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Kenmore 790.9760 series, 790.9763 series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
English / Español
Models/Modelos: 790.9760*, 790.9763*
Double Oven Electric Range
Estufa de eléctrica con un doble horno
* = Color number, número de color
P/N 318205227B (1301)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado English / Español Models/Modelos: 790.9760*, 790.9763* Kenmore ® Double Oven Electric Range Estufa de eléctrica con un doble horno * = Color number, número de color P/N 318205227B (1301) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Sears Service ............30 Surface Cooking ............10 Kenmore 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®...
  • 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 follow all instructions given. This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS surface heating unit to direct contact and may NEAR THESE SURFACES. Surface units may be result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship hot even though they are dark in color. Areas of utensil to the surface unit will also improve near surface units may become hot enough to efficiency.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR • Do not cover the broiler grid or oven bottom with aluminum foil. Exposed fat and grease could CLEANING YOUR OVEN ignite. • Clean the appliance regularly to keep all parts • Do not touch a hot oven light bulb with a damp free of grease that could catch fire.
  • Page 6: Range Features

    Range Features Your electric range includes: 1. Electronic Oven Control with Timer 2. Left Front Element Control Knob & Indicator Light 3. Left Rear Element Control Knob & Indicator Light 4. Warm & Ready Zone Control Pads & Indicator Light 5.
  • Page 7: Before Setting Surface Controls

    Before Setting Surface Controls About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface element underneath. Make sure the diameter of the pan matches the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop (See Figure 1).
  • Page 8: Setting Surface Controls

    Setting Surface Controls Radiant surface Surface Cooking Settings elements may appear to have Use the chart (Figure 1) to determine the correct setting for the kind of food you are cooled after they have been turned off. A hot surface indicator light will preparing.
  • Page 9: Operating The Dual Surface Radiant Element

    Setting Surface Controls (cont’d) Operating the Dual Surface Radiant Element The cooktop is equipped with a dual radiant surface elements located at the right front (See Figure 3 & 4) position. "Single and Dual" on the control knob are used to indicate which coil of the dual radiant element will heat.
  • Page 10: Surface Cooking

    Surface Cooking Selecting Surface Cooking Cookware Correct Incorrect 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 Figure 1). Be sure to follow the recommendations for using cookware as shown in Figure 2.
  • Page 11 Before Setting the Oven Controls Oven Vent Location Oven Vent See illustration on left side for venting location of each oven. When the oven is on, warm air is released through the vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. Steam or moisture may appear near the oven vent, this is normal.
  • Page 12: Control Pad Features

    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 Guide. NOTICE: The instructions contained in this document only refer to the upper oven operations.
  • Page 13: Setting Oven Controls

    Setting Oven Controls Note: The time of day must first be set in order to operate the oven. To Set 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 14: To Set Control For Oven Lockout

    Setting Oven Controls Note: The time of day must first be set in order to operate the oven. To Set or Change the Temperature for Baking The BAKE pad controls normal baking. The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 550°F. Note: The upper and lower oven may have different preheat times.
  • Page 15 Setting Oven Controls To Set the Timed Bake Feature The COOK TIME pad control the Timed Bake feature. Timed Bake allows the oven to be set to cook for a specific length of time and shut off automatically. The oven will shut off and will beep when the countdown is finished. This feature can be used with Bake and Convection (lower oven only) modes.
  • Page 16: Oven Baking

    Setting Oven Controls Oven Baking For best cooking results, heat the oven before baking cookies, breads, cakes, pies or pastries, etc. There is no need to preheat the oven for roasting meat or baking casseroles. The cooking times and temperatures needed to bake a product may vary slightly from your previously owned appliance. Baking Problems and Solutions Chart Baking Causes...
  • Page 17 Setting Oven Controls Broil Not supplied with appliance Broiling is a method for cooking meat, fish, poultry and other food by direct heat under the broil element of the oven. Be sure you center your broiler pan directly under the broil element for best results. Arrange oven rack while oven is still cool, position the rack as needed.
  • Page 18 Setting Oven Controls Setting the Warm & Hold™ Feature The Warm & Hold pad turns ON the Serve Warm & Hold feature and will maintain an oven temperature of 170°F (76°C). The Warm & Hold feature will keep oven baked foods warm for serving up to 3 hours after cooking has finished. After 3 hours the Warm &...
  • Page 19 Setting Oven Controls To Set the Sabbath Feature (for use on the Jewish Sabbath & Holidays) The COOK TIME and DELAY START pads are used to set the Sabbath feature. The Sabbath feature may only be used with the BAKE pad. The oven temperature may be set higher or lower after setting the Sabbath feature (the oven temperature adjustment feature should be used only during Jewish Holidays), however the display will not visibly show or provide any audible tones indicating whether the change occurred correctly.
  • Page 20: Adjusting The Oven Temperature

    Adjusting the Oven Temperature Your oven thermostat has been precisely set at the factory. This setting may differ from your previous oven, however, so your recipe times may not give you the results you expect. If you think that the oven is cooking too hot or cool for your recipe times, you can adjust the thermostat so that the oven cooks hotter or cooler than the temperature displayed.
  • Page 21: Self-Cleaning

    Self-Cleaning During the self-cleaning cycle, the outside of the oven can become very hot to the touch. DO NOT leave small children unattended near the appliance. The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off Self-Cleaning Oven during the self-clean cycle of any wall oven.
  • Page 22 Self-Cleaning What to Expect during Cleaning To avoid possible While the oven is in operation, the oven heats to temperatures much higher than burns use care when opening the those used in normal cooking. Sounds of metal expansion and contraction are oven door after the Self-Cleaning normal.
  • Page 23: General Care & Cleaning

    General Care & Cleaning Cleaning Various Parts of Your Oven Before cleaning any part of the oven, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the oven is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANINGS NOW WILL REDUCE THE EXTENT AND DIFFICULTY OF MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
  • Page 24: Cleaning Recommendations For The Ceramic Glass Cooktop

    General Care & Cleaning Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance IMPORTANT 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 to the ceramic surface (on the web visit for replacement cooktop cleaner, item number 40079).
  • Page 25: Changing The Oven Light

    General Care & Cleaning Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance 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. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more difficult to clean. •...
  • Page 26 General Care & Cleaning Removing and Replacing the Lower Oven Lift-Off Door Door Hinge locations with oven door fully open The door is heavy. For safe, temporary storage, lay the door flat with the inside of the door facing down. To Remove Oven Door: Open oven door completely (horizontal with floor - See Fig.
  • Page 27: Before You Call

    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 Oven Control Beeps...
  • Page 28 Before You Call Solutions to Common Problems OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION Oven smokes excessively during Oven door is closed. Door should be open during broiling. broiling. Meat too close to the broiler unit. Reposition the rack to provide more clearance between the meat and the broiler. Preheat broil element for quick searing operation.
  • Page 29: Protection Agreements

    Master Protection Agreements Acuerdos maestros de protección Enhorabuena por haber hecho una compra inteligente. Su nuevo producto Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore está diseñado y fabricado para brindarle años de funcionamiento ® Kenmore product is designed and manufactured for years of ®...
  • Page 30: Sears Service

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