~~~ ~-~~~ Continuous-Cleaning Model -8.eII ,:- : .,a: *,,*y5* MIcrowave Ovens. . 7, ,.a. Trash Compactors, I Room Au Condltloners. ,_/ ‘- z+il;. :.>.;: ;??qg.4 Oehumldlflers. e*etp.+.~;*g Aulomatx Washers, Clolhes Dryers, Freezers, Relrigeralor-F Contents Paae -.z- BEFORE YOU USE YOUR RANGE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............... PARTS AND FEATURES. ........ USING YOUR RANGE. ......... Using the Surface Units. ..... Optional Canning Kit ....... Using the Oven Controls .... Baking ................... Broiling .................. Optional Rotisserie Kit ...... Oven Vent. ................. Storage Drawer ............ 2 3 4 5 5 6 : 9 9 10 10 01987 Whirlpool CARING FOR YOUR RANGE . Control Panel .. Surface Units and Reflector Bowls . Lift-Up Cooktop , Oven Door . . Continuous-Cleaning Oven Cleaning Chart IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE . . . WHIRLPOOL RANGE WARRANTY ... . Page 11 11 12 14 14 15 17 18 20 Corporation Before you use your range Read lhls Use 81Care Guide Information. and The CookIng Guide for lmporlanl saiety You are personally responsible for: l Reading and following all safety precautions in this Use & Care Guide and the Cooking Guide. l Installing the range where It is protected from the elements, and on a floor strong enough to support its weight. l Properly connecting the range to electrical supply and grounding. (See “Installation Instructions:‘) l Maklng sure the range is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. l Properly maintalnlng the range. l Using jhe range only for jobs expected of a home range. See “Cooking Guide” for lmpoitant saiety and use Information. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. DO NOT allow children to use or play with any part of the range, or leave them unattended near it. They could be burned or injured. 2. DO NOT store things children might want above the range. Children could be burned or injured while climbing on it. 3. DO NOT allow anyone to touch hot surface units or heating elements. Dark colored units and elements can still be hot enough to burn severely. 4. KEEP children away from the range when it is on. The cooktop and oven walls, racks and door can get hot enough to cause burns. 5. DO NOT use the range to heat a room. Persons in the room could be burned or injured, or a fire could start. 6. KEEP pan handles turned in, but not over another surface unit to avoid burns, injury and to help prevent the utensil from being pushed off the surface units. 7. DO NOT use water on grease fires. The fire will spread. Cover fire with large lid or smother with baking soda or salt. 8. DO NOT wear loose or hanging garments when using the range. They could ignite if they touch a hot surface unit or heating element and you could be burned. 9. DO NOT heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot contents could burn and container partitles could cause injury. 10. Whenadding or removing food, MAKE SURE to open the oven door all the way to VAPORS AND LIGUIDS HEY COULD IGNITE r call with a question, the oven door). 2. Purchase date from sales Slip Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this book, your warranty and sales slip together in the Literature Pac. te and mail the have this information Model Number Serial Number Purchase Date ready: II Parts and features Model RF335EXP LEti FRONT CONTROL KNOB SiRFACE UNIT SIGNAL LIGHT LEFTREAR CONTROL KNOB CONTROL PAI OVEN VENT ONE-PIECE CHROME I REFLECTOR BOWL PLUG-IN SURFACE UNITS MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER PLATE SILICONE HEAT SEAL CONTINUOUSCLEANING OVEN REMOVABLE STORAGE DRAWER LITERATURE PAC (In storage drawer) 4 OVEN DOOR I II OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL OVEN SIGNAL LIGHT OVEN SELECTOR Rl6HT FRONT CONTROL KNOB Using the surface units Surface Unit Indicators The solid dot in the surface unit indicator shows which surface unit is turned on by that knob. Signal light One of the signal lights will glow when a surface unit is on. Control knobs must be pushed in before turning them to a setting. They can be set anywhere and OFF. between HI Until you get used to the settings, use the following start cooking at the high settings; then turn the control cooking. - as a guide. For best results, knob down to continue Use HI to start Use MED-HI Use MED Use MED-LO Use LO to foods cooking; to bring liquids to a boil. to hold a rapid boil; to fry chicken or pancakes. for gravy, puddings and icing; to cook large amounts of vegetables. to keep food cooking after starting it on a higher setting. keep food warm until ready to serve. Set the heat higher or lower within the LO band to keep food at the temperature you want. CAUTION: The use of the HI selilng for long periods of lime can damage surface units and discolor chrome reflector bowls. Start cooklng on HI and lum control down to contlnue cooklng. I Use only flat-bottomed utensils for best cooking results and to prevent damage to the cooktop. Specialty items with rounded or ridged bottoms (woks, ridged bottom canners or tea kettles) are not recommended. See the “Cooking NO. Guide” for important Optional Canning Kit (Part utensil information. 