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Frigidaire PLEFZ398GC Important Safety Instructions Manual

Electric range es530 control, self-cleaning oven with ceramic cooktop & warming drawer
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Welcome .......................................... 2
ES530 Control, Self-Cleaning Oven
with Ceramic Cooktop &
Warming Drawer
Features at a Glance ...................... 5
Surface Cooking........................... 13
Control Pad Features ................... 15
Setting Oven Controls ............ 16-29
Self Cleaning ........................... 30-32
Care & Cleaning ..................... 33-36
Questions or for Service Call:
Solutions to Common Problems ........................
Warranty ......................... Back Page
p/n 316417045 Rev C (0807)



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Visit the Frigidaire Web Site at: Electric Range Welcome ... 2 ES530 Control, Self-Cleaning Oven Important Safety Instructions ...3-4 with Ceramic Cooktop & Warming Drawer Features at a Glance ... 5 Before Setting Oven Controls ... 6 Setting Surface Controls ... 7-12 Surface Cooking...
  • Page 2: Welcome

    Your satisfaction is our number one priority. We know you’ll enjoy your new range and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the power to the range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency. • User servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals.
  • Page 4 • Do Not Clean Door Gasket—The door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket. •The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the self-cleaning cycle of any range. Move birds to another well-ventilated room.
  • Page 5: Features At A Glance

    28. Broil Pan (some models). 29. Broil Pan Insert (some models). 30. Roasting Rack (some models). 31. Leveling Legs and Anti-tip Bracket (included). NOTE: The features of your range may vary according to model type & color. Features At A Glance...
  • Page 6: Before Setting Oven Controls

    Turkey, roast or ham Types of Oven Racks & Roasting Shelf Your range may be equipped with one or more of the oven rack types shown; Flat Oven Rack (Fig. 5) and Roasting Shelf (Fig. 6; some models).
  • Page 7: Setting Surface Controls

    This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process. Your range is equipped with radiant surface burners with different wattage ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the element wattage increases.
  • Page 8 Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements.
  • Page 9 ESEC Hot Element Indicator Message (HE) After using any of the single, dual or Bridge radiant element positions the cooktop will become very hot. Even after turning the control knob to OFF, the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The ESEC control monitors the temperature of the cooktop and displays the message “HE”...
  • Page 10 Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 The Bridge Radiant Element (some models) Some ceramic cooktops are equipped with a “BRIDGE” surface element located at the left front and middle (See Fig. 10) positions. The Bridge can be used when cooking with rectangular (like a griddle) or oval shaped cookware (Fig.
  • Page 11 Setting Surface Controls Fig. 1 Fig. 3 Fig. 2 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 To Operate the Bridge Element (some models): 1. Place correctly sized cookware on the Bridge surface element. 2. Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise (See Figs.
  • Page 12 Operating the Warming Zone (some models) The purpose of the Warming Zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Use the Warming Zone to keep cooked foods hot such as; vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, stews, breads, pastries and oven-safe dinner plates. Always start with hot food.
  • Page 13: Surface Cooking

    Using proper cookware The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results. Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface heating element (See Fig. 2). Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (See Fig.
  • Page 14: Warming Drawer Controls

    Setting Warming Drawer Controls Arranging Warming Drawer Rack Positions The rack can be used in 2 ways: • In the upright position to allow low profile food items to be placed both under and on top of the rack (for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack and a casserole dish underneath).
  • Page 15: Control Pad Features

    READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN. For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various features and functions of the oven as described below. Detailed instructions for each feature and function follow later in this Use & Care Guide. OVEN LIGHT—Use to turn the...
  • Page 16: Setting Oven Controls

