Sears Kenmore Elite 596.7857*800 Use & care guide

Use & Care Guide
Guía de uso y cuidada
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Model/Modelos: 790.7523*
Kenmore Elite
Gas Range
Estufa de gas
* = color number, número de color
P/N 807189801 Rev A
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
Sears Canada, Inc.
Toronto (Ontario) Canada M5B 2B8
www.sears.ca
®
Table of Contents
Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty ............................................................ 2
Before Setting Oven Controls ...................................................................... 9
Oven Vent Location ................................................................................... 9
Before Setting Surface Controls ............................................................... 10
Using Proper Cookware .........................................................................11
Cookware Material Types .....................................................................11
Setting Proper Burner Flame Size .........................................................12
Home Canning ..........................................................................................12
Setting Surface Controls............................................................................. 13
Setting Surface Burners ..........................................................................13
Setting Double Ring Burners ..................................................................14
Oven Controls ............................................................................................. 15
Minimum and Maximum Control Settings ............................................15
Warmer Drawer ......................................................................................27
Self Clean ..................................................................................................29
Care & Cleaning ......................................................................................... 31
Before You Call ........................................................................................... 35
Oven Baking .............................................................................................35
Solutions to Common Problems ..............................................................36
Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty
When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a
defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair.
For five years from the date of purchase, if the cooktop glass fails due to thermal shock or the cooktop elements are defective, call
1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair. After the first year from purchase date, you must pay the labor cost of part installation.
This warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase if this appliance is ever used for other than private family
purposes. This warranty covers only defects in material and workmanship. Sears will NOT pay for:
1.
Cracks in a ceramic glass cooktop that are not a result of thermal shock.
2. Stains and scratches on a ceramic glass cooktop resulting from failure to maintain it properly according to all instructions
supplied with the product.
3. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs, and bags.
4. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance.
5. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.
6. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to all instructions supplied with the
product.
7.
Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.
8. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.
9. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this product.
Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies
Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair as provided herein. Implied warranties,
including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by
law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so
these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States and Canada.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
* Sears Canada Inc. exclusive conditions:
•
Sears Canada Inc. warranty coverage for Kenmore Elite products may differ depending on model number. Call 1-800-4MY-HOME® for exact warranty details.
•
In-home repair service is not available in all Canadian geographical areas, nor will this warranty cover user or servicer
travel and transportation expenses if this product is located in a remote area (as defined by Sears Canada Inc.) where an
authorized servicer is not available.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3
All rights reserved. Printed in the USA.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
This manual contains important safety
symbols and instructions. Pay attention to
these symbols and follow all instructions
given.
Do not attempt to install or operate your
appliance until you have read the safety
precautions in this manual. Safety items
throughout this manual are labeled with a
WARNING or CAUTION statement based on
the hazard type.
DEFINITIONS
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to
alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this
symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
- Indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in death or serious injury.
- Indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
Important: Indicates installation, operation,
maintenance, or valuable information that is
not hazard related.
Air curtain or other overhead range hoods,
which operate by blowing a downward air
flow on to a range, shall not be used in
conjunction with gas ranges other than when
the hood and range have been designed,
tested and listed by an independent test
laboratory for use in combination with each
other.
Stepping, leaning, or sitting on
the door or drawers of a range can result in
serious injuries and also cause damage to the
appliance. Do not allow children to climb or
play around the range. The weight of a child
on an open oven door may cause the range
to tip, resulting in serious burns or other
injury.
If the information in this manual
is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage,
personal injury or death.
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
—Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
—WHAT TO DO 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,
servicer or the gas supplier.
Storage In or On Appliance—
Flammable materials should not be stored in
an oven, near surface units or in the storage
drawer, warmer drawer or lower oven. This
includes paper, plastic, and cloth items, such
as cookbooks, plastic ware, and towels, as
well as flammable liquids. Do not store
explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near
the range.
Never cover any slots, holes, or
passages in the oven bottom or cover an
entire oven rack with materials, such as
aluminum foil. Doing so blocks air flow
through the oven and may cause carbon
monoxide poisoning. Aluminum foil linings
may trap heat, causing a fire hazard.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Wear proper apparel. LooseTip Over Hazard
fitting or hanging garments should never be
worn while using this appliance. Do not let
• A child or adult can tip the
clothing or other flammable materials come
range and be killed.
into contact with hot surfaces.
• Verify the anti-tip device
has been installed to floor or
wall.
• Ensure the anti-tip device is re-engaged to
floor or wall when the range is moved.
• Do not operate the range without the
anti-tip device in place and engaged.
• Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death or serious burns to children
and adults.
Range
leveling leg
Anti-tip
bracket
To check if the anti-tip bracket is installed
properly, use both arms and grasp the rear
edge of the range back. Carefully attempt
to tilt range forward. When properly
installed, the range should not tilt forward.
Refer to the anti-tip bracket installation
instructions supplied with your range for
proper installation.
Do Not Leave Children Alone Children should not be left alone or unattended in the area where appliance is in use.
They should never be allowed to sit or stand
on any part of the appliance, including the
storage drawer, lower broiler drawer, warmer
drawer, or lower double oven.
Do not heat unopened food
containers. Build-up of pressure may cause
container to burst and result in injury.
When heating fat or grease,
watch it closely. Grease may catch fire if it
becomes too hot.
Do not use water or flour on
grease fires. Smother fire or flame or use dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher. Cover
the fire with a pan lid or use baking soda.
Use dry potholders. Moist or
damp potholders on hot surfaces may result
in burns from steam. Do not let potholders
touch hot cooking areas. Do not use towels or
other bulky cloths.
Do not store items of interest to
children in the cabinets above a range or on
the backguard of the range. Children
climbing on the range to reach items could
be seriously injured.
Important: 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 cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harms, and it requires businesses to warn customers of potential
exposures to such substances.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
• For electric ignition models only--Do not
Read and follow the below
attempt to operate the range during a
instructions and precautions for unpacking,
power failure. If the power fails, always
installing, and servicing your appliance:
turn off the range. If the range is not
turned off and the power resumes, the
• Remove all tape and packaging before
range will begin to operate again. Once
using the range. Destroy the carton and
the power resumes, reset the clock and
plastic bags after unpacking the range.
oven function.
Never allow children to play with
packaging material.
• Cold temperatures can damage the electronic control. When using this appliance
• Proper Installation—Be sure your
for the first time, or when the appliance
appliance is properly installed and
has not been used for an extended period
grounded by a qualified technician in
of time, be sure the appliance has been in
accordance with the National Fuel Gas
temperatures above 32ºF (0ºC) for at
Code ANSI Z223.- latest edition, or in
least 3 hours before turning on the power
Canada CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/
to the appliance.
CGA B149.2, and the National Electrical
Code ANSI/NFPA No.70-latest edition, or
• Be sure to have an appropriate foam-type
in Canada CSA Standard C22.1,
fire extinguisher available, visible, and
Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and
easily located near the appliance.
local code requirements. Install only per
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR OVEN
installation instructions provided in the
literature package for this range.
• Never use your appliance for warming or
heating the room. Doing so may result in
• User Servicing—Do not repair or replace
carbon monoxide poisoning.
any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals. All
• Use care when opening oven door, lower
other servicing should be done only by a
oven door, or warmer drawer (some
qualified technician. This reduces the risk
models). Stand to the side of the range
of personal injury and damage to the
when opening the door of a hot oven. Let
range.
hot air or steam escape before you
remove or replace food in the oven.
• Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified
technician and an authorized repair
• Keep oven vent ducts unobstructed. The
service. Know how to disconnect the
oven vent is located below the backguard.
power to the range at the circuit breaker
Touching surfaces in this area when the
or fuse box in case of an emergency.
oven is on may cause severe burns. Do not
place plastic or heat-sensitive items on or
• Never modify or alter the construction of
near the oven vent. These items can melt
a range by removing the leveling legs,
or ignite.
panels, wire covers, anti-tip brackets/
screws, or any other part of the range.
• Do not cook food on the oven bottom.
Always cook in proper bakeware and
• Remove the oven door from any unused
always use the oven racks.
range if it is to be stored or discarded.
• Do not use the oven or warmer oven /
Lower Oven (if equipped) for storage.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
of the heating element to direct contact
• Placement of Oven Racks - Always place
and may result in ignition of clothing.
oven racks in desired location while oven
Proper relationship of utensil to element
is cool. If rack must be moved while oven
will also improve efficiency.
in hot, use extreme caution and do not let
• Utensil handles should be turned inward
potholder contact hot heating element in
and not extend over adjacent surface
oven. Use potholders and grasp the rack
elements — To reduce the risk of burns,
with both hands to reposition. Remove all
ignition of flammable materials, and
bakeware and utensils before moving the
spillage due to unintentional contact with
rack.
the utensil, the handle of the utensil should
• Do not use a broiler pan without its insert.
be positioned so that it is turned inward,
Broiler pans and inserts allow dripping fat
and does not extend over adjacent
to drain away from the high heat of the
surface units.
broiler. Do not cover the broiler insert with
• Never leave surface elements unattended
aluminum foil; exposed fat and grease
at high heat settings — Boilovers cause
could ignite.
smoking and greasy spillovers that may
• Protective Liners - Do not use aluminum
ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may
foil to line oven bottoms, except as
melt.
suggested in the manual. Improper instal• Glazed cooking utensils — Only certain
lation of these liners may result in a risk of
types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic,
electric shock, or fire.
earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR
suitable for cook top service without
COOKTOP
breaking due to the sudden change in
Use Proper Flame Size — Adjust
temperature. Check the manufacturer’s
flame size so it does not extend beyond the
recommendations for cook top use.
edge of the utensil. The use of undersized
• Improper cookware may break due to
utensils will expose a portion of the burner
sudden changes in temperature. Check
flame to direct contact and may result in
the cookware manufacturer’s recommenignition of clothing. Proper relationship of
dations for cooktop use.
utensil to flame will also improve efficiency.
• Do not use decorative surface burner
• Know which knob controls each surface
covers. If an element is accidentally
heating unit. Place a pan of food on the
turned on, the decorative over will
surface element unit before turning it on,
become hot and possibly melt. Burns will
and turn the element off before removing
occur if the hot covers are touched.
the pan.
Damage may also be done to the
• When flaming foods under a ventilating
cooktop.
hood, turn the fan on.
• Always turn knob to the full LITE position
• Use proper pan size — This appliance is
when igniting top burners. Visually check
equipped with one or more surface units
that burner has lit. Then adjust the flame
of different sizes. Select utensils having
so it does not extend beyond the edge of
flat bottoms large enough to cover the
the utensil.
surface unit heating element. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING YOUR
RANGE
Before manually cleaning any
part of the range, be sure all controls are
turned off and the range is cool. The range
may be hot and can cause burns.
