Frigidaire 316257124 Use & Care Manual

Es400 controls, self-cleaning oven with ceramic glass cooktop, convection bale & roast
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Note: This manual replaces P/N 316257106



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  • Page 1 Note: This manual replaces P/N 316257106...
  • Page 2: Welcome & Congratulations

    Your satisfaction is our number one priority. We know you’ll enjoy your new range and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the power to the range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency. • User servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING YOUR RANGE • Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area near each surface element. Do not allow grease to accumulate.
  • Page 5: Features At A Glance

    Features At A Glance Note: The features of your range will vary according to model.
  • Page 6 Features At A Glance Note: The features of your range will vary according to model.
  • Page 7: Setting Surface Controls

    This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process. Locations of the Radiant Surface Elements and Controls Your range is equipped with radiant surface burners with 6 different wattage ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the element wattage increases.
  • Page 8 Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements.
  • Page 9 ESEC Hot Element Indicator Message (HE) After using any of the single, dual or Bridge radiant element positions the cooktop will become very hot. Even after turning the control knob to OFF, the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The ESEC control monitors the temperature of the cooktop and displays the message “HE”...
  • Page 10 Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 The Bridge Surface Radiant Element The cooktop is equipped with a “BRIDGE” surface element located at the left front and middle (See Fig. 10) positions. The Bridge can be used when cooking with rectangular (like a griddle) or oval shaped cookware (Fig. 10).
  • Page 11: Surface Cooking

    Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 5 Using Proper Cookware Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface heating element. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (See Fig. 6). Be sure to follow the recommendations for using cookware as shown in Fig.
  • Page 12: Operating The Warming Zone

    Operating the Warming Zone The purpose of the Warming Zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Use the Warming Zone to keep cooked foods hot such as; vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, stews, breads, pastries and oven-safe dinner plates. Always start with hot food.
  • Page 13: Before Setting Oven Controls

    Before Setting Oven Controls Arranging the Oven Racks ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS COOL (PRIOR TO OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when the oven is hot. Oven Vent Location The oven vent is located below the backguard.
  • Page 14: Setting Warming Drawer Controls

    Setting Warming Drawer Controls Arranging Warming Drawer Rack Positions The rack can be used in 2 ways: • In the upright position to allow low profile food items to be placed both under and on top of the rack (for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack and a casserole dish underneath).
  • Page 15: Control Pad Features

    READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN. For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various features and functions of the oven as described below. Detailed instructions for each feature and function follow later in this Use & Care Manual. CONVECTION CONVECTION BAKE—...
  • Page 16: Setting Oven Controls

    12 or 24 hour time of day operation. The clock has been preset at the factory for the 12 hour operation. When the range is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, the timer in the display will flash with "PF"...
  • Page 17 Setting Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy Saving The KITCHEN TIMER and CLEAN 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. The oven can be programmed to override this feature for Continuous Baking. INSTRUCTIONS To set the control for Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy Saving features:...
  • Page 18 "DOOR LOCKED" will continue to flash until the oven door has completely unlocked and the lock icon light ( (See Fig. 2). 2. The range is again fully operational. Setting Temperature Display — Fahrenheit or Celsius The BROIL and CLEAN pads control the Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature display modes.
  • Page 19 INSTRUCTIONS To change control from normal sound operation to silent control operation: 1. To tell if your range is set for normal or silent operation press and hold for 7 seconds. "DELAY" will appear and flash in the display (Fig. 1). If ":SP" appears (Fig. 2), the control will operate with normal sounds and beeps.
  • Page 20 Setting Preheat The PREHEAT pad controls the Preheat feature. The Preheat feature will bring the oven up to temperature and then indicate when to place the food in the oven. Use this feature when recipes call for preheating. Preheating is not necessary when roasting or cooking casseroles.
  • Page 21 Setting Bake The BAKE pad controls normal baking. If preheating is necessary, refer to the The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (The sample shown below is for 350°F). INSTRUCTIONS To set the Bake Temperature to 350°F: 1.
  • Page 22 Setting Timed Bake The BAKE and BAKE TIME feature will turn the oven off at the time you select in advance. INSTRUCTIONS To program the oven to begin baking immediately and to shut off automatically: (example below to bake at 350°F for 50 minutes): 1.
  • Page 23 Setting Delayed Time Bake The BAKE , BAKE TIME timer of the Delayed Time Bake will turn the oven on and off at the time you select in advance. INSTRUCTIONS To program the oven for a delayed bake start time and to shut off automatically (example for baking at 350°F for 50 minutes and finishing at 5:30): 1.
  • Page 24: Broiling Times

