
GRIDDLE
Thoroughly clean the griddle of grease and food particles, using a square edged spatula, while it is still
hot. Once the griddle has cooled to a lukewarm temperature rub the surface lightly with vegetable oil
(do not use corn oil, it gets sticky). Thoroughly wipe the griddle with a heavy coarse cloth or burlap to
remove any remaining residue and food particles. If you have a grease build-up use one tablespoon of
vinegar in a 1/2 cup of water, clean with a scouring cloth such as a Chore Boy® Scouring Cloth. For heat
discoloration use a stainless steel cleaner for heat stains such as Revere Ware® Stainless Steel Cleaner.
Wash with hot soapy water, rinse and dry. If food soil or residue is cooked onto the griddle, use a griddle
stone (fine grained pumice), or a griddle pan and screen cleaner (these are both available at restaurant
supply store), following the manufacturers’ directions. Wash with hot soapy water, rinse and dry. If hot
soapy water, vinegar, scouring powder, steel wool or metal scouring pads are used to clean the griddle,
it must be re-seasoned. Follow the directions on page 14 to reseason the griddle.
NEVER FLOOD THE HOT GRIDDLE WITH COLD WATER. This could cause the
griddle to crack or warp.
GRILL
Clean the grill immediately after cooking. Turn off the burner. To protect your hand from steam and
heat, wear a barbecue mitt. Scrub the grill by dipping a brass bristle barbecue brush frequently into a
bowl of water. The steam created softens the food particles and assists the cleaning process. The food
particles will drop into the drip tray or into the radiant tray holding the radiants. Be sure to clean the
drain tube, drip tray and liner after they have cooled. Follow directions above. The radiant tray and
radiants, should be removed periodically (when cool) and shaken over a layer of newspaper, which can
be thrown away.
CONTROL KNOBS - COOKTOP AND OVEN
These are plastic and can be cleaned in hot, soapy water. To remove the knobs from the control panel,
grasp the knob and pull straight back towards you and away from the grill. Wash, do not soak. Rinse
and dry thoroughly. It is important to replace these knobs on the correct gas valve, on the control
panel. The cooktop and grill control knobs are similar, the cooktop knobs have a setting for “Simmer”,
the grill does not. The oven and griddle control knobs are similar, they both have temperatures on
them, oven knob has a “Broil” setting, the griddle does not.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
BACKGUARD
This is made of stainless steel. Use the mildest cleaning procedure first. Hot soapy water, rinse and dry.
If the panel has food soil remaining, try a general kitchen cleaner, such as Fantastik®, Simple Green® or
Formula 409®. For hard to clean soil use a stainless steel cleaner such as, Bon-Ami, Cameo®, or Bar
Keepers Friend. Apply cleaner with a damp sponge, rinse thoroughly and dry. Always scrub lightly in
the direction of the grain. Do not use a steel wool pad, it will scratch the surface. To touch up
noticeable scratches in the stainless steel, sand very lightly with dry 100 grit emery paper, rubbing in
the direction of the grain. After cleaning use a stainless steel polish, such as Stainless Steel Magic®. If
the rear top burners are used extensively on high it is possible for the vertical stainless steel panel to
discolor from the burner heat. This discoloration can be removed by using Revere Ware Stainless Steel
Cleaner.
OVEN AND DOOR INTERIOR
Door
Hinge
Roller
DOOR
HINGE
ROLLER
If in the event the oven door comes off track, or becomes
misaligned, realignment can be achieved by following
this simple procedure: Open the door and hold it all the
way open. Close the hinge latches (see fig. 16). Once both
hinges are locked, gently lift the door up and partially
out until the door is evenly aligned. Evenly slide the door
back into place and check to assure the hinges rest in the
center of each door hinge roller. With the oven door fully
open, unlock hinge latches and the door is ready to close
again. Be sure the oven and door are cool before you
start to clean them. They are matte porcelain enamel. It
is acid resistant, but not acid proof. Therefore, acid foods,
such as vinegar, rhubarb, alcohol, citric juices or milk,
should be wiped and not allowed to bake on. Try mild
cleaners, such as: Bon-Ami, ammonia or ammonia and
Lock
LOCK
water or Soft Scrub. Apply the powders on a damp
(CLOSE)
(close)
sponge or cloth. Rub lightly. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
If food has burned onto the oven and is difficult to
UN-LOCK
Un-Lock
remove, soak the spots with a cloth saturated with
household ammonia. Allow it to soak for an hour or two,
with the door closed. The food soil should be easy to
remove with a damp soapy cloth or mild abrasive. A
Fig. 16
solution of 3 tablespoons ammonia in a 1/2 cup of water
may be placed in a warm (not hot) oven over night. This
loosens the spills and hardened residue so they are easily wiped up with a clean damp sponge or cloth.
