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Electric Range

 

 

 

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139900900 Rev A (May 2013)

 

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

 

CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS

Read all instructions before using this appliance.

This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please 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 risk type.

DEFINITIONS

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety message that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

 

A WARNING

Storage In or On Appliance—Flammable materials should not be stored in an oven, near surface burners, or in the warmer drawer (if equipped). 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.

 

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Save these instructions for future use.

 

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Indicates a short, informal reference-something written down to assist the memory or for future reference.

 

A WARNING

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in death or serious injury.

 

A CAUTION

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

 

3 IMPORTANT

Indicates installation, operation, maintenance, or valuable information that is not hazard related.

 

A WARNING

Tip Over Hazard

•    A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.

•    Verify the bracket is engaged with countertop or that the anti-tip device has been

installed to the walls of the cabinet, the wall, or the floor as per the installation instructions.

•    Ensure the anti-tip device is re-engaged with the countertop, the walls of the cabinet, the wall, or the floor as per the installation instructions 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.

 

 

To check if the anti-tip bracket is installed properly, use both arms and grasp the rear edge of 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.

 

 

A WARNING

•    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.

•    Stepping, leaning, or sitting on the door or drawers of this appliance can result in serious injuries and also cause damage to the appliance. Do not allow children to climb or play around the appliance. The weights of a child on an open over door may cause the appliance to tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury. An open drawer when hot may cause burns.

•    Never cover any slots, holes, or passages in the oven bottom or cover an entire oven rack with materials, such as aluminum foil. Aluminum foil linings may trap heat, causing a fire hazard.

3 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 requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.

Cold temperatures can damage the electronic control. When using this appliance for the first time, or when the appliance has not been used for an extended period of time, be sure the appliance has been in temperatures above 32°F (0°C) for at least 3 hours before turning on the power to the appliance.

Do not attempt to operate the appliance during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the unit. If the unit is not turned off and the power resumes, the appliance will not operate and an error message will be displayed. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and the oven function.

A CAUTION

•    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 Heat Unopened Food Containers – Buildup of pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.

•    Wear Proper Apparel – Loose-fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while using the appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.

•    Do not touch surface heating units or surface cooking elements, areas near these units or elements, interior surface of the oven, or the warmer drawer (if equipped). Surface heating areas and oven heating elements may be hot even though they appear cool. 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 are cool. These areas may include the cooktop, surfaces facing the cooktop, oven vent areas, oven door, and oven window.

•    Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above a range. Children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured.


3 IMPORTANT

Read and follow the below instructions and precautions for unpacking, installing, and servicing your

appliance:

•    Remove all tape and packaging before using the appliance. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the appliance. Never allow children to play with packaging material. Do not remove the wiring label and other literature attached to the range. Do not remove model/ serial number plate.

•    Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70 latest edition and local electrical code requirements. In Canada, install in accordance with CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Electrical code, Part 1-latest edition, and local electrical code requirements. Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this range.

•    User Servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals. All other servicing should be done only by a qualified technician. This reduces the risk of personal injury and damage to the oven.

•    Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the power to the appliance at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.

•    Never modify or alter the construction of an oven by removing the leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tip brackets/screws, or any other part of the oven.

•    Remove the oven door from any unused oven if it is to be stored or discarded.

•    Be sure to have an appropriate foam-type fire extinguisher available, visible, and easily accessible located near the appliance.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR

COOKTOP

•    Know which knob or key controls each surface heating area. Place cookware with food on the cooking area before turning it on. Turn the cooking area off before removing the cookware.

•    Use proper pan size. This appliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different sizes. Select cookware with flat bottoms that match the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized cookware may expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in the ignition of clothing or other items. Using the proper cookware on the cooking zone will improve efficiency.

•    To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spills due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the utensil handles should be turned inward and not extend over other cooking areas.

•    Never leave surface elements unattended. Boilovers may cause smoking and greasy spills may ignite. A pan that has boiled dry could be damaged and may damage the cooktop.

•    Improper cookware may break due to sudden changes in temperature. Check the cookware manufacturer’s recommendations for cooktop use.

•    When you are flaming foods under a ventilating hood, turn on the fan.

•    Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for cooktop use.

•    Do Not Use Decorative Surface Burner Covers. If an element is accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will become hot and possibly melt.

Burns will occur if the hot covers are touched. Damage may also be done to the cooktop.

•    Do not use Searing grill on the cooktop. The Searing grill is not designed for use on the cooktop. Doing so may result in a fire.


IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR

OVEN

•    Use care when opening oven door, lower oven door, or warmer drawer (some models). Stand to the side of the appliance when opening the door of a hot range. Let hot air or steam escape before you remove or replace food in the oven.

•    Keep oven vent ducts unobstructed. Touching surfaces in this area when the oven is on may cause severe burns. Do not place plastic or heat-sensitive items on or near the oven vent. These items can melt or ignite.

•    Placement of Oven Racks – Always place oven racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven in hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven. Use potholders and grasp the rack with both hands to reposition. Do not let potholders contact the hot heating elements in the oven. Remove all cookware and utensils before moving the rack.

•    Do not use a broiler pan without its insert. Broiler pans and inserts allow dripping fat to drain away from the high heat of the broiler. Do not cover the broiler insert with aluminum foil; exposed fat and grease could ignite.

•    Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line oven bottom or any other part of the appliance. Only use aluminum as recommended for baking if used as a cover placed on the food. Any other use of protective liners or aluminum foil may result in a risk of electric shock or fire or a short circuit.

•    Do not cook food on the oven bottom. Always cook in proper cookware and always use the over racks.

