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Kenmore 790.9700 Series User Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guía de uso y cuidada
English / Español
Model/Modelos:
790. 9700*
Kenmore Elite
Electric Range
Estufa eléctrica
* = color number, código de color
P/N 316902021 Rev B
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Guía de uso y cuidada English / Español Model/Modelos: 790. 9700* Kenmore Elite ® Electric Range Estufa eléctrica * = color number, código de color P/N 316902021 Rev B Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Setting silent or audible control mode ......... 18 Sears Service ................. back cover Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using this appliance. This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and Tip Over Hazard follow all instructions given. • A child or adult can tip the range Definitions and be killed.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS NEVER cover any slots, holes or passages in Do not heat unopened food containers — the oven bottom or cover an entire oven rack with materials buildup of pressure may cause container to burst and such as aluminum foil. Aluminum foil linings may trap heat, result in injury.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CERAMIC- COOKTOP GLASS COOK TOP MODELS • • • • • Know which knob controls each surface heating unit. • Do not cook on br • Do not cook on br •...
  • Page 6: Product Record/Serial Plate Location

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELF- YOUR RANGE CLEANING OVENS Before manually cleaning any part of the • Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts listed in range, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the range is this Use &...
  • Page 7: Before Setting Oven Controls

    Before Setting Oven Controls Oven vent location Types of oven racks flat handle under the left side of the contr under the left side of the contr under the left side of the control ol ol ol ol The oven vent is located under the left side of the contr under the left side of the contr oven rack panel...
  • Page 8: Before Setting Surface Controls

    Before Setting Surface Controls Using proper cookware Cookware material types The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly The size and type of heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan cookware used will bottom. The most popular materials available are: influence the radiant element power level Aluminum - Excellent heat conductor.
  • Page 9: About The Ceramic Glass Cooktop

    Before Setting Surface Controls About the ceramic glass cooktop Element On & Hot Surface indicator lights The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located Your appliance is equipped with two different types of below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic surface control indicator lights that will glow on the control cooktop outlines the area of the surface element panel —...
  • Page 10: Before Setting Surface Controls

    Before Setting Surface Controls Types of cooktop surface elements The ceramic glass cooktop has radiant surface elements located below the surface of the glass. The patterns on the ceramic glass will outline the size and type of element available. The single single single single radiant element or elements will have one round...
  • Page 11: Setting Surface Controls

    Setting Surface Controls Radiant surface element settings The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being cooked will influence the surface element power level setting needed for best cooking results. The suggested settings found in Fig. 1 below are based when cooking with medium-weight aluminum pans with lids.
  • Page 12: Dual Radiant Surface Element

    Setting Surface Controls Dual radiant surface element To operate the dual radiant element: 1. Place correctly sized cookware on single radiant surface element. 2. Push in and turn the surface control knob clockwise to begin heating both the inner and outer portions of the element (marked dual - See Fig.
  • Page 13: Triple Radiant Surface Element

    Setting Surface Controls Triple radiant surface element To operate the dual radiant element: 1. Place correctly sized cookware on single radiant surface element. 2. Push in and turn the surface control knob clockwise to begin heating both the inner and outer portions of the element (marked dual - See Fig.
  • Page 14: Home Canning

    Setting Surface Controls Turbo Boil feature Home Canning Be sure to read and observe all the following points when home canning with your appliance. Check with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) website and be sure to read all the information they have available as well as follow their recommendations for home canning Your appliance may be equipped with one or two elements procedures.
  • Page 15: Warm & Ready™ Zone

    Setting Surface Controls Warm & Ready™ Zone Temperature selection - Refer to the warmer zone The purpose of the warmer zone is to keep hot cooked recommended food settings (See Fig. 3). If a particular foods at serving temperature. Use the warmer zone feature food is not listed, start with the medium level, and adjust as (See Fig.
  • Page 16: Oven Control Functions

    Oven Control Functions For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various key pad functions and features of the oven. Oven control keypads 12. Delay Start - Use with Bake, Conv Bake , *Conv Roast, 1. Conv Bake or Convection Bake - Use to select Conv *Conv Convert and Flex Clean functions to program a Bake or Convection Bake.
  • Page 17: Setting Oven Controls

    Setting Oven Controls Setting Clock Add 1 Minute When the appliance is first powered up, 12:00 will flash in Use the Add 1 Minute to set additional minutes to the timer. the display (See Fig. 1). The time of day must first be set Each press of the key pad will add 1 additional minute.
  • Page 18: Changing Oven Temperature Display (F° Or C°)

    Setting Oven Controls Changing oven temperature display Setting Oven Lockout The oven control is preset to display °F (Fahrenheit) when The control may be programmed to lock the shipped from the factory. The control can be changed to oven door and lock the oven control key pads. display either Fahrenheit or Celsius.
  • Page 19: Setting Preheat

    Setting Oven Controls Setting Preheat Setting Bake For best baking performance use the Preheat feature. The Use the bake feature whenever the recipe calls for baking Preheat feature will bring the oven up to the set cooking using normal temperatures. A reminder tone will sound temperature.
  • Page 20: Setting Cook Time

    Setting Oven Controls Setting Cook Time Setting Delay Start Use Cook Time to program the oven control to Delay Start sets a delayed starting time to oven cooking or automatically turn the oven function off after a desired cleaning functions. Prior to setting a delay start, be sure the length of time.
  • Page 21: Setting Conv Bake Or Convection Bake

    Setting Oven Controls Conv Bake Convection Bake Benefits of the convection bake feature — Recommended cooking method for cookies, cakes, biscuits and breads. — Foods may cook up to 25 to 30% faster, saving time and energy. — Multiple rack baking. —...
  • Page 22: Setting Conv Roast