• Clean the range regularly to keep all
parts free of grease that could catch fire.
Pay particular attention to the area
around each surface element. Do not
allow grease to accumulate.
• Always follow the manufacturer’s recommended directions for use of kitchen
cleaners and aerosols. Be aware that
excess residue from cleaners and aerosols
may ignite causing damage and injury.
• Clean ventilating hoods frequently.
Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on the hood or filter. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning
hoods.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING YOUR
SELF-CLEANING OVENS
• Clean only the parts listed in this manual.
Before using self-clean, remove the broiler
pan, any food, utensils, and bakeware
from the oven. Remove oven racks unless
otherwise instructed.
• 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.
• Do Not Clean 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 TOUCH SURFACE
HEATING UNITS, OR SURFACE COOKING
ELEMENTS, AREAS NEAR THESE SURFACE
HEATING UNITS, OR INTERIOR SURFACE
OF THE OVEN. Both surface heating and
oven heating elements may be hot even
though they are dark in color. Areas near
surface cooking units may become hot
enough to cause burns. During and after use,
do not touch, or let clothing or other
flammable materials touch these areas until
they have had sufficient time to cool. Among
these areas are the cook top, surfaces facing
the cook top, the oven vent openings and
surfaces near these openings, oven door and
oven door window.
CONVERSION TO L.P. GAS
Personal injury or death from
electrical shock may occur if the conversion
to L.P. gas is not made by a qualified installer
or electrician.
Any additions, changes or
conversions required in order for this
appliance to satisfactorily meet the application needs must be made by a qualified technician.
This appliance allows for conversion to
Liquefied Petroleum (L.P.) Gas.
If L.P. conversion is needed, contact your
local L.P. Gas provider for assistance. The L.P.
conversion kit is provided with this appliance
and is located on the lower REAR (back side)
panel of the range. Before installing the kit
be sure to read the L.P. Installation Instructions and follow them carefully when making
the installation.
• Some birds are extremely sensitive to the
fumes given off during the self-clean
cycle of any oven. Move birds to another
well-ventilated room.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
Avoid fire hazard or electrical
shock. Do not use an adapter plug, an
extension cord, or remove grounding prong
from electrical power cord. Failure to follow
this warning can cause serious injury, fire or
death.
This appliance is equipped with a 3-prong
grounding plug for your protection against
shock hazard and should be plugged directly
into a properly grounded receptacle. Do not
cut or remove the grounding prong from this
plug.
PRODUCT RECORD
In this space below, record the date of
purchase, model and serial number of your
product. You will find the model and serial
number printed on an identification plate.
See Figure 2 for serial plate location.
Model No. __________________________
Serial No. ___________________________
Date of Purchase _____________________
Save sales receipt for future reference.
For personal safety, the range must be
properly grounded. For maximum safety, the
power cord must be plugged into an electrical outlet that is correctly polarized and
properly grounded.
If a 2-prong wall receptacle is the only
available outlet, it is the personal responsibility of the consumer to have it replaced
with a properly grounded 3-prong wall
receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.
Do not under any
circumstance, cut,
remove, or bypass
the grounding prong.
Figure 2: Serial plate location
To locate the serial plate, open storage
drawer (some models) or warmer drawer
(some models). The serial plate is attached to
the lower right oven frame.
Power supply cord
with 3-prong
grounding plug.
Figure 1: Grounding type wall receptacle
See the installation instructions packaged
with this range for complete installation and
grounding instructions.
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Before Setting Oven Controls
Oven Vent Location
The oven vent is located below the control panel (See Figure 3).
When the oven is on, warm air passes through this vent. This
venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and
good baking results. Do not block oven vent.
flat handle
oven rack
flat
oven rack
oven vent
bottom
oven rack
offset
oven rack
Figure 4: Oven rack types
Figure 3: Do not block oven vent location
Oven Rack Descriptions
Do not line the oven walls, racks, bottom or any
other part of the range with aluminum foil. Doing so will destroy
heat distribution, produce poor baking results and cause
permanent damage to the oven interior. Aluminum foil will melt
to the interior of the oven.
•
Flat oven racks (or the flat handle oven rack) may be used
for most cooking needs and may be placed in most oven
rack positions.
•
The offset oven rack (some models) provides additional
stepdown positions from the standard flat rack design. The
offset design positions the base of the rack about 1/2 of a
rack position lower than the flat rack and may be used in
most oven rack positions.
•
To maximize oven cooking space, place the bottom oven
rack (some models) in the lowest rack position for baking or
roasting large cuts of meat.
Always use pot holders or oven mitts when using
the oven. When cooking, the oven interior and exterior, as well
as the oven racks, will become very hot which can cause burns.
Removing, replacing, and arranging flat or offset oven
racks
To Arrange - Always arrange the oven racks when the oven is
cool (prior to operating the oven).
Important note:
To Remove - Pull the oven rack straight forward until it reaches
the stop position. Lift up front of oven rack slightly and slide out.
Porcelain coated heavy duty oven racks may be left in oven
during Self Clean. After a self-cleaning cycle, let the oven
completely cool.
To Replace - Place the oven rack on the rack guides on both
sides of oven walls. Tilt the front of oven rack upward slightly
and slide the oven rack back into place. Be sure oven racks are
level before using.
Air Circulation in the Oven
For best baking results allow 2-4" (5-10 cm) around the
cookware for proper air circulation and be sure pans and
cookware do not touch each other, the oven door, sides or back
of the oven cavity. Hot air must be able to circulate around the
cookware in the oven for even heat to reach around the food.
Do not cover rack with protective liner or aluminum foil. Hot air
must be able to circulate around the cookware in the oven for
even heat to reach around the food.
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Before Setting Surface Controls
Check Burner Cap Placement Before Operating
the Surface Burners
Once in place, you may check the fit by gently sliding the
burner cap from side to side to be sure it is centered and firmly
seated (See Figure 7). When the burner cap lip makes contact
inside the center of the burner head you will be able to hear the
burner cap click. Please note that the burner cap should not
move off the center of the burner head when sliding from side to
side.
To prevent flare-ups and avoid creation of
harmful by-products, do not use the cooktop without all burner
caps properly installed to ensure proper ignition and gas flame
size.
It is very important to be sure that all surface burner caps and
burner grates are properly installed and in the correct locations
before operating the cooktop burners.
Check and be sure that all oval style (some models) burner caps
are correctly in place on oval burner heads.
Important notes:
•
Always keep surface burner caps in place whenever using a
surface burner.
•
When placing the burner caps, be sure that all burner caps
are seated firmly and rest level on top of burner heads.
•
For proper flow of gas and ignition of burners do not allow
spills, food, cleaning agents or any other material to enter
the gas orifice port opening.
On round style burners, the burner cap lip (See Figure 5) should
fit snug into the center of burner head and rest level.
Figure 7: Checking the fit
Installing Burner Grates
Burner cap
Surface elements may appear to have cooled
after they have been turned off. The surface element may still
be hot and burns may occur if the surface element is touched
before it has cooled sufficiently.
Burner cap lip
Burner head
Figure 5: Burner cap lip placement
Refer to Figure 6 for correct and incorrect burner cap placement.
Figure 8: Burner grates placement
Correct burner cap
placement
Make sure the burner grates are properly placed on the cooktop
before using the surface burners. The grates are designed to rest
inside the recess on the cooktop.
Incorrect burner cap
placement
To install burner grates, place grates flat-side down and align
into the cooktop recess. Grates should rest flush against each
other and against the sides of the recess (See Figure 8).
Figure 6: Burner cap placement
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Before Setting Surface Controls
Double Ring Style Burners
Using Proper Cookware
The Double Ring burner only operates properly with two burner
caps in place. Be sure the burner cap lips are positioned facing
down towards the burner head (Figure 9) and into the recessed
areas (Figure 10) on each side of the burner head. Be sure both
burner caps are seated firmly and rest level on the burner head
before operating (Figure 11).
Do not place flammable items such as plastic
salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on
the cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite.
Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed
too close to the range cooktop.
Check the fit for each cap using the same method for the round
burner caps by gently sliding each cap from side to side. Please
note that the burner cap lips should not move out of recessed
areas of the burner head.
Do not place aluminum foil, or any material that can melt on the
range cooktop. If these items melt they may damage the
cooktop.
Important:
Dual Burner Head
For best cooking results, cookware should have flat bottoms
that rest level on the surface
burner grate. Before using
cookware, check for flatness by
rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (See
Figure 12).
Burner cap
Burner cap lip
Burner head
Figure 9: Burner head
Figure 12: Testing cookware
Recessed areas
Important:
Burner
head
The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of
food being cooked will influence the burner flame setting
needed for best cooking results.
Cookware Material Types
The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly heat
is transferred from the surface element to the pan bottom. The
most popular materials available are:
Figure 10: Recessed areas
Aluminum - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food will
cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware resists staining
and pitting).
Burner caps
Copper - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily (See
Aluminum).
Stainless - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is
durable, easy to clean and resists staining.
Cast Iron - A slow heat conductor however will retain heat very
well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is reached.
Porcelain-enamel on metal - Heating characteristics will vary
depending on base material.
Glass - Slow heat conductor.
Figure 11: Burner caps
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Before Setting Surface Controls
Setting Proper Burner Flame Size
Home Canning
Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge
of the cooking utensil. A higher flame wastes energy, and
increases your risk of being burned by the flame.
Canning can generate large amounts of steam.
Use extreme caution to prevent burns. Always raise the lid to
vent steam away from you. Safe canning requires that harmful
micro-organisms are destroyed and the jars are sealed
completely. When canning in a water bath canner, a gentle but
steady boil must be maintained continuously for the required
time.
The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A
good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lighted
room. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharp. Adjust or
clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.
Be sure to read and observe all the following points when home
canning with your appliance. Check with the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Web site and be sure to read
all the information they have available as well as follow their
recommendations for home canning procedures.
correct
flame setting
incorrect
flame setting
•
Use only quality flat bottom canners when home canning.
Use a straight-edge to check canner bottom.
•
Use only a completely flat bottom canner with no ridges
that radiate from the bottom center when home canning.
Heat is spread more evenly when the bottom surface is flat.
•
Make sure the diameter of the canner does not exceed 1
inch beyond the surface element markings or burner. It is
recommended to use smaller diameter canners on electric
coil and ceramic glass cooktops and to center canners on
the burner grates.
•
Start with hot tap water to bring water to boil more quickly.
•
Use the highest heat seating when first bringing the water to
a boil. Once boiling is achieved, reduce heat to lowest
possible setting to maintain that boil.
•
Use tested recipes and follow instructions carefully. Check
with your local Cooperative Agricultural Extension Service
or a manufacturer of glass jars for the latest canning information.