FOR GLASS COOKTOP ONLY

•    Do Not Clean or Operate a Broken Cooktop. If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

•    Clean Cooktop Glass with Caution. If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce harmful fumes if applied to a hot surface.

•    Avoid Scratching the cooktop glass with sharp objects.

•    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. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning hoods.

•    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.

•    Do not touch a hot oven light bulb with a damp cloth. Doing so could cause the bulb to break. Disconnect the appliance or shut off the power to the appliance before removing and replacing the bulb.

SELF-CLEANING OVENS

•    Clean only the parts listed in this manual. Before using self-clean, remove the broiler pan, any food, utensils, and cookware from the oven.

•    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 appliance.

•    Do not clean the oven door gasket. The door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage, or move the gasket.

•    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.

•    Remove oven racks. Oven racks color will change if left in the oven during a self-cleaning cycle.


For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.

For models factory-equipped with a power cord:

For maximum safety, the power cord must be plugged into an electrical outlet that is the correct voltage, is correctly polarized, and is properly grounded in accordance with local codes.

For ovens to be wired into a junction box:

It is the personal responsibility of the consumer to have the appropriate outlet with the correct, properly grounded wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician. See the installation instructions packaged with this appliance for complete installation and grounding instructions.

Using Proper Cookware

 

 

The size and type of cookware used will influence the radiant element power level setting needed for best cooking results. Be sure to follow the recommendations for using proper cookware as illustrated in Figure 1 and Figure 2.

 

Figure 1:    Testing cookware

Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (See Figure 1). Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface heating element (See Figure 2). For detailed information about the ceramic cooktop, refer to the“Cooktop Maintenance” on page 29.

 

 

 

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:

Aluminum – Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware resists staining and pitting). If aluminum pans slide across the ceramic cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will resemble scratches. Remove these marks immediately.

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. Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.

Porcelain-enamel on metal – Heating characteristics will vary depending on base material. Porcelain-enamel coating must be smooth to avoid scratching ceramic cooktops.

Glass – Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for ceramic cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the glass.

 

•    Flat bottom and straight sides.

•    Tight fitting lids.

•    Weight of handle does not tilt pan. Pan is well balanced.

•    Pan sizes match the amount of food to be prepared and the size of the surface element.

•    Made of material that conducts heat well.

•    Easy to clean.

•    Always match pot diameter to element size.

 

 

 

 

Figure 2:    Proper cookware placement

 

3 IMPORTANT

Do not place empty aluminum, glass or porcelain-enamel coated cookware on the ceramic cooktop! The melting point of cookware made with these materials may be reached quickly especially if left empty, and they may bond to the ceramic cooktop. If the cookware melts it will damage the cooktop! Be sure to follow all the cookware manufacturer’s suggestions when using any type of cookware on the ceramic cooktop.

 

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Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface elements, the glass surface will turn green when the element is turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the glass will come back to its original white color after it has completely cooled down. (White glass cooktops only).

 

About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop

The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface element underneath. Be sure to match the pan size with the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop and only flat-bottomed cookware should be used.

The type and size of cookware, the number of surface elements in use and their settings are all factors that will affect the amount of heat that will spread to areas beyond the surface elements. The areas surrounding the elements may become hot enough to cause burns.

 

A CAUTION

Do not allow aluminum foil, or any material that can melt, to make contact with the ceramic glass cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop, they will damage the ceramic cooktop.

 

A CAUTION

 

The cooktop should not be used as a cutting board or work surface. Dropping heavy or hard objects on the cooktop may crack it. Pans with rough bottoms may scratch the cooktop surface. Placing food directly on the smoothtop surface (without cooking utensil) is not recommended as difficult cleaning will result and foods may smoke and cause potential fire hazard. Never use the griddle or similar cooking sheet on the ceramic glass cooktop.

 

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Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element to cycle on and off, even at the HI setting. This helps to prevent damage to the ceramic smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and can occur if the cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat.

Be sure to read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning section and Before You Call checklist section of this Use and Care Guide.

 

About the Radiant Surface Elements

The element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the temperature rises, the element will glow red. To maintain the selected setting the element will cycle on and off. The heating element retains enough heat to provide a uniform and consistent heat during the off cycle.

For efficient cooking, turn off the element several minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process.

 

Element ON and Hot Surface Indicator Lights

Your appliance is equipped with two different types of radiant surface control indicator lights that will glow on the backguard- the Element On indicator light and the hot surface indicator lights.

The element ON indicator lights are located on the control panel between the two radiant element control knob and will glow when a surface element is turned on.

 

 

 

 

A CAUTION

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.

Hot Surface Indicator Light (some models)

The hot surface indicator light located on the cooktop will glow when any surface cooking area heats up and will remain on until the glass cooktop has cooled to a moderate level (See Figure 4).

Home Canning

Be sure to read and observe all the following points when home canning with your appliance. Check with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Web site and be sure to read all the information they have available as well as follow their recommendations for home canning procedures.

•    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.

•    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.

•    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.


Surface Cooking Settings

The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being cooked will influence the surface element power level setting needed for best cooking results.

Use Table 1 to determine the correct setting for the type of food you are preparing.

 

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The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.

Table 1:    Rec

Setting

ommended settings for surface elements

Type of Cooking

HIGH (HI) Start most foods; bring water to a boil and pan broiling.
MEDIUM HIGH (8-10) Continue a rapid boil; frying, deep fat frying
MEDIUM (6) Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces and gravies; steaming vegetables
Medium

LOW (2-4)

Keep foods cooking; poaching and stewing
LOW (LO) Keep warm, melting and simmering
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Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element to cycle on and off, even at the HI setting. This helps to prevent damage to the ceramic smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and can occur if the cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat.

