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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Information
in this
Safety
Instruction
section
covers
all electric
cooking
appliances.
You may
find
some
information
that
does
not
pertain
to
your
particular
appliance.
Please
review
this
section
before
using
your
cooking
appliance.
The
following
instructions
are based
on safety
considerations
and
must
be strictly
followed
to
eliminate
the
potential
risks
of fire,
electric
shock,
or personal
injury.
Proper
Installation:
Be sure
your
appliance
is
properly
installed
and
grounded
by a qualified
technician.
NEVER
USE
YOUR
APPLIANCE
FOR
WARMING
OR HEATING
THE
ROOM.
Storage
Above
the
Range:
To eliminate
the
hazard
of reaching
over
hot
surface
elements,
cabinel
storage
should
not
be provided
directly
above
a unit.
If provided,
storage
should
be
limited
to infrequently
used
items
that
can
be
safely
stored
in an
area
subjected
to heat.
Temperatures
may
be unsafe
for some
items
such
as volatile
liquids,
cleaners,
or aerosol
sprays.
If cabinet
storage
is provided,
installation
of a range
hood
that
projects
at
least
5 inches
beyond
the
bottom
of the
cabinet
will reduce
the
hazards
associated
with
such
storage.
Wear
Proper
Apparel:
Loose-fitting
or hanging
garments
should
never
be worn
while
using
the
appliance.
User
Servicing:
Do not
repair
or replace
any
part
of the
appliance
unless
specifically
recommended
in the User's
Guide.
All other
servicing
should
be referred
to a qualified
technician.
Always
disconnect
the unit
or cut
off the
power
to the
unit
before
any
servicing.
Storage
In,
On or Near
the
Appliance:
Do not
store
or use
gasoline
or other
flammable
materials,
vapors
and
liquids
in the oven,
near
the
surface
units
or in the vicinity
of this
or any
other
appliance.
The
fumes
can
create
a fire
hazard
or an explosion.
Do not
use
the
cooktop
or oven
as a storage
area
for food
or cooking
utensils.
Do Not
Use
Water
on
Grease
Fires:
Smother
the fire or
flame
or use
a dry
chemical
or foam-t_qae
extinguisher,
if
available,
or sprinkle
heavily
with
baking
soda.
Use
Dry
Potholders
Only:
Moist
or damp
potholders
on hot
snrfaces
may
result
in burns
from
steam.
Do not
let the potholder
touch
the
hot
heating
elements.
Do not
use
towels
or
other
bulky
cloths.
Surface
Cooking
Units
- Use
the
Proper
Pan
Size:
This
appliance
is equipped
with
one
or
more
surlace
elements
of different
sizes.
Select
utensils
having
flat bottoms
large
enough
to
cover
the surface
element.
The
use
of
undersized
utensils
will
expose
a portion
of the
heating
element
to direct
contact
and
may
result
in the
ignition
of clothing.
The
proper
relationship
of the utensil
to the
element
will
also
improve
efficiency.
Never
Leave
the Surface
Units
Unattended
at
High Heat Settings:
Boilovers
cause
smoking
and greasy
spillovers
that
may ignite.
Make
Sure
the
Drip
Bowls
Are
in Place:
The
absence
of these
bowls
during
cooking
may
subject
the wiring
or the
components
underneath
to damage,
Protective
Liners:
Do not
use
aluminum
foil to
line
the
surface
unit
drip
bowls
or the
oven
bottoms,
except
as suggested
in the
User's
Guide.
The
improper
installation
of these
liners
may
result
in a risk
of electric
shock
or fire.
Glazed
Cooking
Utensils:
Only
certain
tsq3es
of
glass,
glass/ceramic,
ceramic,
earthenware,
or
other
glazed
utensils
are
suitable
for range-top
service
without
breaking
due
to the
sudden
change
in temperature.
Utensil
Handles
Should
be Turned
Inward
and
Not
Extend
Over
the
Adjacent
Surface
Units:
To reduce
the
risk
of burns,
ignition
of
flammable
materials,
and
spillage
due
to
unintentional
contact
with
the
utensil,
the
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