IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Keep the oven vent unobstructed.
Keep the oven free from grease buildup.
Place the oven rack in the desired position while the oven is cool. If racks must be handled when hot, do not let pot holder contact the heating elements.
Pulling out the rack to the stop-lock is a convenience in lifting heavy foods. It is also a precaution against burns from touching hot surfaces of the door or oven walls.
When using cooking or roasting bags in the oven, follow the manufacturers directions.
Do not use the oven to dry newspapers. If overheated, they can catch on fire.
Do not use the oven for a storage area. Items stored in an oven can ignite.
Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the oven when not in use.
Care and Cleaning
SELF-CLEANING OVEN (on some models)
Do not clean the door gasket. The door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.
Clean only parts listed in this Owners Manual.
Do not use oven cleaners on self-clean models. No commercial oven cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven.
Residue from oven cleaners will damage the inside of the oven when the self-clean cycle
Before self-cleaning the oven, remove any
broiler pan, grid and other cookware.
Be sure to wipe up excess spillage before starting the self-cleaning operation.
If the self-cleaning mode malfunctions, turn the oven off and disconnect the power supply.
Have it serviced by a qualified technician.
Take the racks out of the oven before you begin the self-clean cycle or they may discolor.
WARMING DRAWER (on some models)
The purpose of the warming drawer is to hold hot cooked foods at serving temperature.
Always start with hot food; cold food cannot be heated or cooked in the warming drawer.
Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the warming drawer when not
Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings in or near your warming drawer.
Always keep wooden and plastic utensils and canned food a safe distance away from your warming drawer.
Do not warm food in the warming drawer for more than two hours.
REMEMBER: The inside surface of the warming drawer may be hot when the drawer is opened.
Use care when opening the drawer. Open the drawer a crack and let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. Hot air or steam which escapes can cause burns to hands, face and/or eyes.
Do not use aluminum foil to line the drawer.
Foil is an excellent heat insulator and will trap heat beneath it. This will upset the performance of the drawer and it could damage the interior finish.
Care and Cleaning
SURFACE UNITSALL MODELS
Use proper pan sizeselect cookware having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized cookware will expose a portion of the surface unit to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of cookware to surface unit will also improve efficiency.
Only certain types of glass, glass ?ceramic, earthenware or other glazed containers are suitable for cooktop service; others may break because of the sudden change in temperature.
To minimize the possibility of burns, ignition of flammable materials and spillage, the handle of a container should be turned toward the center of the range without extending over nearby surface units.
Do not flame foods on the cooktop. If you do flame foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
Foods for frying should be as dry as possible.
Frost on frozen foods or moisture on fresh foods can cause hot fat to bubble up and over the sides of the pan.
Use little fat for effective shallow or deep fat frying. Filling the pan too full of fat can cause spillovers when food is added.
If a combination of oils or fats will be used in frying, stir together before heating, or as fats melt slowly.
Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
Use a deep fat thermometer whenever possible to prevent overheating fat beyond the smoking point.
Always turn the surface units off before removing cookware.
Keep an eye on foods being fried at high or medium high heat settings.
Never leave the surface units unattended at high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may catch on fire.
Do not use the warming drawer to dry newspapers. If overheated, they can catch
Do not touch the heating element or the interior surface of the warming drawer.
These surfaces may be hot enough to burn.