For efficient cooking, turn off the element several minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process.

 

3 IMPORTANT

Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking.

A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.

 

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The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being cooked will influence the settings needed for best cooking results.

The surface control knobs do not have to be set exactly on a particular spot. Use the graphics provided as a guide and adjust the control knob as needed. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. Refer to Table 1 for suggested power level settings.

 

SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Single Radiant Surface Elements (some models)

The cooktop has two or three single radiant surface elements: the left rear position, the right rear position. The left rear element may also be used with the Bridge element.


To Operate the Single Radiant Surface Elements:

1.    Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.

2.    Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting (See Figure 5). Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.

3.    When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing the cookware.

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The surface Element On indicator lights will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.


A CAUTION

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range 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 surface elements.

SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Dual Surface Radiant Element (some models)    To Operate the Dual Surface Element:

A CAUTION

Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. The Hot Element (HE) message or the hot surface indicator light will turn on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level. The glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator light has turned off. The message may remain on even though the controls are turned off.

A CAUTION


Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range 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 surface elements.


A CAUTION


Do not allow aluminum foil, empty glass/porcelain cookware or any material that can melt to make contact with the ceramic cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they may damage the ceramic cooktop.


The cooktop is equipped with 1 or 2 dual radiant surface elements. Symbols around the knob are used to indicate which element of the dual radiant element will heat. The symbol with the center circle blackened indicates that only the inner coil will heat (See Figure 6). The symbol with both elements blackened indicates that both inner and outer elements will heat (See Figure 6). You may switch from either element setting at any time during cooking.

1.    Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface element.

2.    Push in and turn the control knob to the inner element symbol for smaller cookware or to inner and outer element symbol for larger cookware (See Figure 6). Turn the knob to adjust the setting if needed. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.


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The surface Element On indicator lights will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.

3. When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing the cookware.


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Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element to cycle on and off, even at the HI setting. This helps to prevent damage to the ceramic smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and can occur if the cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat.

For efficient cooking, turn off the element several minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process.

Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking.

A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.

The surface control knobs do not have to be set exactly on a particular spot. Use the graphics provided as a guide and adjust the control knob as needed. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. Refer to Table 1 for suggested power level settings.

A CAUTION

The keep warm zone will not glow red when it is hot, but becomes hot enough to cause burns. Avoid placing hands on or near the keep warm zone until the keep warm zone hot surface indicator light is off. Always use potholders or oven mitts when removing food from the keep warm zone as cookware and plates will be hot.

A CAUTION

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range 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 surface elements.

CPFS

A CAUTION

Always use potholders or oven mitts when removing food from the warmer zone as cookware and plates will be hot.


Keep Warm Zone (some models)

The purpose of the keep warm zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Use the keep warm feature to keep cooked foods hot such as: vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, stews, breads, pastries and oven-safe dinner plates.

Always start with hot food. It is not recommended to heat cold food on the keep warm zone. All food placed on the keep warm zone should be covered with a lid to maintain quality.

For best results, when warming pastries or breads, the cover should have an opening to allow moisture to escape. Do not use plastic wrap to cover food. Plastic may melt onto the surface and be very difficult to clean. Use only plates, utensils and cookware recommended for oven and cooktop use on the keep warm zone.

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Figure 7:    Warmer zone control knob

Keep warm zone temperature selection

Refer to Table 2 for recommended heating levels. If a particular food is not listed, start with the medium level, and adjust as needed. Most foods can be kept at serving temperatures by using the medium level.

To Set the keep warm zone control:

A CAUTION

Do not allow aluminum foil, empty glass/porcelain cookware or any material that can melt to make contact with the ceramic cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they may damage the ceramic cooktop.

1.    Push in either direction and turn the warmer zone control knob to the desired temperature level (See Table 2). The temperatures are approximate, and are designated by hi (high), med (medium), and lo (low). However, the control can be set at any position between hi and lo for different levels of warming.

2.    When ready to serve, turn the warmer zone control knob to OFF position. The warmer zone will remain hot until the hot surface indicator light turns off.


Table 2: Warm zone recommended food settings

Food Item

Heating Level

Breads/Pastries

lo (Low)

Casseroles

lo (Low)

Dinner plates with food

lo (Low)

Eggs

lo (Low)

Gravies

lo (Low)

Meats

med (Medium)

Sauces

med (Medium)

Soups (cream)

med (Medium)

Stews

med (Medium)

Vegetables

med (Medium)

Fried foods

hi (High)

Hot beverages

hi (High)

Soups (liquid)

hi (High)

3 IMPORTANT

The warmer zone temperature level may be adjusted at any time when the warmer zone is turned on.

Use only plates, utensils and cookware recommended for oven and ceramic cooktop use. Do not use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to cover food. Plastic or aluminum foil can melt onto the cooktop.

Oven Vent Location

The oven is vented as shown below. When the oven is on, warm air is released through the vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. Do not block oven vent. Never close off the openings with aluminium foil or any other material. Steam or moisture may appear near the oven vent. This is normal.

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).

To remove – Pull the oven rack straight forward until it reaches the stop position. Lift up front of oven rack slightly and slide out.

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.

Type of oven racks

Figure 9:    Oven rack types

Oven Rack Descriptions

•    The flat oven handle rack has a handle to facilitate the sliding of the rack when large amount of foods weigh on it.

•    The flat oven half rack has a removable insert that can provide extra space for larger food items. The right half rack portion may still be used for other food items like a casserole dish. To remove the insert, squeeze on the left front insert side of the rack and tilt out clockwise. To reinstall, insert rear hooks at back of insert and lay insert down. Make sure both insert front hooks snap into rack.

