UseandCare Guide
Range
Safety Instructions ....................3–5
Operating Instructions, Tips
Aluminum Foil ............................5, 15, 18-20
Clock and Timer ...........................................11
Features ............................................................6
Oven ........................................................12–24
Baking..................................................13–15
Broiling, Broiling Guide....................20, 21
Control Panel.............................................10
Control Settings........................................11
Light; Bulb Replacement.................12, 28
Preheating..................................................13
Roasting, Roasting Guide ...............18, 19
Self-Cleaning Instructions ..............22–24
Timed Baking .....................................15, 16
Vent.........................................................4, 28
Surface Cooking.........................................8, 9
Canning Tips ................................................9
Cookware Tips ........................................8, 9
Cooktop Comparison.................................7
Control Settings...........................................8
Problem Solver .......................29, 30
Thermostat Adjustment–
Do It Yourself.............................................17
More questions ?…call
GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000
Care and Cleaning ...................25–28
Cooktop..........................................................26
Door.................................................................27
Plug-In Surface Units...................................25
Self-Cleaning Instructions ...................22-24
Shelves ...........................................................26
Consumer Services ...................31
Appliance Registration..................................2
Important Phone Numbers........................31
Model and Serial Number Location...........2
Removal of Packaging Tape ........................2
Warranty ........................................Back Cover
Models:
GE Appliances
JDP36
JDP37
JDP39
164D2966P095
HELP US HELP YOU…
Before using your range, read this guide
carefully.
Write down the model
and serial numbers.
It is intended to help you operate and maintain your
new range properly.
Keep it handy for answers to your questions.
If you don’t understand something or need more help, call:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
You’ll find them on a label underneath the cooktop.
These numbers are also on the Consumer Product
Ownership Registration Card that came
with your range. Before sending
in this card, please write these numbers here:
How to Remove Packaging Tape
Serial Number
To assure no damage is done to the finish of the
product, the safest way to remove adhesive left from
packaging tape on new appliances is an application of
a household liquid dishwashing detergent, mineral oil
or cooking oil. Apply with a soft cloth and allow to
soak. Wipe dry and then apply an appliance polish to
thoroughly clean and protect the surface.
NOTE: The plastic tape must be removed from the
chrome trim on oven parts. It cannot be removed if it
is baked on.
Use these numbers in any correspondence or service
calls concerning your range.
Model Number
If you received
a damaged range…
Immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold
you the range.
Save time and money.
Before you request service…
Check the Problem Solver in the back of this guide. It
lists causes of minor operating problems that you can
correct yourself.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE…
To obtain service, see the Consumer Services page
in the back of this guide.
We’re proud of our service and want you to be
pleased. If for some reason you are not happy with the
service you receive, here are three steps to follow for
further help.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In most
cases, this will solve the problem.
2
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details—including your phone number—to:
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
FINALLY, if your problem is still not resolved, write:
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
• The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic
Enforcement Act requires the Governor of
California to publish a list of substances known to
the state to cause birth defects or other reproductive
harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of
potential exposure to such substances.
• The fiberglass insulation in self-clean ovens
gives off a very small amount of carbon
monoxide during the cleaning cycle. Exposure
can be minimized by venting with an open
window or using a ventilation fan or hood.
• Teach children not to play with controls or any
other part of the range.
• Never wear loose-fitting or hanging garments
while using the appliance. Be careful when
reaching for items stored in cabinets over the
range. Flammable material could be ignited if
brought in contact with hot surface units or
heating elements and may cause severe burns.
• Do not store flammable materials in the oven
or near the cooktop.
• Use only dry pot holders—moist
or damp pot holders on hot surfaces
may result in burns from steam.
Do not let pot holders touch hot heating elements.
Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth. Such
cloths can catch fire on a hot heating element.
• Always keep dish towels, dish cloths, pot
holders and other linens a safe distance from
your range.
• Always keep wooden and plastic utensils
and canned food a safe distance away from
your range.
• Always keep combustible wall coverings,
curtains or drapes a safe distance from
your range.
• For your safety, never use your appliance for
warming or heating the room.
• DO NOT STORE OR USE COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS, GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER APPLIANCE.
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Important Safety Instructions
When using electrical appliances, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including
the following:
• Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in this guide.
• Be sure your appliance is properly installed and
grounded by a qualified technician in accordance
with the provided installation instructions.
• Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of
your range unless it is specifically
recommended in this guide. All other servicing
should be referred to a qualified technician.
• Before performing any service, DISCONNECT
THE RANGE POWER SUPPLY AT THE
HOUSEHOLD DISTRIBUTION PANEL BY
REMOVING THE FUSE OR SWITCHING OFF
THE CIRCUIT BREAKER.
• Have the installer show you the location of the
circuit breaker or fuse. Mark it for easy
reference.
• Be sure the range is securely installed in a
counter that is firmly attached to the house
structure. Weight on the oven door could
cause the oven to tip and result in injury. Never
allow anyone to climb, sit, stand or hang on the
oven door.
• Do not leave children alone—children should
not be left alone or unattended in an area where an
appliance is in use. They should never be allowed
to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
• Do not allow anyone to climb, stand or hang
on the door or cooktop. They could damage
the range and even tip it over, causing severe
personal injury.
• CAUTION: ITEMS OF INTEREST TO
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE STORED IN
CABINETS ABOVE A RANGE OR ON THE
BACKSPLASH OF A RANGE—CHILDREN
CLIMBING ON THE RANGE TO REACH
ITEMS COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
• Keep the hood and grease filters clean to
maintain good venting and to avoid grease fires.
• Do not let cooking grease or other flammable
materials accumulate in or near the range.
• Do not use water on grease fires.
Never pick up a flaming pan. Turn off
burner, then smother flaming pan by
covering pan completely with well fitting lid,
cookie sheet or flat tray, or if available, use a dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Flaming grease outside a pan can be put out
by covering with baking soda, or if available,
use a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type
extinguisher.
Flame in the oven can be smothered completely
by closing the oven door and pressing the
CLEAR/OFF pad or by using a dry chemical or
foam-type fire extinguisher.
• Do not touch the surface units, heating elements
or the interior surface of the oven. These surfaces
may be hot enough to burn even though they are
dark in color. During and after use, do not touch, or
let clothing or other flammable materials contact
surface units, areas nearby surface units or any
interior area of the oven; allow sufficient time for
cooling, first.
Potentially hot surfaces include the cooktop, areas
facing the cooktop, oven vent opening, surfaces
near the opening, crevices around the oven door,
the edges of the door window and metal trim parts
above the door.
Remember: The inside surface of the oven may be
hot when the door is opened.
• When cooking pork, follow the directions
exactly and always cook the meat to an internal
temperature of at least 170°F. This assures that, in
the remote possibility that trichina may be present
in the meat, it will be killed and the meat will be
safe to eat.
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Oven
• Stand away from the range when opening the
oven door. Hot air or steam which escapes can
cause burns to hands, face and/or eyes.
• Never leave the oven door open when you are not
watching the range.
• After broiling, always take the broiler pan out of
the range and clean it. Leftover grease in the broiler
pan can catch on fire next time you use the pan.
• Do not heat unopened food containers.
Pressure could build up and the container could
burst, causing an injury.
• Keep the oven vent duct
unobstructed.
• Keep the oven free from grease
buildup.
• Place the oven shelf in the desired position while
the oven is cool. If the shelves must be handled
when hot, do not let the pot holder contact the
heating elements.
• Pulling out the shelf to the shelf stop is a
convenience in lifting heavy foods. It is also a
precaution against burns from touching the hot
surfaces of the door or oven walls.
• When using cooking or roasting bags in the
oven, follow the manufacturer’s directions.
• Do not use your oven to dry newspapers.
If overheated, they can catch on fire.
• Do not use your oven for a storage area. Items
stored in an oven can ignite.
• Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or
food in the oven when not in use.
• Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings on or
near your range.
• Never leave the oven door open when you are not
watching the range.
• After broiling, always take the broiler pan out of
the range and clean it. Leftover grease in the broiler
pan can catch fire next time you use the pan.
Self-Cleaning Oven
Surface Cooking Units
• Use proper pan size—Select
cookware having flat bottoms large
enough to cover the surface unit
heating element. The use of undersized cookware
will expose a portion of the surface unit to direct
contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of the cookware to the surface
unit will also improve efficiency.
• Never leave the surface units unattended at
high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking and
greasy spillovers that may catch on fire.
• Be sure the drip pans and vent ducts are not
covered and are in place. Their absence during
cooking could damage range parts and wiring.
