KitchenAid KERC500 Use And Care Manual

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Care Guide
A Note to You ............... 2
Range Safety ............. 3-5
Getting to Know
Your Range ..................
Using and Caring
for Your Cooktop ......... 9
Using and Caring
for Your Oven ............. 14
Using the Self=
Cycle ........... 36
if You Need
Service ........................
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Electric Range
PART NO. 9780933 Rev. A
Model: KERC500



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  • Page 1 Using and Caring for Your Oven ..... 14 Using the Self= Cleaning Cycle ... 36 if You Need Assistance Service ......Warranty ..... 1-800-422-1230 Call us with questions or comments. KITCHENAID ® Electric Range Model: KERC500 PART NO. 9780933 Rev. A...
  • Page 2 KITCHENAID ® appliance! KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. it contains valuable information concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3 Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This symbol alerts you Your safety is important to us. to hazards such as fire, This guide contains safety symbols and electrical shock, or statements. Please pay special attention to other injuries. these symbols and follow any instructions given.
  • Page 4 __nge Safely oDo not operate the range if it is When using the cookfop damaged or not working properly. oDo not cook on a broken ceramic glass cooktop. If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions spillovers could penetrate broken cooktop and create a risk of electrical shock.
  • Page 5 __nge Safety oGrease is flammable. Do not oSmall amounts of formaldehyde allow grease to collect around and carbon monoxide are given cooktop or in vents. Wipe spill- off in the Self-Cleaning cycle from overs immediately. fiberglass insulation and food decomposition. Significant expo- sure to these substances...
  • Page 6 to Know You Range This section tells you what features your range has and where they are located. It also discusses some safety and convenience features that you should know about, but which are not needed to operate the range. Please review this information before using your range.
  • Page 7 Gelling to Know Your Range The oven vent Oven vent _ ,I;; lilt, Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent on the lower left side of the Burn Hazard backguard. Do not block the vent by using Use pot holders when touching items large pans or covers.
  • Page 8 Gelling to Know Your Range The anti-tip bracket The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured. Tip Over Hazard Connect anti=tip bracket to the range.
  • Page 9 Caring for You sing and Cooktop This section tells you how to operate the controls to the cooktop. It also discusses how the ceramic glass cooktop works, and includes tips on how to cook with and maintain the cooktop. IN THB SECTION Using the surface units ....
  • Page 10 "Using and Caring forYour Cooktop Using the dual-size surface unit The ceramic glass cooktop (some models) You can use the left front surface unit as either a small diameter, lower wattage element or large diameter, full wattage element. Use both elements for larger pans Use small element Standard...
  • Page 11 ¢ sing and Caring forYour Cooktop • Do not use the cooktop as a cutting • Dropping a heavy or hard object on the board. cooktop could crack it. Be careful when using heavy skillets and large pots. Do • Do not allow anything that could melt, not store jars or cans above the cooktop.
  • Page 12 sing and Caring forYour Cooktop Caring for your cooktop This cooktop is designed for easy care. To avoid damaging the cooktop, follow these instructions: However, ceramic glass cooktops need to be maintained differently than standard • Remove sugar spills and soils from the electric coil elements.
  • Page 13 ¢ sing and Caring forYour Cooktop Cleaning steps: How to keep your cooktop looking likenew: 1. Most spills (except sugary spills and soils - see chart on this page) can be IF THERE ARE WHAT TO DO wiped off easily using a paper towel or clean, damp sponge as soon as Hot Sugary spills To prevent pitting on...
  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    sing and Caring Oven Your This section tells you, step by step, how to operate all oven functions controlled by the electronic control. Carefully follow these instructions, along with the cooking tips and cleaning information, for successful use of your range. IN THIS SECTION Using the electronic oven...
  • Page 15 _sing and Caring forYour Oven Canceling an operation Changing audible signals Audible signals tell you if a function is entered correctly or not. They also tell you when a cycle is completed. To shut off audible signals during The Cancel/Off pad will cancel any function, programming: except for the Clock Set and Kitchen Timer functions.
  • Page 16: Setting The Clock

