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Kenmore ELITE 790.4102 Series Use & Care Manual

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Estufa el6ctrica
Modelos deslizables
Models, Modelos
= Color number, nOmero de color
Sears Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 U.S.A.
PIN 318203846 Rev. A (0806)



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  • Page 1 ® Electric ange Slide-in models Estufa el6ctrica Modelos deslizables Models, Modelos 790.4102_ = Color number, nOmero de color Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. PIN 318203846 Rev. A (0806)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Surface Cooking ... Before Setting the Oven Controls ... Control Pad Features ... Kenmore Elite 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® to arrange for free repair.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Do not allow children to climb or play around the range. The weight of a child on an • All ranges can tip.
  • Page 4 Do not heat unopened food containersRBuildup pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury. • Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be stored or discarded. IMPORTANT--Do not attempt to operate the oven during a power failure, if the power fails, always turn the oven off.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions ......................... 3

    INSTRUCTIONS ING YOUR RANGE • Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Exhaust fan ventilation hoods and grease filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease to accumulate on hood or filter. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire.
  • Page 6: Protection Agreements

    Enhorabuena por haber hecho una compra intetigente. Su nuevo producto Your new Kenmore®esta diseSado y fabricado para brindarle aSos de funcionamiento for years of fiable. Pero, como cualquier producto, puede necesitar mantenimiento preventivo o reparaciones de protecci6n podria ahorrarle dinero y molestias.
  • Page 7: Range Features

    Fans & Element 6" Single Radiant 7" Single Radiant Element Element 9" Single Turbo Boil Radiant Element Note: The features of your range will vary according to model. Warm & Ready Drawer Control & Indicator Light Left Rear Element Electronic Oven Control with Clock Control &...
  • Page 8: Setting Surface Controls

    Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings top of the range when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements.
  • Page 9 Setting Surface Controls The Electronic Surface Element The Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC) feature provides a digital display of the radiant surface elements on the cooktop. The ESEC display in combination with the touch pads is designed to replace conventional control knobs. The available ESEC Window The ESEC control will display heat levels ranging from Hi (Figure 1) to Lo (Figure...
  • Page 10 Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements,...
  • Page 11 Do not place aluminum plastic wrappings on top of the range when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements. (cont'd) Element -..\...
  • Page 12: Setting Surface Controls

    Setting Surface Controls To Set the Cooktop Lockout The dock _ pad is used to activate the Cooktop Lockout feature which will lock all surface elements from being accidentally turned ON. This feature will only lock the cooktop. iNSTRUCTiONS To turn the Cooktop Lockout Feature ON: BE SURE ALL surface element controls are set to the OFF position.
  • Page 13: Surface Cooking

    GLASS - Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for ceramic cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the glass. Before Setting Oven Controls _This range has afan that willturn "ON" and "OFF" by itself to keepthe electronics cool. It may continue to run after the range has been turned "OFF", but may also stop immediately Oven Vent Location The oven is vented through its upper front frame.
  • Page 14 Before Setting Oven Controls Arranging Oven Racks ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS COOL (PRIOR TO OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when the oven is hot. Rack positions Figure 1 Types of Oven Racks Flat Handle Oven Rack Figure 2 Always use pot holders or oven mitts when adjusting the oven racks.
  • Page 15: Control Pad Features

    Control Pad Features READ THE iNSTRUCTiONS CAREFULLY familiar with the various features and functions and function follow later in this Use & Care Guide. AIR GUARD-- Use to FLEX CLEAN activate the Air Guard PAD-- feature, select the Self- Cleaning SLOW COOK-- feature, Use to select the...
  • Page 16: Setting Oven Controls

