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Kenmore ELITE 790.9912 Series Use & Care Manual

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Electric Range
Estufa el6ctrica
Models, Modelos
* = color number, n6mero de color
iii ..........
Sea rs Roebu ck and Co., Hoffma n Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
pin 316417234 (0601)



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  • Page 1 ® Electric Range Estufa el6ctrica 790.9912* Models, Modelos * = color number, n6mero de color iii ..www.sears.corn Sea rs Roebu ck and Co., Hoffma n Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. pin 316417234 (0601)
  • Page 2 Temperature Display ........Silent Control Operation ............ Recipes for Slow Cook ............Sears Service ............back cover Kenmore Elite Appliance Warranty Year Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance...
  • Page 3 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 he!p alert YOUt ° situation s 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 Safety instructions IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USINGYOUR IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USINGYOUR COOKTOP OVEN • Knowwhich 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...
  • Page 5 Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Lo felicitamos por haber hecho una compra inteligente. Su Kenmore ®product is designed and manufactured for years nuevo producto Kenmore®fue diseSado y fabricado para of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require ofrecer muchos aSos de servicio confiable.
  • Page 6 Range Features ® Your Electric Range Features Include: Electronic Oven Control with Kitchen Timer. Glass Touch Sensitive Control Panel, Left Front Element & Bridge Control & Electronic Display, Left Rear 8" Element Control & Digital Display, Warm & Ready Drawer Control & Indicator Light, Bread Proof Indicator Lights, Warm &...
  • Page 7 Before Setting Oven Controls Oven Vent Location OVEN VENT 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 8 Before Setting Oven Controls Baking Layer Cakes with 1 or 2 Oven Racks For best results when baking cakes using 2 oven racks, place cookware on rack positions 2 (Fiat Handle Oven Rack) & 5 with the Offset Oven Rack (See Fig. 6). For best results when using a single oven rack, place cookware on rack position 4 (See Fig.
  • Page 9 Before Setting Surface Controls General Cooktop Information About Radiant Surface Elements Locations of the Radiant Surface Elements and Controls 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 (See Figs.
  • Page 10 Setting Surface Controls • Electronic Surface Element Controls (ESEC) • Available ESEC Display Settings Hot Surface Indicator Lights • ESEC Lockout Feature (- -) Cooktop Sabbath Day Feature and Message (Sb) The Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC) Fig. 1 Fig. 2 The Electronic Surface Element Control ("ESEC") feature provides a digital display of the radiant surface elements on the cooktop.
  • Page 11 Setting Surface Controls • Recommended Surface Cooking Settings • Operating Single Surface Radiant Controls Recommended Surface Cooking Settings Recommended settings for the Single, Bridge & Triple Surface Radiant Cooktop Elements Setting T_tpe of Cooking HIGH (8.0 - Hi) Start most foods, bring water to a boil or pan broiling MEDIUM HIGH (5.0 - 8.0) Continue a rapid boil, fry or deep fat fry MEDIUM (3.0 - 5.0)
  • Page 12 Setting Surface Controls Operating the Triple Surface Radiant Control +MIDDLE Operating the TRIPLE Surface Element INNER The cooktop is equipped with a TRIPLE radiant surface element located at the right front cooktop position (Fig. 1). Indicator Fig. 1 Fig. 2 lights on the control panel at that position are used to indicate what portions of the Triple radiant element will heat.
  • Page 13 Setting Surface Controls OperatingtheBridgeRadiantSurfaceE]ementControl © ALLO Operating the Bridge Surface Element +BRmDGEo The cooktop is equipped with a "BRIDGE" surface element located at the FRONT • left cooktop position (See Fig. 1). Indicator lights on the control panel are used to indicate what portions of the Bridge element will heat. The Bridge Fig.
  • Page 14 Setting Surface Controls • Setting WarmerZone Control Operating the Warmer (Warm & Ready Zone Warmer Zone Recommended Food The purpose of the Warmer Zone is to keep hot cooked foods at Settings Table serving temperature. Use the WarmerZone to keep cooked foods hot Food item Heating such as;...
  • Page 15 Surface Cooking • Using Proper Cookware • Cookwa re Material Types *CORRECT INCORRECT Using proper cookware The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results. Cookware e Curved and warped pan 1" bottoms. should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface heating element (See Fig.
  • Page 16 Setting Warmer Drawer Controls Arranging Warmer Drawer Racks Operating & Setting Warmer Drawer Controls Warmer Drawer & Bread Proofing Indicator Lights Arranging Warmer (Warm & Drawer Rack Positions Ready The rack can be used in two ways: • In the upward position (Fig.
  • Page 17 Setting Warmer Drawer Controls • Arranging Warmer Drawer Racks • Bread Proofing PROOF BREAD To Set the Warmer Drawer & Bread Proofing Controls: ......¸¸%¸¸ Touch the ) pad at the Warmer Drawer control position. The Warmer Drawer indicator light will flash. Note: If no further pads are touched within 25 seconds the request to power the Warmer Drawer ON will clear.
  • Page 18 Electronic Oven Control Pad Features READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN. For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various features and DE LAY START-- functions of the oven as described below. Detailed instructions for each with BAKE, COOK feature and function...
  • Page 19 Setting Oven Controls Setting the Clock Changing between 12 or24 hour display 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.
