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Frigidaire CFEF357GS3 Use & Care Manual

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important Safety instructions
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instructions ...... 5-6
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Oven Controls ......... 13
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..... 15-16
Care & Cleaning .............. 17=23
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Before You Call
Common P,oble,_s .......................
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(0612) Rev. D



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  • Page 1 ..15-16 Care & Cleaning ....17=23 Adjusting Your Oven Temperature ....23 Before You Call Solutions Common P,oble,_s ....... 24-25 Visit the Frigidaire Web Site at: http://www, frigidaire,com Warranty ........ READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 318200436 (0612) Rev. D...
  • Page 2 Welcome &Congratulations Congratulations on your purchase of a new appliance! At Electrolux Home Products, we are very proud of our product and are completely committed to Questions? providing you with the best service possible.Your satisfaction is our number one priority. 1-800-944°9044 We know you'll enjoy your new appliance and ThankYou for choosing our product.
  • Page 3 Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference. This guide contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of these symbols. This symbo ! will he!p alert You to Situations that may cause Serious bodily harm: death 0r property damage.
  • Page 4 iMPORTANT iNSTRUCTiONS FOR USING Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks in desired location while oven iscool. Remove all utensils from YOUR COOKTOP the rack before removing rack. If rack must be moved while • Know which knob controls each surface heating unit. oven is hot, use extreme caution.
  • Page 5 installation and service must be performed bya qualified technician: iMPORTANT: Save for the local electrical inspector's use. Read and save these instructions for future reference. Clearances Dimensions a. Provide adequate clearances between the range and adjacent combustible surface (1.3cm (1/2") to the cabinet side walls and the rear wall).
  • Page 6 Leveling For good baking results, your range should be level. Screw type leveling legs are provided at each corner of the range at the base. Remove the storage drawer to adjust the leveling legs. (Refer to Storage Drawer section). 1. Use a 1-1/4" open end key oran adjustable wrench to equally unscrew the four leveling legs two to three turns each.
  • Page 7 Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop (Some models) About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface element underneath. Make sure the diameter of the pan matches the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop (See Figure 1).
  • Page 8 Setting Surface Controls Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop and Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC) (some models) The Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC) feature includes digital Element configuration, appearance and graphics display windows. The ESEC feature provides a numeric digital setting cooktops may be differents Dual Surface Radiant Element shown below...
  • Page 9 setting surface Controls Hot Surface Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop (continued) Surface Chaude Element On & Hot Surface indicator Lights (models without ESEC) Your range is equipped with two different types of radiant surface control indicator lights that will glow on your range-- the Element On indicator light and the Hot Surface indicator lights (See Figure 1).
  • Page 10 Setting Surface Controls Element configuration, appearance and Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop (continued) graphics of cooktops may be differents Operating the Bridge Surface Radiant Element (some models) The "Bridge" surface element is located at the left front and middle positions. The Front Bridge Avant...
  • Page 11 Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop (continued) Setting Warm Zone Controls (some models) To Operate the warm zone Your appliance is equipped with a warm zone. The purpose of the warm zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food. It is not recommended to heat cold food on the warm zone. Use the warm zone to keep cooked foods hot such as: vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, stews, breads, pastries and oven-safe dinner All food placed on the warm zone should be covered with a lid or aluminum foil to maintain quality.
  • Page 12 *CORRECT iNCORRECT Surface Cooking (Continued) Selecting Surface o Curved and warped pan Cooking Cookware bottoms. Cookware should have flat bottoms that • Fiat bottom and straight sides. make good contact with the entire surface • Tight fitting lids. heating element. Check for flatness by •...
  • Page 13 _This range has a fan that will turn "ON" and "OFF" by itself to keep the electronics cool. it may continue to run after the range has been turned "OFF", but may also stop immediately and then turn "ON" after a while.
  • Page 14 Arranging Warmer (Warm & Ready 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 underand on top of the rack (for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack and a casserole dish underneath).
  • Page 15 Oven Baking For best cooking results, heat the oven before baking cookies, breads, cakes, pies or pastries, etc... There is no need to preheat the oven for roasting meat or baking casseroles. The cooking times and temperatures needed to bake a product may vary slightly from your previously owned appliance. Baking Problems and Solutions...
  • Page 16 Broiling Broiling is a method of cooking tender cuts of meat by direct heat under the broil element of the oven. Preheating Preheating is suggested when searing rare steaks. (Remove the broiler pan before preheating. Foods will stick if placed on hot metal.) To preheat, set the oven control(s) to BROIL as instructed in the Electronic Oven Control Guide.
  • Page 17 Cleaning Various Parts of Your Range Beforecleaning any part of the range,be sure all controls are turned OFF and the range is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANING WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MAJOR CLEANING LATER. Surfaces How to Clean Aluminum...
  • Page 18 Coil Surface Element (some models) Drip To Remove Replace Surface Elements Bowls Be careful ATTENTION: Never leave covers on the coil elements as they could be permanently damaged not to bend terminal ends when replacing elements if the coil is turned on by accident. after cleaning.
  • Page 19 Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance (some models) Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your Ceramic glass cooktop Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CERAMA BRYTE® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface. Clean and buff with a non abrasive cloth or 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 20 Care and Cleaning of Stainless Steel (Some IVlodels) Some models are equipped with stainless steel exterior parts. Special care and cleaning are required for maintaining the appearance of stainless parts. Please refer to the table provided at the beginning of the GeneraJ Care & CJeaning section in this Use &...
  • Page 21 Oven Cleaning (Continued) Cleaning the Self-Clean Oven (some models, Continued) What to Expect During Cleaning While the oven is in operation, the oven heats to temperatures much higher than those used in normal cooking. Sounds of metal expansion and contraction are normal. Odor is also normal as the food soil is being removed. Smoke may appear through the oven vent, located on the top of the control panel.
  • Page 22 To Remove Replace Warmer Drawer (some models) remove Warmer Drawer: Turn power off before removing the warmer drawer. Open the drawer to the fully opened position. Locate the latches on both sides of the warmer drawer. Pull up on the left glide latch and push down on the right glide latch. Pull up latch Left Glide Pull the drawer away from the range.
  • Page 23 Changing the Surface Light (some models) Be sure all surface element control knobs are turned off"O" and elements are cool. Use switch located on or underneath the control panel to turn the surface light ON/OFE Replace the surface light, if after repeated attempts to turn it on you are not successful.
  • Page 24 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. You will be charged fora service call while the appliance is in warranty if the problem is not caused by defective product workmanship or materials.
  • Page 25 Solutions to Common Problems OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION Scratches or abrasions on (1) Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensils can cause scratches. cooktop su dace. Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
  • Page 26 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,...