•    The offset oven rack is used to maximize cooking space. The offset rack can be used in the lower rack position to roast large cuts of meat and poultry.

Air circulation in the oven

For best air circulation when baking, allow a space of 2 inches (5 cm) around the cookware for proper air circulation. 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 cookware for even heat to reach the food.


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Oven Control Features

To get the best use of your oven, take some time to become familiar with the various features and functions of you oven model. Detailed instructions on using each oven feature and function of the controls can be found in this section of the owner’s manual.

1.    Clock – Use to set the time of day.

2.    Timer on-off – Use to set or cancel the minute timer. The minute timer does not start or stop any cooking function. Timer on-off is used to set the continuous bake function.

3.    Bake time – Enters the length of baking time desired.

4.    Start time – Use to set the desired start time for baking and self-clean. May be used with bake time to program a delayed timed bake.

5.    Oven light – The oven light will glow each time the oven turns on to maintain the set oven temperature.

6.    Preheat light – The preheat light will glow when the oven is first set to operate or if the desired temperature is reset higher than the actual oven temperature.

7.    Door locked – The door locked light will flash when the oven door locks/unlocks, when the oven door lockout is active, or when self-clean cycle feature is active.

8.    Up and Down arrows – Use with the feature or function keys to set oven temperature, bake time, start time, clean time (when programming an automatic start time), and setting or adjusting the clock and minute timer.

9.    Bake – Use to select bake feature.

10.    Clear-off – Use to clear any feature previously entered except the time of day and minute timer. Press clear off to stop cooking. Also use clear off to activate oven lockout feature.

11.    Broil – Use to set Broil feature.

12.    Clean – Use to set self-clean cycle.

Setting the Clock

When the appliance is first plugged in or when the power supply to the appliance has been interrupted, the display will flash 12:00. It is recommended to always set the clock for the correct time of day before using the appliance.

To set the clock:

1.    Press clock once (do not hold clock key down).

2.    Within 5 seconds, press and hold or V until the correct time of day appears in the display.

^ NOTE

The clock cannot be changed when the oven is set for cooking or self-clean is active.

Temperature Display (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

The electronic oven control is set to operate in Fahrenheit (°F) at the factory. The oven may be programmed for any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (77°C to 288°C).

To change the temperature to Celsius (°C) or from °C to

°F:

1.    Press broil.–appears in the display.

2.    Press and hold until HI appears in the display.

3.    Press and hold broil until °F or °C appears in the display.

4.    Press or    to °F. To

accept the change, wait 6 seconds.


Table 3:    Minimum and maximum control settings9

Feature

Mode

Minimum Temp. /Time

Maximum Temp. /Time

Preheat

170°F (77°C)

550°F (288°C)

Bake

170°F (77°C)

550°F (288°C)

Broil

400°F (205°C)

550°F (288°C)

Timer

12 Hr. Mode

0:01 Min.

11:59 Hr./Min.

24 Hr. Mode

0:01 Min

11:59 Hr./Min.

Clock Time

12 Hr. Mode

1:00 Hr./Min.

12:59 Hr./Min.

24 Hr. Mode

0:00 Min

23:59 Hr./Min.

Delay Start

12 Hr. Mode

1:00 Hr./Min.

12:59 Hr./Min.

24 Hr. Mode

0:00 Min

23:59 Hr./Min

Bake Time

12 Hr. Mode

0:01 Min

5:59 Hr./Min.

24 Hr. Mode

0:01 Min

5:59 Hr./Min.

Self Clean Time

2 hours

4 hours

a.The features listed show the minimum and maximum time or temperature settings allowable.


Changing Between Continuous Bake Setting or 12-Hour Energy Saving Feature

The oven control has a built-in 12-hour energy saving feature that will shut off the oven if the oven is left on for more than 12 hours. The oven control can be programmed to override this feature for continuous baking.

To change the continuous bake setting:

1.    Press and hold timer on-off for 6 seconds until a tone

sounds.–hr will appear in the display for contin

uous cooking. The current time of day will return to the display.

2.    To cancel the continuous bake setting, press timer on-off and hold for 6 seconds until a tone sounds. 12 hr will appear in display indicating that the control has returned to the 12-hour energy saving feature.

Setting a Silent Control Panel

When selecting a function, an audible tone is heard each time a key is pressed. If desired, the control can be programmed for silent operation. To set the controls for silent operation, press and hold start time for 6 seconds. The control will beep once, then release the key. To return to non-silent operation, press and hold start time again for 6 seconds until the control beeps once.

^ NOTE

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 degrees from actual temperatures.

3 IMPORTANT

Changing to continuous bake or 12 hour mode does not change how the cooktop controls operate.


^ NOTE

The minute timer will not start or stop the cooking process. The minute timer can be used alone or while using any of the other oven features. If another feature is active when the minute timer is active, the minute timer will show in the display. To view information about other active features, press the key for that feature.

^ NOTE

If any control key is pressed with the oven lockout feature active, Loc will appear in the display until the control key is released. But it does not disable the clock, kitchen timer, or the interior oven lights.

Setting Oven Lockout

The control can be programmed to lock the oven door and

lockout the oven control keypad.

To set the oven lockout feature:

1.    Press clear off and hold for 3 seconds. Loc will appear in display, the door locked indicator light will flash, and the motor driven door lock will begin to close. Allow about 15 seconds for the oven door to lock. Once the oven door is locked, the current time of day will appear in the display.

2.    To cancel the Oven Lockout feature, press clear off and hold for 3 seconds. The control will unlock the oven door and resume normal operation.