• Do not use aluminum foil to line the drip pans
or anywhere in the oven except as described in
this guide. Misuse could result in a shock, fire
hazard or damage to the range.
• Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic,
earthenware or other glazed containers are
suitable for cooktop cooking; others may break
because of the sudden change in temperature.
• To minimize the possibility of burns, ignition of
flammable materials and spillage, the handle of a
container should be turned toward the center of the
range without extending over nearby surface units.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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Important Safety Instructions
• Do not clean the oven door gasket. The door
gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be
taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.
• Do not use oven cleaners. No commercial oven
cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any
kind should be used in or around any part of the
oven. Residue from oven cleaners will damage the
inside of the oven when the self-clean cycle is used.
• Clean only parts listed in this Use and Care Guide.
• Be sure to wipe up excess spillage before
starting the self-cleaning operation.
• Before self-cleaning the oven, remove the
broiler pan and other cookware.
• If the self-cleaning mode malfunctions, turn
the oven off and disconnect the power supply.
Have serviced by a qualified technician.
• Always turn the surface unit controls off before
removing cookware.
• Keep an eye on foods being fried at high or
medium high heat settings.
• To avoid the possibility of a burn or electric
shock, always be certain that the controls for all
surface units are at the off position and
all surface units are cool before attempting to lift
or remove the unit.
• Do not immerse or soak the removable surface
units. Do not put them in a dishwasher. Do not
self-clean the surface units in the oven.
• When flaming foods are under the hood, turn
the fan off. The fan, if operating, may spread
the flame.
• Foods for frying should be as dry as possible.
Frost on frozen foods or moisture on fresh foods
can cause hot fat to bubble up and over the sides
of the pan.
• Use little fat for effective shallow or deep-fat
frying. Filling the pan too full of fat can cause
spillovers when food is added.
• If a combination of oils or fats will be used in
frying, stir together before heating, or as fats
melt slowly.
• Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
• Use a deep fat thermometer whenever
possible to prevent overheating fat beyond the
smoking point.
• Never try to move a pan of hot fat, especially a
deep fat fryer. Wait until the fat has cooled.
• Never clean the cooktop surface when it is hot.
Some cleaners produce noxious fumes and wet
cloths cause steam burns if used on a hot surface.
• Clean the cooktop with caution. If a wet sponge
or cloth is used to wipe up spills on a hot cooktop,
be careful to avoid steam burns.
FEATURES OF YOUR RANGE
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
CLEAR
OFF
DELAY
OVEN ON
CLEAN
STOP
TIMER
HR
BAKE
CLEAN
CLOCK
AUTO SELF
TIME
BROIL O
N
LOCK
OVEN
TIME
STOP
TIMER
COOK
CLEAN
BROIL
BAKE
HI/LO
TIME
ON/OFF
14
5
15
16
4
3
18
17
2
Models:
1
Feature Index
1 Lift-Off Oven Door
with Broil Stop position.
Easily removed for oven cleaning.
2 Bake Element May be lifted gently
for wiping oven floor.
3 Oven Interior Light
4 Broil Element
4, 20, 27
22
12, 22, 28
20, 22
5 Surface Unit “ON” Indicator Light
8
6 Model and Serial Numbers
(under cooktop)
2
7 Plug-In Surface Units
7-9, 25
25
9 Lift-Up Cooktop Support rod holds
it up to simplify cleaning underneath.
26
11 Display Panel
Feature Index
12 Oven Controls
Oven Thermostat Adjustment
Timed Baking
Clock
Timer
4, 28
10, 11
17
15, 16
11
11
12
14 Surface Unit Controls
8
22–24
16 Oven Shelves with Stop-Locks
4, 12–15,
18, 22, 26
17 Oven Shelf Supports
Shelf positions are suggested in
the Baking, Broiling and Roasting
sections.
12, 13, 18,
20-22
18 Broiler Pan and Rack
10
Explained
on page
13 Oven Light Switch
Lets you turn the interior
oven light on and off when
the door is closed.
15 Automatic Oven Door Latch
8 Drip Pans
10 Oven Vent Duct Located under
the right rear surface unit.
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Explained
on page
JDP36
JDP37
JDP39
4, 18,
20, 26
HOW DOES THIS COOKTOP COMPARE
TO YOUR OLD ONE?
The best types of cookware to use, plus heat-up and
cool-down times, depend upon the type of burner or
surface unit you have.
The following chart will help you to understand the
differences between electric coil surface units and any
other type of cooktop you may have used in the past.
Type of Cooktop
Description
How It Works
Electric Coil
Flattened metal
tubing containing
electric resistance
wire suspended
over a drip pan.
Heats by direct contact with the pan and by heating the air under the pan. For best
cooking results, use good quality pans. Electric coils are more forgiving of
warped pans than radiant or solid disks. Heats up quickly but does not change
heat settings as quickly as gas or induction. Electric coils stay hot enough to
continue cooking for a short time after they are turned off.
Radiant
(Glass Ceramic)
Cooktop
Electric coils
under a glassceramic cooktop.
Heat travels to the glass surface and then to the cookware, so pans must be flat on
the bottom for good cooking results. The glass cooktop stays hot enough to
continue cooking after it is turned off. Remove the pan from the surface unit if
you want cooking to stop.
Induction
High frequency
induction coils
under a glass
surface.
Pans must be made of ferrous metals (metal that attracts a magnet). Heat is
produced by a magnetic circuit between the coil and the pan. Heats up right away
and changes heat settings right away, like a gas cooktop. After turning the control
off, the glass cooktop is hot from the heat of the pan, but cooking stops right away.
Solid Disk
Solid cast iron
disk sealed to the
cooktop surface.
Heats by direct contact with the pan, so pans must be flat on the bottom for good
cooking results. Heats up and cools down more slowly than electric coils. The
disk stays hot enough to continue cooking after it is turned off. Remove the pan
from the solid disk if you want the cooking to stop.
Gas Burners
Regular or sealed
gas burners use
either LP gas
or natural gas.
Flames heat the pans directly. Pan flatness is not critical to cooking results, but
pans should be well balanced. Gas burners heat the pan right away and change
heat settings right away. When you turn the control off, cooking stops right away.
Features of Your Range
Your new cooktop has electric coil surface units.
If you are used to cooking with gas burners or other
types of electric cooktops, you will notice some
differences when you use electric coils.
Cooktop Comparison
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SURFACE COOKING
Your surface units and controls are designed to give
you an infinite choice of heat settings for surface unit
cooking. At both OFF and HI the control “clicks” into
position.
When cooking in a quiet kitchen, you may hear slight
“clicking” sounds—an indication that the heat settings
you selected are being maintained.
Switching to higher heat settings always results in a
quicker heat change than switching to lower settings.
How to Set the Controls
1. Grasp the control knob and
push it in.
2. Turn either clockwise or
counterclockwise to the
desired heat setting.
The control must be pushed in to set only from
the OFF position. When the control is in any
position other than OFF, it may be rotated
without pushing it in.
Be sure you turn the control knob to OFF when you
finish cooking.
An indicator light will glow when ANY heat on any
surface unit is on.
Cooking Guide for Using Heat Settings
Medium
High
OFF
L
MED
HI
O
HI—Bring water to boil.
Medium High—Fast fry, pan broil; maintain fast boil
on large amount of food.
MED—Saute and brown; maintain slow boil on large
amount of food.
Medium Low—Cook after starting at HI; cook with
little water in covered pan.
LO—Steam rice, cereal; maintain serving
temperature of most foods.
Medium
Low
NOTE:
At HI or Medium High, never leave food unattended.
Boilovers cause smoking; greasy spillovers may
catch on fire.
At LO, melt chocolate, butter on a small unit.
SURFACE COOKWARE TIPS
Cookware
Use medium- or heavy-weight cookware. Aluminum
cookware conducts heat faster than other metals.
Cast-iron and coated cast-iron cookware are slow to
absorb heat, but generally cook evenly at low to
medium heat settings. Steel pans may cook unevenly
if not combined with other metals.
For best cooking results pans should be flat on the
bottom. Match the size of the saucepan to the size of
the surface unit. The pan should not extend over the
edge of the surface unit more than 1 inch.
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Right
NOT OVER 1 INCH
Wrong
OVER 1 INCH
Surface Cooking
Deep Fat Frying
Do not overfill cookware with fat that may spill over when adding food.
Frosty foods bubble vigorously. Watch food frying at high temperatures.
Keep range and hood clean from grease.
Wok Cooking
Do not use woks that have
support rings. Use of these
types of woks, with or
without the ring in place,
can be dangerous. Placing
the ring over the surface unit
will cause a build-up of heat
that will damage the porcelain
cooktop. Do not try to use such woks
without the ring. You could be seriously
burned if the wok tipped over.