    The clock has been preset at the factory for the 12 hour operation. range is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, the timer in the display will flash (See Fig. 1).
  • Page 17 Setting Oven Controls Setting Continuous Bake or 12 Hour Energy The TIMER _ and FLEX CLEAN @ oven control has a factory preset built-in 12 Hour Energy Saving feature that will shut off the oven if the oven control is left on for more than 11 hours and 59 minutes.
  • Page 18 To tell if your range is set for normal or silent operation press and hold _. '... --.-- will appear and "DELAY" will flash in the display (Figure 3). After 7 seconds "SP" (Speaker) will appear in the display.
  • Page 19 Consumer Defined Control Features Setting Temperature Display = Fahrenheit The BROIL (J_B'r'oi_i_ and FLEX CLEAN @ control can be programmed to display temperatures display in Fahrenheit. iNSTRUCTiONS To change display from Fahrenheit Celsius to Fahrenheit To tell if the display is set for Fahrenheit or Celsius press (Figure 1) and hold for 7 seconds;...
  • Page 20 Setting Oven Controls Setting Preheat The PREHEAT _ pad controls the Preheat feature• The Preheat feature will bring the oven up to temperature and then indicate when to place the food in the oven. Use this feature when recipes call for preheating. Preheating is not necessary when roasting or cooking casseroles•...
  • Page 21 Setting Oven Controls Setting Bake The BAKE "B_V"ke} pad controls normal baking. If preheating is necessary, refer to the @ instructions. The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170 ° F to 550 ° F (the sample shown below Js for 350 °...
  • Page 22 Oven too hot. the center. • Incorrect pan size. • Pan not centered in oven. Cakes not level. Range not level. Pan too close to oven wall or rack overcrowded. • Pan warped. Oven too cool. Foods not done when cooking time Oven overcrowded.
  • Page 23 Setting Oven Controls Setting Convection Bake The CONVECTION BAKE ,,Bak pad controls the Convection Bake feature. Use the Convection Bake feature when cooking speed is desired. The oven can be programmed for Convection baking at any temperature between 170°F (77°C) to 550°F(288°C).
  • Page 24 Setting Oven Controls Setting Convection Roast This method of cooking enables you to obtain the best results when roasting. The oven can be programmed to convection roast at any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (77°C to 288°C). Remember to use tested recipes with times adjusted for convection roasting when using the convection mode.
  • Page 25 Setting Oven Controls Setting the Slow Cook Feature SLOW COOK pad is used to activate this feature. The Slow Cook feature may be used to cook foods more The _ slowly, at lower oven temperatures and provides cooking results much the same way as a Slow Cooker or Crock-Pot. The Slow Cook feature is ideal for roasting beef, pork &...
  • Page 26 Setting Oven Controls Setting Timed Bake, Timed Convection The BAKE _-kei_ or CONVECTION control the Timed Bake feature. The automatic timer of the Timed Bake feature will turn the oven OFF after cooking for the desired amount of time you selected. INSTRUCTIONS To program the oven to begin automatically...
  • Page 27 Setting Oven Controls Setting Delayed Timed Bake or Delayed Timed (_Bake_ or CONVECTION BAKE BAKE Delayed Time Bake feature. The automatic timer of the Delayed Time Bake will turn the oven on and off at the time you select in advance. Note: If your clock is set for normal 12 hour display mode the Delayed Timed Bake or Delayed Timed Convection Bake cycle can never be set to start more than 12 hours in advance.
  • Page 28 Setting Oven Controls Setting the Food Categories The CAKES _ BREADS items• These pads have been designed to give optimum cook performance for the foods selected in each category• The CAKES pad provides a preheat with a gentle cycling of heat giving cakes more volume and allowing delicate foods to cook more evenly.
  • Page 29 Setting Oven Controls Using and Setting Meat Probe Checking the internal temperature of your food is the most effective way of insuring that your food has been properly cooked. When cooking meat such as roasts, hams or poultry you can use the meat probe to check the internal temperature without any guesswork.
  • Page 30 Setting Oven Controls Using and Setting Meat Probe To use the meat probe: Prepare the food and properly insert the temperature probe into the food. DO NOT PREHEAT or start cooking before properly inserting the meat probe. The probe should be inserted into the food and receptacle while the oven is still cool. Place the prepared food on the desired oven rack position and slide into the oven.
  • Page 31 Setting Oven Controls Setting the Warm & Hold Feature pad turns ON the Warm & Hold feature and will maintain an oven temperature of 170°F (77°C). The Warm & Hold _ 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 32 Searing Grill using Broil for 10 minutes. Cook times should be reduced 1-2 minutes per side when cooking with the Searing Grill. Place Searing Grill on top of Broiler Pan and insert for meats and steaks (See Figure 6). Electric Range Broiling Table Recommendations Food Rack...
  • Page 33 Setting Oven Controls To Set the Sabbath Feature Timed Oven DELAY START pads are used to set the Sabbath feature, The Sabbath feature may The @ COOK TIME and _ only be used with the Bake pad. The oven temperature \ ...
  • Page 34: Setting Oven Controls

