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Know which knob controls each surface heating unit.
Use Proper Pan Size — This appliance is equipped with one or
more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils having flat
bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the surface heating
unit to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of utensil to the surface unit will also
improve efficiency.
Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Should Not
Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units — To reduce the risk
of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to
unintentional contact with the utensil.
Never Leave Surface Units Unattended — Boilovers cause
smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that
has boiled dry may melt.
Protective Liners — Do not use aluminum foil to line oven
bottom or any other part of the range. Only use aluminum
foil 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.
Glazed Cooking Utensils — Only certain types of glass,
glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils
are suitable for rangetop service without breaking due to the
sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer's rec-
ommendations for rangetop use.
Do Not Cook on 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 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.
Use Care When Opening Door — Stand to the side of the
range when opening the door of a hot oven. Let hot air or
steam escape before you remove or replace food in the oven.
Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven is vented
between the cooktop and the backguard. Touching the sur-
faces in this area when the oven is operating may cause se-
vere burns. Also, do not place plastic or heat-sensitive items
on or near the oven vent. These items could melt or ignite.
Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks in de-
sired location while oven is cool. Remove all utensils from
the rack before removing rack. If rack must be moved while
oven is hot, use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp
the rack with both hands to reposition. Do not let
potholders contact the hot oven element or interior of the
Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler
pan and grid allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away
from the high heat of the broiler.
Do not cover the broiler grid with aluminum foil. Ex-
posed fat and grease could ignite.
Do not touch a hot light bulb with a damp cloth. Doing
so could cause the bulb to break. Disconnect the range or
turn off the power to the range before removing and re-
placing light bulb.
• Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of
grease that could catch fire. Exhaust fan ventilation hoods
and grease filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease
to accumulate. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. Re-
fer to the hood manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
• Cleaners/Aerosols — Always follow the manufacturer's rec-
ommended directions for use. Be aware that excess residue
from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and/
or injury.
• Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts of the oven
listed in this owner's guide. Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove the broiler pan and any utensils stored in the oven.
• Do not clean the oven door gasket. Care should be taken
not to rub, damage or move the gasket.
• Do not use oven cleaners. No oven cleaner or oven liner
protective coating of any kind should be used in or around
any part of the oven.
• Remove oven racks. Oven racks colour will change if left in
the oven during a self-cleaning cycle.
The health of some birds is extremely
sensitive to the fumes given off during the self-clean cycle
of any range. Move birds to another well ventilated room.


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