We recommend that you
use only a flat-bottomed
wok. They are available at
your local store.
Canning should be done on surface units only.
In surface cooking, the use of pots extending more
than one inch beyond the edge of the surface unit’s
drip pan is not recommended. However, when
canning with a water-bath or pressure canner,
large-diameter pots may be used. This is because
boiling water temperatures (even under pressure)
are not harmful to cooktop surfaces surrounding the
surface units.
HOWEVER, DO NOT USE LARGE-DIAMETER
CANNERS OR OTHER LARGE-DIAMETER POTS
FOR FRYING OR BOILING FOODS OTHER
THAN WATER. Most syrup or sauce mixtures—
and all types of frying—cook at temperatures much
higher than boiling water. Such temperatures could
eventually harm cooktop surfaces surrounding
surface units.
Cookware Tips
HOME CANNING TIPS
Observe the Following Points in Canning
Flat-bottomed canners are recommended.
3. When canning, use recipes and procedures from
reputable sources. Reliable recipes and procedures
are available from the manufacturer of your canner;
manufacturers of glass jars for canning, such as
Ball and Kerr; and the United States Department of
Agriculture Extension Service.
4. Remember that canning is a process that generates
large amounts of steam. To avoid burns from steam
or heat, be careful when canning.
NOTE: If your house has low voltage, canning may
take longer than expected, even though directions
have been carefully followed. The process time will
be shortened by:
(1) using a pressure canner, and
(2) starting with HOT tap water for fastest heating of
large quantities of water.
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Home Canning Tips
1. Be sure the canner fits over the center of the
surface unit. If your range or its location does not
allow the canner to be centered on the surface unit,
use smaller-diameter pots for good canning results.
2. Flat-bottomed canners must be used. Do not use
canners with flanged or rippled bottoms (often
found in enamelware) because they don’t make
enough contact with the surface unit and take too
long to boil water.
FEATURES OF YOUR OVEN CONTROL
1
3
2
CLEAR
OFF
TIME
TIMER
ON/OFF
CLOCK
11
10
OVEN
STOP
TIME
9
COOK
TIME
8
1. CLEAR/OFF. Press this pad to cancel all oven
operations except the clock and timer.
2. DISPLAY. Shows the operations you have selected,
the time of day and the cooking or cleaning status.
3. INCREASE. Short taps to this pad increase the
time or temperature by small amounts. Press and
hold the pad to increase the time or temperature by
larger amounts.
4. DECREASE. Short taps to this pad decrease the
time or temperature by small amounts. Press and
hold the pad to decrease the time or temperature by
larger amounts.
5. BAKE. Press this pad to select the bake function.
6. BROIL. Press this pad to select the broil function.
7. AUTO SELF CLEAN. Press this pad to select the
self-cleaning function. See the Operating the SelfCleaning Oven section.
8. COOK TIME. Press this pad for the Timed
Baking operations.
9. STOP TIME. Use this pad along with the COOK
TIME or AUTO SELF CLEAN pad to set the oven
to stop automatically at a time you select.
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AUTO SELF
CLEAN
BROIL
BAKE
7
6
5
HI/LO
4
10. CLOCK. Press this pad to display or set the
time of day.
11. TIMER ON/OFF. Press this pad to select the
timer function. The timer does not control oven
operations. The timer can time up to 9 hours
and 55 minutes.
If “F–and a number” flash in the display,
and the oven control signals, this indicates
function error code. Press the CLEAR/OFF pad.
Allow the oven to cool for 1 hour. Put the oven
back into operation. If the function error code
repeats, disconnect the power to the range and
call for service.
OVEN CONTROL, CLOCK AND TIMER
To Set the Clock
The clock must be set to the correct time of day for
the automatic oven timing functions to work properly.
The time of day cannot be changed during a Timed
Baking or Self-Cleaning cycle.
Timer
The timer does not control oven
operations. The maximum setting
on the timer is 9 hours and 55
minutes.
1. Press the CLOCK pad.
CLOCK
2. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE
pad to set the time of day.
To Set the Timer
TIMER
1. Press the
TIMER ON/OFF pad.
ON/OFF
2. Press the INCREASE or
DECREASE pad to set the
amount of time on the timer.
The timer will start automatically
within a few seconds of releasing
the pad.
The timer, as you are setting it,
will display seconds until 1 minute
is reached. Then it will display
minutes and seconds until 60
minutes is reached.
After 60 minutes, it will display
hours (“HR” now appears in
display) and minutes until the
maximum time of 9 hours and
55 minutes is reached.
To Cancel Timer
If “TIMER” is displayed, press the INCREASE or
DECREASE pad until the desired time is reached.
If “TIMER” is not displayed, press the TIMER
ON/OFF pad first, then follow the instructions above
to set the timer.
Press and hold the TIMER ON/OFF pad until the
word “TIMER” disappears from the display.
End of Cycle Tones
Display Messages
The end of cycle tone is three short beeps followed by
1 beep that repeats every six seconds until you press
any operation. If you would like to eliminate the
repeating beeps, press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad
for 10 seconds.
To return the end of cycle tone to the repeating beeps,
press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 10 seconds.
• If “clean” appears in the display, DOOR flashes
and the oven control signals, you set the self-clean
cycle and did not shut the door.
• If “LOCK” only appears in the display, the
oven door is in the locked position. BAKE, BROIL
and COOK TIME cannot be set if the door is in the
locked position.
Power Outage
After a power outage, when power is restored the
display will flash and time shown will no longer be
correct—for example, after a 5-minute power
interruption the clock will be 5 minutes slow.
The display flashes until the clock is reset. All other
functions that were in operation when the power went
out will have to be programmed again.
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Oven Control, Clock and Timer
To Reset Timer
Features of Your Oven Control
Clock
USING YOUR OVEN
Before Using Your Oven
1. Look at the controls. Be sure you understand how to
set them properly.
2. Check the oven interior. Look at the shelves. Take a
practice run at removing and replacing them
properly to give sure, sturdy support.
3. Read over the information and tips that follow.
4. Keep this guide handy so you can refer to it,
especially during the first weeks of using your
new range.
NOTE: You may notice a “burning” or “oily”
smell the first few times you turn your oven on.
This is normal in a new oven and will disappear
in a short time.
Oven Shelves
The shelves are designed with stop-locks so that
when placed correctly on the shelf supports, they
will stop before coming completely out from the
oven, and will not tilt when removing food from or
placing food on them.
When placing cookware on a shelf, pull the shelf out
to the bump on the shelf support. Place the cookware
on the shelf, then slide the shelf back into the oven.
This will eliminate reaching into the hot oven.
To remove a shelf from the oven, pull the shelf
toward you, tilt the front end upward and pull the
shelf out.
To replace, place the shelf on the shelf support with
the stop-locks (curved extension of the shelf) facing
up and toward the rear of the oven. Tilt up the front
and push the shelf toward the back of the oven until it
goes past the bump on the shelf support. Then lower
the front of the shelf and push it all the way back.
Bump
Shelf Positions
The oven has 4 shelf supports identified in this
illustration as A (bottom), B, C and D (top).
Shelf positions for cooking are suggested in the
Baking, Roasting and Broiling sections.
D
C
B
A
Oven Light Switch
Use the switch on the control panel to turn the light on and off.
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BAKING
How to Set Your Oven for Baking
3. Press the CLEAR/OFF pad when baking is finished
and then remove the food from the oven.
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the
correct position before you turn the oven on.
1. Press the BAKE pad.
To change the oven temperature during the
BAKE cycle, press the BAKE pad and then
the INCREASE or DECREASE pad to get the
new temperature.
BAKE
2. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE pad. The
display will show the last oven temperature used.
Continue pressing until the desired temperature is
displayed.
The oven will start automatically. The word “ON” and
“100°” will be displayed. As the oven heats up, the
display will show the changing temperatures. When the
oven reaches the temperature you set, a tone will sound.
Using Your Oven
If you think an adjustment is necessary, see the Adjust
the Oven Thermostat section. It lists easy Do It
Yourself instructions on how to adjust the thermostat.
NOTE: When the oven is hot, the top and outside
surfaces of the range get hot too.
Your oven temperature is controlled very accurately
using an oven control system. It is recommend that
you operate the oven for a number of weeks to
become familiar with your new oven’s performance.
NOTE: A fan may automatically turn on and off to
cool internal parts. This is normal and the fan may
continue to run even after the oven is turned off.
