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PART NO. 9752956
se and Care Guide
KITCHENAID* Electric Range

Table of Contents

(complete) ...................
A Note to You .................
Range Safety ...............
Using and Caring for
Your Oven ....................
Using the Self-
Cleaning Cycle .............
Troubleshooting ..........
Requesting Assistance
or Service .....................
Index .............................
Warranty .......................
In the U.S.A. for assistance or service,
call the Consumer Assistance Center:
1-800-422-1230
In Canada for assistance or service,
Models: KESC300 YKESC300
KERC600 YKERC600
4-6
11
17
44
48
50
55
56
see page 51.
2
3
7

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Service ..... Index ......Warranty ....... In the U.S.A. for assistance or service, call the Consumer Assistance Center: 1-800-422-1230 In Canada for assistance or service, see page 51. KITCHENAID* Electric Range Models: KESC300 YKESC300 KERC600 YKERC600 PART NO. 9752956...
  • Page 2 able of Contents A Note to You ........... Cooking tips .......... Range Safety ......... Adjusting the oven temperature ..... Parts and Features ........Broiling ..........Feature locations ........Timed cooking ........The oven vent ......... Cleaning your oven and controls ... The storage drawer .........
  • Page 3: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID* appliance! KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care guide. It contains valuable information concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 4: Range Safety

    ange Safety Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 5: Range Safety

    ange afety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • • Use Only Dry Potholders – Moist or Glazed Cooking Utensils – Only certain damp potholders on hot surfaces types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, may result in burns from steam. Do earthenware, or other glazed utensils not let potholder touch hot heating are suitable for range-top service without elements.
  • Page 6 ange afety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS For self-cleaning ranges – • DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELE- • Do Not Clean Door Gasket – The door MENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES gasket is essential for a good seal. Care OF OVEN – Heating elements may should be taken not to rub, damage, or be hot even though they are dark in move the gasket.
  • Page 7: Parts And Features

    arts and Features This section tells you what features your range has and where they are located. It also discusses some convenience features that you should know about, but which are not needed to operate the range. Please review this information before using your range. To help you find information on specific parts or features quickly, page references are included.
  • Page 8 arts and Features (Freestanding models) Surface light Surface (p. 16) cooking area (pp. 11 and 14) Oven vent Electronic (p. 9) oven control (p. 17) Surface cooking area controls Automatic (p. 11) oven light switch (p. 43) Broil element (not shown) Anti-tip (p.
  • Page 9: Parts And Features

    arts and Features The oven vent Oven vent wWARNING Hot air and moisture escape from the oven Burn Hazard through a vent in the left rear corner of the Use pot holders when touching items cooktop. Do not block the vent by using left near oven vent.
  • Page 10: The Anti-Tip Bracket

    arts and Features The anti-tip bracket The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured. wWARNING Tip Over Hazard A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
  • Page 11: Using And Caring For Your Cooktop

    sing and Caring for Your Cooktop This section tells you how to operate the controls to the cooktop. It also discusses how the ceramic glass cooktop works, and includes tips on how to cook with and maintain the cooktop. Using the surface cooking areas wWARNING Fire Hazard Control knobs...
  • Page 12: Using And Caring For Your Cooktop

    sing and aring for our Cooktop Using the dual-size surface The ceramic glass cooktop cooking area (some models) You can use the right rear surface cooking area as either a small diameter, lower wattage element or large diameter, full wattage element. Use both elements for larger pans Hot surface...
  • Page 13: Cookware Tips

    sing and aring for ooktop Cookware tips Home canning information • Use flat-bottomed canner/pan. Canners with rippled or ridged bottoms do not allow good contact with the surface cooking area. center over surface cooking • Use the correct cookware to prevent area damage to the surface cooking area, cooktop, wiring, and surrounding areas.
  • Page 14: Energy Saving Tips

    sing and aring for ooktop Energy saving tips • Although the energy used for cooking is Start your food on a higher heat setting, usually a very small percentage of the total then turn the control to a lower setting to energy used in the home, cooking energy finish cooking.
  • Page 15: Cleaning Tips

    sing and aring for ooktop Cleaning tips How to keep your cooktop looking like new: What to use: • Cooktop Polishing Creme (included WHAT TO DO IF THERE ARE with your range) with paper towel or To prevent pitting on Sugary spills clean, damp sponge –...
  • Page 16: Using And Replacing The Surface Light

    sing and aring for ooktop Using and replacing the surface light (Freestanding models) The surface light is in the backguard. It is controlled by the Surface Light Command Pad on the control panel. To turn the surface light on or off: PRESS Grasp the fluorescent light tube at both ends.
  • Page 17: Using And Caring For Your Oven

    sing and Caring for Your Oven This section tells you, step by step, how to operate all oven functions controlled by the electronic control. Carefully follow these instructions, along with the cooking tips and cleaning information, for successful use of your range. Your model may not have all the features as shown on the electronic oven control below.
  • Page 18 Oven sing and aring for Fahrenheit/Celsius To set your oven to cook in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit: 1. Open the door. 2. Press CANCEL/OFF. PRESS CANCEL 3. Press the Number Pads 1, 2, PRESS and 3, in that order. CONTROL LOCK 4.
  • Page 19: Your Oven