Figure 13: Correct and incorrect flame settings
For most cooking: start on the highest setting and then turn to a
lower setting to complete the process. Use the recommendations
in Table 1 as a guide for determining proper flame size for
various types of cooking.
For deep fat frying: use a thermometer and adjust the surface
knob accordingly. If the fat is too cool, the food will absorb the
fat and be greasy. If the fat is too hot, the food will brown so
quickly that the center will be under cooked. Do not attempt to
deep fat fry too much food at once as the food will neither
brown or cook properly.
•
It is best to can small amounts and light loads.
•
Do not leave water bath or pressure canners on high heat
for an extended amount of time.
Table 1: Flame size recommendations
•
Alternate surface units between each batch to allow the
units and surrounding surfaces to cool down. Try to avoid
canning on the same burner unit all day.
Flame Size*
Type of Cooking
High flame
Start most foods; bring water to a boil;
pan broiling
Medium flame
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces;
gravies; steaming
Low flame
Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing
*These settings are based for medium-weight metal or
aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using
cookware made from different materials.
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Setting Surface Controls
Setting Surface Burners
Your gas appliance may be equipped with different sized
surface burners. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger
volumes increases as the burner size increases. It is important to
select cookware that is suitable for the amount and type of food
being prepared.
The smaller SIMMER burner (on some models) is best suited for
simmering delicate sauces, etc.
The standard size burners may be used for most surface cooking
needs. Some models are equipped with a center burner.
The larger POWER burners (on some models) or TURBO BOIL
burner (on some models) are recommended for bringing large
quantities of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger
quantities of food.
Figure 14: Surface control knob
To set surface burners:
Important notes:
Do not place flammable items such as plastic
salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on
the cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite.
Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed
too close to the range cooktop.
Do not place aluminum foil, or any material
that can melt on the range cooktop. If these items melt they may
permanently damage the cooktop surface.
When operating the oven, it is possible for
residual heat from the oven to build-up and over time to eventually transfer to the surface control knobs located directly above
the oven door.
1.
Place cooking utensil on center of surface burner grate. Be
sure the cooking utensil sets stable on the burner grate.
2. Push the desired surface control knob in and turn counterclockwise out of the OFF position (See Figure 14).
3. Release the surface control knob and rotate to the LITE
position. Visually check that the burner has lit.
4. Once the burner has a flame, push the control knob in and
turn counterclockwise to the desired flame size. Use the
control knob markings and adjust the flame as needed.
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•
Do not cook with the surface control knob left in the LITE
position. The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if the
control knob setting remains in the LITE position.
•
When setting any surface control knob to the LITE position,
all electronic surface ignitors will spark at the same time.
However, only the surface burner you are setting will ignite.
•
Never place or straddle a cooking utensil over two different
surface cooking areas at the same time. This can cause
uneven heating results.
•
In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface
burners can be lit manually. Use caution when lighting
surface burners manually. To light a surface burner, hold a
lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn the surface
control knob to LITE. After burner lights push in and turn
knob to desired setting.
Setting Surface Controls
Setting Double Ring Burners
4. When adjusting for a low or simmer type flame setting,
continue to rotate the control knob counterclockwise from
MED setting towards LO (See Figure 17). Between the MED
and LO setting the flame for the outer ring portion of the
burner will turn off leaving only the inner burner with a
flame for simmering (See Figure 18). Make any further
flame adjustments as needed.
The versatile Double Ring surface burner offers a complete
range of gas surface settings from the same burner position.
At the lowest setting, only the burner’s inner ring is active,
providing a smaller flame that is perfect for simmering. If
needed, the burner’s outer ring may be added and when set for
HI will provide a gas flame that may be used to bring a large
pan of liquid to boil quickly.
To operate the double ring burner:
Do not place flammable items such as plastic
salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on
the cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite.
Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed
too close to the range cooktop.
Figure 17: Flame adjustment indicators
Do not place aluminum foil, or any material
that can melt on the range cooktop. If these items melt they may
permanently damage the cooktop surface.
1.
Push right front surface burner control knob in and turn
counterclockwise out of the OFF position (See Figure 15).
Figure 18: Inner burner flame indicator
Important notes:
•
Do not cook with the surface control knob left in the LITE
position. The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if the
control knob setting remains in the LITE position.
•
When setting any surface control knob to the LITE position,
all electronic surface ignitors will spark at the same time.
However, only the surface burner you are setting will ignite.
•
Never place or straddle a cooking utensil over two different
surface cooking areas at the same time. This can cause
uneven heating results.
•
In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface
burners can be lit manually. Use caution when lighting
surface burners manually. To light a surface burner, hold a
lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn the surface
control knob to LITE. After burner lights push in and turn
knob to desired setting.
Figure 15: Surface control knob
2. Release the knob and rotate to the Lite position.
3. Visually check that both inner and outer rings for the
Double Ring burner are lit (See Figure 16). Once lit, push in
the control knob and turn counterclockwise out of the Lite
position and adjust to the desired flame size.
Figure 16: A lit double ring burner
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Oven Controls
1
2
3
4
13
14
15
16
12
5
6
17
7
8
19
9
10
18
20
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1. Bake - Use to start a normal Bake function.
Minimum and Maximum Control Settings
2. Broil - Use to select Broil function.
All of the features listed have minimum and maximum time and
temperature settings that may be entered into the control. An
entry acceptance beep will sound each time a key is touched.
An entry error tone (three short beeps) will sound if the entry of
the temperature or time is below the minimum allowable setting
or above the maximum setting for the cooking feature. The error
tone will also sound any time a key is pressed if the entry is
determined to be an invalid selection.
3. Convec Bake - Use to select Conv Bake function.
4. Convec Convert - Use to select Conv Convert function.
5. Convec Roast - Use to select Conv Roast function.
6. Slow Cook - Use to select Slow Cook function.
7. Warmer Drawer - Use to select warmer drawer function.
8. Warm & Hold - Use to keep cooked food warm and at
serving temperature for up to 3 hours.
Important note:
9. START - Use to start oven functions.
The oven control works with both the numeric keypad and the
Up / Down arrow keys. For cooking functions (Bake, Broil,
Convec Bake, Convec Convert, Convec Roast, and Slow Cook) as
well as for the Timer ON/OFF and the CLOCK functions, you
may press the Up / Down arrows to adjust the temperature in
addition to (or instead of) using the digital keys. Regardless of
the method you choose, always press the START key to start the
desired function.
10. Up / Down arrows - Use with the function keys to adjust settings and adjust temperature and times.
11. STOP - Use to cancel any oven function previously entered
except clock and timer.
12. 0-9 keypad - Use to enter oven temperatures and times.
13. Timer ON/Off - Use to set and cancel the timer.
14. Add 1 Minute - Use to add one minute to the timer. This
works with the kitchen timer and does not affect any cook
time or start time functions.
Please be aware that the Up / Down arrow keys will not operate
with the following functions: Warmer Drawer, Add 1 Minute, and
Warm & Hold. If an arrow key is pressed in an attempt to
program any given function that is invalid, the control will sound
a triple beep.
15. Cook Time - Use to set a specific amount of time needed
for cooking. Automatically cancels cooking process at end
of set time.
16. Delay Start - Use with Bake, Conv Bake, Conv Convert, and
Self Clean functions to program a delayed start time.
17. Self Clean - Use to select 2, 3, or 4 hr Self-Clean cycle.
18. Oven Lock - Use to lock oven door and oven functions.
19. LIGHT - Use to turn internal oven light on and off.
20. CLOCK - Use to set time of day.
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Oven Controls
Setting Timer
Table 2: Minimum and maximum control settings
Feature
The minute timer allows you to track your cooking times without
interfering with the cooking process. The timer may be set from
a minimum time of 1 minute to a maximum of 11 hours and 59
minutes.
Min. Temp or Time Max. Temp or Time
Bake
170°F (77°C)
550°F (288°C)
Broil
400°F (205°C)
550°F (288°C)
Timer
1 minute
11 hrs. 59 mins.
Self Clean
2 Hours
4 Hours
170°F (77°C)
3 Hours
1 Minute
11:59
Delay Time 12 Hr.
1:00
12:59
Delay Time 24 Hr.
0:00
23:59
Convec Bake
300°F (149°C)
550°F (288°C)
Convec Convert
300°F (149°C)
550°F (288°C)
Convec Roast
300°F (149°C)
550°F (288°C)
Clock 12 Hr.
1:00
12:59
Clock 24 Hr.
0:00
23:59
LO 225°F (108°C)
HI 275°F (134°C)
Warm & Hold
Cook Time
Slow Cook
To set timer for 5 minutes:
1.
Press Timer ON/OFF.
2. Enter 5 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 5 appears in the display.
3. Press
to start the timer. When set time ends, END will
show in the display and the control will sound a beep three
times every 30 seconds until Timer ON/OFF key is pressed.
To cancel the timer when active, press Timer ON/OFF again.
Important note:
•
The timer does not start or stop the cooking process. It
serves as an extra minute timer that will beep when the set
time has run out. The timer may be used alone or while
using any of the other oven functions.
•
When timer is set for more than 1 hour it will display hours
and minutes until 1 hour remains. When less than 1 hour
remains, the display counts down in minutes and seconds.
With less than 1 minute remaining, only seconds will display.
•
If the timer is active during a cooking process, the timer will
show in the display. To view the status of any other active
oven function, press the key of the cooking function once
and it will appear in the display for a few seconds.
Setting Clock
When the appliance is first powered up, 12:00 will flash in the
display (See Figure 19). The time of day must first be set before
operating the oven.
Add 1 Minute
To set clock to 1:30:
Use the Add 1 Minute feature to set additional minutes to the
timer. Each press of the key will add 1 additional minute. If
Add 1 Minute is pressed when the timer is not active, the timer
will activate and begin counting down from 1 minute.
1.
To add 2 minutes to the timer:
Figure 19: 12:00 in display before setting the clock
Press
.
2. Enter 1 3 0 using numeric keypad or press the Up / Down
arrow keys until 130 appears in the display.
3. Press
Press Add 1 Minute twice.
.
Important note:
The clock cannot be changed when a Cook Time, Self Clean,
Delay Start, or cooking feature is active.
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Oven Controls
Setting 12 Hour or 24 Hour Display Mode
Changing Temperature Display to Fahrenheit (ºF) or
Celsius (ºC)
The clock display mode allows you to select 12 hr or 24 hr
modes. The factory pre-set clock display mode is 12 hours.
The electronic oven control is set to display °F when shipped
from the factory. The display may be changed to show either °F
or ºC oven temperatures.
To set 12 hr or 24 hr display mode:
1.
Press and hold
for 6 seconds.
To change temperature display mode from °F to °C or from
°C to °F:
2. Press the Up / Down arrow keys to toggle between 12 Hr
day or 24 Hr day display modes (See Figure 20).