242905) The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure canners combined with high heat settings for long periods of time can shorten the life of regular surface units and cause damage to the cooktop. If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend the installation of a Canning Kit. Order the kit from your Whirlpool Dealer or Tech-Care” Service Company. See the “Cooking Guide” for important canning information. Using the Oven Controls Baking Rack(s) should be placed so the top of the food will be centered In the oven. Always leave at leastlY2 to 2 inches (4-5 cm] between the sides of the pan and the oven walls and other pans. For mare Information, see the “Caoklng Guide: 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack posltlon, lifl rack at front and pull out. i I’ 2. Set Oven Selector to BAKE. 3. Set Oven Temperature Control to the baking temperature you want. The Oven Signal Light will come on. The oven is preheated when the Oven Signal Light first goes off. 4. Put food in the oven. Note: Oven 5. When baking is done, turn both the Oven Temperature Control and the Oven Selector to OFF. racks, walls and door will be hot. During baking, the elements will turn on and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting. The Oven Signal Light will turn on and off with the elements. The top element helps heat during baking, but does not turn red. continued on next page Adjusting the Oven Temperature Control Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The temperature of Your old oven may have shifted gradually without your noticing the change. Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures. But when comparing to Your old oven, the new design may give you different results. If after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the temperature settings, they can be adjusted by following these steps: 1. Pull the Oven Temperature straight off. Control 2. Loosen the locking screw inside the control knob. Note the posi- tion of the notches. 3. To lower the temperature, move black part of knob closer to LO. Each notch equals about 10°F (5°C). 4. To raise the temperature, move black part of knob closer to HI. Each notch equals about 10°F (5°C). lighten the locking screw and replace the control knob. Broiling 1. Position the rack before turning the oven on. See broil chart in the “Cooking Guide” or a reliable cookbook for recommended rack positions. I I 3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position, (open about 4 inches, 10.2 cm). The door will stay open by itself. 4. Set the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to BROIL. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. CAUTION: The door must be partly open whenever the oven Is set to BROIL. leavtng the door open allows the oven to malntaln proper temperatures. Optional Rotisserie Kit (Part No. 242985 (RCK-811) If you would like a rotisserie for your lower oven, we recommend the installation of a Rotisserie Kit. Order the kit from your Whirlpool Dealer or Tech-Care@ Service Company. The kit includes easy installation instructions. II The Storage Drawer The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans. Removing the storuge drawer 1. 10 Pull drawer szght out to the first stop. Lift front and pull out to the second stop. 2. Lift back slightly and%e all the way out. drawer I I’ Replaclng 1. the storage drawer Fit ends of drawer slidzails into the drawer guides on both sides of opening. 2. Lift drawer front and push In until metal stops on drawer slide rails clear whlte stops on drawer guldes. Lift drawer front agaln to clear second stop and slide drawer closed. Use & Care Gulde storage Store thls booklet, along wlth your “Cooking Guide:’ sales sllp and warranty in the Literature Pat, lnslde the storage drawer. Caring for your range Control Panel 1. Pull knobs straight off. 2. Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth, or spray glass cleaner, to wipe the control panel. Rinse and wipe dry. 3. Wash control knobs in warm soapy water. Rinse well and dry. 4. Push control knobs straight back on. Make sure they point to OFF. Surface Units and Reflector Bowls L 2. Lifi the edge of the unit, opposite the receptacle, just enough to clear the reflector bowl. I 3. Pull the surface unit straight away from the receptacle. 