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se and Care Guide
KITCHENAID* THERMAL-CONVECTION*
PART NO. 9752957
Electric Ranges
Models: KESC307 KESH307 KERC607
YKESC307 YKESH307 YKERC607
Table of Contents
(complete) .................
A Note to You ...............
Range Safety .............
Parts and Features ......
Using and Caring for
Your Cooktop .............
Using and Caring for
Your Oven ..................
Using EASY
CONVECT*
Conversion ..............
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,
see page 64.
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  • Page 1 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 64. KITCHENAID* THERMAL-CONVECTION* Electric Ranges Models: KESC307 KESH307 KERC607 YKESC307 YKESH307 YKERC607 PART NO. 9752957...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    able of Contents A Note to You ........... Using the temperature probe ....Range Safety ......... Using Convect Full Meal ..... Parts and Features ........Using EASY CONVECT* Conversion ......... Feature locations ......... Broiling ..........The oven vent ........Convection broiling ......The storage drawer ......
  • Page 3: A Note To You

    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: Important Safety Instructions

    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 Safety 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.
  • Page 8 arts and Features (Freestanding models) Surface light (p. 16) Oven vent (p. 9) Surface cooking area (pp. 11 and 14) Surface cooking area controls Electronic oven (p. 11) control (p. 18) Anti-tip bracket Automatic oven (p. 10) light switch (pp. 52, 56) Model and serial number Broil element...
  • Page 9: The Oven Vent

    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 sing and aring for our Cooktop The ceramic glass cooktop Using the dual-size surface 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 Standard...
  • 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 model) Replacing the surface light: The surface light is in the backguard. It is controlled by the Surface Light Command Unplug range or disconnect power. Pads on the control panel. The ON Command Pad turns on the light immediately and keeps it on until you press OFF.
  • Page 17 sing and aring for ooktop If the surface light still does not work, you may need to replace the starter. The starter is a knob-shaped part located on the right side of the backguard, under the light tube. To remove and replace the starter, first remove light tube.
  • Page 18: 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 shown on the control display.
  • Page 19 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 20 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 Disable/enable audible signals...
  • Page 21 sing and aring for 3. Press the Number Pads 1, 2, PRESS and 3, in that order. CONTROL LOCK PRESS 4. Press TIMER SET/START. TIMER • SET START 5. Start oven. PRESS “Snd” and “Off” will appear on the START display.
  • Page 22 Oven sing and aring for 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 in use or control has not been set. •...
  • Page 23 Oven sing and aring for 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 24 Oven sing and aring for 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 25 Oven sing and aring for 6. Press and hold Number Pad 6 PRESS YOU SEE for 5 seconds. NIGHT LIGHT DELAY START TIME RAISING “START?” appears on the display. BREAD DEHYDRATE ENTER STANDARD CONTROL LOCK COOK TEMP START (or 163°C) 7.
  • Page 26: Oven Settings

    sing and aring for Oven settings This chart tells you when to use each setting. It also explains what elements heat up for each setting. SETTING DIAGRAM SETTING INFORMATION • BAKE The bottom element and outer top Use this setting for baking element heat up.
  • Page 27: Setting The Clock

    sing and aring for Setting the clock NOTE: If an oven function is active or programmed, 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 LOCK...
  • Page 28 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 TIMER • SET START SET/START or START. 4.
  • Page 29: Baking Or Convection Baking

    sing and aring for Baking or convection baking 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 30: Roasting

    sing and aring for 4. Preheat oven. PRESS YOU SEE After the temperature reaches 170°F (77°C), the temperature display will show START the actual oven temperature at each 5°F (3°C) increase and stop at the set temperature. One long tone will sound when oven is preheated.
  • Page 31 sing and aring for 2. Choose setting. PRESS YOU SEE CONVECTION ROAST (149°C) 3. Set temperature (optional). PRESS YOU SEE Do this step if you want to set a tempera- CONTROL ture other than 300°F (149°C). LOCK NOTE: See a reliable cookbook or your convection oven cookbook for tempera- ture recommendations.
  • Page 32: Cooking Tips

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Cooking tips Baking/convection baking tips Rack positions The hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven. This results in better baking. No. 5 No.
  • Page 33 sing and Caring for Your Oven Baking tips Using aluminum foil in the oven (Bake pad) (for thermal baking) Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from For proper cooking, follow these pies or casseroles. guidelines: • When using 1 rack, place the rack so the top of the food will be centered in the oven.
  • Page 34: Convection Baking Tips

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Convection baking tips • Use an accurate meat thermometer or temperature probe (see “Using the (Convection Bake pad) temperature probe” later in this section) to • Do not use aluminum foil when convection determine when meat has reached desired baking.
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Oven Temperature