For stubborn stains a soap filled steel wool pad can be used. The occasional use of abrasive cleaners is
okay, if used too often or vigorously they can eventually harm the enamel. Dampen the pad, rub the
surface lightly, rinse thoroughly and dry. Commercial oven cleaners, such as Easy Off® or Dow® can be
used on the oven interior. Follow the manufacturer’s directions. Commercial oven cleaners are
corrosive to the thermostat bulb and infrared broiler burner. Do not spray or wipe this type cleaner
onto the oven thermostat bulb or broiler burner. If some cleaner gets onto the bulb or broiler burner,
wipe it off immediately with a clean damp cloth.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
OVEN RACKS AND RACK SUPPORTS
All of the oven racks and 12” rack supports are chrome plated steel. The roller assisted rack supports
in the main oven are stainless steel. To remove the 12” Oven rack supports, first remove the oven racks,
then grasp the rack supports and pull up and out. To replace the rack supports, put the top in first. See
page 25 for removal of the self cleaning Oven Roller Assisted Rack Support Assemblies. Do Not
immerse the self cleaning Rack Slide Assemblies or wash in a dishwasher. Use a damp sponge, cloth, or
steel wool with a mild detergent to clean. Chrome cleaners, such as Soft Scrub, Cameo or Bar Keepers
Friend can be applied with a damp sponge following package directions. Rinse and dry. Powdered
cleaners such as Bon-Ami or Comet are applied with a damp sponge or cloth, rubbed lightly, rinsed and
dried. For hard to remove food soil use a dampened soap filled steel wool pad, rinsed and dried. Harsh
Cleaners which are commercial oven cleaners, such as Easy Off or Dow can be used on the racks, but
are not recommended for use on the self cleaning oven rack slide assemblies or oven interiors.
Additionally, some commercial oven cleaners cause darkening and discoloration. Test the cleaner on a
small part of the rack and check for any discoloration before cleaning the entire rack. Apply a
generous coating. Allow to stand for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and dry. After being cleaned,
if the racks do not slide easily, pour a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel and rub it lightly
over the side rails.
FRAME, SIDES, DOOR EXTERIOR, HEAT DEFLECTOR
These parts are made of stainless steel, follow the directions for the Backguard. Take care when
cleaning the door top, and do not let water or cleaners run down the vents. If water or cleaners spill
into the vents, they may streak the glass inside the door.
DOOR GASKET
Use a general kitchen spray cleaner, such as Formula 409® or Fantastik®. Spray it on and blot dry with a
cloth. Do not rub. Do not remove or damage the mesh.
OVEN LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
For oven light bulb replacement use only a 40 watt, 120 volt appliance light bulb. These are available
in supermarkets. DO NOT use a standard light bulb in any oven, the heat will break it.
To Replace the Light Bulb
1) Be sure the oven light bulb switch is in the off position. The bottom of the switch is pressed in. Let
the cover and the bulb cool completely.
2) Remove the light cover. Turn the cover to the left (counterclockwise) to unscrew it.
3) Remove the burnt out bulb. Replace it with a 40 watt appliance light bulb only.
4) Replace cover. Turn circuit breaker back on, if turned off. (See Caution).
CAUTION:
Be sure the Oven light switch is in the OFF position and the cover is cool. If the
bulb comes loose from the base, turn off the power to the oven at the circuit
breaker panel, before attempting to remove the bulb base from the socket.
