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Frigidaire CPLEF398DCJ Use & Care Manual

Es510 control, self-cleaning oven with ceramic cooktop
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  • Page 1 Care & Cleaning ..34-38 Questions? 1-800-944-9044 (unitedStates) Before You Call 1-800-668-4606 (Canada) 39-40 Solutions to Common Problems ....VisH the Frigidaire Web Site at: Warranty ......Back Page READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS p/n 316423403 rev A (0512)
  • Page 2: Welcome &Congratulations

    Welcome &Congratulations Congratulations on your purchase of a new range! At Electrolux Home Products, we are very proud of our product and are completely committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our number one priority. We know you'll enjoy your new range and Thank You for choosing our product.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference. This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm. death or property damage. This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USINGYOUR IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USINGYOUR COOKTOP OVEN • Know which knob controls each surface heating unit. Place a • Use Care When Opening Oven Door or Warmer Drawer pan of food on the unit before turning it on, and turn the unit off equipped)--Stand to the side of the range when opening the door...
  • Page 5 B,( , Elemen_ _leme_( Your Electric Range Features Include: Electronic Oven Control with Kitchen Timer. Left Front & Bridge Element Control & Digital Display (some models) or Dual Element Control (some models). Left Rear Single Element Control & Digital Display or Dual Element Control (some models).
  • Page 6 OVEN VENT Oven Vent Location The oven vent is located under the left side of the control panel (See Fig. 1). When the oven is on, warm air passes through the vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results.
  • Page 7: Glass Cooktop

    Cooktop r adiant areas thatheat About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface with a Bridge Element Models with 4 Dual Elements elements located below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface element underneath.
  • Page 8: Setting Surface Controls

    Settin g Surfa ce Controls The Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC) The Electronic Surface Element Control ("ESEC")feature includes 4 digital display windows. The ESEC feature provides a numeric digital setting for4 of the radiant surface element positions on the cooktop. These settings work the same way as normal knob setting indicators work except the settings are displayed in digital windows (Figs.
  • Page 9 Setting Surface Contro Is 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.
  • Page 10 Setting Surface Controls The Dual Radiant Elements (all models) The cooktop is equipped with one or more dual radiant surface elements. Symbols on the control panel (See Fig. 4) are used to indicate which coil of the dual radiant element will heat. The symbol shown in Fig.
  • Page 11 To Operate the Bridge Element (some models): Place correctly sized cookware on the Bridge surface I_- dge element. Ebm_t t I I(!me//t Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise (See Figs. 1 & 2) to heat the portion of the Bridge element for OI':: n:: 0 FIF normal shaped cookware or clockwise (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 Using proper cookware *CORRECT INCORRECT The size and type of cookware used will influence the _:!iii!i:!ii!:i;i!i_i!i_iiii_i!i_i_ii!:!ii:_i! ¸ ;_!i_i_i_i!i_ii:ii!_ setting needed for best cooking results. Cookware should have fiat bottoms that make good contact with • Curved and warped pan the entire surface heating element (See Fig. 2). Check bottoms.
  • Page 14 Arranging Warming Drawer Rack Positions The rack can be used in 2 ways: Always use pot holders or • In the upright position to allow low profile food items to be placed both oven mitts when removing food from the under and on top of the rack (for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack Warming Drawer as cookware and plates 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 TIMERON/...
  • Page 16: Oven Controls

    Setting Oven Controls Even-Cook Convection Oven Speed Oven Timer clean light on/off Clean Bake Start Broil Bake Keep time time warm Clear Ma×x Cony Cony Cony Favorite Clock /Off clean Lock convert bake roast setting Controls Setting the Clock The CLOCK _o_ pad is used to set the clock. The clock may be set for 12 or 24 hour time of day operation.
  • Page 17 Setting Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy Saving The TIMER ON/OFF @ and CLEAN _ pads control the Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy Saving features. The oven 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.
  • Page 18 Setting 0 ven Con trois Setting Oven Lockout Feature The _ pad controls the Oven Lockout feature. The Oven Lockout feature automatically locks the oven door, prevents the Warming Drawer and most oven controls from being turned ON. It does not disable the clock, Kitchen Timer or the interior oven light.
  • Page 19 -Even_Cook. Convection Oven Speed Oven Timer clean light On/O|f Clean Bake Start Broil Bake Keep time time warm Maxx Cony Cony Cony Favorite Clear Clock clean Lock convert bake roast setting Control! Setting Silent Control Operation and CLEAN _o_ pads control the Silent Control operation feature. The Silent Control operation The START TIME _ feature allows the oven control to be operated without sounds or beeps whenever necessary.
  • Page 20 Even.Cook Convection Oven Speed Ove_ Timer clean light On/Ofi Clean Bake Start Broil Bake Keep time time warm clean Lock convert bake roast setting /Off Max_ Clock Cony Cony Cony Favorite Clea_ Controls Setting Bake The BAKE O_ 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).
  • Page 21 Setting Timed Bake The BAKE O and BAKE TIME _ pads control the Timed Bake feature. The automatic timer of the Timed Bake feature will turn the oven OFF after cooking for the desired amount of time you selected. INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY To program...
  • Page 22 i ?: Se, gOven Setting Delayed Timed Bake The BAKE O ' BAKE TIME _ and START TIME _ pads control the Delayed Timed Bake feature. The automatic timer of the Delayed Timed Bake will turn the oven ON and OFF at the time you select in advance. INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY...
  • Page 23: Setting Broil