Oven Shelves
D
C
B
A
Type of Food
Shelf Position
Angel food cake
A
Biscuits or muffins
B or C
Cookies or cupcakes
B or C
Brownies
B or C
Layer cakes
B or C
Bundt or pound cakes
A or B
Pies or pie shells
B or C
Frozen pies
A (on cookie sheet)
Casseroles
B or C
Roasting
A or B
Preheating
Preheat the oven if the recipe calls for it. Preheat means
bringing the oven up to the specified temperature
before putting the food in the oven. To preheat, set the
oven at the correct temperature— selecting a higher
temperature does not shorten preheat time.
Preheating is necessary for good results when baking
cakes, cookies, pastry and breads. For most casseroles
and roasts, preheating is not necessary. For ovens without
a preheat indicator light or tone, preheat 10 minutes. After
the oven is preheated, place the food in the oven as quickly
as possible to prevent heat from escaping.
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Baking
Arrange the oven
shelf or shelves in
the desired locations
while the oven is
cool. The correct
shelf position
depends on the kind
of food and the
browning desired.
As a general rule,
place most foods in
the middle of the oven, on either shelf positions
B or C. See the chart for suggested shelf positions.
BAKING
(continued)
Baking Pans
Pan Placement
Use the proper baking pan. The type of finish on the
pan determines the amount of browning that will occur.
• Dark, rough or dull pans absorb heat resulting in a
browner, crisper crust. Use this type for pies.
• Shiny, bright and smooth pans reflect heat, resulting
in a lighter, more delicate browning. Cakes and
cookies require this type of pan.
• Glass baking dishes also absorb heat. When baking
in glass baking dishes, the temperature may need to
be reduced by 25°F.
For even cooking and proper browning, there must be
enough room for air circulation in the oven. Baking
results will be better if baking pans are centered as
much as possible rather than being placed to the front
or to the back of the oven.
Pans should not touch each other or the walls of the
oven. Allow 1- to 11⁄2- inch space between pans as
well as from the back of the oven, the door and the
sides. If you need to use two shelves, stagger the pans
so one is not directly above the other.
Baking Guides
When using prepared baking mixes, follow package recipe or instructions
for the best baking results.
Cookies
When baking cookies, flat cookie sheets (without
sides) produce better-looking cookies. Cookies baked
in a jelly roll pan (short sides all around) may have
darker edges and pale or light browning may occur.
Do not use a cookie sheet so large that it touches the
walls or the door of the oven. Never entirely cover a
shelf with a large cookie sheet.
For best results, use only one cookie sheet in the oven
at a time.
Pies
Cakes
For best results, bake pies in dark, rough or dull pans
to produce a browner, crisper crust. Frozen pies in foil
pans should be placed on an aluminum cookie sheet
for baking since the shiny foil pan reflects heat away
from the pie crust; the cookie sheet helps retain it.
When baking cakes, warped or bent pans will cause
uneven baking results and poorly shaped products.
A cake baked in a pan larger than the recipe
recommends will usually be crisper, thinner and drier
than it should be. If baked in a pan smaller than
recommended, it may be undercooked and batter may
overflow. Check the recipe to make sure the pan size
used is the one recommended.
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Don’t Peek
Never entirely cover
a shelf with
aluminum foil. This
will disturb the heat
circulation and result
in poor baking. A
smaller sheet of foil
may be used to catch
a spillover by
placing it on a lower
shelf several inches
below the food.
Set the timer for the estimated cooking time and do
not open the door to look at your food. Most recipes
provide minimum and maximum baking times such
as “bake 30-40 minutes.”
DO NOT open the door to check until the minimum
time. Opening the oven door frequently during
cooking allows heat to escape and makes baking times
longer. Your baking results may also be affected.
Baking
Aluminum Foil
TIMED BAKING
The oven control allows you to turn the oven on or off
automatically at specific times that you set. Examples
of Immediate Start (oven turns on now and you set it to
turn off automatically) and Delay Start and Stop (setting
the oven to turn on automatically at a later time and
turn off at a preset Stop Time) will be described later.
NOTE: Before beginning, make sure the oven clock
shows the correct time of day.
To set the clock, first press the CLOCK
pad.
Press the INCREASE or DECREASE
CLOCK
pad until correct time of day is displayed.
Press the CLOCK pad to start.
How to Set Immediate Start and Automatic Stop
The oven will start automatically. The word “ON” and
“100°” will be displayed. The Cook Time will begin
to count down. As the oven heats up, the display will
show the changing temperature. When the oven
reaches the temperature you set, a tone will sound.
The oven will continue to cook for the programmed
amount of time, then shut off automatically.
At the end of Timed Bake, the display will show
“0HR:00 COOK TIME” and the oven will turn off.
The end of cycle tone will sound.
5. Press the CLEAR/OFF pad to clear the
display if necessary. Remove the food
CLEAR
from the oven. Remember, even though
OFF
the oven shuts off automatically, foods
continue cooking after the controls are off.
NOTE:
• Foods that spoil easily, such as milk, eggs, fish,
stuffings, poultry and pork, should not be allowed to
sit for more than one hour before or after cooking.
Room temperature promotes the growth of harmful
bacteria. Be sure that the oven light is off because heat
from the bulb will speed harmful bacteria growth.
• A fan may automatically turn on and off to cool
internal parts. This is normal, and the fan may
continue to run after the oven is turned off.
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Timed Baking
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the
correct position before you turn the oven on.
The oven will turn on immediately and cook for a
selected length of time. At the end of Cook Time,
the oven will turn off automatically.
1. Press the COOK TIME pad.
COOK
NOTE: If your recipe requires preheating,
TIME
you may need to add additional time to
the length of the Cook Time.
2. Press the INCREASE pad until the desired length
of baking time appears in the display.
3. Press the BAKE pad.
4. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE
pad until the desired temperature is
displayed. An attention tone will sound
if step 3 is not done.
The words “TIME BAKE” and “COOK
TIME” will be displayed along with the
oven temperature that you set and the
Cook Time that you entered.
TIMED BAKING
(continued)
How to Set Delay Start and Automatic Stop
Quick Reminder:
1. Press the COOK TIME pad.
2. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE pad to set
the length of baking time.
3. Press the STOP TIME pad.
4. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE pad until
the desired Stop Time appears in the display.
5. Press the BAKE pad.
6. Press the INCREASE/DECREASE pad to
select an oven temperature.
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the
correct position before you turn the oven on.
You can set the oven control to delay-start the oven,
cook for a specific length of time and then turn off
automatically.
1. Press the COOK TIME pad.
COOK
NOTE: If your recipe requires
TIME
preheating, you may need to add
additional time to the Cook Time.
2. Press the INCREASE pad until the desired length
of baking time appears in the display.
3. Press the STOP TIME pad. “STOP
TIME” and the earliest Stop Time you
STOP
TIME
can set appear in the display.
The control automatically sets the Stop Time by
adding the Cook Time to the time of day. For
example, the time of day is 2:00 and the Cook
Time is 3 hours. Adding 3 hours to the time of day
equals 5:00.
4. Change the Stop Time by pressing the
INCREASE pad until the desired Stop Time
appears in the display.
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5. Press the BAKE pad.
BAKE
CLEAR
OFF
6. Press the INCREASE or
DECREASE pad until the desired
temperature is displayed.
The oven will turn on automatically. The
word “ON” and “100°” will be displayed.
The Cook Time will begin to count down.
As the oven heats up, the display will show
the changing temperature. The oven will
continue to cook for the programmed
time and shut off automatically.
At the end of Timed Bake, the display
will show “0HR:00 COOK TIME” and
the oven will turn off. The end of cycle
tone will sound.
7. Press the CLEAR/OFF pad to clear
the display if necessary. Remove the
food from the oven. Remember, even
though the oven shuts off automatically,
foods continue cooking after the controls
are off.
NOTE:
• Foods that spoil easily, such as milk, eggs, fish,
stuffings, poultry and pork, should not be allowed to
sit for more than one hour before or after cooking.
Room temperature promotes the growth of harmful
bacteria. Be sure the oven light is off because heat
from the bulb will speed harmful bacteria growth.
• A fan may automatically turn on and off to cool
internal parts. This is normal, and the fan may
continue to run after the oven is turned off.
ADJUST THE OVEN THERMOSTAT—
DO IT YOURSELF!
To Adjust the Thermostat:
1. Press the BAKE pad.
BAKE
2. Select an oven temperature between 500°F. and 550°F.
3. Immediately, before “ON” appears, press and
hold the BAKE pad for about 4 seconds. The time
display will change to the oven adjustment display.
4. The oven temperature can be adjusted up
to (+) 35°F. hotter or (–) 35°F. cooler.
Use the INCREASE or DECREASE pad
to select the desired change in the display.