Setting the Minute Timer

1.    Press timer on-off.

2.    Press to increase time in one-minute increments. Press and hold to increase time in 10-minute increments. The timer can be set for any amount of time from 1 minute to 11 hours and 59 minutes.

NOTE

If V is pressed first, the timer will advance to 11 hours and 59 minutes.

To change the timer while it is in use:

While the timer is active and shows in the display, press and hold    or V to increase or decrease the time

remaining.

To cancel the minute timer before the set time has run out:

• Press timer on-off once.

Operating the Oven Light

The interior oven light will automatically turn on when the oven door is opened. Press the oven light switch located on the control panel to turn the interior oven light on and off whenever the oven door is closed. To change the interior oven light, see “Replacing the Oven Light” on page 32.

Oven light switch


3. When the set time ends, the timer will beep three times and will continue to beep three times every minute until timer on-off is pressed.

 

Setting bake

The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature

from 170°F to 550°F (77°C to 288°C). The factory preset

automatic bake temperature is 350°F (177°C).

To set bake:

1.    Press bake.—appears in the display.

2.    Within 5 seconds, press N/ or . The display will show 350°F (177°C). The temperature can then be adjusted in 5°F (1°C) increments.

3.    When a key is released, the oven will begin heating to the selected temperature. When the oven reaches the set temperature, the preheat indicator light will turn off and the control will beep three times.

4.    To cancel the baking function, press clear off.

To change oven temperature after bake has started:

1.    Press bake.

2.    Press or V to increase or decrease to a new temperature. The oven indicator light on the electronic display will turn on and off when using the bake feature and during preheat. This is normal and indicates that the oven is cycling to maintain the selected baking temperature. To cancel baking press clear off.

Baking Tips

For best bake results:

•    Fully preheat the oven before baking items like cookies, cakes, biscuits, and breads.

•    When using any single rack, position the rack so that the food is in the center of the oven.

•    For best results when baking cakes using two oven racks, place racks in positions 2 and 4 (See Figure 11).

•    When baking using two oven racks, position cookware as shown in Figure 12. Allow at least 2 inches (5 cm) of space between cookware for proper air circulation.

•    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.

•    For batter and dough-based baked goods such as cakes, pastries, and breads, use the convection function for best results.

Setting Bake Time

The bake time key sets the amount of time needed for baking. The oven will turn on immediately and stop automatically after the set bake time ends.

To program the oven to begin baking immediately and to shut off automatically (timed bake):

Setting Start Time

Use the start time key to delay the starting time (delayed timed bake). The oven will turn on at a later time and stop automatically after the set bake time ends.

To program oven for a delayed start time and to shut-off automatically:


2.    Place the food in the oven.

3.    Press bake.—° appears in the display.

4.    Within 5 seconds, press or V . The display will show 350°F (177°C). The temperature can then be adjusted in 5°F (1°C) increments,

5.    Press bake time.0:00 will appear in the display.

6.    Press or V until the desired baking time appears in the display.

7.    The oven will turn on and begin heating.

When the set bake time runs out:

1.    End will appear in the display, and the oven will shut off automatically.

2.    The control will beep three times every 60 seconds as a reminder until clear off is pressed.

A CAUTION

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.    Be sure that the clock displays the correct time of day.

2.    Place food in the oven.

3.    Press bake.—° appears in the display. Within 5

seconds, press or V The display will show 350°F (177°C). The temperature can then be adjusted in 5°F (1 °C) increments.

4.    Press bake time. 0:00 will appear in the display.

5.    Press or \/ until desired baking time appears.

6.    Press start time. The time of day will appear in the display.

7.    Press /\ or V until the desired start time appears in the display.

8.    Once the controls are set, the control calculates the time when baking will stop. The oven will turn on at the delayed start time and begin heating.


To change the oven temperature (or bake time) after baking has started:

1.    Press the function you want to change.

2.    Press or \/ to adjust the setting.

^ NOTE

•    Oven temperature adjustments made will not affect the broil or self-cleaning feature temperatures.

•    If the display is set for Celsius, adjustments made will be in 1°C increments each press of arrow keys.


Adjusting the Oven Temperature

Your appliance has been factory calibrated and tested to ensure an accurate baking temperature. 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 can adjust the control so the oven cooks hotter or cooler than the temperature displayed.

To adjust oven temperature:

1.    Press bake.

2.    Set the temperature to 550°F (288°C) by pressing and holding /V

3.    Within 3 seconds, press and hold bake until numeric digit(s) appear. Release bake key. The display now indicates the amount of degrees offset between the original factory temperature setting and the current temperature setting. If the oven control has the original factory calibration, the display will read 00.

4.    The temperature can now be adjusted up or down 35°F (19°C), in 5°F increments. Press and hold to adjust the temperature higher until the desired amount of offset appears in the display. When lowering the oven temperature using V a minus sign (-) will appear before the number to indicate that the oven will be cooler by the displayed amount of degrees.

5.    When you have made the desired adjustment, press clear off to go back to the time of day display.

Setting Broil

Use the broil feature to cook meats that require direct exposure to radiant heat for optimum browning results. When broiling, always remember to arrange the oven racks while oven is still cool. Position the rack as suggested in Table 4.

To set broil

1.    Arrange the oven rack while oven is still cool.

2.    Press broil.–will appear in display.

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foods may be broiled at the HI broil setting. Select the LO broil setting to avoid excess browning or drying of foods that should be cooked to the well-done stage.

4.    For optimum results, preheat broil for 2-to-5 minutes before adding food.

5.    Place the insert on the broil pan (if equipped), then place the food on the broil pan insert (if using a broiler pan and insert).

