A. Ends of rack in position 3
B. Food in position 2
IMPORTANT: These rack positions are for flat racks. If a Max
Capacity Oven Rack is used, the rack position must be adjusted
as shown in the previous figure.
Multiple Rack Cooking
Two-rack (non-convection): Use rack positions 2 and 5 or 3
Two-rack (convection): Use rack positions 2 and 5 or 3 and 6.
Three-rack (convection): Use rack positions 2 and 7 and a Max
Capacity Oven Rack in rack position 5.
Baking Cookies and Layer Cakes on Two Racks
Baking Layer Cakes
For best results when baking cakes on two racks, use the Bake
function, a flat rack in rack position 5, and a flat rack in rack
position 2. If you do not have two flat racks, use a Max Capacity
Oven Rack in rack position 6. Place the cakes on the racks as
shown. Keep at least 3" (7.6 cm) of space between the front of
the racks and the front cakes.
For best results when baking cookies on two racks, use
the Convection Bake function, a flat rack in rack position 5,
and a flat rack in rack position 2.
If you do not have two flat racks, use a flat rack in rack position
2 and a Max Capacity Oven Rack in rack position 6.
If you do not have Convection Bake, use the standard
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven
and should not be blocked or covered. Blocking or covering the
oven vent will cause poor air circulation, affecting cooking and
cleaning results. Do not set plastics, paper, or other items that
could melt or burn near the oven vent.
When beginning a Bake, or Convect Bake cycle, the oven
will begin preheating after Start is pressed. The oven will take
approximately 12 to 15 minutes to reach 350°F (177°C) with all
of the oven racks provided with your oven inside the oven cavity.
Higher temperatures will take longer to preheat. The preheat
cycle rapidly increases the oven temperature. The actual oven
temperature will go above your set temperature to offset the heat
lost when your oven door is opened to insert food. This ensures
that when you place your food in the oven, the oven will begin at
the proper temperature. Insert your food when the preheat tone
sounds. Do not open the door during preheat before the tone
Rapid Preheat can be used to shorten the preheating time. Only
one standard flat oven rack should be in the oven during Rapid
Preheat. Extra racks should be removed prior to starting. The
preheating cycle should be completed before placing food in the
oven. When the Rapid Preheat cycle is complete, the oven starts
a normal Bake cycle.
IMPORTANT: Rapid Preheat should be used only for one-rack
While in use, the oven elements will cycle on and off as needed
to maintain a consistent temperature, but they may run slightly
hot or cool at any point in time due to this cycling. Opening the
oven door while in use will release the hot air and cool the oven
which could impact the cooking time and performance. It is
recommended to use the oven light to monitor cooking progress.
NOTE: On models with convection, the convection fan may run
in the non-convection Bake mode to improve oven performance.
Temperature Management System
The temperature management system electronically regulates the
oven heat levels during preheat and Bake to maintain a precise
temperature range for optimal cooking results. The bake and broil
elements or burners cycle on and off in intervals. On convection
range models, the fan will run while preheating and may be
cycled on and off for short intervals during Bake to provide the
best results. This feature is automatically activated when the oven
is in use.
Before baking and roasting, position racks according to the
"Positioning Racks and Bakeware" section. When roasting, it is
not necessary to wait for the oven preheat cycle to end before
putting food in, unless it is recommended in the recipe.
A. Oven vent
Baking and Roasting