    _sing and Caring forYour Oven Setting t heclock 1. Choose Clock Set. Example: PRESS YOU SEE 2. Set time. Example: Example: PRESS YOU SEE 3. Start clock. PRESS If the time has not been entered correctly, three short tones will sound and "Err" is displayed for 1 second.
  • Page 17 '_sing and Caring forYour Oven PRESS YOU SEE twice to count down hours and minutes 2. Set time. Example: Example: YOU SEE PRESS 3. Start Kitchen Timer. PRESS The Kitchen Timer will begin counting down immediately after you press the Start/Enter pad.
  • Page 18: Baking/Roasting

    _sing and Caring forYour Oven Baking/roasting Prepare oven. Position the rack(s) properly. For correct rack placement, see "Rack positions" on page 28 and "Rack placement" chart on page 29. When roasting, place food in the oven. For large roasts and turkeys, place rack in position 1 (closest to oven bottom).
  • Page 19 _sing and Caring forYour Oven 4. When baking, preheat oven. When roasting, start oven. Example: YOU SEE PRESS NOTE: After the temperature reaches 170°F, the red display will show the actual oven temperature at each 5°F increase and stop at the set temperature. To see the set temperature before it is reached, press the Bake pad.
  • Page 20: Adjustingoven Temperature

    _sing and Caring forYour Oven Adjustingoven temperature Although your new oven is properly adjusted NOTE: Do not measure oven temperature to provide accurate temperatures, it may with a thermometer. Opening the oven door cook faster or slower than your old oven. will lower the oven temperature and give you If, after using the oven for a period of time, an inaccurate reading.
  • Page 21 '_sing and Caring forYour Oven 3. Enter the adjustment. Example: PRESS YOU SEE (time of day) How to determine the amount adjustmentneeded The following chart tells you how much to ADJUST BY adjust the offset temperature to get the TO COOK THiS NUMBER desired cooking results.
  • Page 22: Broiling

    _sing and Caring forYour Oven Broiling NOTE: Preheating is not necessary when broiling. 1. Position rack. See the "Broiling chart" on page 24 for recommended rack positions, 2. Put food in oven. Place food on grid in broiler pan and place in center of the oven rack.
  • Page 23 _sing and Caring forYour Oven 6. Start oven. Example: YOU SEE PRESS NOTE: Leave the door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. This allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures. If you want to change the broiling temperature after broiling has begun, repeat Steps 4, 5, and 6.
  • Page 24 ¢ sing and Caring forYour Oven Broiling tips • Slit fatty edges to prevent meat from • Always start broiling witha coldbroiler pan for even results. curling during broiling. • To retain more natural juice, do not • Use a nonstick cooking spray or pierce meat with a fork.
  • Page 25: Timed Cooking

    '_sing and Caring forYour Oven Timed cooking The electronic clock/oven control will turn the oven on and off at times you set, even when you are not around. Food Poisoning Hazard Delayed time cooking is ideal for foods Do not let food sit in oven more than which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles.
  • Page 26 _sing and Caring forYour Oven 4. Set stop time. Example: YOU SEE PRESS (time of day) Example: Example: PRESS YOU SEE 5. Start oven. PRESS Example: When baking/roasting is done, "End" and YOU SEE the time of day win show in the display. Four (time of tones will sound, followed by one short tone day)
  • Page 27 _sing and Caring forYour Oven 3. Set temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to set a tempera- ture other than 350°F. Example: Example: PRESS YOU SEE (See the "Baking chart" on page 30 or the "Roasting chart" on page 32 for tempera- ture recommendations.) 4.
  • Page 28: Cooking Tips