6.    Place the broiler pan and insert on the oven rack.

7.    Broil on one side until food is browned. Turn and broil food on 2nd side.

A WARNING

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 the fire. Flour may be explosive.

The broiler pan and the insert (some models) allow grease to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the broiler. Do not use the pan without the insert. Do not cover the insert with aluminum foil; the exposed grease could ignite. To ensure proper results when broiling, use only Electrolux Home Products, Inc. approved broil pan and insert.


^ NOTE

To purchase a broiling pan and insert, visit frigidaire.com


Table 4:    Broil recommendations

Food item Rack Position Temperature

Cook time in minutes

Doneness

1st side

2nd side

Steak 1” thick

3rd or 4th

550°F

6:00

4:00

Rare

3rd or 4th

550°F

7:00

5:00

Medium

Pork Chops 3/4 “thick

3rd or 4th

550°F

8:00

6:00

Well

Chicken – Bone In

3rd

450°F

20:00

10:00

Well

Chicken Boneless

3rd or 4th

450°F

8:00

6:00

Well

Fish

3rd

500°F

13:00

Well

Shrimp

3rd

550°F

5:00

Well

Hamburger 1” thick

3rd or 4th

550°F

9:00

7:00

Medium

Self-Cleaning

A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with temperatures well above normal cooking temperatures which eliminate soils completely or reduces them to a fine powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth.

While the oven is in operation, the oven heats to temperature much higher than those used in normal cooking. Sounds of metal expansion and contraction are normal. Oder is also normal because the food soil is being removed. Smoke may appear through the oven vent.


3 IMPORTANT

Adhere to the following self-clean precautions:

•    Do not use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around any part of the oven interior.

•    Do not clean the oven door gasket (Figure 14). The woven material of the oven door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage, or remove the gasket.

•    Do not use any cleaning materials on the oven door gasket. Doing so could cause damage.

•    Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils, and any aluminum foil. These items cannot withstand high cleaning temperatures and will melt.

•    Completely remove all oven racks and any accessories. If the oven racks are not removed, they will lose their special coating properties and no longer slide in and out of the oven cavity easily.

•    Remove any excessive spills. Any spills on the oven bottom should be wiped-up and removed before starting the self-cleaning 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 a high sugar or acid content (such as milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices, or pie filling) to remain on the surface as they may leave a dull spot even after cleaning.

•    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. These areas heat sufficiently to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water. These areas are shown in white (Figure 14).

A CAUTION

During the self-cleaning cycle, the outside of the range can become very hot to the touch. Do not leave small children unattended near the appliance.

The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the self-cleaning cycle of any range. Move birds to another well-ventilated room.

Do not force the oven door open. This can damage the automatic door locking system. Use caution when opening the door after the self-cleaning cycle is complete. The oven may still be very hot.

A CAUTION

To avoid possible burns, use care when opening the oven door after the self-cleaning cycle. Stand to the side of the oven when opening the door to allow hot air or steam to escape.

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 surface of the oven).


To set a self-clean cycle or a delayed start self- To stop or interrupt a self-clean cycle (once it has clean cycle:    been activated):

3 IMPORTANT

To start a self-clean cycle immediately without a delay, skip Step 2 and Step 3 in the instructions provided below.

1. Be sure the clock displays the correct time of day.

2.    Press start time. The : in the time of day will flash.

3.    Press and hold to scroll to the time to start the delayed self-clean cycle. Release the key when the desired time is displayed.

4.    Press clean. — appears in the display.

5.    Press until 3:00 appears in the display for a 3 hour self-clean process, or push V until 2:00 appears in the display for a 2 hour self-clean process.

(Some models) For a 4 hour self-clean time, press until (4:00 appears in display).

6.    As soon as the controls are set, the motor driven lock will begin to close automatically and the door locked indicator light will flash. Do not open the oven door while the light is flashing (allow about 15 seconds for the oven door to lock).

7.    CLn will appear in the display during the self-clean cycle, and the door locked light will glow until the self cleaning cycle is complete or cancelled and the oven temperature has cooled.

1.    Press clear off.

2.    Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 hour and the door locked light has turned off, the oven door can be opened.

3.    Restart the self-clean cycle once all conditions have been corrected.

^ NOTE

Whenever the self-clean feature is active, you may check the amount of time remaining in the self-clean cycle by pressing the clean key. Remember the range door cannot be opened until the range has cooled sufficiently. You will need to add about 1 hour to the time displayed before you can use the range for cooking.

When the oven is cool, wipe away any residue or powdered ash with a damp cloth or paper towel.


When the self-clean cycle has completed:

1.    The time of day will appear in the display window, and the Clean key and door locked light will continue to glow.

2.    Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 hour and the door locked light has gone out, the oven door may be opened.

CARE AND CLEANING

Cleaning Various Parts of Your Range
Before cleaning any part of the oven, be sure all controls are turned off and the oven is cool. Remove spills and any heavy soiling as soon as possible. Regular cleaning will reduce the difficulty and time of major cleaning later.

Surface Type

Recommendation

Aluminum and Vinyl

Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.

Painted and plastic control knobs Painted body parts

Painted decorative trims

Using a soft cloth and clean with mild dish detergent and water or a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water. Follow by rinsing the area with clean water; dry and polish with a soft cloth. Glass cleaners may be used if sprayed on a soft cloth first. Do not spray liquids directly on the oven control and display area. Do not use large amounts of water on the control panel – excess water on the control area may cause damage to the appliance. Do not use other liquid cleaners, abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or paper towels – they will damage the finish. To remove control knobs, turn to the OFF position; grasp firmly and pull straight off the shaft. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into place.

