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The Oven Vent; Energy Saving Tips - Whirlpool FGS395Y Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool self-cleaning gas range use and care guide fgs395y
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The oven vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent located in lower part of backguard.
The vent is needed for air circulation. Do not
block the vent. Poor baking/roasting
will result.
NOTE: Never store plastics, paper or other items
that could meft or burn near the oven vent, or any
of the surface burners.
Burn Hazard
When the oven is ON, pans and pan
handles left near the oven vent can become
hot enough to burn the user and to melt
plastics. Use potholders to move pans.
Energy
saving
tips
Although the energy used for cooking is usually a
very small percentage
of the total energy used in
the home, cooking energy can be used efficiently.
Here are some tips to help you save energy
when using your cooking product.
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Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides and
tight-fitting lids.
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Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to help
shorten cooking time.
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Preheat pans only when recommended
and for
the shortest time possible.
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Start food on higher heat settings, then set
surface unit control on low or off to finish
cooking. Use retained heat for cooking when
possible.
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Use the more efficient surface burners instead
of the oven when possible.
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Turn on the surface burner only after placing
filled pan on the burner grate.
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"Oven peeking"
may cause heat loss, longer
cooking times and unsatisfactory
baking
results. Rely on your timer to keep track of the
cooking time.
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Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is
warm. Best time is after a meal has been
cooked in it.
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Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
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Plan your meals for the most efficient use of
the range. When using the oven to cook one
food, try to cook the rest of the meal in it also.
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Do not preheat
when roasting or cooking items
such as casseroles.
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