    '_sing and Caring forYour Oven When baking/roasting is done, "End" and Example: YOU SEE the time of day will show in the display. Four (time of tones will sound, followed by one short tone day) every minute, until you open the door or press the Cancel/Off pad.
  • Page 29 ¢ sing and Caring forYour Oven Bakeware tips Using aluminum foil in the oven Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from •When baking with insulated cookie sheets or baking pans, place them in the pies or casseroles. bottom third of the oven. You may need to increase the recommended baking times, so test for doneness before removing from the oven.
  • Page 30 sing and Caring forYour Oven Baking chart AP PROXI MATE OVEN COOKING TIME FOOD TEMPERATURE (MINUTES) Breads, yeast • loaf 375°F 30-40 * rolls, pan 400°F 12-15 Breads, quick ,, biscuits 450°F 10-15 * muffins 400°F 20-25 * popovers 450°F 20-25 * corn bread 425°F...
  • Page 31 sing and Caring forYour Oven Roasting tips • Use an accurate meat thermometer • Roast meats fat-side up in a shallow pan determine when meat has reached desired using a roasting rack. degree of doneness. Insert the thermom- • Use a roasting pan that fits the size of eter into the center of the thickest portion the food to be roasted.
  • Page 32 sing and Caring forYour Oven Roasting chart - Press the Bake pad. - Roast at oven temperature of 325°F. * Preheating is not needed. - Place roasting pan on rack position 1 or 2. APPROXIMATE MEAT APPROXIMATE MINUTES THERMOMETER MEAT WEIGHT PER POUND TEMPERATURE...
  • Page 33: Cleaningyour Oven And Controls

    sing and Caring forYour Oven Cleaningyour oven and controls Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near Explosion Hazard this appliance. Doing so can result in death, explosion, fire, or burns. PART WHAT TO USE HOW TO CLEAN Control knobs Sponge and warm, •...
  • Page 34 sing and Caring forYour Oven PART WHAT TO USE HOW TO CLEAN Oven racks Steel-wool pad and • Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly, warm, soapy water The Self-Cleaning • Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. cycle NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and become harder to slide if left in oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
  • Page 35: Using And Replacing The Oven Light(S)

    _sing and Caring forYour Oven Using and replacing the oven light(s) Replacing oven lights Your oven may have a standard oven light (models with side halogen lights): or two side halogen lights. The oven light(s) will come on when you open the oven door. 1.
  • Page 36 sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand- cleaning the oven interior. Like the other functions of your oven, you operate the Self-Cleaning cycle with the easy-to-use electronic control. To use this cycle properly, follow the step-by-step instructions in this section.
  • Page 37 _sing the Self-CleaningCycle Setting the controls Make sure clock is set to correct time of day. (See "Setting the clock" on page 16.) To start cleaning immediately: 1. Choose clean setting. YOU SEE PRESS A 3-hour Self-Cleaning cycle will be set. NOTE: You cannot open the door when LOCKED is on.
  • Page 38 _sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle 2. Set clean time (optional). If you want a Self-Cleaning cycle other than 3 hours, press the desired number pads for the new time up to 4 hours. Example: Example: PRESS YOU SEE • Use 2 hours for light soil. •...
  • Page 39 _]sing the Self-CleaningCycle To stop the Self-Cleaning cycle at any time: When the oven cools to normal baking/roasting temperature: Example: PRESS YOU SEE (time of day) Forbest cleaning results • After the oven cools to room tempera= • if the Self=Cleaning cycle does not get ture, wipe up any residue or ash with a the oven as clean as you expected,...
  • Page 40 If You Assistance orService Questions or comments? Call our toll-free C onsumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-422-1230. This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service.
  • Page 41 You Need Assistance or Service PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO The Self- Wait for the start time to be reached You have programmed a or cancel and reset the controls Cleaning delayed start time. cycle will not operate The range is not level. Level range.
  • Page 42 • If you are unable to obtain the name of a local authorized KitchenAid servicer, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2). Don't forget,KitchenAid offersa full lineof quality home appliances. Built-In Refrigerators Trash Compactors Ranges & Cooktops...
  • Page 44 After checking "If You Need Assistance or Service," additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-422-1230, from anywhere in the U.S.A. KitchenAid Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022-2692 PART NO. 9780933 Rev. A 9/96 © 1996 KitchenAid ® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of KitchenAid, U.S.A. Printed in U.S.A.