Canning can be performed on a glass smoothtop cooking
surface or traditional coil element cooktop. When canning for
long periods, alternate the use of surface cooking areas or
elements between batches. This allows time for the most recently
used areas to cool.
Center the canner on the largest surface cooking area or
element. On electric cooktops, canners should not extend
more than 1/2" (13 mm) beyond the surface cooking area or
Do not place canner on two surface cooking areas or
elements at the same time.
On ceramic glass models, use only flat-bottomed canners
to avoid damage to the cooktop and elements.
For more information, contact your local agricultural
extension office or refer to published home canning guides.
Companies that manufacture home canning products can
also offer assistance.
Odors and smoke are normal when the oven is used the first
few times or when it is heavily soiled.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive
to the fumes given off by the oven. Exposure to the fumes may
result in death to certain birds. Always move birds to another
closed and well-ventilated room.
IMPORTANT: To avoid permanent damage to the oven bottom
finish, do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil or liner.
For best cooking results, do not cover entire oven rack with foil
because air must be able to move freely.
Positioning Racks and Bakeware
IMPORTANT: To avoid permanent damage to the porcelain
finish, do not place food or bakeware directly on the oven door
To cook food evenly, hot air must be able to circulate. Allow
2" (5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Make sure
that no bakeware piece is directly over another.
Position racks before turning on the oven.
Do not position racks with bakeware on them.
Make sure racks are level.
To position a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front
edge, and then lift out. Use the following illustration and charts
as a guide.
The oven has 7 positions for a flat rack, as shown in the previous
illustration and the following table.
Flat Rack Position*
Type of Food
Broiled meats, poultry, fish
3 or 4
Most baked goods, casseroles,
Large roasts or poultry
For hamburger patties to have a well-seared exterior and a rare
interior, use a flat rack in rack position 7. Preheat the oven for
2 minutes. Side 1 should cook for approximately 2
minutes. Side 2 should cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes.
Expect a moderate degree of smoke when broiling.
* If your model has a Max Capacity Oven Rack, the recessed
ends must be placed in the rack position above the desired
position of the food. See the following illustration.