? Do not allow anyone to climb, stand or hang on the oven door, storage drawer, warming drawer or cooktop. They could damage the range and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury.
CAUTION: Items of interest to children should not be stored in cabinets above a range or on the backsplash of a rangechildren climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured.
NEVER use this appliance as a space heater to heat or warm the room. Doing so may result in carbon monoxide poisoning and overheating of the oven.
? Never wear loose-fitting or hanging garments while using the appliance. Be careful when reaching for items stored in cabinets over the range. Flammable material could be ignited if brought in contact with flame or hot oven surfaces and may cause severe burns.
? Do not store flammable materials in an oven, a range storage drawer, a warming drawer or near a cooktop.
? Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
? Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate in or near the range.
? Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Turn the controls off.
Smother a flaming pan on a surface burner by covering the pan completely with a well-fitting lid, cookie sheet or flat tray.
Use a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
? Flaming grease outside a pan can be put out by covering it with baking soda or, if available, by using a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
? Flame in the oven or warming drawer can be smothered completely by closing the oven door and turning the control to off or by using a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
? Let the burner grates and other surfaces cool before touching them or leaving them where children can reach them.
? Never block the vents (air openings) of the range. They provide the air inlet and outlet that are necessary for the range to operate properly with correct combustion. Air openings are located at the rear of the cooktop, at the top and bottom of the oven door, and at the bottom of the range under the warming drawer, kick panel or storage drawer.
? Large scratches or impacts to glass doors can lead to broken or shattered glass.
? Always use the LITE position when igniting the top burners and make sure the burners have ignited.
? Adjust the top burner flame size so it does not extend beyond the edge of the cookware. Excessive flame is hazardous.
? When using glass cookware, make sure it is designed for top-of-range cooking.
? To minimize the possibility of burns,
ignition of flammable materials and spillage, turn cookware handles toward the side or back of the range without extending over adjacent burners.
? Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
? Do not leave any items on the cooktop. The hot air from the vent may ignite flammable items and will increase pressure in closed containers, which may cause them to burst.
? Use a deep fat thermometer whenever possible to prevent overheating fat beyond the smoking point.
? Use the least possible amount of fat for effective shallow or deep-fat frying. Filling the pan too full of fat can cause spillovers when food is added.
? Do not leave plastic items on the cooktop they may melt if left too close to the vent.
? Keep all plastics away from the surface
? To avoid the possibility of a burn, always be certain that the controls for all burners are at the OFF position and all grates are cool before attempting to remove them.
? If range is located near a window, do not hang long curtains that could blow over the surface burners and create a fire hazard.
? If you smell gas, turn off the gas to the range and call a qualified service technician. Never use an open flame to locate a leak.
? Always turn the surface burner controls off before removing cookware.
? Do not lift the cooktop on sealed burner models. Lifting the cooktop can lead to damage and improper operation of the range.
? If a combination of oils or fats will be used in frying, stir together before heating or as fats melt slowly.
? Never try to move a pan of hot fat, especially a deep fat fryer. Wait until the fat is cool.
? Carefully watch foods being fried at a high flame setting.
? 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 only dry pot holdersmoist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let pot holders come near open flames when lifting cookware. Do not use a towel or other bulky cl