Although the energy used for cooking is usually a
very small percentage
of the total energy used in
the home, cooking energy can be used efficiently.
Here are some tips to help you save energy
when using your cooking product.
Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides and
Match the pan to the surface unit size.
Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to help
shorten cooking time.
Preheat pans only when recommended
the shortest time possible.
Start food on higher heat settings, then set
surface unit control on low or off to finish
cooking. Use retained heat for cooking when
Use the more efficient surface units instead of
the oven when possible.
Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled
pan on the unit.
may cause heat loss, longer
cooking times and unsatisfactory
Rely on your timer to keep track of the cooking
Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is warm.
Best time is after a meal has been cooked in it.
Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
Plan your meals for the most effiiient
use of the
range. When using the oven to cook one food,
try to cook the rest of the meal in it also.
Do not preheat
when broiling, roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
The oven vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent under the right rear surface unit.
You can cook on the unit or keep food warm on it
while the oven is on. The vent is needed for air
Do not block the vent. Poor baking/
roasting can result.
NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent can melt.
Burn and Fire Hazard
If you leave a utensil on the right rear
surface unit, use potholders when moving
it. Pan handles can become hot enough to
materials away from oven
Failure to do so can result in burns or a fire.
door panel pat
If you would like to change the color of your oven
door glass to white or almond, you can order one
of these kiis:
White (Kit No. 814071)
Almond (Kit No. 814072)
from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kiis include easy