3. Press
1.
to accept the choice.
Press and hold Broil for 6 seconds.
2. Once F (or C) appears in the display, press the Up / Down
arrow keys to toggle between Fahrenheit and Celsius
temperature display modes (See Figure 22).
3. Press
to accept the choice.
Important note:
The oven temperature display cannot be changed during the
cooking process or if a Delay Start has been set or Self Clean is
active.
Figure 20: 12 Hr dAy and 24 Hr dAy settings
Changing Between Continuous Bake Setting or 12 Hour
Energy Saving
The oven control has a factory preset built-in 12 Hour Energy
Saving feature that will turn off the oven if the oven is left on for
more than 12 hours. The control may be programmed to
override this feature to bake continuously.
Figure 22: Display showing Fahrenheit and Celsius
To change between continuous bake or 12 hour energy saving
feature:
1.
Setting Silent or Audible Control mode
Silent mode allows the oven control to operate without audible
tones. The control may be programmed for silent operation and
later reset to operate with all the normal audible tones.
Press and hold Timer ON/OFF for 6 seconds
2. Press the Up / Down arrow keys to toggle between 12 Hour
OFF or Stay On feature (See Figure 21).
3. Press
To set for silent or audible mode:
to accept choice
1.
Press and hold Delay Start for 6 seconds.
2. Press the Up / Down arrow keys to toggle between bEEP On
or bEEP OFF (See Figure 23).
3. Press
to accept the choice.
Figure 21: 12 hr energy saving (L) and continuous setting (R)
Figure 23: Display showing audible and silent operation
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Oven Controls
Setting Oven Lockout
Operating Oven Lights
The control may be programmed to lock the oven door and lock
the oven control keys.
The interior oven lights will automatically turn on when the oven
door is opened. Oven lights will not operate during a self clean
cycle.
To activate the oven lockout features:
1.
Be sure oven door is completely closed.
Press
to turn the interior oven lights on and off whenever
the oven door is closed.
2. Press and hold the Oven Lock key for 3 seconds. The motor
driven door latch mechanism will begin locking the oven
door automatically. Do not open the oven door. Allow about
15 seconds for the oven door to completely lock. Once door
is locked, the word DOOR with a lock icon will appear in
the display.
The interior oven lights are located on the rear wall of the oven
interior and are covered with a glass shield. The glass shield
protects the bulb from high temperatures and should always be
in place whenever the oven is in use.
To replace the interior oven light, see “Replacing Oven Light
(some models)” on page 33.
To cancel the oven lockout feature:
1.
Press and hold the Oven Lock key for 3 seconds. The motor
door latch will begin unlocking the oven door automatically.
Do not open the oven door. Allow about 15 seconds for the
oven door to completely unlock.
2. When the word DOOR with a lock icon no longer displays,
the oven door may be opened and the oven control keypad
will be available for use.
Important note:
•
To avoid damage to the oven door latching mechanism, do
not attempt to open or close the oven door whenever the
word DOOR with a lock icon is displayed.
•
If a control key is pressed when oven lockout is active, the
control will triple beep indicating the key action is not
available when the oven lockout feature is active.
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Oven Controls
Setting Bake
Use the bake feature whenever the recipe calls for baking using
normal temperatures. A reminder tone will sound indicating
when the set bake temperature is reached and to place the food
in the oven.
Bake may be set for any oven temperature between 170°F
(77°C) to 550°F (288°C).
To set Bake for oven temperature of 425°F:
Figure 24: Baking on multiple levels
Always use pot holders or oven mitts when using
the oven. When cooking the oven interior, oven racks, and
cooktop will become very hot which can cause burns.
1.
Press Bake.
2. Enter 4 2 5 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 4 2 5 appears in the display.
3. Press
6
. The word BAKE will appear on the display.
To cancel Bake at any time, press
5
.
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Baking tips
3
•
Fully preheat the oven before cooking items like cookies,
biscuits, and breads.
2
•
When using any single rack, position the rack so that the
food is in the center of the oven.
1
•
For best results when baking cakes or cookies using two
oven racks, place racks in positions 3 and 5 (See Figure 25)
and position bakeware as shown in Figure 24. Allow at least
2 inches (5 cm) of space between bakeware for proper air
circulation.
Figure 25: Oven rack positions
•
Dark or dull bakeware absorbs more heat than shiny
bakeware. It may be necessary to reduce oven temperature
and cook time to prevent overbrowning of some foods. Dark
bakeware is recommended for pies. Shiny bakeware is
recommended for cakes, cookies, and muffins.
The oven will bake no longer than 12 hours. If you wish to bake
for a longer period, see “Setting Cook Time” on page 20 for
detailed information.
•
Glass cookware is a slow heat conductor. May require
reducing oven temperature.
•
Minimize opening of the oven door. Opening the door will
reduce the temperature in the oven.
•
For batter and dough-based baked goods such as cakes,
pastries, and breads, use the regular bake function for best
results.
Important note:
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Oven Controls
Setting Cook Time
Setting Delay Start
Use Cook Time to set the amount of time needed for baking.
The oven will turn on immediately and stop automatically after
the set cook time ends.
Delay Start sets a delayed starting time to oven cooking or
cleaning functions. Prior to setting a delay start, be sure the time
of day is set correctly.
To program oven to bake with oven default temperature of
350°F and to shut-off after 30 minutes:
To program oven for a Delay Start beginning at 5:30, to shut-off
automatically after 50 minutes and for baking at 375°F:
Food Poisoning Hazard. Do not let food sit for
more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result
in food poisoning or sickness. Foods that can easily spoil such as
milk, eggs, fish, meat, or poultry should be chilled in the refrigerator first. Even when chilled, they should not stand in the oven
for more than 1 hour before cooking begins and should be
removed promptly when finished cooking.
Food Poisoning Hazard. Do not let food sit for
more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result
in food poisoning or sickness. Foods that can easily spoil such as
milk, eggs, fish, meat, or poultry should be chilled in the refrigerator first. Even when chilled, they should not stand in the oven
for more than 1 hour before cooking begins and should be
removed promptly when finished cooking.
1.
2. Enter 3 0 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 3 0 appears in the display.
Always use pot holders or oven mitts when using
the oven. When cooking, the oven interior, oven racks, and cooktop will become very hot which can cause burns.
3. Press
1.
Press Cook Time.
to accept.
2. Enter 5 0 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 5 0 appears in the display.
4. Press Bake.
5. Press
Press Cook Time.
. The word BAKE will appear on the display.
3. Press
to accept.
4. Press Delay Start.
When the programmed cook time ends:
5. Enter 5 3 0 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 5 3 0 appears in the display.
End will appear in the display window and the oven will shut-off
automatically (See Figure 26). The oven control will beep three
times every 30 seconds as a reminder until
is pressed.
6. Press
7.
to accept.
Press Bake.
8. Enter 3 7 5 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 3 7 5 appears in the display.
9. Press
When the programmed cook time ends:
Figure 26: Display showing cooking has ended
End will appear in the display window and the oven will shut off
automatically (See Figure 26). The oven control will beep three
times every 30 seconds as a reminder until
key is pressed.
Important note:
•
•
The Cook Time feature may be set with Bake, Conv Bake,
Conv Roast, and Slow Cook. Cook Time or Delay Start will
not operate with the Broil function.
Important note:
Delay Start may be set using a 24 hr clock. To set clock for 24
Hr operation, see “Setting 12 Hour or 24 Hour Display Mode”
on page 17 for more information. The Delay Start feature may
be used with Conv Bake, Conv Roast, Conv Convert, Bake, and
Slow Cook functions and Self Clean. Delay Start or Cook Time
will not operate with the Broil function.
The maximum Cook Time setting is 11 hours and 59 minutes.
To change the oven temperature or cook time after baking
has started:
1. Press Bake (for oven temperature) or Cook Time.
Press
or
and release when the desired temperature
or cook time setting appears in the display. When the cook time
runs out, End will appear in the display. The oven control will
beep three times every minute until
STOP
.
is pressed.
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Oven Controls
Convec Bake
Benefits of convection cooking include:
•
Foods can cook up to 25 to 30% faster.
•
Multiple rack baking.
•
When using convection, use cookware or pans with low
sides. This allows the air to circulate around the food evenly.
Convection functions use a fan to circulate the oven's heat
uniformly and continuously around the oven. This improved heat
distribution allows for fast, even cooking and browning results. It
also gives better baking results when using two oven racks at the
same time. Heated air flows around the food from all sides,
sealing in juices and flavors. Breads and pastry brown more
evenly. Most foods baked in a standard pan will cook faster and
more evenly with the convection feature. Convec Bake may be
set for any oven temperature between 300°F (148°C) and 550°F
(288°C).
Figure 28: Baking on multiple levels
Baking tips
•
Fully preheat the oven before cooking items like cookies,
biscuits, and breads.
•
When using any single rack, position the rack so that the
food is in the center of the oven. When using two oven
racks, place in positions 3 and 5. When using three oven
racks, place in positions 2, 4, and 6 (use offset rack only in
position 6).
•
Dark or dull bakeware absorbs more heat than shiny
bakeware. It may be necessary to reduce oven temperature
and cook time to prevent overbrowning of some foods. Dark
bakeware is recommended for pies. Shiny bakeware is
recommended for cakes, cookies, and muffins.
•
Use cookware or pans with low sides. This allows the air to
circulate around the food evenly.
55
•
Glass cookware may require reduced temperatures.
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33
•
Reduce oven temperature by 25°F from recipe’s
recommended oven temperature. Follow the remainder of
the recipe’s instructions using the minimum recommended
cook time.
To set Convec. Bake with a default oven set temperature of
350°F:
1.
Press Conv Bake.
2. Press
.
To cancel Conv Bake at any time press
.
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Figure 27: Air movement using convection
Important notes:
•
The convection fan on a gas range will not begin rotating
until Convec Bake has been into the cycle for six minutes.
•
If the oven door is opened when Convec Bake is active, the
convection fan will stop rotating until the oven door is
closed.
•
When using Convec Bake, cook time reductions may vary
depending on the amount and type of food being cooked.
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Oven Controls
Setting Conv Roast
To add Conv Convert to Conv Bake function using default oven
set temperature of 350°F:
The Conv Roast function combines a cook cycle with the convection fan to roast meats and poultry. Meats cooked using the
Conv Roast function will be juicier, and poultry will be crisp on
the outside while staying tender and moist on the inside.
1.
2. Press Conv Convert.
To cancel Conv Convert at any time, press
Conv Roast may be set for any oven temperature between
300°F (149°C) and 550°F (288°C).
•
•
.
To program oven for Conv Convert with oven default temperature of 350°F and to shut-off after 30 minutes:
Suggestions for Conv Roast:
•
Press Conv Bake.