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Adjusting the oven temperature Although your new oven is properly adjusted NOTE: DO NOT measure oven temperature to provide accurate temperatures, it may with a thermometer. Opening the oven door cook faster or slower than your old oven. will lower the oven temperature and give you If, after using the oven for a period of time, an inaccurate reading.
  • Page 36 sing and Caring for Your Oven 5. Start oven. PRESS YOU SEE The display shows 0°F (-18°C) and “COOK TEMP.” START COOK TEMP (or -18°C) 6. Set the new offset temperature. PRESS YOU SEE Press BAKE to increase the setting. Press BROIL to decrease the setting.
  • Page 37: Using The Temperature Probe

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Using the temperature probe The Temperature Probe is the most accu- NOTES: rate guide to the degree of doneness of • Do not use the Temperature Probe when meat. Use it when baking, roasting any type broiling, convection broiling, dehydrating, of meat or poultry, or cooking casseroles or raising bread.
  • Page 38 sing and Caring for Your Oven 6. Choose cook setting. PRESS YOU SEE • BAKE, NIGHT LIGHT DELAY PROBE TEMP BAKE • RAISING CONVECTION BAKE, or BREAD CHECK DEHYDRATE CONVECTION FOOD AT • CONVECTION ROAST (example ENTER STANDARD COOK TIME CLOSE COOK TEMP CLEAN TIME...
  • Page 39: Using Convect Full Meal

    sing and Caring for Your Oven wWARNING Burn Hazard Use an oven mitt to remove temperature probe. Do not touch broil element. Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns. 9. After cooking, unplug probe. The probe symbol will remain lit until you unplug the Temperature Probe.
  • Page 40 sing and Caring for Your Oven 3. Press desired Number pad. PRESS YOU SEE Use the “Convect full meal chart” later in this section as your guide for selecting a cycle. HR MIN MIN SEC NOTES: • (example for cycle 1) You can change the Convect Full Meal cycle any time before pressing START NIGHT LIGHT...
  • Page 41 sing and Caring for Your Oven Convect full meal chart OVEN TIME OR CYCLE CONVECTION TEMP PROBE TEMP FOOD OR MEAL NUMBER CYCLE 350°F 45 min Meal # 1: Chicken pieces, Fruit Conv. Bake (177°C) crisp, Vegetable casserole 350°F 1 hr Meal # 2: Macaroni and cheese, Conv.
  • Page 42: Using Easy Convect* Conversion

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Using EASY CONVECT* Conversion EASY CONVECT Conversion lets you con- NOTE: The converted temperatures and vection cook without entering convection times are not precise because the food cook temperatures and times. Simply enter categories you choose from are general. the standard cook temperature and time for (See “EASY CONVECT Conversion setting the food to be cooked.
  • Page 43 sing and Caring for Your Oven 4. Enter standard cook time. PRESS YOU SEE NOTES: DELAY NIGHT LIGHT PROBE TEMP RAISING • This step is not needed when using BREAD CHECK DEHYDRATE CONVECTION FOOD AT ENTER STANDARD COOK TIME the temperature probe. CLOSE CLEAN TIME EASYCONVECT...
  • Page 44: Broiling

    sing and Caring for Your Oven EASY CONVECT* Conversion setting chart FOODS YOU CAN COOK WITH THIS SETTING EASY CONVECT SETTING Cakes, cookies, muffins, quick breads, biscuits, yeast bread Baked Goods Roasts, ham, whole chicken, chicken pieces, chops, Meats meatloaf NOTE: Turkey or large poultry are not included because their cooking times vary.
  • Page 45 sing and Caring for Your Oven 3. Position door. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open about 6 inches [15 cm]). The door will stay open by itself. Door must be partly open for oven to maintain proper temperatures.
  • Page 46: Convection Broiling

    sing and Caring for Your Oven 7. When broiling is done, PRESS YOU SEE turn off oven. (display will go blank) CANCEL Variable temperature broiling • • If food is cooking too fast or you want Fish and chicken are some foods that the food to broil slower from the start, set may cook better if you use lower broiling the broil temperature between 170°F...
  • Page 47 sing and Caring for Your Oven 4. Choose CONVECTION BROIL. PRESS YOU SEE NIGHT LIGHT CONVECTION BROIL DEHYDRATE ENTER COOK TEMP (or 235°C) 5. Set temperature (optional). PRESS YOU SEE Do this step if you want to set a temper- NIGHT LIGHT ature (up to 500°F [260°C]) other than 450°F (232°C).
  • Page 48 sing and Caring for Your Oven Thermal broiling chart The recommended rack position is numbered lowest (1) to highest (5). APPROXIMATE RACK TIME (MINUTES) MEAT POSITION TEMPERATURE SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Steak, 1" (2.5 cm) thick 500°F (260°C) • rare •...
  • Page 49: Timed Cooking

