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Frigidaire 316000635 Owner's Manual page 4

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• Know which knob controls each surface heating element.
• Use Proper Pan Size—This appliance is equipped with one or
more surface elements of different sizes. Select utensils having
flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating
element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of
the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition
of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to element will also
improve efficiency.
• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend
Over Adjacent Surface Elements—To reduce the risk of burns,
ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional
contact with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be
positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over
adjacent surface elements.
• Do Not Immerse or Soak Removable Heating Elements.
Heating elements should never be immersed in water. Heating
elements clean themselves during normal operation.
• Never Leave Surface Elements Unattended at High
Settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that
may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
• Make sure Drip Pans or Drip Bowls Are in Place—Absence of
these pans or bowls during cooking may subject wiring or
components underneath to damage.
• Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line surface
unit reflector pans, drip bowls, oven bottom or any other part of
the range. Only use aluminum foil as recommended for baking if
used as a cover placed on the food. Any other use of protective
liners or aluminum foil may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
• Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/
ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for rangetop service without breaking due to the
sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer's
recommendations for rangetop use.
• Do Not Use Decorative Surface Element Covers. If an
element is accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will
become hot and possibly melt. You will not be able to see that
the element is on. Burns will occur if the hot covers are touched.
Damage may also be done to the cooktop.
• Use Care When Opening Door—Stand to the side of the range
when opening the door of a hot oven. Let hot air or steam escape
before you remove or replace food in the oven.
• Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven is vented
through the left rear surface element. Touching the surfaces in this
area when the oven is operating may cause severe burns. Also, do
not place plastic or heat-sensitive items on or near the oven vent.
These items could melt or ignite.
• Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks in the
desired location while oven is cool. If a rack must be moved while
the oven is hot, use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp
the rack with both hands to reposition. Do not let potholders
contact the hot oven element or interior of the oven. Remove
all utensils from the rack before removing rack.
• Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan
and grid allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the
high heat of the broiler.
• Do not cover the broiler grid with aluminum foil. Exposed fat
and grease could ignite.
• Do not touch a hot light bulb (some models) with a damp
cloth. Doing so could cause the bulb to break. Disconnect the
range or turn off the power to the range before removing and
replacing light bulb.
• Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease
that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area
underneath each surface element. Exhaust fan ventilation hoods
and grease filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease to
accumulate. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. Refer to
the hood manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
• Kitchen cleaners/aerosols—Always follow the manufacturer's
recommended directions for use. Be aware that excess residue
from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and/or
• Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts of the oven
listed in this owner's guide. Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove the broiler pan and any utensils stored in the oven.
• Do not clean the oven door gasket. The door gasket is essential
for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move
the gasket.
• Do not use oven cleaners. No oven cleaner or oven liner
protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any
part of the oven.



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