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Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
P/N 316258007 (010822)



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  • Page 1 GAS RANGE ESTUFA A GAS Models 790.79012 790.79013 790.79014 790.79019 Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. P/N 316258007 (010822)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    We Service What We Sell. Sears Maintenance Agreements Your Kenmore appliance is designed, manufactured and tested to provide years of dependable operation. Yet any major appliance may require service from time to time. The Sears Maintenance Agreement offers you an outstanding service program, affordably priced.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference. This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given. _!,W.'1.'t_ll_[cll This Symbol wi!l help alert you to Situations that may Cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage. This symbol will help alert you to situations...
  • Page 4 Important Safety Instructions • Do Not Leave Children Alone--Children should not be left • Protective Liners--Do not use aluminum foil to line surface alone or unattended in the area where appliance is in use. burner pans, or oven bottom, except as suggested in this They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the manual.
  • Page 5: Grounding Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions SELF CLEANING OVENS IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE • Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts listed in this The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Use & Care Guide. Before self cleaning the oven, remove the requires the Governor of California to publish a list of broiler pan and any utensils or foods from the oven.
  • Page 6: Range Features

    Range Features Note: The features of your range will vary according to model. Your Warm & Ready" ElectronicOvenControl Warm & Ready" Zone DrawerControl end with Clockend K_tchen _mer Controlend IndicatorUght (colorwillvary by model) IndicatorUght Range Features _'/ /, I_ - i/ )] At a Glance DishwasherSafe...
  • Page 7: Setting Surface Controls

    Setting Surface Controls FEATURE OVERVIEW • Sizes of Surface Burners • Assembly of Surface Burners Sizes of the Surface Burners BurnerCap Your gas range is supplied with the following 4 different surface Orifice Holder ..BurnerCap gas burners: Standard ---_ ..
  • Page 8: Locations And Operation Of Surface Gas Controls

    Setting Surface Controls FEATURE OVERVIEW • Control Locations of Gas Surface Burners • Operating Gas Surface Controls Control Locations of the Gas Surface Burners Your range is equipped with gas surface burners with 4 different BTU ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the burner size increases.
  • Page 9: Surface Cooking

    Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size Surface Cooking For most cooking - start on the highest control setting and then turn to a FEATURE OVERVIEW lower one to complete the process. Use the recommendations below as a • Setting Proper Flame Size guide for determining proper flame size for various types of cooking.
  • Page 10: Using The Wok Stand

    Surface Cooking FEATURE OVERVIEW • Using the Wok Stand (cont'd) Note: The Wok Stand should ONLY be used with the front gas surface burners shown in Figure 1. The Wok cooking performance is best on the right front POWER burner position.
  • Page 11: Setting Warmer Zone Controls

    Surface Operating the Warmer (Warm & Ready Zone The purpose of the Warmer Zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Use Cooking the warmer zone to keep cooked foods hot such as: vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, FEATURE stews, breads, pastries and oven-safe dinner plates.
  • Page 12: Before Setting Oven Controls

    Before Setting Oven Controls Arranging 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 Removing and Replacing Oven Arranging Oven Racks Racks The oven vent is located below the To bake on a single rack, place the...
  • Page 13: Setting Warmer Drawer Controls

    Setting Warmer Arranging Warmer (Warm & Ready Drawer Rack Positions The rack can be used in 2 ways: Drawer Controls • In the upright position to allow low profile food items to be placed both under and on FEATURE top of the rack (for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack and a casserole dish OVERVIEW undemeath).
  • Page 14: Control Pad Features

    READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN. For Control Pad satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various features and functions of Features the oven as described below. Detailed instructions for each feature and function follow later in this Use & Care Guide. CLOCK-- Use START-- Use to start BROIL-- Use...
  • Page 15: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock FEATURE OVERVIEW • Setting the Clock • Changing between 12 or 24 hour display O_OFF FOODCATEGORIES ON/OFF Setting the Clock The CLOCK (_ pad is used to set the clock. The clock may be set for 12 or 24 hour time of day operation. The clock has been preset at the factory for the 12 hour operation.
  • Page 16: Continuous Bake Or Twelve Hour Energy Saving Mode