    If the food you are broiling is not listed in the table, follow the instructions provided in your cookbook and watch the item closely. Electric Range Broiling Table Recommendations Food Rack...
  • Page 25 Setting Convection Roast The CONV ROAST pad feature is used when cooking with meat. This pad has been designed to give optimum cook performance for roasting meats. The CONVECTION ROAST pad combines a cook cycle with the convection fan and element to roast meats and poultry. Preheating is not necessary for meats and poultry.
  • Page 26 Setting Convection Bake The CONV BAKE pad controls the Convection Bake feature. Use the Convection Bake feature when cooking speed is desired. The oven can be programmed for Convection baking at any temperature between 300°F (149° C) to 550°F (288° C). Convection baking uses a fan to circulate the oven's heat evenly and continuously within the oven (See Figure 1).
  • Page 27: Self-Cleaning

    DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door gasket. Doing so could cause damage. DO NOT line the oven walls, racks, bottom or any other part of the range NOTE: Prior to setting the Self-Clean cycle, any spills remaining on the oven bottom should be removed.
  • Page 28 (to assure satisfactory results). 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; they may be burned if they touch the hot oven door surfaces.
  • Page 29 Be sure to review TO START THE SELF- CLEAN CYCLE for recommended clean times. 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.
  • Page 30: Adjusting Oven Temperature

    To Start Delayed Self-Clean Cycle (cont’d) INSTRUCTIONS Stopping or Interrupting a Self-Cleaning Cycle If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a self-cleaning cycle due to excessive smoke or fire in the oven: 1. Press 2. Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1 HOUR and the "DOOR LOCKED"...
  • Page 31: Care And Cleaning

    How to Clean Surfaces Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Aluminum & Vinyl For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-up Painted and Plastic grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes. Control Knobs, Body Rinse with a damp cloth and dry.
  • Page 32 Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your ceramic glass cooktop. Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply some of the cooktop cleaning cream supplied with your new range. Buff with a non-abrasive cloth or pad (such as a 3M Scotch-Brite® Blue Multi-Purpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge). This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking.
  • Page 33 Note: Additional cooktop cleaning cream may be ordered by visiting the Frigidaire website at Removing and Replacing the Oven Door (all models) The door is heavy. For safe, temporary storage, lay the door flat with the inside of the door facing down.
  • Page 34 2. Pull the bearing glides to the front of the chassis glide (See Figure 2). 3. Align the glide on each side of the drawer with the glide slots on the range. 4. Push the drawer into the range until levers “click” (approximately 2”). Pull the drawer open again to seat bearing glides into position.
  • Page 35: Before You Call

    Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust leveling legs at base of range until the rack is level. When range is level, cooktop may appear out of alignment if countertop is not level (See the Range Installation Instructions).
  • Page 36 OCCURRENCE ESEC displays “ - - “ message. Oven electronic control beeps and displays “F1, F2, F3, or F9.” ESEC displays “Er” message. ESEC displays “F5, F6 or F7” message. Oven control beeps when you try to enter times or temperatures Poor baking results.
  • Page 37: Cooking Tables

    Cooking Tables Foods for CONVECTION BAKE pad *Decrease normal cook time by: Frozen foods, pies, 15-25 % pastries and pizza Refrigerator cookies 15-35 % Refrigerator biscuits 15-30 % Rolls & Breads 20-25% Fresh Pies/Pastries 10-20 % Begin with the maximum reduction in cook times and adjust as needed.
  • Page 38 Notes...
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  • Page 40: Range Warranty

    RANGE WARRANTY Your range is protected by this warranty In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products North America servicer.

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