    12 or 24 hour time of day operation. The clock has been preset at the factory for the 12 hour operation. When the range is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, the timer in the display will flash the time of day (Fig.
  • Page 17 Setting Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy Saving The TIMER ON/OFF and CLEAN control has a factory preset built-in 12 Hour Energy Saving feature that will shut off the oven if the oven control is left on for more than 11 hours and 59 minutes. The oven can be programmed to override this feature for Continuous Baking. INSTRUCTIONS To set the control for Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy Saving features:...
  • Page 18 Setting Oven Lockout Feature pad controls the Oven Lockout feature. The Oven Lockout feature automatically locks the oven door, prevents the Warmer Drawer and most oven controls from being turned ON. It does not disable the clock, Kitchen Timer or the interior oven light.
  • Page 19 INSTRUCTIONS To change control from normal sound operation to silent control operation: 1. To tell if your range is set for normal or silent operation press and hold for 7 seconds. (Fig. 1). 2. Press to switch between normal sound operation and silent operation mode.
  • Page 20 Setting Bake The BAKE pad controls normal baking. The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (The sample shown below is for 350°F). INSTRUCTIONS To set the Bake Temperature to 350°F: 1. Arrange interior oven racks and place food in oven. 2.
  • Page 21 Setting Timed Bake The BAKE and BAKE TIME will turn the oven OFF after cooking for the desired amount of time you selected. INSTRUCTIONS To program the oven to begin baking immediately and to shut off automatically: (example below to bake at 350°F for 50 minutes): 1.
  • Page 22 Setting Delayed Start The BAKE , BAKE TIME Delayed Start will turn the oven ON and OFF at the time you select in advance. INSTRUCTIONS To program the oven for a Delay Start and to shut off automatically (example for baking at 375°F for 50 minutes and starting at 5:30): 1.
  • Page 23 Setting Broil pad controls the Broil feature. When broiling, heat radiates downward from the oven broiler for even coverage. The Broil feature is preset to start broiling at 550°F however, the Broil feature temperature may be set at any temperature between 400°F and 550°F.
  • Page 24 Benefits of Convection Bake: —Some foods may cook up to 25 to 30% faster, saving time and energy. —Multiple rack baking. —No special pans or bakeware needed. Setting Convection Bake The CONV BAKE pad controls the Convection Bake feature. Use the Convection Bake feature when cooking speed is desired.
  • Page 25 Setting Convection Roast The CONV ROAST pad is designed to give optimum cooking performance for this feature. The Convection Roast pad combines a cook cycle with the convection fan and element to roast meats and poultry. Preheating is not necessary for meats and poultry.
  • Page 26 To set the Convection Convert Feature CONV CONVERT pad is used to automatically convert a standard baking recipe for convection baking. When set properly, this feature is designed to display the actual converted (reduced) temperature in display. Convection Convert MUST be used with a Convection Bake keypad. When used with a Timed Bake or a Delayed Timed Bake setting, the Convection Convert feature will display a "CF"...
  • Page 27 Using the Favorite Settings Feature FAVORITE SETTING pad is used to record and recall your favorite recipe settings. This feature may store and recall from 1 to 3 different settings. The Favorite Setting feature may be used with Bake or a Timed Bake. This feature will not work with any other function including a Delay Start (Delayed Timed Bake) setting..
  • Page 28 To Set the Sabbath Feature (for use on the Jewish Sabbath & Holidays) BAKE TIME and START TIME pads are used to set the Sabbath feature. The Sabbath feature may only be used with the pad. The oven temperature may be set higher or lower after setting the Sabbath feature (the oven temperature adjustment feature should be used only during Jewish Holidays), however the display will not visibly show and no audible tones will be provided when a change occurs.
  • Page 29 Setting the Sabbath Feature (cont’d) It is recommended that any oven temperature change with the Sabbath feature activated be followed with 2 presses of the START pad. This will insure the oven remains ON even if the attempt to set the oven temperature was lower or higher than the oven control can accept.
  • Page 30: Self Cleaning

    During the Self-Cleaning cycle, the outside of the range can become very hot to the touch. DO NOT leave small children unattended near the appliance. The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle of any range.
  • Page 31 Cleaning cycle times from 2 hours (using Speed Clean), 3 hours (using Clean) to 4 hours (using Maxx Clean). During the Self-Cleaning cycle, the outside of the range can become very hot to the touch. DO NOT leave small children unattended near the appliance.
  • Page 32: Adjusting Oven Temperature

    INSTRUCTIONS When the Self-Clean cycle is done: 1. The time of day,"Hot, DOOR LOCKED" and "CLEAN" icon will remain in the display (See Fig. 7). 2. Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1 HOUR, and the "DOOR LOCKED" icon is no longer displayed, the oven door can then be opened.
  • Page 33: Care & Cleaning

    4. Replace glass shield over bulb and snap wire holder into place. 5. Turn power back on again at the main source (or plug the range back in). 6. The clock will then need to be reset. To reset, see Setting the Clock and Minute Timer.
  • Page 34: Cleaning Table

    Rinse & wipe dry with a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may Door Liner & Body become damaged during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the range top. For Warmer Drawer cleaning instructions see the Warmer Drawer section.
  • Page 35 Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended cooktop cleaning creme to the ceramic surface (visit for replacment cleaner). Buff with a non-abrasive cloth or no-scratch cleaning pad. This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking. The special cooktop cleaning cream leaves a protective finish on the glass to help prevent scratches and abrasions.
  • Page 36 Care & Cleaning Do not use the following on the ceramic glass cooktop: • Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as metal and some nylon pads. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more difficult to clean. •...
  • Page 37: Before You Call

    Range is not level - (1) Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust leveling legs at base of range until the oven rack is level. (2) Be sure floor is level, strong & stable enough to adequately support range.
  • Page 38 Notes...
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  • Page 40: Warranty

    Major Appliance Warranty Information Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.

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