    Oven sing and aring for If you need to convert temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice versa, you can refer to this chart: Temperature replacement values 38°C=100°F 163°C=325°F 60°C=140°F 177°C=350°F 66°C=150°F 191°C=375°F 77°C=170°F 204°C=400°F 93°C=200°F 218°C=425°F 121°C=250°F 232°C=450°F 135°C=275°F 246°C=475°F 149°C=300°F 260°C=500°F...
  • Page 20 sing and Caring for Your Oven 3. Press the Number Pads 1, 2, PRESS and 3, in that order. CONTROL LOCK 4. Press TIMER SET/START. PRESS TIMER • SET START 5. Start oven. PRESS “Snd” and “Off” will appear on the display.
  • Page 21 sing and Caring for Your Oven Using the control lock The control lock prevents unwanted use of the oven by disabling the control panel command pads. NOTES: • Control lock is only available when oven is not active or set. •...
  • Page 22 sing and Caring for Your Oven Using the Sabbath mode What your oven will do while in the Sabbath mode: • The time display will show “SAb” to tell you that the oven is in the Sabbath mode. • The ON Indicator Light will light up when the burner turns on and ON will go off when the burner turns off.
  • Page 23 sing and Caring for Your Oven Setting your range for the Sabbath † If you want to set your range to meet “no work” requirements for the Sabbath, first turn on the Sabbath mode (see “To enable the Sabbath mode” earlier in this section). Then follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 24 sing and Caring for Your Oven 6. Press and hold Number Pad 6 PRESS YOU SEE for 5 seconds. “START?” appears on the display. START ? TIME 7. Press START. PRESS YOU SEE “SAb” appears on the display. START START TIME To end the Sabbath mode and turn off the oven:...
  • Page 25: Setting The Clock

    Oven sing and aring for Setting the clock NOTE: If an oven function is active or pro- grammed, you cannot change the clock. 1. Press CLOCK SET/START. PRESS YOU SEE CLOCK • SET START HR MIN MIN SEC 2. Set time. PRESS YOU SEE CONTROL...
  • Page 26 Oven sing and aring for 2. Set time. PRESS YOU SEE (example shows a 7-hour timer setting) 3. Start Timer. PRESS YOU SEE The Timer will begin counting down TIMER immediately after you press • SET START TIMER SET/START or START. 4.
  • Page 27: Baking Or Roasting

    Oven sing and aring for Baking or roasting 1. Position racks. For correct rack placement, see “Rack positions” and the “Rack placement” chart later in this section. NOTES: • Before turning oven on position oven rack(s) in desired location. • Be sure the rack(s) is level.
  • Page 28: Cooking Tips

    Oven sing and aring for 5. Put food in oven. NOTE: If you want to change the baking temperature after baking has begun, repeat Steps 2, 3, and 4. 6. After cooking, turn off oven. PRESS YOU SEE (display will go blank) CANCEL Cooking tips Baking tips...
  • Page 29 Oven sing and aring for For proper cooking, follow these Using aluminum foil in the oven guidelines: Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from • When using 1 rack, place the rack so the pies or casseroles. top of the food will be centered in the oven. •...
  • Page 30: Baking Chart

    Oven sing and aring for Baking chart APPROXIMATE OVEN COOKING TIME TEMPERATURE FOOD (MINUTES) Breads, yeast • loaf 375°F (191°C) 30-40 • rolls, pan 400°F (204°C) 12-15 Breads, quick • biscuits 450°F (232°C) 10-15 • muffins 400°F (204°C) 20-25 • popovers 450°F (232°C) 20-25...
  • Page 31: Roasting Tips

    Oven sing and aring for Roasting tips • • Use an accurate meat thermometer to Roast meats fat-side up in a shallow pan determine when meat has reached desired using a roasting rack. degree of doneness. Insert the thermom- • Use a roasting pan that fits the size of the eter into the center of the thickest portion food to be roasted.
  • Page 32 Oven sing and aring for Roasting chart – Roast at oven temperature of 325°F † (163°C). Preheating is not needed unless your recipe recommends it. – Place roasting pan on rack position 1 or 2. MEAT APPROXIMATE APPROXIMATE THERMOMETER MINUTES MEAT WEIGHT TEMPERATURE...
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Oven Temperature

    Oven sing and aring for Adjusting the oven temperature Although your new oven is properly adjusted NOTE: DO NOT measure oven tempera- to provide accurate temperatures, it may ture with a thermometer. Opening the oven cook faster or slower than your old oven. door will lower the oven temperature and If, after using the oven for a period of time, give you an inaccurate reading.
  • Page 34 Oven sing and aring for 6. Set the new offset temperature. PRESS YOU SEE Press BAKE to increase the setting. Press BROIL to decrease the setting. BAKE TEMP TEMP COOK (example when making oven 10°F [or 6°C] hotter) 7. Press START to enter the PRESS adjustment.
  • Page 35: Broiling

