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Positioning Racks And Bakeware; Oven Vent; Baking And Roasting; Broiling - Whirlpool W10204320B User Instructions

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IMPORTANT: To avoid permanent damage to the porcelain finish,
do not place food or bakeware directly on the oven door or bottom.
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 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,
and then lift out. Use the following illustration and charts as a
A. Oven vent
The bake and broil burners cycle on and off in intervals. This
feature is automatically activated when the oven is in use.
Before baking and roasting, position racks according to
"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.
Broiling uses direct radiant heat to cook food. Changing the
temperature when Custom Broiling allows more precise control
when cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking.
Thicker cuts and unevenly shaped pieces of meat, fish and poultry
may cook better at lower broiling temperatures.
For best results, use a broiler pan and grid. It is designed to
drain juices and help avoid spatter and smoke.

Positioning Racks and Bakeware


Oven Vent

Baking and Roasting


Rack Positions
Rack 5: 2-rack baking.
Rack 4: Use for broiling and toasting.
Rack 3: Most baked goods on a cookie sheet, jelly roll pan or
muffin pan; casseroles; frozen convenience foods, frozen
convenience foods.
Rack 2: Roasting small cuts of meat and poultry, pies, bundt and
angel food cakes, yeast bread; quick breads; and 2-rack
Rack 1: Roasting large cuts of meat and poultry.
Rack 6: Extra-large items.
Multiple Rack Cooking
2-rack: Use rack positions 2 and 5.
Baking Layer Cakes on 2 Racks
For best results when baking cakes on 2 racks use racks 2 and 5
for baking. Place the cakes on the racks as shown.
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and
should not be blocked or covered. Blocking or covering the 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.
After START is pressed, the oven will display "PrE" until the
temperature is above 170ºF (75ºC). Once 170ºF (75ºC) is reached,
the display temperature will increase as the actual temperature of
the oven increases. When the preheat temperature is reached, a
tone will sound, and the selected temperature will appear on the
If you would like to purchase a broiler pan, one may be ordered.
Please refer to the cover for contact information. Ask for Part
Number 4396923.
It is not necessary to preheat the oven before putting food in unless
recommended in the recipe. Position food on grid in a broiler pan,
then place it in the center of the oven rack. Close the door to
ensure proper broiling temperature.


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