Timed Baking
You may find that your new oven cooks differently
than the one it replaced. We recommend that you
use your new oven for a few weeks to become more
familiar with it, following the times given in your
recipes as a guide.
If you think your new oven is too hot or too cold,
you can adjust the thermostat yourself. If you think
it is too hot, adjust the thermostat to make it cooler. If
you think it is too cool, adjust the thermostat to make
it hotter.
We do not recommend the use of inexpensive
thermometers, such as those found in grocery stores,
to check the temperature setting of your new oven.
These thermometers may vary 20–40 degrees.
5. When you have made the adjustment,
press the CLEAR/OFF pad to go back to
the time of day display. Use your oven as
you would normally.
NOTE: This adjustment will not affect the Broiling
or Self-Cleaning temperature. It will be retained in
memory after a power failure.
CLEAR
OFF
Adjust the Oven Thermostat
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ROASTING
Roasting is cooking by dry heat. Tender meat or
poultry can be roasted uncovered in your oven.
Roasting temperatures, which should be low and
steady, keep spattering to a minimum.
Roasting is really a baking procedure used for meats.
Therefore, oven controls are set for Baking or Timed
Baking. (You may hear a slight clicking sound,
indicating the oven is working properly.) Timed
Baking will turn the oven on automatically.
Most meats continue to cook slightly while standing,
after being removed from the oven. The standing time
recommended for roasts is 10 to 20 minutes. This
allows roasts to firm up and makes them easier to
carve. The internal temperature will rise about 5° to
10°F.; to compensate for temperature rise, if desired,
remove the roast from the oven sooner (at 5° to 10°F.
less than the temperature in the Roasting Guide).
Remember that food will continue to cook in the hot
oven and therefore should be removed when the
desired internal temperature has been reached.
1. Place the shelf in A or B position. No preheating
is necessary.
2. Check the weight of the
meat. Place it fat side
up (or for poultry,
breast-side-up) on a
roasting rack in a
shallow pan. The
B
melting fat will baste
A
the meat. Select a pan
as close to the size of
the meat as possible.
(The broiler pan with
rack is a good pan for this.)
3. Press the BAKE pad.
4. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE
pad. “350°” appears in the display.
Continue pressing until the desired
temperature is displayed.
The oven will start automatically.
The word “ON” and “100°” will be
displayed. As the oven heats up, the
display will show the changing
temperatures. When the oven reaches the
temperature you set, a tone will sound.
BAKE
CLEAR
OFF
5. Press the CLEAR/OFF pad when
roasting is finished, and then remove
the food from the oven.
NOTE: A fan may automatically turn on and off to
cool internal parts. This is normal and the fan may
continue to run even after the oven is turned off.
To change the oven temperature during
roasting, press the BAKE pad and then the
INCREASE or DECREASE pad to get the
new temperature.
Use of Aluminum Foil
You can use aluminum foil to line the broiler pan.
This makes clean-up easier when using the pan for
marinating, cooking with fruits, cooking heavily
cured meats or basting food during cooking. Press
the foil tightly around the inside of the pan.
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Questions and Answers
Q. Is it necessary to check for doneness with a
meat thermometer?
A. Checking the finished internal temperature at
the completion of cooking time is recommended.
Temperatures are shown in the Roasting Guide.
For roasts over 8 lbs., check with thermometer
at half-hour intervals after half the cooking time
has passed.
Q. Why is my roast crumbling when I try to
carve it?
A. Roasts are easier to slice if allowed to cool 10 to
20 minutes after removing them from the oven.
Be sure to cut across the grain of the meat.
Q. Do I need to preheat my oven each time I cook a
roast or poultry?
A. It is not necessary to preheat your oven. Preheat
only for very small roasts, which cook a short
length of time.
Q. When buying a roast, are there any special tips
that would help me cook it more evenly?
A. Yes. Buy a roast as even in thickness as possible,
or buy rolled roasts.
Q. Can I seal the sides of my foil “tent” when
roasting a turkey?
A. Sealing the foil will steam the meat. Leaving it
unsealed allows the air to circulate and brown
the meat.
ROASTING GUIDE
Frozen roasts of beef, pork, lamb, etc., can be started
without thawing, but allow 10 to 25 minutes per
pound additional time (10 minutes per pound for
roasts under 5 pounds, more time for larger roasts).
Type
Oven
Temperature
Make sure poultry is thawed before roasting.
Unthawed poultry often does not cook evenly. Some
commercial frozen poultry can be cooked successfully
without thawing. Follow the directions given on the
package label.
Doneness
Approximate Roasting Time
in Minutes per Pound
Internal
Temperature °F.
3 to 5 lbs.
6 to 8 lbs.
24–33
18–22
35–39
22–29
40–45
30–35
21–25
20–23
25–30
24–28
30–35
28–33
35–45
30–40
35–45
30–40
17–20 minutes per pound (any weight)
140°–150°†
150°–160°
170°–185°
140°–150°†
150°–160°
170°–185°
170°–180°
170°–180°
115°–120°
3 to 5 lbs.
35–40
35–40
10 to 15 lbs.
18–25
185°–190°
185°–190°
In thigh:
185°–190°
Meat
Tender cuts; rib, high quality
sirloin tip, rump or top round*
325°
Lamb leg or bone-in shoulder*
325°
Veal shoulder, leg or loin*
Pork loin, rib or shoulder*
Ham, precooked
325°
325°
325°
Rare:
Medium:
Well Done:
Rare:
Medium:
Well Done:
Well Done:
Well Done:
To Warm:
Poultry
Chicken or Duck
Chicken pieces
325°
350°
Well Done:
Well Done:
Turkey
325°
Well Done:
Over 5 lbs.
30–35
Over 15 lbs.
15–20
*For boneless rolled roasts over 6 inches thick, add 5 to 10 minutes per pound to times given above.
†The U. S. Department of Agriculture says “Rare beef is popular, but you should know that cooking it to only 140°F. means some
food poisoning organisms may survive.” (Source: Safe Food Book.—Your Kitchen Guide. USDA Rev. June 1985.)
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Roasting
Frozen Roasts
BROILING
Broiling is cooking food by intense radiant heat from
the upper broil element in the oven. Most fish and tender
cuts of meat can be broiled. Follow these directions to
keep spattering and smoking to a minimum.
Turn the food using tongs only once during cooking.
Time the foods for the first side according to the Broiling
Guide. Turn the food, then use the times given for the
second side as a guide to the preferred doneness.
1. If the meat has fat or gristle around the edge, cut
vertical slashes through both about 2 inches apart.
If desired, the fat may be trimmed, leaving a layer
about 1/8 inch thick.
2. Place the meat on the broiler rack in the broiler pan.
Always use the rack so the fat drips into the broiler
pan; otherwise the juices may become hot enough
to catch on fire.
3. Position the shelf on the recommended shelf position
as suggested in the Broiling Guide. Most broiling is
done on C position, but if your range is connected
to 208 volts, you may wish to use a higher position.
4. Leave the door open
to the broil stop position.
The door stays open by
itself, yet the proper
temperature is maintained
in the oven.
5. Press the BROIL pad. Preheating the elements is
not necessary. (See the Comments Column in the
Broiling Guide.)
6. Press the INCREASE pad once for LO Broil or
twice for HI Broil.
To change from HI Broil to LO Broil, press the
BROIL pad then press the DECREASE pad once.
7. When broiling is finished press the CLEAR/OFF pad.
Serve the food immediately, and leave the pan outside
the oven to cool during the meal for easiest cleaning.
NOTE: A fan may automatically turn on and off to
cool internal parts. This is normal and the fan may
continue to run even after the oven is turned off.
Use of Aluminum Foil
You can use aluminum foil to
line your broiler pan and
broiler rack. However, you
must mold the foil tightly to
the rack and cut slits in it just
like the rack.
Without the slits, the foil will prevent fat and meat
juices from draining into the broiler pan. The juices
could become hot enough to catch on fire. If you do
not cut the slits, you are frying, not broiling.
Questions and Answers
Q. Why are my meats not turning out as brown as
they should?
A. In some areas, the power (voltage) to the range
may be low. In these cases, preheat the broil
element for 10 minutes before placing broiler pan
with food in oven. Check to see if you are using
the recommended shelf position. Broil for longest
period of time indicated in the Broiling Guide.
Turn food only once during broiling. You may
need to move the food to a higher shelf position.
Q. Should I salt the meat before broiling?
A. No. Salt draws out the juices and allows them
to evaporate. Always salt after cooking. Piercing
the meat with a fork also allows juices to escape.
Turn the meat with tongs instead of a fork.
