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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
.........................
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING
-- To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure
to excessive microwave energy:
l.
Read all instructions before using the appliance.
13. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
2. Read and follow the specific "PRECAUTIONS TO
service personnel. Contact nearest authorized service
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
MICROWAVE ENERGY" found on page 1.
14. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
3. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to
15. Do not use or store this appliance outdoors. Do not use
properly
grounded
outlet.
See
"GROUNDING
this product near water - for example, near a kitchen
INSTRUCTIONS" on page 4.
sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and
4. Install or locate this appliance in accordance with the
the like.
provided installation instructions. Do not mount over
16. Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
a sink.
17. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
5. This over-the-range oven was designed for use over
18. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
ranges no wider than 30 inches. It may be installed
19. When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that come
over both gas and electric cooking eqipment,
together on closing the door, use only mild, non-abra-
6. For best operation, plug this appliance into its own
sive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft
electrical outlet, to prevent
flickering
of lights,
cloth.
blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit breaker.
20. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
7. Some products such as whole eggs and sealed contain-
a. Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance if
ers - for example, closed glass jars - may explode and
paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are
should not be heated in this oven. In rare instances,
placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking. Avoid
poached eggs have been known to explode. Cover
using recycled paper products. Do not use newspa-
poached eggs and allow a standing time of one minute
per or other printed paper in the oven. Such products
before cutting into them.
sometimes contain impurities which could ignite.
8. Foods with unbroken outer "skin" such as potatoes,
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and other
before placing in oven.
giblets, and egg yolks (see previous caution) should be
pierced to allow steam to escape during cooking,
c. If materials inside the oven should ignite, keep oven
"Boilable" cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic
door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power
bags should be slit, pierced, or vented,
cord, or shut off the power at the fuse or circuit
breaker panel.
9. Do not heat, store or use flammable materials in or
near the oven. Fumes can create a fire hazard or explo-
d. Do not use the oven for storage. Do not leave paper
sion.
products, cooking utensils or food in the oven when
not in use.
10. Use this appliance
only for its intended
use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive cherni-
e. Do not pop popcorn except
in a microwave
cals or vapors in this appliance. This type of oven is
approved popcorn popper or in a commercial pack-
specifically designed to heat, cook, or defrost food. It
age recommended especially for microwave ovens.
is not designed for industrial, laboratory, or commer-
f. Do not overcook potatoes.
They might dehydrate
cial use. It is intended for home use only.
and catch fire.
11. As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary
g. Do not use for drying clothes, linens, newspaper or
when used by children,
similar non-food items.
12. Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord
21. Do not operate the oven when empty or with an empty
or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been
utensil to avoid damage to the oven and danger of fire.
damaged or dropped.
Continued on next page.
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