    Setting the Clock FEATURE OVERVIEW Setting Energy Saving Continuous Bake or 12 Hour • Continuous Bake or The KITCHEN TIMER _ and CLEAN (_ pads control the Continuous Bake Twelve Hour Energy Saving Mode or 12 Hour Energy Saving features. The oven control has a factory preset built-in 12 •...
  • Page 17: Consumer Defined Control Features

    Consumer Defined Control Features FEATURE OVERVIEW • Oven Lockout • Temperature Display Note: The Consumer Defined Control features are adjustments to the control that will not affect cooking results. These include the Oven Lockout, Temperature Display and Silent Control Operation features. Setting Oven Lockout Feature The (_...
  • Page 18: Silent Control Operation

    Consumer ......Defined Control Features TIMED OVEN FEATURE OVERVIEW • Silent Control ==s_ ¸¸ Operation ..Ue.T FOOD CATEGORIES ON/OFF ON/OFF Setting Silent Control Operation The STOP TIME @ and CLEAN (_) pads control the Silent Control operation feature. The Silent Control operation feature allows the oven control to be operated without sounds or beeps whenever necessary.
  • Page 19: Setting Oven Controls

    Setting Oven Controls FEATURE OVERVIEW • Preheat for Gas Ranges 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 in combination with the Bake pad when recipes call for preheating.
  • Page 20: Bake

    Setting Oven Controls FEATURE TIMED OVEN OVERVIEW • Bake Setting Bake The BAKE (_ pad controls normal baking. If preheating is necessary, refer to the _ Preheat Feature for instructions. The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (The sample shown below is for350°F).
  • Page 21: Timed Bake

    Setting Oven Controls FEATURE OVERVIEW • Timed Bake Setting Timed Bake The BAKE (_ and OVEN COOK TIME pads control the Timed Bake feature. The automatic timer of the Timed Bake feature will turn the oven OFF at the time you select in advance. INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY...
  • Page 22: Delayed Timed Bake

    Setting Oven Controls FEATURE OVERVIEW • Delayed Time Bake Setting Delayed Time Bake The BAKE (_, OVEN t,_,-_v,.,,.,v ..-n_a= _ and STOP TIME pads control the Delayed Time Bake feature. The automatic timer of the Delayed Time Bake will turn the oven on and off at the time you select in advance. INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY...
  • Page 23: Broil & Searing Grill

    Setting Oven Controls FEATURE OVERVIEW • Broil Setting Broil (Gas Range) - The (_ pad controls the Broil feature. When broiling, heat radiates downward from the oven broiler burner for even coverage. The Broil feature is preset to start broiling at 550°F however, the Broil feature temperature may be set between 400°F and 550°F.
  • Page 24: Food Categories (Meats/Cakes/Breads)

    Setting the Food Categories Features Setting Oven Controls FEATURE OVERVIEW MEATS CAKES and BREADS pads in • Food Categories (Meats/Cakes/Breads) the Food Categories feature is used when cooking certain food items. These • Roasting Instructions for Meat Pad pads have been designed to give optimum cook performance for the foods selected in each category.
  • Page 25: Convection Bake

    Setting Oven Controls Benefits of Convection Bake: FEATURE OVERVIEW --Some foods cook up to 30% faster, • Convection Bake saving time and energy. • Setting Convection Bake --Multiple rack baking. --No special pans or bakeware needed. Setting Convection Bake circulation The CONVECTION BAKE _ pad controls the Convection Bake feature.
  • Page 26: Oven Cleaning

    Oven Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • Preparing for the Self- Preparing Cycle: for the Self-Clean Clean Cycle A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures which eliminate soil completely or reduce it to a fine powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth. These temperatures are well above normal cooking temperatures.
  • Page 27: Self-Clean Cycle