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Q. When broiling, is it necessary to always use a
rack in the pan?
A. Yes. Using the rack suspends the meat over the
pan. As the meat cooks, the juices fall into the pan,
thus keeping the meat drier. Juices are protected by
the rack and stay cooler, thus preventing excessive
spatter and smoking.
Q. Do I need to grease my broiler rack to prevent
meat from sticking?
A. No. The broiler rack is designed to reflect broiler
heat, thus keeping the surface cool enough to prevent
meat from sticking to the surface. However, spraying
the broiler rack lightly with a vegetable cooking
spray before cooking will make clean-up easier.
BROILING GUIDE
• When arranging food on the pan, do not let fatty
edges hang over the sides because the dripping fat
will soil the oven.
• The broiler does not need to be preheated. However, for
very thin foods, or to increase browning, preheat if desired.
• Use LO Broil to cook foods such as poultry or thick
pork chops thoroughly without over-browning them.
• Frozen steaks can be broiled by positioning the oven
shelf at next lowest shelf position and increasing
cooking time given in this guide 11⁄2 times per side.
• If your range is connected to 208 volts, rare steaks
may be broiled by preheating the broiler and
positioning the oven shelf one position higher.
• Always use the broiler pan and rack that comes with
your oven. It is designed to minimize smoking and
spattering by trapping the juices in the shielded lower
part of the pan.
• The oven door should be open to the broil
stop position.
• For steaks and chops, slash fat evenly around the
outside edges of the meat. To slash, cut crosswise
through the outer fat surface just to the edge of the
meat. Use tongs to turn the meat over to prevent
piercing the meat and losing the juices.
• If desired, marinate meats or chicken before broiling,
or brush with barbecue sauce last 5 to 10 minutes only.
Food
Bacon
Ground Beef
Well Done
Bakery Products
Bread (Toast) or
Toaster Pastries
English Muffins
Lobster Tails
1 inch thick
(1 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
11⁄2 inch thick
(2 to 21⁄2 lbs.)
1 whole
(2 to 21⁄2 lbs.),
split lengthwise
2 to 4 slices
1 pkg. (2)
2 (split)
2–4
(6 to 8 oz. each)
Shelf
First Side
Second Side
Position Time, Minutes Time, Minutes
C
41⁄2
41⁄2
C
10
7
C
C
C
C
C
C
A
6
8
12
10
15
25
35
5
6
11
7–8
14–16
20–25
10–15
C or D
11⁄2–2
1/2
C or D
B
3–4
13–16
Do not
turn over.
Fish
1-lb. fillets 1/4 to
1/2 inch thick
C
5
5
Ham Slices
(precooked)
Pork Chops
Well Done
1 inch thick
B
8
8
2 (1/2 inch thick)
2 (1 inch thick),
about 1 lb.
C
B
10
13
10
13
2 (1 inch thick),
about 10 to 12 oz.
2 (11⁄2 inch thick),
about 1 lb.
1-lb. pkg. (10)
C
C
C
B
C
10
12
14
17
6
9
10
12
12–14
1–2
Lamb Chops
Medium
Well Done
Medium
Well Done
Wieners and
similar precooked
sausages, bratwurst
Comments
Arrange in single layer.
Space evenly. Up to 8 patties
take about same time.
Steaks less than 1 inch thick cook
through before browning. Pan
frying is recommended.
Slash fat.
Reduce time about 5 to 10 minutes per
side for cut-up chicken. Brush each
side with melted butter.
Broil skin-side-down first.
Space evenly. Place English
muffins cut-side-up and brush
with butter, if desired.
Cut through back of shell. Spread
open. Brush with melted butter before
broiling and after half of broiling time.
Handle and turn very carefully.
Brush with lemon butter before
and during cooking, if desired.
Preheat broiler to increase browning.
Increase time 5 to 10 minutes per side
for 11⁄2 inch thick or home cured ham.
Slash fat.
Slash fat.
If desired, split sausages in
half lengthwise; cut into 5- to
6-inch pieces.
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Broiling
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well Done
Rare
Medium
Well Done
Chicken
Quantity and/or
Thickness
1/2 lb. (about 8
thin slices)
1 lb. (4 patties)
1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
OPERATING THE SELF-CLEANING OVEN
Normal Cleaning Time: 3 hours
Before a Clean Cycle
1. Remove the broiler pan, broiler rack, all cookware
and any aluminum foil from the oven—they can’t
withstand the high cleaning temperatures.
NOTE: The oven shelves may be cleaned in
the self-cleaning oven. However, they will darken,
lose their luster and become hard to slide. Wipe the
shelf supports with cooking oil after self-cleaning
to make shelves slide more easily.
2. Wipe up heavy soil on the oven bottom. If you
use soap, rinse thoroughly before self-cleaning
to prevent staining.
Oven
light
Oven
front
frame
Openings
in door
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Oven door
gasket
3. Clean spatters or soil on the oven front frame and
the oven door outside the gasket with a dampened
cloth. The oven front frame and the oven door
outside the gasket do not get cleaned by the selfclean cycle. On these areas, use detergent and hot
water or a soap-filled steel wool pad. Rinse well
with a vinegar and water solution. This will help
prevent a brown residue from forming when the
oven is heated. Buff these areas with a dry cloth.
Do not clean the gasket.
Clean the top, sides and outside front of the oven
door with soap and water. Do not use abrasives or
oven cleaners.
Make sure the oven light bulb cover is in place.
Do not rub or clean the door gasket—
the fiberglass material of the gasket has an
extremely low resistance to abrasion. An intact
and well-fitting oven door gasket is essential for
energy-efficient oven operation and good baking
results. If you notice the gasket becoming worn,
frayed or damaged in any way or if it has become
displaced on the door, you should have it replaced.
Do not let water run down through openings in
the top of the door. To help prevent water from
getting in these slots when cleaning, open the door
as far as it will go.
4. Close the oven door and make sure the oven
light is off. If the oven light is not turned off,
the life of the bulb will be shortened or it may
burn out immediately. The door latches
automatically after the clean cycle is set.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners or oven
protectors in or near the self-cleaning oven.
A combination of any of these products plus the
high clean-cycle temperature may damage the
porcelain finish of the oven.
How to Set Oven for Cleaning
Quick Reminder:
1. Press the AUTO SELF CLEAN pad.
2. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE pad
until the desired Clean Time appears.
1. Follow the directions in the Before a Clean Cycle
section.
2. After closing the door, press the
AUTO SELF
AUTO SELF CLEAN pad.
CLEAN
How to Delay Start of Cleaning
Quick Reminder:
1. Press the AUTO SELF CLEAN pad.
2. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE pad
until the desired Clean Time appears.
3. Press the STOP TIME pad.
4. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE pad until
the desired Stop Time appears in the display.
Delay Start is setting the oven timer to start the clean
cycle automatically at a later time than the present time
of day.
NOTE: Before beginning, make sure the oven clock
shows the correct time of day.
1. Follow the directions in the Before a Clean Cycle
section.
2. After closing the door, press the
AUTO SELF
AUTO SELF CLEAN pad.
CLEAN
3. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE pad
to enter the Clean Time.
The earliest Stop Time will be the Clean Time selected
plus the time of day. For example: If the Clean Time is
three hours and the time of day is 6:00, the Stop Time
that appears in the display will be 9:00.
5. Press the INCREASE pad to change the Stop Time
to a later time of day if desired. For example: If you
set Stop Time at 11:00, oven will start clean cycle at
8:00 and end at 11:00. The door latches
automatically.
The self-clean cycle will automatically begin after
“CLEAN” is displayed and the time for clean cycle
is set. The words “ON” and “LOCK” will appear in
the display when the door automatically locks. It will
not be possible to open the oven door until the
temperature drops below the lock temperature and
the LOCK light goes off.
6. When the LOCK light is off, open the door.
NOTE:
• During a delayed self-clean operation you can find
out when the oven is set to turn on by pressing and
holding the AUTO SELF CLEAN pad for 3 seconds.
• A fan may automatically turn on and off to cool
internal parts. This is normal, and the fan may
continue to run after the oven is turned off.
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STOP
TIME
4. Press the STOP TIME pad. “STOP
TIME” and the earliest Stop Time you can
set will appear in the display.
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Operating the Self-Cleaning Oven
3. Press the INCREASE or DECREASE pad until the
desired Clean Time is displayed.
Clean Time is normally 3 hours. You can change the
Clean Time to any time between 2 and 4 hours,
depending on the amount of soil in your oven.
The self-clean cycle will automatically begin after
“CLEAN” is displayed and the time for the clean cycle
is set. The words “ON” and “LOCK” will appear in the
display when the door automatically locks. It will not be
possible to open the oven door until the temperature
drops below the lock temperature and the LOCK light
goes off.