    Setting Oven Controls To Set the Sabbath Feature Should you experience a power failure or interruption, the oven will shut off. When power is returned the oven will not turn back on automatically. If your food was nearly fully cooked, you may allow the trapped heat in the oven to finish the cooking process.
  • Page 35: Setting Warmer Drawer Controls

    Setting Warmer Drawer Controls Arranging Warmer (Warm & Ready The rack can be used in 2 ways: • In the upright position to allow low profile food items to be placed both under and on top of the rack (for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack and a casserole dish underneath).
  • Page 36 Setting Warmer Drawer Controls To Set the Warmer Drawer & Bread 1. Touch the ON/Q_F pad at the Warmer Drawer control position. The Warmer Drawer indicator light will flash. Note: If no further pads are touched within 25 seconds the request to power the Warmer Drawer ON will clear. Set the desired power level.
  • Page 37: Self Cleaning

    Note: See additional cleaning information for the oven door in the General Care & Cleaning section. Note: If your range is equipped with a warmer drawer, the warmer drawer cannot be used during a self-clean cycle. Warmer drawer must be turned off before the clean cycle is started.
  • Page 38 Self-Cleaning What to Expect during Cleaning While the oven is in operation, the oven heats to temperatures much higher than those used in normal cooking. Sounds of metal expansion and contraction are normal. Odor is also normal as the food soil is being removed. Smoke may appear through the oven vent.
  • Page 39 Self=Cleaning To Start the delayed Self-Clean The FLEX CLEAN _, DELAY START _ The automatic timer will turn the oven on and off at the time you select in advance. Be sure to review TO START THE SELF-CLEAN CYCLE for recommended clean times. INSTRUCTIONS To set the control for the Self-Cleaning start at a delayed...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Oven Temperature

    Self-Cleaning iNSTRUCTiONS Stopping or interrupting a Self-Cleaning If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a self-cleaning cycle due to excessive smoke or fire in the oven: 1. Press Q. Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1 HOUR and the "DOOR LOCKED'"...
  • Page 41: General Care & Cleaning

    Various Parts of Your Range Before cleaning any part of the range, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the range 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 42 General Care & Cleaning Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning Consistent andproper c ean ng essent a tomaintaining y ourCerami€ g ass oooktop 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 43 3. Grab the door by the sides and pull the bottom of the door up and toward you to disengage the hinge supports. Keep pulling the bottom of the door toward you while rotating the top of the door toward the range to completely disen- gage the hinge levers (Figure 2).
  • Page 44 Locate glide lever on each side of drawer, pull up on the left glide lever and push down on the right glide lever (See Figure 1). Pull the drawer away from the range. To Replace Warmer (Warm & Ready Pull the plastic slider to the front of the glide slots on each side of the drawer cavity (See Figure 2).
  • Page 45: Before You Call

    Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Range is not level. Adjust leveling legs at base of range until the rack is level. When range is level, cooktop may appear out of alignment if countertop is not level.
  • Page 46 A cooling fan may automatically turn on and off to cool internal parts. It is normal, and the operation. fan may continue to run after the range has been turned "OFF", but may also stop immediately and then turn "ON" after a while.
  • Page 47: Notes

    NOTES / NOTAS • iii ...
  • Page 48: Sears Service

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