    sing and Caring for Your Oven 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 50 sing and Caring for Your Oven 5. Set cook time. PRESS YOU SEE DELAY NIGHT LIGHT START TIME PROBE TEMP RAISING STOP BREAD TIME DEHYDRATE CONVECTION ENTER STANDARD COOK TIME CONTROL LOCK COOK TEMP CLEAN TIME LOCKED START (example shows 2-hour cook time with stop time now 2 hours later than time of day) 6.
  • Page 51 sing and Caring for Your Oven 4. Press COOK TIME. PRESS YOU SEE NIGHT LIGHT DELAY START TIME PROBE TEMP RAISING BREAD DEHYDRATE CONVECTION ENTER STANDARD COOK TIME CONTROL LOCK COOK TEMP CLEAN TIME LOCKED START (start time display will light up, showing time of day) 5.
  • Page 52: Dehydrating

    sing and Caring for Your Oven To cancel timed cooking settings: PRESS YOU SEE (display will go blank) Press CANCEL/OFF. CANCEL Dehydrating You can use your THERMAL-CONVECTION* NOTE: To learn detailed information about oven to dehydrate a variety of foods. dehydration, refer to a book written specifi- cally about dehydrating and/or preserving foods.
  • Page 53: Raising (Proofing) Bread

    sing and Caring for Your Oven 5. Press and hold CONVECTION PRESS YOU SEE BAKE for 5 seconds. NIGHT LIGHT CONVECTION BAKE DEHYDRATE Hold for ENTER 5 seconds COOK TEMP (or 160°C) 6. Set temperature (optional). PRESS YOU SEE Do this step if you want to set a temper- NIGHT LIGHT ature (from 100°F [38°C] to 200°F [93°C]) other than 140°F (60°C).
  • Page 54: Cleaning Your Oven And Controls

    sing and Caring for Your Oven 3. Start oven. PRESS YOU SEE One long tone will sound when oven NIGHT LIGHT DELAY START is preheated. RAISING BREAD ENTER 4. When proofing is done, PRESS YOU SEE turn off oven. (display will go blank) CANCEL Cleaning your oven and controls wWARNING...
  • Page 55 sing and Caring for Your Oven PART WHAT TO USE HOW TO CLEAN Exterior surfaces Sponge and warm, • Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry (other than control soapy water thoroughly. panel) • Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on heavily soiled areas. •...
  • Page 56: Using And Replacing The Oven Light(S)

    sing and Caring for Your Oven 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 57: Using The Self-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 58: Before Setting The Controls

    sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle Before setting the controls • Make sure clock is set to correct time of day. • Make sure the oven door is completely closed. Setting the controls To start cleaning immediately: 1. Press CLEAN. PRESS YOU SEE ⁄...
  • Page 59 sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle To delay cleaning start time: 1. Press CLEAN. PRESS YOU SEE ⁄ -hour Self-Cleaning cycle will be DELAY NIGHT LIGHT START TIME PROBE TEMP CLEAN RAISING set. (The first 3 hours are for cleaning, STOP BREAD TIME DEHYDRATE ENTER...
  • Page 60: For Best Cleaning Results

    sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle 6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle YOU SEE ends: NIGHT LIGHT DELAY START TIME PROBE TEMP RAISING STOP BREAD CHECK TIME DEHYDRATE CONVECTION FOOD AT ENTER STANDARD COOK TIME CLOSE CONTROL LOCK COOK TEMP CLEAN TIME START EASYCONVECT To stop the Self-Cleaning cycle at PRESS...
  • Page 61 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 assist- ance or service. If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 63 or 64.
  • Page 62: Troubleshooting

    roubleshooting CAUSE PROBLEM • Cooking results You are using a pan that is not the correct type or size. are not what you Refer to a reliable cookbook or recipe for recommended expected pan type and size. (continued) • There is not enough air space around pan when baking. Allow 1 ⁄...
  • Page 63: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    equesting Assistance or Service Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. If you need assistance or service in the U.S.A.: 1.
  • Page 64 equesting Assistance or Service If you need assistance or service in Canada: 1. If the problem is not due to 2. If you need service † one of the items listed in Contact your nearest KitchenAid Canada “Troubleshooting” † Appliance Service branch or authorized servicing outlet to service your appliance.
  • Page 65 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 Timer ............. 27 Tones ............ 20 ASSISTANCE ........63, 64 CONVECT FULL MEAL ......
  • Page 66: Index

    ndex TOPIC PAGE TOPIC PAGE OVEN TEMPERATURE SERVICE .......... 63, 64 Adjusting ..........35 STORAGE DRAWER Setting ... 29, 31, 37, 38, 42, 45, 47, 49, 50 Removing ..........9 PARTS ........... 7, 8 Replacing ..........9 PROOFING BREAD ........ 53 SURFACE COOKING AREA Ceramic glass cooktop....
  • Page 67: Warranty

    Electric Range arranty LENGTH OF KITCHENAID KITCHENAID WARRANTY: WILL PAY FOR: WILL NOT PAY FOR: Replacement parts and A. Service calls to: ONE-YEAR repair labor costs to 1. Correct the installation of the range. FULL correct defects in materials 2. Instruct you how to use the range. WARRANTY or workmanship.

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