4. When the LOCK light is off, open the door.
NOTE:
• You can find out when the clean cycle will be finished
by pressing the STOP TIME pad.
• The word “door” will be displayed, the word “LOCK”
will flash and oven control will signal if you set the
clean cycle and forget to close the oven door.
• A fan may automatically turn on and off to cool
internal parts. This is normal, and the fan may
continue to run after the oven is turned off.
OPERATING THE SELF-CLEANING OVEN
(continued)
After a Clean Cycle
You may notice some white ash in the oven. Just wipe
it up with a damp cloth after the oven cools.
If white spots remain, remove them with a soap-filled
steel wool pad. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with a
vinegar and water mixture. These deposits are usually
a salt residue that cannot be removed by the clean cycle.
If the oven is not clean after one clean cycle,
repeat the cycle.
If the shelves have become hard to slide, wipe the
shelf supports with cooking oil.
NOTE: No functions can be programmed before the
door automatically unlocks.
How to Stop a Clean Cycle
1. Press the CLEAR/OFF pad.
CLEAR
OFF
2. When the LOCK light goes off and the oven has
cooled below the locking temperature, open the door.
Questions and Answers
Q. If my oven clock is not set to the correct time
of day, can I still self-clean my oven?
A. If the clock is not set to the correct time of day you
will not be able to set a delay clean to end at a
specific time.
Q. Can I use commercial oven cleaners on any part
of my self-cleaning oven?
A. No cleaners or coatings should be used around any
part of this oven. If you do use them and do not
thoroughly rinse the oven with water, wiping it
absolutely clean afterwards, the residue can scar
the oven surface and damage metal parts the next
time the oven is automatically cleaned.
Q. What should I do if excessive smoking occurs
during cleaning?
A. This is caused by excessive soil. Press the
CLEAR/OFF pad. Open the windows to rid the
room of smoke. Wait until the oven has cooled and
the word “LOCK” is off in the display. Wipe up
the excess soil and reset the clean cycle.
Q. Is the “crackling” or “popping” sound I hear
during cleaning normal?
A. Yes. This is the sound of the metal heating
and cooling during both the cooking and
cleaning functions.
Q. Should there be any odor during the cleaning?
A. Yes, there will be an odor during the first few
cleanings. Failure to wipe out excessive soil might
also cause a strong odor when cleaning.
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Q. What causes the hair-like lines on the enameled
surface of my oven?
A. This is a normal condition, resulting from heating
and cooling during cleaning. These lines do not
affect how your oven performs.
Q. Why do I have ash left in my oven after cleaning?
A. Some types of soil will leave a deposit which
is ash. It can be removed with a damp sponge
or cloth.
Q. My oven shelves do not slide easily. What is
the matter?
A. After many cleanings, oven shelves will become
so clean they do not slide easily. To make shelves
slide more easily, after each self-cleaning function,
dampen fingers with a small amount of cooking oil
and rub lightly over sides of shelf where they
contact shelf supports.
Q. My oven shelves have become gray after the
self-clean cycle. Is this normal?
A. Yes. After the self-clean cycle, the shelves will
lose some luster and discolor to a deep gray color.
Q. Can I cook food on the cooktop while the oven
is self-cleaning?
A. Yes. While the oven is self-cleaning, you can use
the cooktop just as you normally do.
CARE AND CLEANING
Surface Units and Drip Pans
To clean the surface units, turn the control to the highest
setting for a minute. The coils will burn off any soil.
CAUTION
• Be sure all the controls are turned to OFF and
the surface units are cool before attempting to
remove them.
• Do not immerse the surface units in liquids of any kind.
• Do not clean the surface units in a dishwasher.
• Do not bend the surface unit plug terminals.
• Do not attempt to clean, adjust or in any way repair
the plug-in receptacle.
To remove a surface unit:
Surface Unit
Receptacle
Drip Pan
Drip Pans
Remove the surface units. Then lift out the drip pans.
For best results, clean the drip pans by hand. Place
them in a covered container (or a plastic bag) with
1/4 cup ammonia to loosen the soil. Then scrub with
a soap filled scouring pad if necessary. Rinse with
clean water and polish with a clean soft cloth.
The drip pans may also be cleaned in the dishwasher.
Black drip pans (on some models) may be cleaned in
a self-cleaning oven after they have been thoroughly
rinsed. However, self-cleaning them may cause them
to lose their original luster and shine.
Clean the area under the drip pans often.
Built-up soil, especially grease, may catch fire.
Do not cover the drip pans with foil. Using foil so
close to the receptacle could cause shock, fire or
damage to the range.
Oven Heating Elements
Do not clean the bake element or the broil element.
Any soil will burn off when the elements are heated.
The bake element can be lifted gently to clean the
oven floor. If spillovers, residue or ash accumulate
around the bake element gently wipe around the
element with warm water.
Broil Element
Bake Element
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Care and Cleaning
To remove the drip pans for cleaning, the surface units
must be removed first.
Lift the surface unit about 1 inch above the drip pan
and pull it out.
Do not lift the surface unit more than 1 inch.
If you do, it may not lie flat on the drip pan when
you plug it back in.
Repeated lifting of the surface unit more
than 1 inch above the drip pan can permanently
damage the receptacle.
To replace a surface unit:
• Replace the drip pan into the recess in the
cooktop. Make sure opening in the pan lines up
with the receptacle.
• Insert the terminals of the surface unit through
the opening in the drip pan and into the receptacle.
• Guide the surface unit into place so it rests evenly.
Operating the Self-Cleaning Oven
Proper care and cleaning are important so your range will give you efficient
and satisfactory service. Follow these directions carefully in caring for it to
help assure safe and proper maintenance.
BE SURE ELECTRICAL POWER IS OFF BEFORE CLEANING
ANY PART OF THE RANGE.
CARE AND CLEANING
(continued)
Lift-Up Cooktop
Clean the area under the cooktop often. Built-up soil,
especially grease, may catch fire.
To make cleaning easier, the entire cooktop may be
lifted up and supported in the up position.
The surface units and drip pans do not need to
be removed before raising the cooktop. Be sure
all surface units are turned off before raising the
cooktop. The support rod will hold the cooktop up
while you clean underneath it.
After cleaning under
the cooktop with hot,
mild soapy water and a
clean cloth, lower the
cooktop. Be careful not
to pinch your fingers.
Brushed Chrome Cooktop (on some models)
Porcelain Cooktop (on some models)
Clean the brushed chrome top with warm, soapy
water or Bon Ami® brand cleanser. Rinse, and
immediately dry it with a clean, soft cloth. Take
care to dry the surface following the “grain.”
To help prevent finger marks after cleaning, spread
a thin film of baby oil on the surface or a chrome
protectant may be used to help reduce spotting or
fingerprinting. Wipe away excess oil with a clean,
soft cloth.
The porcelain enamel finish is sturdy but
breakable if misused. This finish is acid-resistant.
However, any acidic foods spilled (such as fruit
juices, tomato or vinegar) should not be permitted to
remain on the finish.
If acids spill on the cooktop while it is hot, use a dry
paper towel to wipe it up right away. When the surface
has cooled, wash with soap and water. Rinse well.
For other spills such as fat spatterings, wash with
soap and water or cleansing powders after the surface
has cooled. Rinse well. Polish with a dry cloth.
Support rod
Oven Shelves
Clean the shelves with an abrasive cleanser or steel
wool. After cleaning, rinse the shelves with clean
water and dry with a clean cloth.
NOTE: The oven shelves may also be cleaned in the
self-cleaning oven, however, the shelves will darken,
lose their luster and become hard to slide.
Wipe the supports with cooking oil after self-cleaning
to make the shelves slide more easily.
Broiler Pan and Rack
After broiling, remove the broiler pan and rack from
the oven. Remove the rack from the pan. Carefully
pour out grease from the pan into a proper container.
Wash and rinse the broiler pan and rack in hot water
with a soap-filled or plastic scouring pad.
If food has burned on, sprinkle the rack with
detergent while hot and cover with wet paper
towels or a dishcloth. Soaking the pan will remove
burned-on foods.
The broiler pan may be cleaned with a commercial
oven cleaner. Do not use an oven cleaner on the rack.
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Do not store a soiled pan and rack anywhere in
the range.
Both the broiler pan and rack can also be cleaned in
the dishwasher.
Do not clean the broiler pan or rack in the selfcleaning oven.
Glass Window
Painted Surfaces
To clean the outside of the window, use a glass
cleaner. Rinse and polish with a dry cloth.