1.
Preheating is not necessary when roasting foods using Conv
Roast. Since Conv Roast cooks food faster, reduce the cook
time by 25% from the recommended cook time of your
recipe. If necessary, increase cooking time until the desired
doneness is obtained.
Press Conv Bake.
2. Press
to accept.
3. Press Cook Time.
4. Enter 3 0 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 3 0 appears in the display.
The broiler pan will catch grease drippings, and the grid
will help prevent splatters. The roasting rack will hold the
meat. Use the offset rack on rack position 1.
5. Press
.
6. Press Conv Convert.
To cancel Conv Convert at any time, press
Do not cover foods when dry roasting because this will
prevent the meat from browning properly.
.
To set Conv Roast with a default oven set temperature of 350°F:
To program oven for Conv Convert with recipe temperature of
425°F and to shut-off after 30 minutes:
1.
1.
Press Conv Roast.
2. Press
2. Enter 4 2 5 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 4 2 5 appears in the display.
.
To cancel Conv Roast at any time press
.
3. Press
Important note:
•
•
•
Press Conv Bake.
to accept.
4. Press Cook Time.
After 6 minutes, the convection fan will begin rotating once
Conv Bake, Conv Roast, or Conv Convert has been activated.
5. Enter 3 0 using numeric keypad or press the Up arrow key
until 3 0 appears in the display.
If the oven door is opened when any convection function is
active, the convection fan will stop rotating until the oven
door is closed.
6. Press
It is not recommended to roast chicken on a roasting rack.
Use a deep pan instead.
To cancel Conv Convert at any time press
7.
.
Press Conv Convert. Set bake temperature will convert to a
lower temperature and begin baking process.
.
Important note:
Setting Conv Convert
Pressing the Conv Convert key automatically converts the
cooking temperature entered for any standard baking recipe to
the lower temperature required for convection baking.
When Conv Convert is used with a timed Conv Bake setting of
20 minutes or more, the Conv Convert function will display a CF
message as a reminder to check food when the bake time is
75% complete (See Figure 29). At this time the oven control will
sound one long beep at regular intervals until the set cook time
has finished.
Figure 29: Check Food reminder shown in display.
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•
Conv Convert may only be used with the Conv Bake function
and with a minimum of 20 minutes cook time.
•
When using Conv Convert feature, Cook Time reductions
may vary depending on the oven set temperature.
•
The convection fan will begin rotating 6 minutes after Conv
Bake, Conv Roast, or Conv Convert has been activated.
•
If the oven door is opened when any convection function is
active, the convection fan will stop rotating until the oven
door is closed.
Oven Controls
Always use pot holders or oven mitts when using
the oven. When cooking, the oven interior, oven racks, and cooktop will become very hot which can cause burns.
Setting Broil
Use the Broil function to cook meats that require direct exposure
to radiant heat for optimum browning results. The Broil feature is
factory preset to broil at 550°F. The Broil function temperature
may be set at any temperature between 400°F (205°C) and
550°F (288°C).
Should an oven fire occur, close the oven door
and turn the oven off. If the fire continues, use a fire extinguisher. Do not put water or flour on fire. Flour may be explosive.
The suggested broil settings are recommendations only (See
Table 3). Depending on cooking preferences, you can increase
or decrease cooking times or move food to a different rack
position. If the food you are broiling is not listed in the table, follow the instructions provided in your cookbook and watch the
item closely.
Important notes:
•
Always arrange oven racks when the oven is cool.
•
For best results when broiling, use a broil pan with broil pan
insert designed to drain the fat from the food and help
avoid spatter and reduce smoking. To purchase them, call
Sears at 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663) and
order broil pan kit 5304442087.
•
When broiling, always pull the oven rack out to the stop
position before turning or removing food.
To set Broil with the default broil oven temperature of 550°F:
1.
Arrange the oven racks when cool. For optimum browning
results, preheat oven for 5 minutes before adding food.
2.
Position bakeware in oven to the preferred rack position (See
Figure 31).
3.
Press Broil.
4.
Press
. To set to a lower broil temperature, press and hold
the Down arrow key until the desired temperature is reached.
The lowest setting the oven control will accept for Broil is
400°F. To adjust the Broil temperature, press Broil again and
then the Up or Down arrow key to set the desired temperature.
5.
Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and broil other side
until done to your satisfaction.
6.
When finished broiling, press
7.
To cancel Broil at any time, press STOP.
6
5
4
3
2
1
.
Figure 30: Broiler pan/insert
Table 3:
Figure 31: Rack positions
Suggested Broil Settings1
Food
Cook time in minutes
1st side 2nd side
Rack Position
Setting
Steak, 1 inch thick
6th
550°F
8
6
Medium
Steak, 1 inch thick
5th or 6th
550°F
10
8
Medium-well
Steak, 1 inch thick
5th or 6th
550°F
11
10
Well
Pork Chops, 3/4 inch
thick
5th
550°F
12
8
Well
Chicken, bone-in
5th
450°F
25
15
Well
Chicken, boneless
5th
450°F
10
8
Well
Fish
5th
550°F
as directed
Well
Shrimp
4th
550°F
as directed
Well
5th or 6th
550°F
Hamburger, 1 inch
1.
For steaks, cook times are suggestions and should only be used as a guide.
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12
10
Doneness
Medium
Oven Controls
Setting Slow Cook
Warm & Hold™
The Slow Cook feature cooks foods more slowly and at lower
oven temperatures for longer periods of time. Slow Cook is ideal
for roasting beef, pork and poultry. Slow cooking meats may
result in the exterior of meats becoming dark but will not burn
the outside as it seals in the meat’s juices.
Warm & Hold should only be used with foods that are already
at serving temperatures. Warm & Hold will keep cooked foods
warm and ready for serving for up to 3 hours after cooking has
finished. After 3 hours the Warm & Hold will shut-off automatically. Warm & Hold will keep the oven temperature at 170° F
(77°C).
Two Slow Cook settings are available: high (Hi) and low (Lo). The
high setting is best for cooking foods between 4 and 5 hours.
The low setting is best for cooking foods up to 9 hours or longer.
To set Warm & Hold:
1.
Some tips for best results when using Slow Cook:
•
Completely thaw all frozen foods before cooking.
•
When using a single oven rack, place in oven rack position
2 or 3. Position racks to accommodate the size of various
bakeware when cooking multiple food items.
•
2. Press Warm & Hold. Hold WARM will appear in the
display. (If no other keys are touched within 25 seconds the
request for Warm & Hold will clear.)
3. Press
. Warm & Hold will automatically turn on and
then turn off after 3 hours unless cancelled.
Do not open the oven door often or leave the door open
when checking foods. If the oven heat escapes often, the
Slow Cook time may need to be extended.
•
Cover to keep foods moist or use a loose or vented type
cover to allow foods to turn crisp or brown.
•
Roasts may be left uncovered so browning can occur. Cook
times will vary depending on the weight, fat content, bone,
and the shape of the roast. Preheating the oven will not be
necessary when using the Slow Cook feature.
•
Add any cream or cheese sauces during the last hour of
cooking.
To turn Warm & Hold off at any time, press
•
Food poisoning hazard. Do not let food sit for
more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result
in food poisoning or sickness. Foods that can easily spoil such as
milk, eggs, fish, meat or poultry, should be chilled in the refrigerator first. Even when chilled, they should not stand in the oven
for more than 1 hour before cooking begins, and should be
removed promptly when finished cooking.
1.
3. Press
The maximum cook time for Slow Cook function is 11 hours
and 59 minutes.
5. Press
to accept.
6. Press Warm & Hold. Hold WARM will appear in the
display.
7.
Press
to accept. When the cook time is over, Warm &
Hold will automatically turn on. The Warm & Hold function
will automatically turn off after 3 hours.
Important note:
•
Warm & Hold will maintain the oven temperature at 170° F
(77°C) for 3 hours.
•
Warm & Hold may be set when finished cooking or may be
added to automatically turn on after cooking using Cook
Time. Delay Start may also be added.
Position bakeware in oven and close oven door.
2. Press Slow Cook. HI will appear in the display, indicating
the default temperature setting is for high.
3. If a low setting is needed, press the Down arrow key to select
the low setting.
to activate Slow Cook.
To cancel Slow Cook at any time, press
.
4. Press Bake and enter 425 on numeric keypad.
Food poisoning hazard. Do not let food sit for
more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result
in food poisoning or sickness. Foods that can easily spoil such as
milk, eggs, fish, meat or poultry, should be chilled in the refrigerator first. Even when chilled, they should not stand in the oven
for more than 1 hour before cooking begins, and should be
removed promptly when finished cooking.
4. Press
Press Cook Time.
2. Enter 4 5 using numeric keypad.
Slow Cook may be used with additional settings of Cook
Time and Delay Start.
To set Slow Cook:
1.
.
To add Warm & Hold to turn ON after baking 45 minutes with
a set temperature of 425°F:
Important note:
•
If needed, arrange oven racks and place cooked food in
oven.
.
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Oven Controls
To program oven to Bake with default oven temperature of
350°F and activate the Sabbath feature:
Setting the Sabbath feature (for use on the Jewish
Sabbath and Holidays)
1.
For further assistance, guidelines for proper
usage, and a complete list of models with the
Sabbath feature, please visit the web at
www.star-k.org.
Be sure the clock is set with the correct time of day.
2. Arrange oven racks, place bakeware in oven, and close
oven door.
3. Press Bake.
This appliance provides special settings for
use when observing the Jewish Sabbath/Holidays. Sabbath
mode disables all audible tones or visual display changes on the
oven control. Bake heating is the only cooking feature available
while in the Sabbath mode. Oven controls are locked during
Sabbath mode.
4. Press
.
You must first set the Bake feature and temperature(s) needed
for the oven, the Cook Time, and the Delay Start options (if
needed). Any settings made prior to setting the Sabbath mode
will be visible in the displays. The Cook Time option, if set prior
to the Sabbath mode, will give one audible alert at the end of
Cook Time.
6. Press and hold Cook Time and Delay Start simultaneously
for about 3 seconds to set the Sabbath feature. Once the
feature is set, SAb will appear in the display indicating the
oven is properly set for the Sabbath feature (See Figure 32).
5. If Cook Time or Delay Start are not needed, skip this step
and continue to step 6. If a Cook Time or Delay Start are
desired, enter the times at this point. Refer to the “Setting
Cook Time” and “Setting Delay Start” on page 20 for
detailed instructions.
The Sabbath mode will override the factory preset 12 hour
energy saving mode, and the appliance will stay on until the
cooking features are cancelled. If any of the cooking features
are cancelled when the appliance is in the Sabbath mode, no
audible or visual indicators will be available to verify the cancellation.
Figure 32: Oven set for Sabbath baking.
