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Important Safety Instructions - Maytag CRE9900ACB Owner's Manual

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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Infbrmation
in this Safet-v Instrnction
section
eovers all electric cooking appliances.
You mav
find some infbrmation
that does not pertain
to
your particular
appliance.
Please review this
section
be{bre using your eooking applianee.
The following instructions are based on safbty
considerations and must be strictly tbllowed to
eliminate the potential risks of fire, electric
shock, or personal inju U.
Proper
Installation:
Be sure your appliance
is
properly
installed
and grounded
by a qualified
technician.
NEVER
USE YOUR APPLIANCE
FOR
WARMING
OR IIEATING
THE ROOM.
Storage
Above
the Range:
To eliminate
the
hazard of reaching
over hot sure:ace elements,
cabinet
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 eabinet 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 ser_dcing.
Storage
In, Onor
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 finnes 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 dD_
chemical
or foam-type
extinguisher,
if
available, or sprinkle
hea_41y with baking soda.
Use Dry" Potholders
Only:
Moist or damp
potholders
on hot surfaces
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
_4th one or
more surface elements
of different
sizes. Select
utensils
ha_ing 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
_dll
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 m_,
subject the wiring or the components
underneath
to damage.
Protective
Liners:
Do not use aluminum
lbil
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
_es
of glass, glass/ceramic,
ceramic, earthenware,
or
other glazed utensils
are suitable
for range-top
serdee
_dthout
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 bums, ignition of
flammable
materials,
and spillage due to
unintentionaI
contact ,Mth the utensil, the
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