Stainless Steel

Your oven finish may be made with stainless steel (some models). Clean the stainless with warm soapy water using a clean sponge or cloth. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft clean cloth. Do not use any store bought cleaners like stainless steel cleaners or any other types of cleaners containing any abrasive, chlorides, chlorine or ammonia. It is recommended to use mild dish soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar.

Porcelain enamel broiler pan and insert (available by mail order)

Door liner and body parts

Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future heating.

Oven racks

Oven racks must be removed from oven cavity. Clean by using a mild, abrasive cleaner following manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.

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 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.
Do not clean the oven door gasket. On self-clean models, the oven door gasket is made of a woven material which is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage, or remove this gasket.

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 important cleaning precautions, refer to “Self-Cleaning” on page 25.

Control panel    Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls off, activate oven lockout (on some

Control keypad membrane    models), and if needed remove any knobs from panel. Do not use abrasive cleaners

Decorative trim (some models) 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.

A WARNING

Do not use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can chemically damage the ceramic-glass surface.

Cooktop Maintenance

Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your ceramic glass cooktop.

Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CookTop® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface (on the web visit www.sears.com for replacement cooktop cleaner, item number 40079). Buff with a nonabrasive cloth or sponge. This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking. The special cooktop cleaning cream leaves a protective finish on the glass to help prevent scratches and abrasions.

Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the cooktop can cause metal markings on the cooktop surface. These marks should be removed immediately after the cooktop has cooled using the cooktop cleaning cream. Metal marks can become permanent if not removed prior to future use.

Cookware (cast iron, metal, ceramic or glass) with rough bottoms can mark or scratch the cooktop surface.

Do not:

•    Slide anything metal or glass across the cooktop.

•    Use cookware with dirt or dirt build up on bottom; replace with clean cookware before using.

•    Use your cooktop as a cutting board or work surface in the kitchen.

•    Cook foods directly on the cooktop surface without a pan.

•    Drop heavy or hard objects on the ceramic glass cooktop, they may cause it to crack.

CARE AND CLEANING

Cooktop Cleaning

A CAUTION

Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the cooktop is cool. The glass surface could be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before it has cooled sufficiently.

For light to moderate soil:

Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or use a non-abrasive cloth or sponge to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned thoroughly, leaving no residue.

For heavy, burned on soil:

Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the soiled area. Rub the soiled area using a non-abrasive cleaning tool, applying pressure as needed. Do not use the pad you use to clean the cooktop for any other purpose.

If soils remain, carefully scrape soils with a metal razor blade scraper, holding scraper at a 30 degree angle to the surface. Remove loosened soils with cooktop cleaning cream and buff surface clean.


 

 

Plastic or foods with a high sugar content need be removed immediately if spilled or melted onto the ceramic cooktop surface. Permanent damage (such as pitting of the cooktop surface) may occur if not removed immediately. After turning the surface elements off, use a razor blade scraper or a metal spatula with a mitt and scrape the soil from the hot surface (as illustrated). Allow the cooktop to cool, and use the same method for heavy or burned on soils.

Do not use the following on the cooktop:

•    Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as metal and some nylon pads. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more difficult to clean.

•    Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine bleach, ammonia or oven cleaners, as they may etch or discolor the cooktop.

•    Do not use dirty sponges, cloths or paper towels, as they can leave soil or lint on the cooktop which can burn and cause discoloration.

General Cleaning

Refer to “Cleaning Various Parts of Your Range” on page 27 for more detailed information about cleaning specific parts of the range.

A CAUTION

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.

A CAUTION

Ammonia must be rinsed before operating the oven. Provide adequate ventilation.



3 IMPORTANT

Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use an abrasive type cleaning pad. Only use cleaning products that have been specifically designed for ceramic glass cooktops.


•    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 elements 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, not only will the utensil be damaged or destroyed, but it may fuse to, break, or mark the ceramic glass surface, permanently damaging the cooktop surface.


Removing and Replacing the Oven Door

1. Open oven door completely, horizontal with floor (See Figure 18).

2.    Pull the door hinge locks on both left and right door hinges down from the oven frame completely towards the oven door (See Figure 19). A tool such as a small flat-blade screwdriver may be required.

3.    Firmly grasp both sides of oven door along the door sides. Do not use the oven door handle (See Figure 20).

4.    Close the door to approximately 10 degrees from the door frame (See Figure 20).

5.    Lift the oven door hinge arms over the roller pins located on each side of the oven frame (See Figure 21).

To replace oven door:

1.    Firmly grasp both sides of oven door along the door sides. Do not use the oven door handle (See Figure 20).

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 (See Figure 20 and Figure 21). The hook of the hinge arms must be fully seated onto the roller pins.

3.    Fully open the oven door, horizontal with floor (See Figure 18).

4.    Push the door hinge locks up towards and into the oven frame on both left and right oven door hinges to the locked position (See Figure 19).

5.    Close the oven door.

3 IMPORTANT

Special door care instructions – Most oven doors contain glass that can break. Do not close the oven door until all the oven racks are fully in place. 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.

CARE AND CLEANING

Replacing the Oven Light

The interior oven lights are located at the rear of the oven cavity and are covered with a glass shield. The glass shield must be in place whenever the oven is in use (See Figure 22).

1.    Turn electrical power off at the main source or unplug the appliance.

2.    Remove interior oven light shield by pulling the light straight out. Do not twist or turn.

3.    Replace bulb with a new T-4 type Halogen 25 watt appliance bulb.

5.    Turn power back on again at the main source (or plug the appliance back in).

6.    Be sure to reset the time of day on the clock.

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    Corrections

Cookies and biscuits burn on the bottom.