12 I 4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See Cleaning Chart on page 17 for cleaning instructions. 1 Replacing 2. Line up opening in the reflector bowl with the surface unit receptacle. 3. Hold the surface unit as level as possible with the terminal just started into the receptacle. 4. Push the surface unit terminal into the receptacle. When the terminal is pushed into the receptacle as far as it will go, the surface unlt will fit into the reflector bowl. CAUTION: Reflector bowb reflect heat back to the utenslb on the surface untb. They abo help cafch spllb. When they are kept oleon, they reflect heat better and look new longer. It a reflector bowl gets dbcdored, some of the utenslb may not be flat enough, or some may be too large for the surfooe Wt. In either c~e,someof~heal~sm~togokdooroclwndauknrH goes down and heats the ntleotor bowl Thb extm heat eon dbodor It. See “CookIng 6ulde” for further Intormatlon. II Lift-Up Cooktop 1. Lift front of cooktop at center swing-up the support rod. 2. Carefully lower the cooktop the support rod. and onto 3. Wipe with warm soapy water. Use soapy steel wool pad on stubborn spots. CAUTION: Do not drop the cooktop. Damage can result to the porcelain and lhe cooktop fmme. The Oven Door Removing the oven door will help make it easier to clean Open the door to the first stop position. 2. Hold the door at both sides and lift it at the same angle It is in. 3. To replace, fit the bottom corners of the door over the ends of the hinges. Guide the door down evenly. The door will close only when it is on the hinges correctly. 14 the oven, I II The Continuous-Cleaning Oven Standard cleaning ter beads The bead fat on the oven walls are coated with smooth porcelain. Your continuousoven walls are coated with a special, rougher porcelain. A fat spatup on the smooth surface, but spreads out on the rougher surface. of fat on the smooth surface chars and turns black. The spread-out rough surface gradually burns away at medlum to hlgh baking temperatures so the oven can return to a presentably CleCIn condition. \ Fat Spatter Beads Up. Turns Black. Standard porcelain-enamel Fat Spatter Spreads Out. Bums Away. Conttnuous-oleanlng porcelain-enamel Using Foil Using foil on the oven bottom is recommended to catch sugar and starchy spills from pies and casseroles. It must be used properly. Cut foil from a roll of heavy-dutyl8-inch (45 cm] aluminum foil, or buy a foil kit (Part No. 241430) from your Whirlpool Appliance dealer. Lift the cool bake element to lift the feet off the oven bottom. slightly baie element sc&l solidly on the foil. feet rest CAUTION: Do not let toll touch the bake element. If could damage the sure toll Is flat on the oven bottom and away from the element. Make bake element. iI Cleaning Tips 1. The racks are not coated. Clean them by hand. 2. The oven door does not get as hot as the walls. Some hand cleaning needed. 3. If you do more broiling than baking, hand cleaning 4. Use aluminum foil on the oven bottom according not burn away and may stain the bottom. may be may be needed. to instructions. Spillovers Hand Cleaning RACKS - Use soapy steel-wool pad for best cleaning results. Rinse well. 16 WALLS AND DOOR - Wash with hot soapy water. Use a steel-wool pad or plastic scouring pad for stubborn spots. Rinse well. do Cleaning Chart PART WHAT TO USE Soft cloth and warm soapy water. Nylon or plastic scouring pad for stubborn spots. Exterlor surfaces HOW TO CLEAN Wipe off regularly when cooktop and lower oven are cool. Do not allow food contalnlng acids (such as vinegar, tomato, lemon juice or milk) to remaln on surface. Acids will remove the glossy flnlsh. Do not use abmslve or harsh cleansers. l l l Surface units No cleaning required. Spatters or spills will burn off. Do not Immerse In water. l l Chrome reflector bowls Automatic dishwasher or warm, soapy water and plastic scrubbing pad. Broller pan and grid Warm, soapy water or steel wool pad. Control knobs Warm, soapy water and sofl cloth. Control panel Warm, soapy water or spray glass cleaner. Oven rocks Warm, soapy water or soapy steel wool pads. Oven door glass Spray glass cleaner; Warm, soapy water or plastic scrubbing pad. l l l l l l l l l l l l ContlnuousCleaning Oven Wash with other cooking utensils. Clean frequently. Do not use abmslve or harsh cleansers. Wash with other cooking utensils. Wash, rinse and dry well. Do not soak. Wash, rinse and dry well. Follow directions provided cleaner. with Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel wool pads for stubborn areas. Make sure oven Is cool. Follow directions provided with cleaner. Wash rinse and dry well with a soft cloth. l Clean stubborn spots or stains. Warm, soapy water or Rinse well with water. soapy scrubbing pad. l Place strip of aluminum foil on the Heavy-duty aluminum foil or order a foil kit [Part No. bottom of the oven to catch spilloven. 