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Kenmore Elite 790.9715 series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Models: 790.9715*
Kenmore Elite
Electric Range
* = Color number
P/N A04475902 (Rev A)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide English Models: 790.9715* Kenmore Elite ® Electric Range * = Color number P/N A04475902 (Rev A) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    For warranty coverage details to obtain free repair or replacement, visit the web page: All warranty coverage applies for only 90 DAYS from the sale date if this appliance is ever used for other than private household purposes.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using this appliance. • Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the appliance. Discard the carton and plastic Save these instructions for future reference. bags after unpacking the appliance. Use recycling DEFINITIONS facility where available.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT CAUTION Do not attempt to operate the appliance during a Do not store items of interest to children in the power failure. If the power fails, always turn off cabinets above the appliance. Children climbing on the unit.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the • Do not use a broiler pan without its insert. Broiler manufacturer’s recommendations for cooktop use. pan and grid allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the broiler. •...
  • Page 6: Features At A Glance

    FEATURES AT A GLANCE Your built-in range Features: Electronic oven control with kitchen timer. Left front element control knob. Left rear element control knob. Right rear element control knob. Right front element control knob. Element On/Off indicator light. Auxiliary oven On/Off indicator light. Auxiliary oven control knob.
  • Page 7: Before Setting Surface Controls

    BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS About the ceramic glass cooktop The hot surface indicator light located on the cooktop (Figure 2) will glow when any surface cooking area heats The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements up and will remain on until the glass cooktop has cooled located below the surface of the glass.
  • Page 8: Using Proper Cookware

    BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS Using proper cookware Cookware material types The size and type of cookware used will infl uence the The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly setting needed for best cooking results. Be sure to follow heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan the recommendations for using proper cookware as bottom.
  • Page 9: Setting Surface Controls

    SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS Single radiant surface elements The cooktop has 2 SINGLE radiant surface elements: the left rear position and the right rear position. The left rear element may also be used with the Bridge element (left front and center). To Operate the Single Radiant Surface Elements (Figure 1) 1.
  • Page 10 SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS Dual Surface Radiant Element The cooktop is equipped with a dual radiant surface element located at the right front position (Figure 1). Symbols around the knob are used to indicate which coil of the dual radiant element will heat. The symbol indicates that only the inner coil will heat (Figures 2 &...
  • Page 11 SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS Bridge surface radiant element The cooktop is equipped with a “BRIDGE” surface element located at the left front and middle (Figure 1) positions. The Bridge can be used when cooking with rectangular (like a griddle) or oval shaped cookware. The element will maintain an even temperature setting across both portions of the Bridge.
  • Page 12: Keep Warm Zone

    SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS Keep warm zone CAUTION The purpose of the warmer zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Use the warmer zone to The keep warm zone will not glow red when it is hot, keep cooked foods hot such as: vegetables, gravies, but becomes hot enough to cause burns.
  • Page 13: Before Setting Oven Controls

    BEFORE SETTING OVEN CONTROLS Oven vent location Arranging oven racks ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS Each oven has its own vent as shown below (Figure COOL (PRIOR TO OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use 1). When the oven is on, warm air is released through oven mitts when using the oven.
  • Page 14: Setting Main Oven Controls

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS Control pad features READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN. For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various features and functions of the oven as described below. Detailed instructions for each feature and function follow later in this Use & Care Guide. 1.
  • Page 15: Minimum And Maximum Control Pad Settings

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM CONTROL PAD SETTINGS All of the features listed below have minimum and maximum time or temperature settings that may be entered into the control. An ENTRY acceptance beep will sound each time a control pad is touched (the acceptance beep on the Oven Lockout pad is delayed 3 seconds).
  • Page 16: Setting Minute Timer

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SETTING MINUTE TIMER SETTING SILENT CONTROL OPERATION The TIMER ON . OFF pad controls the Minute Timer The DELAY START and SELF CLEAN pads control feature. The Minute Timer serves as an extra timer in the Silent Control operation feature. The Silent Control the kitchen that will beep when the set time has run operation feature allows the oven control to be operated out.
  • Page 17: Setting Bake

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SETTING BAKE Convection Baking Tips: • When using convection bake, adjust the cook time The BAKE pad controls normal baking. The oven can be for desired doneness as needed. Time reductions will programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to vary depending on the amount and type of food to be 550°F.
  • Page 18: Setting Convection Roast

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SETTING CONVECTION ROAST SETTING CONVECTION CONVERT The CONVECT ROAST pad is designed to give optimum The CONVECT CONVERT pad is used to automatically cooking performance for this feature. The oven can be convert a standard baking recipe for convection baking. programmed for Convection Roasting at any temperature When set properly, this feature is designed to display the between 170°F to 550°F with a default temperature of...
  • Page 19: Setting Bake Time