POWER FAILURE
The broiler and oven burners cannot be turned on during a power failure. To light the open top
burners, turn the control knob to “LITE”, hold a lighted match to the port ring. After the flame is burning
all the way around the burner, adjust the flame. It is necessary to light each burner separately, each time
you want to use it.
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
* Rating Plate Located
on the back of the unit.
11
3
4
2
5
6
12
11
7
13
26
14
8
15
9
16
10
17
20
19
18
21
23
22
24
25
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
ITEM
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
DESCRIPTION
Grill
Burner Grates
Griddle
Drain Tubes
27”Oven Control Knob
Griddle Control Knob
Oven Light Switch
Oven Rack Slides
Oven Door Gasket
Oven Heating Element
Grill Control Knob
Proofing Control Knob
Burner Control Knob
Thermostat Bulb
Oven Rack Slides
ITEM
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
DESCRIPTION
12”Oven Crumb Catch Tray
Oven Heating Element
12”Oven Door
12”Oven Window
27”& 24”Oven Window
Endcap
12”Oven Door Handle
27”& 27”Oven Door Handle
12”Oven Rack
27”& 24”Oven Racks
Drip Tray
Oven Light
Oven Heating Element
Convection Fan Baffle
28
28
27
27
29
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HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Is the circuit breaker tripped or the fuse blown?
Is there a power outage in the area?
IF THE COOKTOP BURNERS DO NOT LIGHT
Is the two piece burner put together correctly?
Is the burner head assembly aligned correctly?
Is the manual shut-off valve open? This is usually located where the gas comes out of the wall.
For warranty service, contact DCS Customer Service at (888) 281-5698. Before you call, please have the
following information ready:
Model Number (located on rating plate backside of kickpanel).
Serial Number
Date of installation
A brief description of the problem
Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. If a problem cannot be resolved to your satisfaction,
please write, fax, or email us at:
Write:
DCS
Attention: Consumer Relations
5800 Skylab Road
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Fax us at: (714) 372-7004
email: support@dcsappliances.com
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WARRANTY
Length of Warranty:
One (1) Year Full parts and Labor. Covers the entire product.
Five (5) Year Surface burners, griddle burners, grill burner, oven burners.
Ten (10) Year Limited Porcelain oven liner, porcelain inner door panel.
DCS Will Pay For
All repair labor and parts found to be defective due to materials or workmanship for one full year “IN
HOME” warranty during the first year of ownership. This does not apply if the unit was subjected to
other than normal household use. Service must be provided by Authorized Factory Agent during
normal working hours. No charges will be made for repair or replacement at the location of initial
installation or factory for parts returned pre-paid, through the dealer and claimed within the warranty
period, and found by DCS to be defective.
Replacement will be F.O.B. DCS, and DCS will not be liable for any transportation costs, labor costs, or
export duties. This warranty shall not apply, nor can we assume responsibility for damage that might
result from failure to follow manufactures instructions or local codes, where the appliance has been
tampered with or altered in anyway or which, in our judgement, has been subjected to misuse,
negligence, or accident. Implied warranty shall not extend beyond the duration of this written
warranty. This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied and all other obligations or
liability in connection with the sale of this appliance.
DCS Will Not Pay For
Installation or start-up.
Shipping damage.
Service by an unauthorized agency.
Damage or repairs due to service by an unauthorized agency or the use of unauthorized parts.
Service during other than normal working hours.
Improper installation, such as improper hook-up, etc.
Service visits to teach you how to use the appliance; correct the installation; reset circuit
breakers or replace home fuses.
Repairs due to other than normal household use.
Damage caused from accident, abuse, alteration, misuse, incorrect installation or installation not
in accordance with local codes.
Units installed in non-residential application such as day care centers, bed and breakfast
centers, churches, nursing homes, restaurants, hotels, schools, etc.
This warranty applies to appliances used in residential applications; it does not cover their use in
commercial situations. This warranty is for products purchased and retained in the 50 states of the
U.S.A., the District of Columbia and Canada. This warranty applies even if you should move during the
warranty period. Should the appliance be sold by the original purchaser during the warranty period,
the new owner continues to be protected until the expiration date of the original purchaser’s warranty
period. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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