241430) from your Whirlpool l Do not use commercial cleaners. dealer or TECH-CARE’ service company. Most fat spatters on the Continuous-Cleaning porcelain-enamel interior surtace gradually reduce to a presentably clean condltton during normal baking or roasting operations. 17 If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: Performance problems often result from llffle things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. If nothlng operates: l Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuttwiththe proper vottage? (See “Installation Instructions:‘) l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? Ii the oven will not operate: l Is the Oven Selector turned to a setttng (BAKE or BROIL)? l Is the Oven Temperature Control turned to a temperature selttng? If surface units will not operate: l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? l Are surface units plugged in all the way? l Do the control knobs turn? If surface unit control knob(s) -will not turn: l Did you push in before trying to turn? If soil is visible on ContlnuousCleaning oven Hnish: l The special finish is designed to gradually reduce oven SOB during normal baking or roasting. tt is not designed to keep your oven spotless, only presentably clean. l If you broil often, you may see oven soil. l The door is cooler than the oven walls. Soil will be more visible on the door than other areas in the oven. See page 16 for how to clean. l Sugar and starchy spills may leave stains. See page 16 for hand cleaning tips. Keep toll on oven bottom to catch these spills. 18 If cooking results are not what you expected: l Is the range level? l Are you using pans recommended in the Cooking Guide? l If baking, have you allowed I?/2to 2 inches (4-5 cm] on all sides of the pans for air circulation? l Have you preheated the oven as the recipe calls for? l Are the pans the size called for in the recipe? l Are you following a tested recipe from a reliable source? l Do the cooking utensils have smooth, flat bottoms and fit the surface unlt being used? See the Cooking Guide for more information on cooking problems and how to solve them. 2. If you need assistance?.. Call Whlrlpod COOL-LINE@ sewIce asslsfance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultants can instruct you In how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. I I’ 3. If you need service*... Whirlpool has a nationwide Companies. TECH-CARE sewice technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number [see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: TECU-CARE FRIr4CHlSED SEIIVICE 4. If you have a problem*... Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to: Mr. Robert Stanley Dlvlsion Vice Presldent Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 5. If you need FSP” replacement parts%. FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporatlon for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit rlght and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, referto Step Jabove or call the Whirlpool COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2. ‘If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond to your request for assistance. WHIRLPOOL MICROWAW RANGE PRODUCT OVEN/ W-TY LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase Replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE” service company. LIMITED FOUR-YEAR WARRANTY Second Through Fifth Year From Date of Purchase Replacement magnetron tube on microwave ovens if defective in materials or workmanship. WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the range product. 2. Instruct you how to use the range product. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing. 4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs. 8. Repairs when range product is used in otherthan normal, single-family household use. C. Pick up and deliver. This product is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to range product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Any labor costs during the Ilmlted warranty. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of Incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This WarrantY gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outslde the Unlted States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whtrlpool distributor or military exchange. Whirlpool Part No. 3147416 01987 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U8.P -i! utomallc ,* Washers, Clothes Dryers. Freezers, Relrlgeralor-Freezers, Ice Makers, Otshrashers. ButIt-In Ovens and Surface +:, Un11s. Ranges.