  • Page 20 Setting Oven Controls Continuous Bake or Twelve Hour Energy Saving Mode Kitchen Timer Setting Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy Saving The KITCHEN TIMER @ and FLEX 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 21 Setting Oven Controls Oven Lockout Temperature Display OVEN Setting Oven Lockout Feature LOCKOUT The @ 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 22 Setting Oven Controls • Silent Control Operation • Saving & Recalling Recipe Settings Setting Silent Control Operation The DELAY START @ and FLEX CLEAN @ 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 23 Setting Oven Controls Preheat for Electric Ranges Setting Preheat For the best baking performance use the PREHEAT ,_, feature. The Preheat feature will bring the oven up to the set baking temperature and then indicate when to place the food in the oven. Use this feature in combination with the Bake pad when recipes call for preheating.
  • Page 24 Setting Oven Controls • Bake 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).
  • Page 25 Setting Oven Controls • Timed Bake Setting Timed Bake The BAKE and OVEN COOK TiME 0VEN COOK -- paas 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 select. INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY...
  • Page 26 Setting Oven Controls Setting Delay Start (Delayed Timed Bake) Setting Delay Start The BAKE OVEN COOK TIME OVE, COOK -- ana DELAY START pads control the Delay Start (Delayed Timed Bake) feature, The automatic timer of the Delayed Timed Bake will turn the oven ON and OFF at the times you select, INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY...
  • Page 27 Setting Oven Controls Setting Broil (Electric Range) The _ 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 28 Setting Oven Controls Setting the Food Categories Features Food Categories (Meats/Cakes/Breads) The MEATS _, CAKES and BREADS pads in Roasting Instructions for Meat Pad the Food Categories feature are used when cooking certain food items, These pads have been designed to give optimum cook performance for the foods selected in each category, The MEATS pad combines a cook cycle with the convection fan and element to roast meats and poultry.
  • Page 29 Setting Oven Controls Setting Convection Bake 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 @ pad controls the Convection Bake feature. Use the Convection Bake feature when cooking speed is desired.
  • Page 30 Setting Oven Controls • Setting Convection Convert Feature • Setting Add 1 Minute Feature To set the Convection Convert feature The _VR-_T 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 the display. Convection Convert may ON LY be used with a Bake, Timed Bake or a Delay Start (Delayed Timed Bake) setting.
  • Page 31 Setting Oven Controls Setting the Slow Cook Feature Oven Light Setting the Slow Cook Feature The _ SLOW COOK pad is used to activate this feature. The Slow Cook feature may be used to cook foods more slowly, at lower oven temperatures and provides cooking results much the same way as a Slow Cooker or Crock-Pot. The Slow Cook feature is ideal for roasting beef, pork &...
  • Page 32 Setting Oven Controls • Setting the Sabbath Day Feature To Set the Sabbath Feature (for use on the Jewish Sabbath & Holidays) OVEN COOK The _ OVEN COOK TIME and DELAY START pads are used to set the Sabbath feature. The Sabbath feature may only be used with the _ pad.
  • Page 33 Setting Oven Controls Setting the Sabbath Day Feature (cont'd) Setting the Warm & Hold TM Feature 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 34 Warmer Drawer Removal • Removing & Replacing Warmer Drawer To Remove and Replace Warmer (Warm & Pull up with finger Ready Drawer Electrical Shock Hazard can occur and result in serious injury or death. Disconnect appliance from electric power before cleaning and servicing the warmerdrawer.
  • Page 35 Self-Cleaning Preparing fora Self-Clean cycle 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 36 Self-Cleaning Setting Flex Clean Setting Delay Flex Clean The FLEX CLEAN @ pad is used to start a Self-Cleaning cycle. When used with the DELAY START @ pad, a delayed Self-Cleaning cycle may also be programmed. The FLEX CLEAN feature allows for any Self-Cleaning cycle time from 2 (2:00) to 4 hours (4:00) to be selected.
  • Page 37 Self-Cleaning Setting Flex Clean Setting Delay Flex Clean INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY When the Se{f-Ciean cycle is done: The time of day,"DOOR LOCKED" and "CLEAN" icon will remain in the display. Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1 HOUR, and the "DOOR LOCKED"...
  • Page 38 Adjusting Oven Temperature • How to adjust the oven temperature higher or lower The temperature in the oven has been pre-set at the factory. When first using the oven, be Note: The oven sure to follow recipe times and temperatures. If you think the oven is too hot or too cool, the temperature adjustments temperature in the oven can be adjusted.
  • Page 39 General Care & Cleaning • Cleaning Table Surfaces: How to Clean: Aluminum & Vinyl Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Painted & plastic control For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soil and built-up panel parts &...
  • Page 40 General Care & Cleaning Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance Cleaning Recommendations for the Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CookTop® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface (on the web visit for replacement cooktop cleaner, item number 40079).
  • Page 41 General Care & Cleaning • Cleaning Recommendations for the Ceramic Glass Cooktop (cont'd) • Special Caution for Aluminum Use on the Ceramic Cooktop • Removing & Replacing the Lift-Off Oven Door pads. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more difficult to clean. o,<_ Do not use the following on the ceramic glass cooktop:...
  • Page 42 General Care & Cleaning Changing Oven Lights Care & Cleaning of Stainless Steel (some models) Changing Oven Light(s) The oven lights automatically turn ON when the door is opened. The oven lights may also be manually operated by pressing the _ pad.
  • Page 43 Before You Call 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...
  • Page 44 Before You Call Solutions to Common Problems POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION OCCURRENCE Replace or tighten bulb. See Changing Oven Light section in this Use & Care Guide. Oven light does not work. Oven smokes excessively during broiling. Control(s) not set properly. Follow instructions under Setting...
  • Page 45 Recipes for Slow Cook with the pork chops. Sprinkle pepper seasoning and parsley top of pork chops. Cover pan with lid or aluminum foil and place Turkey Slow Cook Breast on rack in the oven. 1 turkey breast Using the Slow Cook feature pad, set control...
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