Important note:
If the oven interior lights are needed, be sure to activate them
prior to setting the Sabbath mode. Once the oven light is turned
on and the Sabbath mode is active, the oven light will remain on
until the Sabbath mode is turned off and the oven lights are
turned off. The oven door will not activate the interior oven
lights when the oven door is opened or closed.
It is recommended that any oven temperature modification
made within an active Sabbath mode be followed with two
presses of the START key. This will ensure the oven remains on
even if an attempt is made to set the oven temperature outside
of its temperature range. If the oven temperature is set outside
of the temperature range, the oven will default to the nearest
available temperature. Try to set the desired oven temperature
again.
Food poisoning hazard. Do not let food sit for
more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result
in food poisoning or sickness. Foods that can easily spoil such as
milk, eggs, fish, meat or poultry, should be chilled in the refrigerator first. Even when chilled, they should not stand in the oven
for more than 1 hour before cooking begins, and should be
removed promptly when finished cooking.
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•
Do not attempt to activate any other oven function except
Bake while the Sabbath feature is active. The following keys
will function correctly when the Sabbath feature is active:
0-9 number keypad, Bake,
, and
. All other keys
should not be used once the Sabbath feature is active.
•
You may change the oven temperature once baking has
started. Press Bake, use the numeric keypad to enter the
oven temperature change (170°F to 550F°), and press
(for Jewish Holidays only).
•
Remember that the oven control will no longer provide
audible tones or display any further changes when the
Sabbath feature is active.
•
Remember the oven will shut-off automatically after
completing a Cook Time, Delay Start, or Warm & Hold and
therefore may only be used once during the Sabbath/
Jewish Holidays.
•
If a Delay Start time longer than 11 hours and 59 minutes is
desired, set the oven control for the 24 hour day display
mode setting. For detailed instructions see “Setting 12 Hour
or 24 Hour Display Mode” on page 17.
Oven Controls
Important note:
To turn the oven off and keep the Sabbath feature active:
Press
.
To turn off the Sabbath feature:
Press and hold both Cook Time and Delay Start simultaneously
for at least 3 seconds to turn the Sabbath feature off. The
control will provide an acceptance tone, and SAb will disappear
from the display. The oven is no longer programmed for the
Sabbath feature.
•
Oven temperature adjustments will not change the Broil or
Self Clean function temperatures.
•
Do not use oven thermometers such as those found in
grocery stores to check the temperature settings inside your
oven. These oven thermometers may vary as much as 20 to
40°F degrees from actual temperatures.
•
The oven temperature adjustment may be made if your
oven control is set to display temperatures in °C (Celsius).
Minimum and maximum settings for Celsius range from plus
(+)19°C to minus (-) 19°C.
What to do during a power failure or power interruption after
the Sabbath feature was activated:
Should you experience a power failure or interruption, the oven
will shut-off. When power is restored the oven will not turn back
on automatically. The oven will remember that it is set for the
Sabbath, and the oven display will show the message SF for
Sabbath failure (See Figure 33).
Restoring Factory Default Settings
Your appliance was set with predetermined (default) oven
control settings. Over time, users may have made changes to
these settings. The following options may have been modified
since the appliance was new:
Figure 33: Display showing Sabbath failure
The food may be safely removed from the oven while still in the
Sabbath feature, however the oven cannot be turned back on
until after the Sabbath/Holidays. After the Sabbath observance,
turn off the Sabbath feature. Press and hold both Cook Time
and Delay Start keys for at least 3 seconds simultaneously to
turn the Sabbath feature off. SF will disappear from the display,
and the oven may be used with all normal functions.
•
Continuous bake or 12 hour energy savings mode
•
Silent or audible control
•
Oven temperature display (Fahrenheit or Celsius)
•
Oven temperature adjustments (UPO)
If you choose to restore any of the options to a
factory default setting using this method, all of the above user
settings will be restored to the factory default settings. This
includes the oven temperature offset that will reset to (0) zero.
1.
Your appliance has been factory calibrated and tested to ensure
accurate baking temperatures. For the first few uses, follow your
recipe times and temperature recommendations carefully. If you
think the oven is cooking too hot or too cool for your recipe
times, you may adjust the control so the oven cooks hotter or
cooler than the oven temperature displayed.
Press and hold 7 on numeric keypad until acceptance tone
sounds (about 6 seconds).
2. Press
settings.
The oven temperature may be increased as much as +35°F
(+19°C) or decreased -35°F (-19°C) from the factory calibrated
settings.
To increase (+) or decrease (-) the oven temperature by 20°F:
Press and hold Bake until the control produces an audible
tone (about 6 seconds). The factory offset temperature of
0 (zero) should appear in the display.
2. Enter 2 0 using numeric keypad.
3. To offset the oven temperature by -20°F, press the Down
arrow key until the display reads -20.
4. Press
12 or 24 hr display mode
To restore oven control to factory default settings:
Adjusting Oven Temperatures
1.
•
to accept change.
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. The control has been reset with the default
Oven Controls
Warmer Drawer
•
Warm & Ready™ Drawer
In the downward position (See Figure 35) to allow for light
weight food items and empty cookware (for example, rolls,
pastries, and dinner plates) on the rack.
The purpose of the warmer drawer is to keep hot cooked foods
at serving temperatures. Examples are vegetables, gravies,
meats, casseroles, biscuits, rolls, and pastries. It is not recommended to heat cold food in the warmer drawer; always start
with hot food.
The warmer drawer may also be used to warm dinner plates. All
food placed in the warmer drawer should be covered with a lid
or aluminum foil to maintain quality.
Important note:
Do not use plastic wrap to cover food. Plastic may melt onto the
drawer and be very difficult to clean up. Use only utensils and
cookware recommended by the manufacturer for use in the
keep warm drawer.
Figure 35: Downward position
Arranging Warmer Drawer Rack Positions
The indicator light is located on the display. It turns on when the
control is set and stays on until the control is turned off.
Warmer Drawer Indicator Light
Storage In or On Appliance—Flammable
materials should not be stored in an oven, near surface units or
in the storage drawer, warmer drawer or lower oven. This
includes paper, plastic, and cloth items, such as cookbooks,
plastic ware, and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not
store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near the range.
Setting Warmer Drawer
To set warmer drawer:
Food Poisoning Hazard. Do not let food sit for
more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result
in food poisoning or sickness. Foods that can easily spoil such as
milk, eggs, fish, meat, or poultry should be chilled in the refrigerator first. Even when chilled, they should not stand in the oven
for more than 1 hour before cooking begins and should be
removed promptly when finished cooking.
Do Not Leave Children Alone - Children should
not be left alone or unattended in the area where appliance is
in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part
of the appliance, including the storage drawer, lower broiler
drawer, warmer drawer, or lower double oven.
Always use potholders or oven mitts when
removing food from the warmer drawer as cookware and
plates will be hot and you can be burned.
Always use potholders or oven mitts when
removing food from the warmer drawer as cookware and
plates will be hot and you can be burned.
1.
The keep warmer drawer rack may be used in two ways:
•
In the upright position (See Figure 34) to allow low profile
food items to be placed both under and on top of the rack
(for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack and a
casserole dish underneath).
Open warmer drawer when cool and arrange warmer
drawer rack as needed.
2. For best results, close the warmer drawer and preheat the
drawer before adding food or plates. An empty warmer
drawer will fully preheat in approximately 15 minutes.
3. Place food in warmer drawer that is already at serving
temperature on warmer drawer rack. Dinner plates may be
warmed also.
4. Press Warmer Drawer, and then press START. The drawer
will heat to 195°F.
5. Always turn warmer drawer control off after use by
pressing Warmer Drawer.
Figure 34: Upright position
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Oven Controls
4. The warmer drawer should now be released from the rails.
Remove warmer oven drawer (using level and square
motion) completely out and away from the appliance.
Important notes:
•
Always start with hot food when using the warmer drawer.
Do not heat cold food in the warmer drawer.
•
Self Clean can not be set when the warmer drawer is active.
•
The warmer drawer is equipped with a catch that may
require extra force to open and close the drawer.
To replace the warmer drawer:
1.
Removing and Replacing the Warmer Drawer
To remove the warmer drawer:
Pull the bearing glides to the front of the outer compartment glide channels until they snap into place (See
Figure 37).
Electrical shock hazard can occur and result in
serious injury or death. Disconnect appliance from electric
power before cleaning and servicing the warmer drawer.
1.
Turn power OFF to the appliance before removing the
warmer drawer.
2. Open the warmer drawer completely.
3. On left warmer drawer rail, locate black release lever and
press up with finger while pulling out slightly on the oven
drawer handle. On right warmer drawer rail, locate black
release lever and press down with finger while pulling out
slightly on the warmer drawer handle (See Figure 36).
Figure 37: Bearing glide placement
2. Carefully line up both sides of the warmer drawer glide
rails to the outer compartment glide channels located inside
the empty warmer drawer compartment (See Figure 38).
Left-hand rail and release
Left-hand channel
Right-hand channel
Warmer
drawer
handle
Figure 38: Channel alignment
3. While holding the warmer drawer level and square using
the warmer drawer handle, push (do not force) the warmer
drawer all the way into the outer compartment glide
channels all the way into the range. Open the warmer
drawer again to verify the glides have seated.
4. If you do not hear the levers “click” or the bearing glides do
not feel seated remove the warmer drawer and repeat
Steps 1 through 3 again. This will minimize possible damage
to the bearing glides.
Right-hand rail and release
Figure 36: Removing the warmer drawer
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Oven Controls
Self Clean
•
A self cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well
above normal cooking temperatures), which eliminate soils completely or reduces them to a fine powdered ash you can wipe
away afterwards with a damp cloth.
The Self Clean function on this model can be programmed for
any duration between 2 and 4 hours. Use numeric keypad or
the Up / Down arrow keys. Each time an arrow key is pressed,
the time is changed by 1 minute up or down. Press START.
Remove any excessive spills. Any spills on the oven bottom
should be wiped up and removed before starting a Self
Clean cycle. To clean use hot, soapy water and a cloth.
Large spills can cause heavy smoke or fire when subjected
to high temperatures. Do not allow food spills with high
sugar or acid content (such as milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut,
fruit juices, or pie fillings) to remain on the surface as they
may leave a dull spot even after cleaning.
Read before starting Self Clean. Be sure to read all following
caution and important statements before starting a self clean
cycle.
Do not leave small children unattended near
appliance. During self clean cycle, the outside of the oven can
become very hot and cause burns if touched.
Do not line the oven walls, racks, oven bottom,
or any part of the range with aluminum foil. This will cause permanent damage to the oven interior and destroy heat distribution, and will melt to the oven interior.