    Oven sing and aring for Broiling NOTE: Preheating is not necessary when broiling, unless your recipe recommends it. 1. Position rack. See the “Broiling chart” later in this section for recommended rack positions. NOTES: • Before turning oven on, position oven rack(s) in desired location.
  • Page 36 Oven sing and aring for 4. Press BROIL. PRESS YOU SEE Once for Maxi Broil BROIL HR MIN MIN SEC • MAXI TEMP PROBE TIMED DELAY •• CONTROL CLEAN ECONO STOP DOOR LOCKED START ? COOK TIMER (example shows 500°F [260°C] for Maxi Broil) Twice for Econo Broil PRESS...
  • Page 37: Broiling Chart

    Oven sing and aring for Broiling tips • Always start broiling with a cold broiler • Use a nonstick cooking spray or pan for even results. vegetable oil on the broiler pan and grid when broiling fish to prevent sticking. •...
  • Page 38: Timed Cooking

    Oven sing and aring for Timed cooking The electronic clock/oven control will turn wWARNING the oven on and off at times you set, even when you are not around. Food Poisoning Hazard Delayed time cooking is ideal for foods Do not let food sit in oven more than which do not require a preheated oven, one hour before or after cooking.
  • Page 39 Oven sing and aring for 5. Set cook time. PRESS YOU SEE TEMP PROBE TIMED CONTROL CLEAN DOOR LOCKED START ? COOK TIME (display shows 2-hour cook time) 6. Start oven. PRESS YOU SEE START TEMP PROBE TIMED DELAY CONTROL DOOR LOCKED START ?
  • Page 40 Oven sing and aring for 4. Press COOK TIME. PRESS YOU SEE COOK TIME TEMP PROBE TIMED CONTROL CLEAN DOOR LOCKED START ? COOK TIME 5. Set cook time. PRESS YOU SEE TEMP PROBE TIMED CONTROL CLEAN DOOR LOCKED START ? COOK TIME (example shows 2-hour cook time)
  • Page 41: Cleaning Your Oven And Controls

    Oven sing and aring for 9. When baking/roasting is done: YOU SEE “End” will show on the display. Four tones will sound, followed by four short reminder tones every minute (unless the TEMP PROBE TIMED DELAY CONTROL CLEAN STOP DOOR LOCKED audible signals have been disabled), until START ?
  • Page 42 Oven sing and aring for PART WHAT TO USE HOW TO CLEAN Control panel • Sponge and warm, Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry soapy water thoroughly. • Do not use steel wool or abrasive cleansers. They may damage the finish. Paper towel and •...
  • Page 43: Using And Replacing The Oven Light(S)

    Oven sing and aring for Using and replacing the oven light(s) Replacing oven lights Your oven may have a standard oven light (models with side halogen lights): or two side halogen lights. The oven light(s) will come on when you open the oven door. Unplug range or disconnect power.
  • Page 44: Cleaning Cycle

    sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the oven interior. Like the other functions of your oven, you operate the Self-Cleaning cycle with the easy-to-use electronic control. To use this cycle properly, follow the step-by-step instructions in this section.
  • Page 45: Before Setting The Controls

    sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle NOTES: • • The oven light will not work during the Do not block the oven vent during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Self-Cleaning cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning results. • The cooktop will not work during the •...
  • Page 46 sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle To delay cleaning start time: 1. Press CLEAN. PRESS YOU SEE ⁄ -hour Self-Cleaning cycle will be set. (The first 3 hours are for cleaning, CLEAN the last 30 minutes are for cooling.) TEMP PROBE TIMED DELAY CONTROL CLEAN...
  • Page 47: For Best Cleaning Results

    sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle 6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle YOU SEE ends: TEMP PROBE TIMED DELAY CONTROL CLEAN DOOR LOCKED STOP START ? COOK TIMER To stop the Self-Cleaning PRESS YOU SEE cycle at any time: CANCEL TEMP PROBE TIMED DELAY CONTROL CLEAN...
  • Page 48 roubleshooting Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 50 or 51.
  • Page 49 roubleshooting PROBLEM CAUSE • You are using a pan that is not the correct type or size. Cooking results are not Refer to a reliable cookbook or recipe for recommended what you expected pan type and size. (continued) • There is not enough air space around pan when baking. Allow 1 ⁄...
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    (See the “A Note to You” section.) Please include a daytime phone number in This information will help us respond your correspondence. properly to your request. Don’t forget, KitchenAid offers a full line of quality home appliances. Built-In Refrigerators Trash Compactors Ranges & Cooktops Freestanding Refrigerators...
  • Page 51: Troubleshooting

    (See the “A Note to You” section.) This information will help us respond properly to your request. KitchenAid Canada Appliance Service – Consumer Services Direct service branches: BRITISH COLUMBIA 1-800-665-6788 ALBERTA...
  • Page 52 ndex This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the page(s) on which you can find each topic. TOPIC PAGE TOPIC PAGE ANTI-TIP BRACKET ........ 10 LOCK Control ..........21 ASSISTANCE ........50, 51 Self-cleaning cycle ......
  • Page 53: Warranty

    “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section. In the U.S.A., call our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call KitchenAid Canada at one of the telephone numbers listed in the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section.

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