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Important Safety Instructions - Frigidaire 318203865 Use And Care Manual

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• Storage in or on Appliance—Flammable materials
should not be stored in an oven, near surface burners
or in the drawer (if equipped). This includes paper,
plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware
and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not store
explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near the appliance.
Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or
property damage.
• Do not leave children alone—Children should not be
left alone or unattended in the area where appliance
is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand
on any part of the appliance.
SURFACES OF THE OVEN. Both surface burners and
oven burners may be hot even though flames are not
visible. Areas near surface burners may become hot
enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not
touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials touch
these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool.
Among these areas are the cooktop, surfaces facing the
cooktop, the oven vent openings and surfaces near
these openings, oven door and window.
• Wear proper apparel—Loose-fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using the
appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable
materials contact hot surfaces.
• Do not use water or flour on grease fires—Smother
the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or
grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
In case of fire or gas leak, be sure to
turn off the main gas shutoff valve.
• Use only dry potholders—Moist or damp potholders
on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do
not let potholders touch hot heating burners. Do not
use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a potholder.
• Do not heat unopened food containers—Buildup of
pressure may cause container to burst and result in
• Remove the oven door from any unused range if it
is to be stored or discarded.

Important Safety Instructions

IMPORTANT—Do not attempt to operate the oven
during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn
off the oven. If the oven is not turned off and the power
resumes, the oven may begin to operate again. Once the
power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.
Electronic controllers can be damaged
by cold temperatures. When you use your appliance
for the first time, or if it has not been used for a long
period of time, make sure that it has been exposed to a
temperature above 0°C/32°F for at least 3 hours before
connecting it to the power supply.
Use proper flame size—Adjust flame size
so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The
use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the
burner flame to direct contact and may result in ignition of
clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to flame will also
improve efficiency.
Do not use stove top grills on the burner
grates of sealed gas burners. If you use a stove top grill
on a sealed gas burner, it will cause incomplete
combustion and can result in exposure to carbon
monoxide levels above allowable current standards. This
can be hazardous to your health.
• Know which knob controls each surface burner.
Place a pan of food on the burner before turning it on,
and turn the burner off before removing the pan.
• Always turn the knob to the full LITE position when
igniting top burners. Visually check that burner has lit.
Then adjust the flame so it does not extend beyond the
edge of the utensil.
• Use proper pan size. This appliance is equipped with
one or more surface burners of different sizes. Select
utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the
surface burner. The use of undersized utensils will
expose a portion of the surface burner to direct contact
and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship
of utensil to the surface burner will also improve
• Utensil handles should be turned inward and not
extend over adjacent surface burners. To reduce the
risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and
spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the
handle of the utensil should be positioned so that it is
turned inward, and does not extend to adjacent surface



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