    Setting Broil The _1 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 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 O pad controls the Convection Bake feature. Use the Convection Bake feature when cooking speed is desired.
  • Page 25 Setting Oven Controls 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 may ONLY be used with a Bake, Timed Bake or a Delayed Timed Bake setting. When used with a Timed Bake or a Delayed Timed Bake setting, the Convection Convert feature will display a "CF"...
  • Page 27 Setting Oven Controls 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 Delayed Timed Bake setting.
  • Page 28: Setting The Sabbath Feature (For Use On The Jewish Sabbath & Holidays)

    Se ttin g 0 ven € ontro Is Setting the Sabbath Feature (for use on the Jewish Sabbath & Holidays) "_.KK_" The _,_ BAKE TIME and _ START TIME pads are used to set the Sabbath feature. The Sabbath feature can only be used with the _O pad.
  • 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 (Removing & Replacing Warming Drawer) Electrical Shock Hazard can occur and result in serious injury or death. Disconnect appliance from electric power before cleaning and servicing the warmer drawer. Left Glide To Remove and Replace the Warming Drawer (some models) To Remove Warming Drawer: Turn power OFF before removing theWarming...
  • Page 31: Self-Cleaning Oven

    During theSelf-Cleaning Self-Cleaning Oven cycle, t heoutside oftherange can A Self-Cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well above cooking become veryhottothetouch. D ONOT temperatures) which eliminate soils completely or reduces them to a fine leave small c hildren unattended nearthe powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth.
  • Page 32: Self-Cleaning

    Self-Cleaning The SPEED CLEAN _, CLEAN _ & MAXX CLEAN _ pads are used to start a Self-Cleaning cycle. When used with START TIME _ pad, a delayed Self-Cleaning cycle may also be programmed. This feature allows for any Self-Cleaning cycle times from 2 hours (using Speed Clean), 3 hours (using Clean) to 4 hours (using Maxx Clean).
  • Page 33 Self-Cleaninc INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY When the Self-Clean cycle is done: The time ofday,"DOOR LOCKED" and "CLEAN" icon will remain in the display. 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 34 Thetemperature i ntheovenhasbeen pre-set a tthefactory. W hen firstusing theoven, b e Note: The oven suretofollowrecipe times andtemperatures. Ifyouthinktheovenistoohotortoocool, t he temperature adjustments temperature i ntheovencanbeadjusted. Before adjusting, testa recipe byusing a made with this feature will temperature setting thatishigher o rlower thantherecommended temperature. Thebaking not change the Self-Clean results should helpyoutodecidehowmuch ofanadjustment isneeded.
  • Page 35: How To Clean

    (Cleaning Table) Surfaces How to Clean Aluminum (Trim Pieces) & Vinyl Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Painted and Plastic Control For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and Knobs, Body Parts, and built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil.
  • Page 36: Care And Cleaning

    Note: Additional cooktop cleaning cream may be ordered by visiting the Frigidaire website at Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply some of the cooktop cleaning cream supplied with your new range. Buff with a non-abrasive cloth or no-scratch cleaning pad.
  • Page 37: Removing & Replacing The Lift-Off Oven Door

    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. • Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine bleach, ammonia or oven cleaners, as they may etch or discolor the cooktop.
  • Page 38 Solutions to Common Problems Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION Range is not level.
  • Page 39 Solutions to Common Problems OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION Oven light does notwork. Replace or tighten bulb. See Changing Oven Light section in this Use & Care Guide. Oven smokes excessively during broiling. Control(s) not set properly. Follow instructions under Setting Oven Controls.
  • Page 40 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,...