Clean the inside of the oven window with a mild nonscratch cleaner and a damp cloth. Rinse well to avoid
streaking.
Painted surfaces include the control panel. Clean these
with soap and water or a vinegar and water solution.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners, cleansing
powders, steel wool or harsh abrasives on any
painted surface.
Lift-Off Oven Door
• Do not rub or clean the door gasket—the fiberglass
material of the gasket has an extremely low
resistance to abrasion. An intact and well-fitting
oven door gasket is essential for energy-efficient
oven operation and good baking results. If you
notice the gasket becoming worn, frayed or damaged
in any way or if it has become displaced on the door,
you should have it replaced.
NOTE: The gasket is designed with a gap at the
bottom to allow for proper air circulation.
Inside Gasket
Gasket
Outside Gasket
Outside of the door:
• Use soap and water to thoroughly clean the top,
sides and front of the oven door. Rinse well. You
may also use a glass cleaner to clean the glass on the
outside of the door.
• Spillage of marinades, fruit juices, tomato sauces
and basting materials containing acids may cause
discoloration and should be wiped up immediately.
When surface is cool, clean and rinse.
• Do not use oven cleaners, cleansing powders or
harsh abrasives on the outside of the door.
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Care and Cleaning
The oven door is removable,
but it is heavy. You may need
help removing and replacing the
door. Do not lift the door by the
handle. This can cause the glass
to break or can cause damage to
the door.
To remove the door, open it a
few inches to the special stop
position that will hold the door
open. Grasp firmly on each side
and lift the door straight up and
off the hinges.
NOTE:
• Be careful not to place hands between the hinge and
the oven door frame as the hinge could snap back
and pinch fingers.
• While working in the oven area, cover the hinges
with towels or empty paper towel rolls to prevent
pinched fingers and chipping the porcelain enamel
on the frame.
To replace the door, make sure the hinges are in the
special stop position. Position the slots in the bottom
of the door squarely over the hinges. Then lower the
door slowly and evenly over both hinges at the same
time. If hinges snap back against the oven frame, pull
them back out.
TO CLEAN THE DOOR:
Inside of the door:
• Because the area inside the gasket is cleaned during
the self clean cycle, you do not need to clean this by
hand. Any soap left on the liner causes additional
stains when the oven is heated.
• The area outside the gasket can be cleaned with a
soap filled scouring pad.
CARE AND CLEANING
(continued)
Control Panel and Knobs
It’s a good idea to wipe the control panel after each
use. Clean with mild soap and water or vinegar and
water, rinse with clean water and polish dry with a
soft cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleansers, strong liquid cleansers,
plastic scouring pads or oven cleaners. A 50/50
solution of vinegar and hot water works well.
The control knobs may be removed for cleaning.
Before removing the knobs for cleaning, please note
that the knobs on the left side and the knobs on the
right side are in the proper OFF position. When
replacing the knobs, check the OFF position to insure
proper alignment.
To remove a knob, pull it straight off the stem. If the
knob is difficult to remove, place a thin cloth (like a
handkerchief) or a piece of string under and around
the knob edge and pull up.
Clear groove
Molded rib
Wash the knobs in soap and water but do not soak.
To replace the knob, locate the groove in each side
of the knob stem. Locate the molded rib inside the
knob. Fit the molded rib of the knob into the clear
groove on the knob stem.
Oven Light Bulb
NOTE: The lens should be removed only when cold.
Wearing latex gloves may offer a better grip.
The light bulb is located on the rear wall of the oven.
Before replacing the bulb, disconnect electrical power
to the range at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or
unplug the range from the electrical outlet. Let the bulb
cool completely before removing it. Do not touch a hot
bulb with a damp cloth. If you do, the bulb will break.
To remove:
• Unscrew the cover and remove the bulb.
To replace:
• Put in a new 40-watt appliance bulb. A 40-watt
appliance bulb is smaller than a standard 40-watt
household bulb.
• Replace and tighten the cover.
• Reconnect electrical power to the range.
• DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS.
DO NOT
REMOVE
SCREWS.
Socket
31⁄2″ Max. Length
Bulb
Glass Cover
Oven Vent
The oven vent is located under the right rear surface
unit. Never cover the opening with aluminum foil or
any other material. This would prevent the oven vent
from working properly.
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Oven Vent
QUESTIONS?
USE THIS PROBLEM SOLVER
“F–AND A NUMBER”
FLASH IN THE DISPLAY
• If the time display flashes “F–and a number”, you have a function error code.
Press the CLEAR/OFF pad. Allow oven to cool for one hour. Put oven back
into operation. If the failure code repeats, disconnect all power to the range.
Call for service.
OVEN WILL
NOT WORK
• Plug on range is not completely inserted in the electrical outlet.
• The circuit breaker in your house has been tripped, or a fuse has been blown.
• Oven controls not properly set.
FOOD DOES NOT
BROIL PROPERLY
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
FOOD DOES NOT
ROAST OR BAKE
PROPERLY
•
•
•
•
Oven controls are not properly set.
Shelf position is not correct.
Incorrect cookware or cookware of improper size is being used.
Oven thermostat needs adjustment. See the Adjust the Oven Thermostat—
Do It Yourself section.
• A foil tent was not used when needed to slow down browning during roasting.
OVEN LIGHT DOES
NOT COME ON
• Bulb may be loose or burned out.
• Electrical plug must be plugged into a live power outlet.
OVEN TEMPERATURE
TOO HOT OR TOO COLD
• Oven thermostat needs adjustment. See the Adjust the Oven Thermostat—
Do It Yourself section.
CONTROL BEEPS AFTER
ENTERING COOK TIME
OR STOP TIME
• This is reminding you to enter a bake temperature.
SURFACE UNITS
NOT FUNCTIONING
PROPERLY
• Surface units are not plugged in solidly.
• Surface unit controls are not properly set.
CLOCK AND TIMER
DO NOT WORK
• Make sure the electrical plug is plugged into a live, properly grounded
power outlet.
• Check for power outage.
Oven controls not properly set. See the Broiling section.
Door not left open to the broil stop position as recommended.
Improper shelf position being used. See the Broiling section.
Food is being cooked on a hot pan.
Low voltage. See the Broiling section.
Cookware is not suited for broiling.
Aluminum foil used on the broiler pan rack has not been fitted properly
and slit as recommended.
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The Problem Solver
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Care and Cleaning
PROBLEM
THE PROBLEM SOLVER
(continued)
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
OVEN WILL NOT
SELF-CLEAN
• Stop Time must be more than 3 hours later than Start Time.
• Oven temperature is too high to set self-clean operation. Allow the range to
cool to room temperature and reset the controls.
OVEN NOT CLEAN AFTER
CLEAN CYCLE
• Oven controls not set properly.
• Heavily soiled ovens require a 31⁄2-4 hour clean time.
• Heavy spillovers should be cleaned up before starting the clean cycle.
“BURNING” OR “OILY”
ODOR EMITTING FROM
OVEN WHEN TURNED ON
• This is normal in a new oven and will disappear in time. To speed the process,
set a self-clean cycle for a minimum of 3 hours. See the Operating the SelfCleaning Oven section.
STRONG ODOR
• An odor from the insulation around the inside of the oven is normal for
the first few times the oven is used. This is temporary.
FAN NOISE
• A fan may automatically turn on and off to cool internal parts. This is normal,
and the fan may continue to run after the oven is turned off.
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YOUR GE ELECTRIC RANGE
WARRANTY
WHAT IS COVERED
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Staple sales slip or cancelled check
here. Proof of original purchase date
is needed to obtain service
under warranty.
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor in
your home to repair or replace any
part of the range that fails because
of a manufacturing defect.
• Service trips to your home to
teach you how to use the product.
Read your Use and Care materials.
If you then have any questions
about operating the product, please
contact your dealer or our
Consumer Affairs office at the
address below, or call, toll free:
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• Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or installer.
You are responsible for providing
adequate electrical, gas, exhausting
and other connecting facilities as
described in the Installation
Instructions provided with the
product.
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This warranty is extended to the
original purchaser and any succeeding
owner for products purchased for
ordinary home use in the 48 mainland
states, Hawaii and Washington, D.C.
In Alaska the warranty is the same
except that it is LIMITED because you
must pay to ship the product to the
service shop or for the service
technician’s travel costs to your home.
All warranty service will be provided by
our Factory Service Centers or by our
authorized Customer Care® servicers
during normal working hours.
Should your appliance need
service, during warranty period
or beyond, call 800-GE-CARES
(800-432-2737).
• Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
• Failure of the product if it is used
for other than its intended
purpose or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused by
accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
WARRANTOR IS NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company
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