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Frigidaire GLGF388CSB Use & Care Manual

Es400 control, self-cleaning oven with sealed gas burners convection bake & roast
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Setting Oven Controls .... 14-24
Self-Cleaning ..............
Adjusting Your
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Convectlon Cooklng Tables ...........
Warranty ............
Back Cover
Solutions to
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Care & Cleaning ..........
Before You Call
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  • Page 1 Oven Temperature ... Care & Cleaning ..29-31 Before You Call Solutions to 32-33 Common Problems ....Convectlon Cooklng Tables ... Vi$ff the Frigidaire Web Site at: Warranty .... Back Cover READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS P/N 316257513 (0304)
  • Page 2 Congratulations on your purchase of a new range! At Eleetrolux 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. We hope you consider us for future purchases.
  • Page 3: For Your Safety

    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. If the information in this manual is not _FI _ .','1.'I-'1_II_[H followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result •...
  • Page 4: Important Instructions

    • Protective Liners--Do not use aluminum foil to line surface • DO Not Leave Children AloneiChildren should not be left burner pans, or oven bottom, except as suggested in this alone or unattended in the area where appliance is in use. manual.
  • Page 5: Grounding Instructions

    Grounding type GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS wall receptacle (electric ignition models only) Do not, under any Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not circumstance, cut, use an adapter plug, an extension cord, or remove grounding remove, or bypass prong from electrical power cord.
  • Page 6 ElectronicOven Control Your Gas Range with Clockand WJtchen " rimer "Uitrasoft" Style Conb'ol Panel Features (colorwillvary by model) (color will vary by model) At a Glance Convection Roasting Easy to Clean Reck Burner Cooktop Su_acoBurnar Automatic Oven Door Light Switch Door Latch Ihtedor Oven Interior...
  • Page 7 WarmerDrawer Electronic Oven Control BrushedAluminum Your Gas Range Controland with Clock and K]tchan Timer "Ul_'asctt"Style Features IndicatorUght Don'a'ol P anel (color will vary by model) At a Glance (Stainless Steel models only) Easy to Clean Convection Roasting Sealed Burner Rack Cooktop Brushed Aluminum...
  • Page 8 Sizes of the Surface Gas Burners (1) Center Grate (4) Surface BurnerGrates "POWER" BurnerHead Burner Cap ,_<-_ Left Rear Small \ ..Odflce Holder Standard _ Burner Head (9,500 BTU) 1' " ExtraLarge _<_"SIMMER" Left Front BurnerCap _,_,_o, Burner Head Orifice Holder "POWER PLUS ..
  • Page 9 Control Locations of the Gas Surface Burners Your range is equipped with gas surface burners with 4 different BTU ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the burner size increases. The smaller SIMMER burner is best used for simmering delicate sauces, etc.
  • Page 10 Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size For most cooking - start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower one to complete the process. Use the recommendations below as a guide for determining proper flame size for various types of cooking. The size and type of utensil used and the amount of food being cooked will influence the setting needed.
  • Page 11 Arranging the Oven Racks ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS COOL (PRIOR TO OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when the oven is hot. Oven Vent Location Removing and Replacing Oven Arranging Oven Racks Racks The oven vent is located below the To bake on a single rack, place the To remove, pull the rack forward until rack in position 4.
  • Page 12 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). In the downward position to allow you to place light weight food items and empty cookware (for example, rolls or...
  • Page 13 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 Manual. CONVECTION CONVECTION OVEN LIGHT--...
  • Page 14 Setting the Clock The CLOCK @ pad is used to set the clock. The clock may be set for 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 Figure 1 first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has been...
  • Page 15 Setting Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy Saving The KITCHEN TIMER @ 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 16 Setting Oven Lockout Feature The _ pad controls the Oven Lockout feature. The Oven Lockout feature automatically locks the oven door and prevents the warmer drawer and ESEC Control from being turned on. It does not disable the clock, Kitchen Timer, Warmer Zone or the interior oven lights.
  • Page 17 Setting Silent Control Operation The STOP TIME _ and CLEAN q_) pads control the Silent Control operation feature. The Silent Control operation feature allows the oven control to be operated without sounds or beeps whenever necessary. If desired the control can be programmed for silent operation and later returned to operating with all the normal sounds and beeps.
  • Page 18 Setting Preheat The PREHEAT ) pad controls the Preheat feature. The Preheat feature will bring the oven up to temperature and then indicate when to place the food in the oven. Use this feature when recipes call for preheating. Preheating is not necessary when roasting or cooking casseroles.