Do not force the oven door open. This will
damage the automatic door locking system. Use caution when
opening the oven door after the self clean cycle ends. The oven
may still be very hot and cause burns. To avoid possible burns,
stand to side of oven when opening door to allow steam or hot
air to escape.
Figure 39: Areas to clean and to avoid
•
The health of some birds is extremely sensitive
to fumes given off during the self clean cycle of any range.
Move birds to a well ventilated room.
Important notes:
•
•
Do not clean the oven door gasket. The woven material in
the gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be
taken not to rub, damage, or remove the oven door gasket.
Doing so could cause damage to the door gasket and
compromise the performance of the oven.
Important notes:
Completely remove all oven racks and any accessories
from oven cavity to avoid damage to oven racks. If the
oven racks are not removed they may discolor. Remove all
items from the oven and cooktop including cookware,
utensils, and any aluminum foil. Aluminum foil will not
withstand high temperatures from a self clean cycle and
will melt.
Do not use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or
around any part of the oven interior. Clean any soil from
the oven frame, the door liner outside the oven door gasket,
and the small area at the front center of the oven bottom
(See Figure 39). These areas heat sufficiently to burn soil
on. Clean using soap and water prior to starting Self Clean.
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•
The kitchen area should be well ventilated using an open
window, ventilation fan, or exhaust hood during the first
Self Clean cycle. This will help eliminate the normal odors.
•
Do not attempt to open the oven door when the OVEN
LOCK indicator light is flashing. Allow about 15 seconds for
the motorized door latch mechanism to completely lock or
unlock the oven door.
•
When the clean time finishes, the oven door will remain
locked until the range has cooled sufficiently. In addition to
the clean time that was programmed, you must allow about
1 additional hour for the oven to cool before you will be
able to open the oven door.
Oven Controls
Setting Self Clean
Setting Delay Start Self Clean
To set self clean:
To start a delay Self Clean with default clean time of 3 hours
and a start time of 9:00 o’clock:
1.
Be sure the oven is empty and all oven racks are removed.
Remove all items from the oven. Be sure oven door is
completely closed.
1.
2. Press Self Clean and the default 3 hour clean time will
appear in the display. You may accept the default 3 hour
clean time by going to step 3, or choose a different clean
time. Press Self Clean and use the numeric keypad or Up /
Down arrow keys to select any time between 2 hours and 4
hours. Once you have the desired clean time selected,
proceed to Step 3.
3. Press
Be sure the clock is set with the correct time of day, the oven
is empty, and all oven racks are removed. Be sure oven door
is completely closed.
2. Press Delay Start.
3. Using numeric keypad, enter 9 0 0 or press the Up arrow
key until 9 0 0 appears in the display.
4. Press
to accept
5. Press Self Clean.
to activate Self Clean.
6. Press
.
As soon as Self Clean becomes active, a motor driven lock
mechanism will begin locking the oven door automatically. Do
not attempt to open the oven door (allow 15 seconds for the lock
mechanism to lock the oven).
If it becomes necessary to stop Self Clean when active:
Once the oven door has locked, CLEAN will appear in the
display indicating Self Clean has started.
2. If Self Clean has heated the oven to a high temperature,
allow enough time for the oven to cool.
When Self Clean is finished:
3. Before restarting Self Clean, be sure to read important
notes below.
1.
.
Important note:
Use caution when opening the oven door after
self cleaning. The oven may still be very hot and can cause
burns. To avoid possible burns stand to the side of the oven when
opening the oven door to allow hot air or steam to escape.
1.
Press
•
If your clock is set with the (default) 12 hr display mode, the
Delay Start for a Self Clean can only be programmed to
start up to 11 hours and 59 minutes after the time showing in
the display (be sure to set the clock to current time before
programming a delay start). To set a Delay Start Self Clean
to begin 12 or more hours (maximum is 23 hours and 59
minutes) after the time of setting, be sure to first set the
control in the 24 Hr display mode.
•
If Self Clean was active and then interrupted by a power
failure or cancelled before the oven was thoroughly
cleaned, it may be necessary to run another Self Clean
cycle.
•
If the oven temperature was high enough when Self Clean
was interrupted the oven control may not allow another Self
Clean cycle to be set for up to 4 hours.
CLEAN message will turn off, and Hot will appear in display
window.
2. Once the oven has cooled down (about 1 hour) and Hot is
no longer displayed, the oven door may be opened.
3. When the oven interior has completely cooled, wipe away
any residue or powdered ash with a damp cloth or paper
towel.
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Care & Cleaning
Table 4: Cleaning recommendations
Surface Type
Recommendation
Control knobs
Painted body parts
Painted decorative trim
Aluminum, plastic, or vinyl trim
For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-up
grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30-60 minutes. Rinse
with a damp cloth and dry. Do not use abrasive cleaners on any of these materials; they can
scratch. To remove control knobs, turn to OFF position. Grasp firmly and pull straight off the
shaft. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both knob and shaft, then push
knob into place.
Control panel
Control keypad membrane
Decorative trim (some models)
Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls off, activate oven lockout (on some models),
and if needed remove any knobs from panel. Do not use abrasive cleaners on any of these
materials; they can scratch. Clean using hot, soapy water and a cloth or sponge. Be sure to
squeeze excess water from cloth or sponge before wiping control panel, especially when wiping
around the controls area. Excess water in or around the controls may cause damage to the
appliance. When rinsing, use clean water and a cloth or sponge and be sure to squeeze excess
water from cloth or sponge before wiping the control panel.
Porcelain enamel parts and door
liner
Gentle scrubbing with a soapy non-abrasive scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a
1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammoniasoaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, and then
scrub with a soap-filled non-abrasive scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Do
not allow food spills with high sugar or acid content (milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices, or
pie filling) to remain on the surface; they may cause a dull spot even after cleaning.
Oven interior
For oven interior remove excessive spillovers from oven cavity bottom before starting Self Clean.
Clean any soils from oven frame and door liner outside the oven door gasket. For very important
cleaning precautions, be sure to read all the “Self Clean” instructions on page 29.
Porcelain coated oven racks
Porcelain coated heavy duty oven racks may be left in oven during Self Clean. After a selfcleaning cycle, let the oven completely cool. If needed use a damp cloth to wipe any ash from
oven racks.
Oven door
Use soap and water to thoroughly clean the top, sides, and front of the oven door. Rinse well.
You may use a glass cleaner on the outside glass of the oven door. Do not immerse the door in
water. Do not spray or allow water or the glass cleaner to enter the door vents. Do not use oven
cleaners, cleaning powders, or any harsh abrasive cleaning materials on the outside of the oven
door.
Cooktop surface
Surface burners
Burner grates
Do not use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop. See “Cleaning the Cooktop and Surface
Burners” instructions on page 32.
Stainless Steel (some models)
Only use cleaners and polishes that are specifically manufactured for cleaning stainless steel.
Always rub in direction of metal grain to avoid damaging. Do not use cleaners with high
concentrations of chlorides or chlorine. Do not use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Polish with a lintfree cloth. Always be sure to wipe excess cleaner/polish off from the metal surface as bluish
stains may occur during future oven heating that cannot be removed. Clean heavier soils with
hot, soapy water and a cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry using clean water and a cloth.
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Care & Cleaning
General Cleaning
To clean surface burner grates:
Refer to Table 4 in this chapter for more detailed information
about cleaning specific parts of the range.
•
Clean only after the grates are completely cool.
•
Use nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mild abrasive
cleanser or clean in the dishwasher.
•
Ammonia must be rinsed before operating the
oven. Provide adequate ventilation.
Food soils containing acids may affect the finish. Clean
immediately after the grates are cool.
•
Thoroughly dry grates immediately following cleaning.
Aluminum Foil and Utensils
To clean burner caps:
Never cover any slots, holes, or passages in the
oven bottom or cover an entire oven rack with materials such as
aluminum foil. Doing so blocks air flow through the oven and
may cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Aluminum foil linings
may trap heat, causing a fire hazard.
•
Remove caps from burner heads after they have cooled.
•
Clean heavy soils with a plastic scrubbing pad and
absorbent cloth.
•
Thoroughly dry burner caps immediately following cleaning
including the bottom and inside of cap.
•
Do not use abrasive cleaners. They can scratch porcelain.
•
Do not clean burner caps in the dishwasher.
•
Do not operate surface burners without burner caps
properly in place. Read important notes.
Before manually cleaning any part of the
range, be sure all controls are turned off and the range is cool.
The range may be hot and can cause burns.
Protective Liners — Do not use aluminum foil to
line the oven bottom. Only use aluminum foil as recommended
in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in
risk of electric shock, or fire.
•
Aluminum foil - Use of aluminum foil on a hot cooktop can
damage the cooktop. Do not use thin aluminum cooking
utensils or allow aluminum foil to touch the surface burners
under any circumstances.
•
Aluminum utensils - The melting point of aluminum is much
lower than that of other metals. Care must be taken when
aluminum pots or pans are used on the cooktop. If
aluminum pans are allowed to boil dry when using the
cooktop, the utensil will be damaged or destroyed.
slots
ignition port
orifice port
Cleaning the Cooktop and Surface Burners
To avoid possible burns, do not attempt any of
the cooktop cleaning instructions provided before turning OFF
all of the surface burners and allow them to completely cool.
Figure 40: Cooktop burner head
Cleaning Surface Burner Heads
Any additions, changes or conversions required
in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet the application
needs must be made by an authorized qualified agency.
For proper gas flow it may be necessary to clean the burner
head and slots. To clean, first use a clean damp cloth to soak up
any spills. Remove any food from between the burner slots using
a small nonabrasive brush like a toothbrush and afterwards
wipe up using a damp cloth. For stubborn soils located in the
slots, use a small-gauge wire or needle to clean.
Routinely clean the cooktop. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth and
wipe dry to avoid scratches.
Keeping the surface burner head ports and slots clean will
prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame.
Any spill on or around the electrode must be carefully cleaned.
Take care not to hit the electrode with any thing hard or it could
be damaged.
Cleaning Recessed and Contoured Areas of Cooktop
If a spill occurs on or in the recessed or contoured areas, blot up
spill with an absorbent cloth. Rinse with a clean, damp cloth and
wipe dry.
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Care & Cleaning
Replacing Oven Light (some models)
To clean the burner head ignition ports:
The oven light is located at the rear of the oven cavity and is
covered with a glass shield held by a wire holder. The glass
shield protects the light bulb and must be in place whenever the
oven is in use.
Each burner head has a small ignition port located as shown.
Should you experience ignition problems it may be that this port
hole is partially blocked with soil. With the burner head in
place, use a small wire gauge needle or the end of a paper clip
to clear the ignition port (Refer to Figure 40; round style shown;
oval burner on some models not shown).
glass
shield
Important notes:
•
The surface burner heads are secured to the cooktop and
must be cleaned in place on the cooktop.