    Oven Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • Starting the Self-Clean Cycle Cycle To Start the Self-Clean The CLEAN (_ pad controls the Self-Cleaning feature. If you are planning to use the oven directly after a self-clean cycle remember to allow time for the oven to cool down and the oven door to unlock. This normally takes about one hour. So to self-clean for 3 hours will actually take about 4 hours to complete.
  • Page 28: Delayed Self-Clean Cycle

    Oven Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • Delayed Self-Clean Cycle To Start the Delayed Self-Clean Cycle The CLEAN (_), STOP TIME @ pads and length of clean cycle, controls the Delayed Self-Clean operation. The automatic timer will turn the oven on and off at the time you select in advance. Be sure to review TO START THE SELF- CLEAN CYCLE for recommended clean times.
  • Page 29: Adjusting Oven Temperature

    Oven Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • Delayed Self-Clean Cycle (Cont'd) INSTRUCTIONS PRESS DISPLAY 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 _. Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1 HOUR and Figure 2-1...
  • Page 30: General Cleaning

    General Care & Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • General Care & Cleaning Table Surfaces How to Clean Aluminum & Vinyl Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Painted and Plastic For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil.
  • Page 31 General Care & Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • Cleaning Grates, Burner Caps, Burner Heads and Wok Stand Cleaning the Burner Grates, Burner Caps, Burner Heads and Wok Stand The Burner Grates, Burner Caps, Burner Heads and Wok Stand should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the burner ports clean will prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame at each burner position.
  • Page 32 General Care & Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance • Cleaning Recommendations for Ceramic Glass Cooktops Cooktop Cleaning and Maintenance Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your ceramic glass cooktop. Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CookTop® Cleaning Creme (P/N 22-40079) to the ceramic surface.
  • Page 33 General Care & Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • Cleaning Recommendations for Ceramic Glass Cooktops (cont'd) • Care & Cleaning of Stainless Steel • Removing & Replacing Oven Door Do not use the following on the ceramic glass cooktop: • Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as metal and some nylon pads.
  • Page 34: Oven Lights

    General Care & Cleaning FEATURE OVERVIEW • Removing & Replacing Warmer Drawer Removing and Replacing Warmer (Warm & Ready Drawer Pull up with finger To Remove Warmer Drawer: Turn power off before removing the warmer drawer. Open the drawer to the fully opened position. Left Glide Locate glide lever on each side of drawer, pull up on the left glide lever and push down on the right glide lever (See Figure 1).
  • Page 35: Before You Call For Service

    Before You Call Solutions to Common Problems Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION...
  • Page 36 Before You Call Solutions to Common Problems OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION Oven smokes excessively during Meat is too close to the broil burner. Reposition the rack to provide more clearance broiling, between the meat and the oven broiler. Meat is not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat.
  • Page 37 Cooking Tables Foods for _ CONVECTION Foods for _ MEATS pad in BAKE Food Categories *Decrease *Decrease normal cook time by: normal cook time by: 15-25 % Frozen foods, pies, Meats 15-30 % pastries and pizza Poultry (unstuffed) 20-30 % Refrigerator cookies 15-35 %...
  • Page 38 Recipes Rib Roast w/Gravy (cont'd) Green Beans with Walnut Vinaiqrette Sauce 26 to 29 min./ Ib., Well (150 ° F) - 30 to 33 min./ Ib. 3 Ibs. fresh green beans, or frozen whole green beans For gravy - Melt butter in saucepan over medium-low heat. 3 cups water Stir in flour, salt and pepper.
  • Page 39 Recipes Apple Bourbon Pie cont'd Mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt in large bowl. Stir in apples, raisin mixture, and walnuts. Combine well. Press piecrust into 9-inch pie plate. Brush apricot preserves over piecrust. Spoon apple mixture into piecrust. Place the remaining piecrust on top of filling, fluting the edges togethe_ Brush top of pie with buttermilk and sprinkle with suga_ Make 4 or 5 small slits in the top of the piecrust.
  • Page 40: 37-3G Sears Service

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