  • Page 19 Setting Bake The BAKE pad controls normal baking. If preheating is necessary, refer to the Preheat Feature for instructions. 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 PRESS DISPLAY...
  • Page 20 Setting Timed Bake The BAKE and BAKE TIME _ pads control the Timed Bake feature. The automatic timer of the Timed Baked feature wilt turn the oven off at the time you select in advance. PRESS DISPLAY INSTRUCTIONS To program the oven to begin baking immediately and to shut off automatically: (example below to...
  • Page 21 Setting Delayed Time Bake The BAKE BAKE TIME and STOP TIME pads control the Delayed Time Bake feature. The automatic timer of the Delayed Time Bake will turn the oven on and off at the time you select in advance. INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY...
  • Page 22 Setting Broil (for Gas Ranges) - The ) pad controls the Broil feature. When broiling, heat radiates downward from the oven burner broiler for even coverage. The Broil feature is preset to start broiling at 550°F however, the Broil feature temperature may be set between 400°F and 550°F. The broil pan and broil pan insert used together allow dripping grease to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the oven broiler.
  • Page 23 Setting Convection Roast The CONV ROAST t pad feature is used when cooking with meat. This pad has been designed to give optimum cook performance for roasting meats. 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 24 Setting Convection Bake Benefits of Convection Bake: The CONV BAKE pad controls --Some foods cook up to 30% faster, the Convection Bake feature. Use the saving time and energy. Convection Bake feature when --Multiple rack baking. cooking speed is desired. The oven --No special pans or bakeware can be programmed for Convection circ,.atio.
  • Page 25 Preparing Cycle for the Self-Clean A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures which eliminate soil completely or reduce it to a fine powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth. These temperatures are well above normal cooking temperatures. Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:...
  • Page 26 To Start Self-Clean Cycle The CLEAN q_ pad controls the Self-Cleaning feature. If you are planning to use the oven directly after a self-clean cycle remember to allow time for the oven to cool down and the oven door to unlock. This normally takes about one hour. So to self-clean for 3 hours will actually take about 4 hours to complete.
  • Page 27 To Start Delayed Self-Clean Cycle The CLEAN ,_, STOP TIME _ pads and length of clean cycle, controls the Delayed Self-Clean operation. The automatic timer will turn the oven on and off at the time you select in advance. Be sure to review TO START THE SELF- CLEAN CYCLE for recommended clean times.
  • Page 28 To Start the Delayed Self-Clean Cycle (cont'd) PRESS DISPLAY INSTRUCTIONS Stopping or Interrupting a Self-Cleaning Cycle If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a self-cleaning cycle due to excessive smoke or fire in the oven: 1. Press @. Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1 HOUR and the "DOOR LOCKED"...
  • Page 29 Surfaces How to Clean Aluminum & Vinyl Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Painted and Plastic For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes. Control Knobs, Body Parts, and Decorative Rinse with a damp cloth and dry.
  • Page 30 Cleaning Burner Grates, Burner Caps and Burner Heads The Burner Grates, Burner Caps and Burner Heads should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the burner ports clean will prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame at each burner position. Refer to the following instructions. To Remove and Replace the Surface Burner Grate, Surface Burner Cap and Surface Burner Head - Remove in the following order;...
  • Page 31 Operating and Replacing the Oven Light The interior oven light wilt The oven interior light will automatically turn on when the oven door is opened. Press _ to turn the light ON and OFF when the oven door is closed. The oven light is located at the rear wall of the oven interior and is covered with a glass shield held by a wire holder.
  • Page 32 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 Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven.
  • Page 33 POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION OCCURRENCE Meat is too close to the broil burner. Reposition the rack to provide more clearance between the Oven smokes excessively during meat and the oven broiler. broiling. Meat is not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Remove remaining fatty edges to prevent the meat from curling, but do not cut into the lean of the meat.
  • Page 34 Foods CONVECTION Foods CONVECTION BAKE ROAST *Decrease *Decrease normal cook time by: normal cook time by: Frozen foods, pies, 15-25 % Meats 15-30 % pastries and pizza Poultry (unstuffed) 20-30 % Refrigerator cookies 15-35 % Begin with the maximum reduction in Refrigerator biscuits 15-30 %...
  • Page 36: Range Warranty

    RANGE WARRANTY Your range is protected by this warranty WARRANTY THROUGH OUR AUlldORIZED SERVICERS, THE CONSUMERWILL BE RESPONSIBLEFOR: PERIOD WE WILL: FULL ONE-YEAR Oneyearfromoriginal Payall coef8 forrepairingor replacing any parts of this Coctsofservicecallsthct are lictedunderNORMAL WARRANTY purchasedate. appliancewhich proveto be defectivein materialsor RESPONSIBILITIESOF THE CONSUMER.* workmanship.