    Setting Oven Controls Conv Roast Conv Convert The Conv Convert function allows you to convert any The Conv Roast function combines a cook cycle with the baking recipe using the convection feature. The control uses convection fan to roast meats and poultry. Meats cooked the normal recipe settings and adjusts to a lower with Conv Roast function will be juicer and poultry will be temperature for convection baking.
  • Page 23: Broil

    Setting Oven Controls Broil Use the broil function to cook meats that require direct exposure to radiant heat for optimum browning results. The Broil feature is factory preset to broil at 550°F. The Broil function temperature may be set at any temperature between 400°F (205°C) and 550°F (288°C).
  • Page 24: Meat Probe

    Setting Oven Controls Meat Probe When cooking meat such as roasts, hams or poultry, use To set meat probe: handle the meat probe function to check the internal temperature 1. Prepare the food and without any guesswork. For some foods, especially poultry properly insert the probe and roasts, testing the internal temperature is the best...
  • Page 25: Meat Probe

    Setting Oven Controls Meat probe (cont’d) internal internal Provided below are the minimum internal internal internal temperatures Press to cancel cooking at any time. that foods must reach to be considered safe to eat, no matter how you prepare them. Important note: Changing how the oven reacts after reaching the target USDA recommended minimum internal cooking...
  • Page 26: Slow Cook

    Setting Oven Controls Slow Cook The Slow Cook feature may be used to cook foods more FOOD POISONING HAZARD. Do not let slowly and at lower oven temperatures. Slow Cook provides food sit for more than one hour before or after cooking. cooking results much the same way as a Slow Cooker or Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness.
  • Page 27: Warm And Hold

    Setting Oven Controls Warm & Hold™ Operating oven light The interior oven lights will automatically turn ON when the Warm & Hold will keep cooked foods warm for serving up oven door is opened. to 3 hours after cooking has finished. After 3 hours the Warm &...
  • Page 28: Adjusting Oven Temperature

    Setting Oven Controls Adjusting Oven Temperature Sabbath Feature (for use on the Jewish Sabbath & Holidays) Your appliance has been factory calibrated and tested to ensure an accurate baking temperature. For the first few For further assistance, guidelines for proper uses, follow your recipe times and temperature usage and a complete list of models with the recommendations carefully.
  • Page 29 Setting Oven Controls Sabbath Feature (for use on the Jewish Example - to turn the oven off and keep the Sabbath feature active: Sabbath & Holidays) Press Important notes: • It is not advised to attempt to activate any other oven Example - to turn off the Sabbath feature: function except Bake while the Sabbath feature is active.
  • Page 30: Warm And Ready™ Drawer

    Setting Warmer Drawer Control Warm & Ready™ drawer Storage in or on appliance—flammable materials should not be stored in an oven, warmer The purpose of the warmer drawer is to keep hot cooked drawer, near surface units. This includes paper, plastic and foods at serving temperatures.
  • Page 31: Setting Warmer Drawer

    Setting Warmer Drawer Control Warmer drawer indicator light The indicator light is located above the Warmer Drawer thermostat control knob. It turns on when the control is set, and stays on until the control is turned OFF. Setting warmer drawer The thermostat control knob is used to select the temperature for the warmer drawer.
  • Page 32: Flex Clean

    Flex Clean A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures • Remove any excessive spillovers. Any spills on the oven (well above normal cooking temperatures) which eliminate bottom should be wiped-up and removed before starting soils completely or reduces them to a fine powdered ash a self-clean cycle.
  • Page 33: Flex Clean

    Flex Clean As soon as Flex Clean becomes active, a motor driven Delayed Start Flex Clean lock mechanism will begin locking the oven door Example; to start a delay Flex Clean with default clean automatically. DOOR LOCKED will appear in the time of 3 hours and a start time of 9:00 o’clock: display (See Fig.
  • Page 34: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Cleaning recommendation table Surface type Recommendation For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and Control knobs built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30- Painted body parts Painted decorative trim 60 minutes.
  • Page 35: Cooktop Maintenance And Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Cooktop maintenance Cooktop cleaning Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining DO NOT use a cooktop cleaner on a hot your ceramic glass cooktop. cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can chemically damage the ceramic-glass surface. Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CookTop®...
  • Page 36: Aluminum Foil And Utensils

    Care & Cleaning Cooktop cleaning Aluminum foil and utensils Do not use the following on the cooktop: NEVER cover any slots, holes or passages in • Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as the oven bottom or cover an entire oven rack with materials metal and some nylon pads.
  • Page 37: Removing And Replacing Lift-Off Oven Door

    Care & Cleaning Removing and replacing the lift-off oven door To avoid possible injury when removing or replacing the oven door, follow the instructions below carefully Oven door and always hold the oven door with both hands positioned away hinge from the door hinge area.
  • Page 38: Before You Call - Solutions To Common Problems

    Before You Call Solutions to common problems • Before you call for service, review the following list. It may save you time & expense. Possible solutions to these problems are provided with the problem listed: Problem Solution Poor baking results. •...
  • Page 39 Before You Call Solutions to common problems • Problem Solution Oven smokes excessively when broiling. • Incorrect setting. Follow broiling instructions in Setting Oven Controls section. • Be sure oven door is opened to broil stop position when broiling. • Meat too close to the broil element. Reposition the broil rack to provide proper clearance between the meat &...
  • Page 40 Before You Call Solutions to common problems • Problem Solution Scratches or abrasions on cooktop • Coarse particles such as salt or hardened soils between cooktop and surface. utensils can cause scratches. Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
  • Page 41: Master Protection Agreement

    Protection Agreements Acuerodes de protección...
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