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SETTING BAKE TIME SETTING DELAY START Bake Time allows the oven to be set to cook for a specifi c The BAKE, CONVECT BAKE, CONVECT ROAST, BAKE length of time and shut off automatically. TIME and DELAY START pads control the Delayed Time Bake The oven will shut off and will beep when the countdown feature.
  • Page 20: Setting Broil

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SETTING BROIL To set a Broil of 500°F: 1. Place the broiler pan insert on the broiler pan (available The BROIL pad controls the Broil feature. When broil- ing, heat radiates downward from the oven broiler for by mail order).
  • Page 21: Setting Keep Warm

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SETTING KEEP WARM SETTING MY FAVORITE This mode is best for keeping oven baked foods warm for The My Favorite pad is used to record and recall your serving after cooking has fi nished. The KEEP WARM pad favorite recipe settings.
  • Page 22: Setting The Sabbath Feature

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SETTING THE SABBATH FEATURE NOTE (for use on the Jewish Sabbath & Holidays) The BAKE TIME and DELAY START pads are used to You may change the oven temperature once baking has set the Sabbath feature. The Sabbath feature may only started by pressing BAKE, the numeric key pads for the be used with the BAKE pad.
  • Page 23: Adjusting Oven Temperature

    SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS ADJUSTING OVEN TEMPERATURE TO SET THE OVEN CONTROL BACK TO THE FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS The temperature in the oven has been pre-set at the This function allows you to reset the user defi ned settings factory. When fi rst using the oven, be sure to follow back to the original settings.
  • Page 24 SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SELF-CLEANING A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well above normal cooking temperatures) which eliminate soils completely or reduces them to a fi ne powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth. DO HAND IMPORTANT CLEAN FRAME Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:...
  • Page 25 SETTING MAIN OVEN CONTROLS SETTING SELF-CLEAN CYCLE TIME LENGTH TO START THE DELAYED SELF-CLEAN CYCLE The SELF CLEAN pad controls the Self-Cleaning feature. The SELF CLEAN and DELAY START pads controls the If you are planning to use the oven directly after a self- Delayed Self-Clean operation.
  • Page 26: Setting Auxiliary Oven

    SETTING AUXILIARY OVEN CONTROLS TO BAKE CAUTION 1. Arrange oven racks while the oven is cool. 2. Turn the Temperature Control Knob to the desired Should an oven fi re occur, close the oven door and turn oven temperature. When the oven is fi rst turned OFF the oven.
  • Page 27: Care & Cleaning (Cleaning Chart)

    CARE & CLEANING (Cleaning Chart) Cleaning various parts of your appliance Before cleaning any part of the appliance, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the appliance is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANING WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
  • Page 28: Care & Cleaning

    CARE & CLEANING Porcelain enamel oven Cleaning Adhere to the following precautions when using oven cleaners: (auxiliary oven) 1. DO NOT spray on the electrical controls or switches because it could cause a short circuit and result in IMPORTANT sparking or fi re. Adhere to the following cleaning precautions: 2.
  • Page 29 CARE & CLEANING Ceramic glass cooktop cleaning & Cleaning recommendations for the maintenance ceramic glass cooktop Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to CAUTION maintaining your Ceramic glass cooktop. Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are Prior to using your cooktop for the turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
  • Page 30: Care And Cleaning Of Stainless Steel

    CARE & CLEANING Cleaning recommendations for the Removing and replacing the main oven ceramic glass cooktop (continued) door (If equipped with hinge style A) Plastic or foods with a high sugar content: These types of soils need be removed immediately if spilled CAUTION or melted onto the ceramic cooktop surface.
  • Page 31 CARE & CLEANING Removing and Replacing the main oven Special door care instructions - Most oven door (If equipped with hinge style B) doors contain glass that can break. Read the following recommendations: 1. Open the door to the fully opened position. 1.
  • Page 32: To Remove And Replace Storage Drawer

    CARE & CLEANING To remove and replace storage drawer with extendible glide Use the storage drawer for storing cooking utensils. The drawer can be removed to facilitate cleaning under the Lever range. Use care when handling the drawer. Pull up latch Left Glide To Remove Storage Drawer with fi...
  • Page 33: Before You Call

    BEFORE YOU CALL (Solutions to Common Problems) Oven baking For best cooking results, heat the oven before baking cookies, breads, cakes, pies or pastries, etc. 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.
  • Page 34 BEFORE YOU CALL (Solutions to Common Problems) IMPORTANT Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION Range is not level.
  • Page 35: Protection Agreements

    Serial Plate Location Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference. Model Number: Serial Number: Purchase Date: call 1-844-553-6667, and in Canada call 1-800-469-4663.