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Surface Cooking; Before Setting Oven Controls - Kenmore C970-44093 Use & Care Manual

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Surface Cooking

Selecting Surface
Cooking Cookware
Cookware should have flat bottoms that
make good contact with the entire surface
heating element. Check for flatness by
rotating a ruler across the bottom of the
cookware (See Figure 1). Be sure to follow
the recommendations for using cookware
as shown in Figure 2.
Note: The size and type of cookware used
will influence the setting needed for best
cooking results.
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 & pitting). If aluminum pans slide across the ceramic glass cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will
resemble scratches. Remove these marks immediately.
COPPER - Excellent heat conductor but discolours easily. May leave metal marks on ceramic glass (see Aluminum above).
STAINLESS STEEL - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.
CAST IRON - A poor 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.

Before Setting Oven Controls

This range has a fan that will turn "ON" and "OFF" by itself to keep the electronics cool. It may
continue to run after the range has been turned "OFF" but may also stop immediately to turn "ON" after a
Oven Vent Location
The oven vent is located at right side of the front panel
and visible when the oven door is open. When the oven is
on, hot air is released through the vents. This venting is
necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good
baking results.
Figure 1
Removing and Replacing Oven Racks
To remove, pull the rack forward until it stops. Lift up
front of rack and slide out. To replace, fit the rack onto
the guides on the oven walls. Tilt the front of the rack
upward and slide the rack back into place.
Figure 2

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