 

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.

 

Cookies and biscuits put into oven before preheating time is completed.

Oven rack is overcrowded.

Dark pans absorbs heat too fast.

 

 

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.

 

Cakes too dark on top or bottom

 

Cakes put in oven before preheating time is completed.

Rack position too high or too low, and oven too hot.

 

 

Set oven temperature 25°F (13°C) lower than recommended.

Use pan size suggested in recipe.

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.

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.

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.

 

Oven too hot.

Incorrect pan size.

Pan not centered in oven.

Glass cookware slow heat conductor.

 

Cakes not done in center

 

 

Cakes not level.

 

Oven not level.

Pan too close to oven wall or rack overcrowded.

Pan warped.

 

 

Foods not done when cooking time is over.

 

Oven too cool.

Oven overcrowded.

Oven door opened too frequently.

 

 

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 effect baking results. Use proper oven rack position. Center food in the oven and space pans to allow air to circulate. Preheat oven to the set temperature before placing food in the oven. Try adjusting the recipe’s recommended temperature or baking time. See “Adjusting the Oven Temperature” on page 23 if you feel the oven is too hot or cold.

Perform the following check: Broil, Press the Up key, and “HI” should appear on the display. Place your hand near the handle on the oven door. Between the door and the control panel, you should feel a rush of air on your hand. If so, your unit is functioning properly, and you have had a power failure in your home. If no air stream is present, call a service technician to replace your cooling fan.

Oven light does not work.

Be sure the oven light is secure in the socket. See “Replacing the Oven Light” on page 32.

Flames inside oven or smoking from oven vent.

Excessive spills in oven. Grease or food spilled onto oven bottom or oven cavity.

Wipe up excessive spills before starting oven. If flames or excessive smoke are present when using broil, see “” on page 24.

Self clean does not work.

Oven control not set properly. See “Self-Cleaning” on page 25.

Oven racks discolored or do not slide easily.

Oven racks left in oven cavity during self clean. Remove oven racks from oven cavity before starting a self-clean cycle. Clean by using a mild abrasive cleaner following manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse with clean water, dry, and replace in oven.

Oven smokes excessively when broiling.

Incorrect setting. Follow the “” instructions on page 24.

Meat too close to the broil element. Reposition broil rack to provide proper clearance between the meat and broil element. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut remaining fatty edges to prevent curling, but do not cut into lean.

Grease build up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when broiling frequently. Grease or food splatters will cause excessive smoking.

Oven control panel beeps and displays any F or E code error.

Oven control has detected a fault or error condition. Press the off key to clear the error code. Try bake or broil function. If the F or E code error repeats, turn off the power to appliance, wait 5 minutes, and then repower appliance. Set clock with correct time of day. Try bake or broil function again. If fault recurs, press the off key to clear.

Areas of discoloration with

metallic sheen on cooktop surface.

Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using the recommended CookTop® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface (on the web visit www.sears.com for replacement cooktop cleaner, item number 40079). Buff with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge

BEFORE YOU CALL

Soil not completely removed after self clean. Self clean was interrupted. Review instructions on “Self-Cleaning” on page 25. Excessive spills on oven bottom. Clean 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 self-cleaning area, but get hot enough to burn on residue. Clean these areas before starting the selfcleaning cycle. 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.
Perform the following check: Boil, Press the Up key, and “HI” should appear on the display. Place your hand near the handle on the oven door. Between the door and the control panel, you should feel a rush of air on your hand. If so, your unit is functioning properly, and you have had a power failure in your home. If no air stream is present, call a service technician to replace your cooling fan.
Convection fan does not rotate. Oven door is open. Convection fan will turn off if oven door is opened when convection is active. Close oven door.
Surface element is too hot or not hot enough. Incorrect surface control setting. Adjust power level setting.
Surface element does not heat or Be sure the correct surface control knob is turned on for element needed.
does not heat evenly. Lightweight or warped pans used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. Flat pans heat better than warped pans. Cookware materials and weight of the material affect heating. Heavy and medium-weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
Scratches or abrasions on cooktop surface. Coarse particles such as salt or hardened soils between cooktop and utensils can cause scratches. Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. Apply the recommended CookTop® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface (on the web visit www.sears.com for replacement cooktop cleaner, item number 40079). Buff with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. For more information see “Cooktop Maintenance” on page 29.
Cookware with rough bottom was used. Use smooth, flat-bottomed cookware.
Metal marks on the cooktop. Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on cooktop surface. Apply the recommended CookTop® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface (on the web visit www.sears.com for replacement cooktop cleaner, item number 40079). Buff with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. For more information, see “Cooktop Maintenance” on page 29.
Brown streaks or specks on

cooktop surface.

Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. For more information see “Cooktop Maintenance” on page 29.
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.

Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance must be accessible for service.

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.

Entire appliance does not operate.

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).

Fan noise during cooking operation. A cooling fan may automatically turn on and off to cool internal parts. It is normal, and the fan may continue to run even after oven is turned off.

WARRANTY

Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.

Exclusions

This warranty does not cover the following:

1.    Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.

2.    Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.

3.    Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.

4.    Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.

5.    Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.

6.    Products used in a commercial setting.

7.    Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.

8.    Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.

9.    Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.

10.    Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.

11.    Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.

12.    Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.

13.    Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES

CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

If You Need    Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period

Service    should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.

Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.

This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

USA

1.800.944.9044 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. 10200 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

 

Canada

 

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1.800.265.8352 Electrolux Canada Corp. 5855 Terry Fox Way Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4