•
Always keep the surface burner caps in place whenever a
surface burner is in use.
•
When replacing the burner caps, be sure the burner caps
are seated firmly on top of the burner heads.
•
For proper flow of gas and ignition of burners do not allow
spills, food, cleaning agents or any other material to enter
the gas orifice port opening.
wire
holder
Figure 41: Replacing the oven light
To replace the interior oven light bulb:
Be sure the range is unplugged and all parts
are cool before replacing oven light. Wear a leather-faced
glove for protection against possible broken glass.
1.
Turn electrical power off at the main source or unplug the
range.
2. Press wire holder to one side to release the glass shield that
covers the light bulb.
3. Replace light with a new 40 watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace glass shield over bulb and snap wire holder back
into place.
5. Turn power on at the main source (or plug the appliance in).
6. The clock will then need to be reset. To reset, see “Setting
Clock” on page 16.
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Care & Cleaning
Removing and Replacing the Lift-Off Oven Door
To avoid possible injury when removing or
replacing the oven door, follow the instructions below carefully
and always hold the oven door with both hands positioned
away from the door hinge area.
Oven door
hinge
locations
The door is heavy. For safe, temporary storage,
lay the door flat with the inside of the door facing down.
To remove the oven door:
1.
Open oven door completely (horizontal with floor Figure 42).
Figure 42: Oven hinge locations
2. Pull the door hinge locks on both left and right door hinges
down from the oven frame completely towards the oven
door (Figure 43). A tool such as a small flat-blade screwdriver may be required.
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LOC
3. Firmly grasp both sides of oven door along the door sides
(Do not use the oven door handle - Figure 44).
4. Close the door to the stop position (the oven door will stop
into this position just before fully closing).
5. With the oven door in the stop position, lift the oven door
hinge arms over the roller pins located on each side of the
oven frame (Figure 45).
Figure 43: Hinge lock/unlock positions
To replace oven door:
1.
Firmly grasp both sides of oven door along the door sides
(Do not use the oven door handle - Figure 44).
2. Holding the oven door at the same angle as the removal
position, seat the hook of the hinge arm over the roller pins
located on each side of the oven door frame (Figure 45).
The hook of the hinge arms must be fully seated onto the
roller pins.
about
10°
oven
door
3. Fully open the oven door (horizontal with floor - Figure 42).
4. Push the door hinge locks up towards and into the oven
frame on both left and right oven door hinges (Figure 43) to
the locked position; then, close the oven door.
hinge
Figure 44: How to remove door
Special Care Instructions
Most oven doors contain glass that can break. Follow these
recommendations:
•
Do not close the oven door until all the oven racks are fully
in place inside the oven cavity.
•
Do not hit the glass with pots, pans, or any other object.
•
Scratching, hitting, jarring, or stressing the glass may
weaken its structure causing an increased risk of breakage
at a later time.
roller
pin
hinge
arm
Figure 45: Hinge pin locations
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Oven Baking
For best cooking results, heat the oven before baking cookies, breads, cakes, pies, pastries, et cetera. There is no need to preheat the
oven for roasting meat or baking casseroles.
The cooking times and temperatures needed to bake a product may vary slightly from your previously owned appliance.
Baking Problems and Solutions
Baking Problems
Causes
Cookies and biscuits burn on •
the bottom.
Cookies and biscuits put into
oven before the preheating
time is completed.
Cakes too dark on top or
bottom
Cakes not done in center
Cakes not level.
Corrections
•
Allow oven to preheat to desired temperature before placing
food in oven.
•
Choose pan sizes that will permit 2” to 4” of air space (5.1
cm o 10.2 cm) on all sides when placed in the oven.
•
Use a medium weight baking sheet.
•
Oven rack is overcrowded.
•
Dark pans absorbs heat too
fast.
•
•
Cakes put in oven before
preheating time is completed.
•
Rack position too high or too
low.
•
Oven too hot.
•
Allow oven to preheat to the selected temperature before
placing food in the oven.
•
Use proper rack position for baking needs.
•
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) lower than recommended.
Oven too hot.
•
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) lower than recommended.
•
Incorrect pan size.
•
Use pan size suggested in recipe.
•
Pan not centered in oven.
•
•
Glass cookware slow heat
conductor.
Use proper rack position and place pan so there is 5.1 cm to
10.2 cm (2” to 4”) of space on all sides of pan.
•
Reduce temperature and increase cook time or use shiny
bakeware.
•
Oven not level.
•
•
Pan too close to oven wall or
rack overcrowded.
Place a marked glass measuring cup filled with water on the
center of the oven rack. If the water level is uneven, refer to
the installation instructions for leveling the oven.
•
Pan warped.
•
Be sure to allow 5.1 cm to 10.2 cm (2” to 4”) of clearance on
all sides of each pan in the oven.
•
Do not use pans that are dented or warped.
•
Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) higher than suggested and
bake for the recommended time.
•
Be sure to remove all pans from the oven except the ones to
be used for baking.
•
Open oven door only after shortest recommended baking
time.
•
Make sure to allow 2” to 4” of clearance between all pans
and racks, allowing for even air flow.
Foods not done when cooking •
time is over.
•
•
Oven too cool.
Oven overcrowded.
Oven door opened too
frequently.
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Solutions to Common Problems
Before you call for service, review the following list. It may save you time and expense. Possible solutions are provided with the
problem listed:
Problem
Solution
Poor baking results
•
Many factors affect baking results. Make sure the proper oven rack position is used.
Center food in the oven and space pans to allow air to circulate. Allow the oven to
preheat to the set temperature before placing food in the oven. Try adjusting the recipe's
recommended temperature or baking time. If you feel the oven is too hot or cool, see
“Adjusting Oven Temperatures” on page 26.
Appliance is not level.
•
Be sure floor is level, strong, and stable enough to adequately support range.
•
If floor is sagging or sloping, contact a carpenter to correct the situation.
•
Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust
leveling legs at base of appliance until the rack is level.
•
Kitchen cabinet alignment may make range appear not level. Be sure cabinets are
square and have sufficient room for appliance clearance.
•
Cabinets not square or are built in too tightly. Contact builder or installer to make
appliance accessible.
•
Carpet interferes with appliance. Provide sufficient space so appliance can be lifted over
carpet.
•
Gas line is hard-plumbed. Have a flexible CSA International approved metal appliance
connector installed.
•
Make sure power cord is plugged properly into outlet.
•
Electrical power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company
for service outage information.
•
Service wiring is not complete. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® for assistance (See back
cover).
Cannot move appliance easily.
Appliance must be accessible for
service.
Entire appliance does not operate.
Oven portion of appliance does not •
operate.
•
Be sure regulator gas valve is turned to ON. See installation instructions.
The time of day is not set. The time of day must first be set in order to operate the oven.
See “Setting Clock” on page 16.
•
Be sure the oven controls are set properly for the desired function. See the “Oven
Controls” chapter starting on page 15 and review instructions for the desired cooking
function in this manual or see “Entire appliance does not operate” in this checklist.
Oven light does not work.
•
Be sure the oven light is secure in the socket. Also see “Replacing Oven Light (some
models)” on page 33.
Oven smokes excessively when
broiling.
•
Incorrect setting. Follow the “Setting Broil” instructions on page 23.
•
Be sure oven door is closed when broiling.
•
Meat too close to the broiler. Reposition the broil rack to provide proper clearance
between the meat and the broiler. Preheat the broiler for searing.
•
Meat not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut remaining fatty edges to
prevent curling, but do not cut into lean.
•
Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when broiling
frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
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Flames inside oven or smoking from •
oven vent.
Excessive spillovers in oven. For example, this will happen for pie spillovers or large
amounts of grease left on the oven bottom. Wipe up excessive spillovers before starting
oven. If flames or excessive smoke are present, follow the “Setting Broil” instructions on
page 23.
Oven control panel beeps and
displays any F code error.
•
Oven control has detected a fault or error condition. Press STOP to clear the error code.
Try Bake or Broil function. If the F code error repeats, remove power from appliance, wait
5 minutes, and then repower appliance and set clock with the correct time of day. Try
Bake or Broil function again. If the fault recurs, press STOP to clear and call 1-800-4-MYHOME® for assistance (See back cover).
Self Clean does not work.
•
Oven control not set properly. Review the “Self Clean” instructions on page 29.
Soil not completely removed after
Self Clean.
•
Self Clean was interrupted. Review the “Self Clean” instructions on page 29.
•
Excessive spillovers on oven bottom. Remove before starting Self Clean.
•
Failure to clean soil from the oven frame, the door liner outside the oven door gasket and
the small area at the front center of the oven bottom. These areas are not in the selfcleaning area, but get hot enough to burn on residue. Clean these areas before the selfcleaning cycle is started. Burned-on residue can be cleaned with a stiff nylon brush and
water or a nylon scrubber. Be careful not to damage the oven gasket.
•
Allow 6 minutes for convection fan to start rotating after setting Convection.
•
Oven door is open. Convection fan will turn off if oven door is opened when Convection
is active. Close oven door.
•
Surface control knob was not completely turned to LITE. Push in and turn the surface
control knob to LITE until burner ignites and then turn control knob to desired flame size.
•
Burner ports are clogged. With the burner OFF, use a small-gauge wire or needle to
burner head slots and ignition ports. See “Cleaning the Cooktop and Surface Burners” in
the Care & Cleaning section on page 32 for additional cleaning instructions.
•
Range power cord is disconnected from outlet (electric ignition models only). Be sure
power cord is securely plugged into the power outlet.
•
Electrical power outage. Burners may be lit manually. See “Setting Surface Burners” on
page 13.
Convection fan does not rotate.
Surface burners do not ignite.
Surface burner flame uneven or only •
part way around burner cap.
Burner slots or ports are clogged. With the surface burner OFF, clean ports with a smallgauge wire or needle.
•
Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly fan the flame and allow burner to operate until
flame is full.
•
Burner caps are not seated properly. Check that all burner caps are level and seated
correctly on burner heads. See “Cleaning the Cooktop and Surface Burners” in the Care
& Cleaning section on page 32 for additional cleaning instructions.
•
Surface control knob is set too high. Adjust to lower flame setting.
•
Burner caps are not seated properly. Check that all surface burner caps are level and
seated correctly on surface burner heads. See“Cleaning the Cooktop and Surface
Burners” in the Care & Cleaning section on page 32 for additional cleaning instructions.
•
Incorrect L.P. conversion. Refer to L.P. conversion kit instructions to correct.
•
Dust particles in main gas line. Allow the burner to operate a few minutes until flame
turns blue. In coastal areas, a slightly orange flame is unavoidable due to salt content in
air.
•
Incorrect L.P. conversion. Refer to L.P. conversion kit instructions to correct.
Surface burner flame is too high.
Surface burner flame is orange.
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