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Oven Temperature Control; Oven Use; Aluminum Foil; Positioning Racks And Bakeware - Whirlpool SF379LEK Use And Care Manual

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Oven Temperature Control

IMPORTANT: Do not use a thermometer to measure oven
temperature because opening the oven door and element or
burner cycling may give incorrect readings.
The oven provides accurate temperatures; however, it may cook
faster or slower than your previous oven, so the temperature
calibration can be adjusted. It can be changed in Fahrenheit or
A minus sign means the oven will be cooler by the displayed
amount. No sign means the oven will be warmer by the displayed
amount. Use the following chart as a guide.
10°F (5°C)
20°F (10°C)
30°F (15°C)
-10°F (-5°C)
-20°F (-10°C)
-30°F (-15°C)
To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration:
1. Press and hold BAKE for 5 seconds until the oven display
shows the current calibration, for example "00."
2. Press the TEMP "up" or "down" arrow pad(s) to increase or to
decrease the temperature in 10°F (5°C) amounts. The
adjustment can be set between 30°F (15°C) and -30°F
...a little more
...moderately more
...much more
...a little less
...moderately less
...much less


Odors are normal when the range is new. This happens the first
time the oven is used or when the oven is heavily soiled.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to
certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and well
ventilated room.

Aluminum Foil

IMPORTANT: Do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil,
liners or cookware because permanent damage will occur to the
oven bottom finish.
Do not block or cover the oven bottom vents.
Do not cover entire rack with foil because air must be able to
move freely for best cooking results.
To catch spills, place foil on rack below dish. Make sure foil is
at least 1 in. (2.5 cm) larger than the dish and that it is turned
up at the edges.

Positioning Racks and Bakeware

IMPORTANT: Never place food or bakeware directly on the oven
door or bottom. Permanent damage will occur to the porcelain
Position racks before turning the oven on. Do not move racks
with bakeware on them. Make sure racks are level. To move a
rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front edge, then lift
out. Use the following illustration and chart as a guide.
Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys,
angel food cakes
Bundt cakes, most quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles, meats
Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes, non-
frozen pies
Extra large items
1 or 2
2 or 3

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