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KitchenAid KERC506 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
In the U.S.A, for questions about features, operation, performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230
In Canada, for product-related questions call: 1-800-461-5681, for parts, accessories, installation and service, call: 1-800-807-6777
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Models KERC500 KERC506 YKERI500 YKERC500 YKERC506



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  • Page 1 In the U.S.A, for questions about features, operation, performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230 In Canada, for product-related questions call: 1-800-461-5681, for parts, accessories, installation and service, call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at... or Table of Contents... 2 Models KERC500 KERC506 YKERI500 YKERC500 YKERC506 9753844D...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    RANGE SAFETY ... 3 The Anti-Tip Bracket ... 3 PARTS AND FEATURES... 6 COOKTOP USE ... 7 Cooktop Controls... 7 Ceramic Glass ... 7 Dual-Circuit Element ... 8 Simmer Feature... 8 Warming Element... 8 Coil Elements and Burner Bowls ... 9 Lift-up Cooktop ...
  • Page 3: Range Safety

    The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Do not store items of interest to children in cabinets above a range or on the back- guard of a range – children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured. Proper Installation – Be sure the range is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. Placement of Oven Racks – Always place oven racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven. DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF OVEN –...
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES This manual covers several different models. The range you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed. The locations and appearances of the features shown here may not match those of your model. Control Panel 1.
  • Page 7: Cooktop Use

    Large quantities of food. Warming Element Keep cooked foods warm. (on some ceramic glass models) REMEMBER: When range is in use or (on some models) during the Self-Cleaning cycle, the entire cooktop area may become hot. COOKTOP USE POWER ON Lights Each control knob has a POWER ON light.
  • Page 8: Dual-Circuit Element

    When this feature is on, the wattage to the burner is significantly reduced. It provides a wide range of temperatures for simmering. Choose from the higher levels for stocks and water-based foods or the lower levels for sauces, puddings and gravies.
  • Page 9: Coil Elements And Burner Bowls

    Coil Elements and Burner Bowls (on some models) Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cookware. They also help catch spills. Cookware should not extend more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) over the coil element.
  • Page 10: Cookware

    Cookware IMPORTANT: Never leave empty cookware on a hot surface cooking area, element or surface burner. Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, a well- fitting lid and the material should be of medium-to-heavy thickness. Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper may be used as a core or base in cookware.
  • Page 11: Displays

    Displays When power is first supplied to the appliance, everything on the displays will light up for 5 seconds. Then, “PF” will appear. Press CANCEL OFF to clear displays. If “PF” appears at any other time, a power failure has occurred. Press CANCEL OFF and reset the clock if needed.
  • Page 12: Oven Temperature Control

    Oven Temperature Control IMPORTANT: Do not use a thermometer to measure oven temperature because opening the oven door during cycling may give incorrect readings. The oven provides accurate temperatures; however, it may cook faster or slower than your previous oven, so the temperature calibration can be adjusted.
  • Page 13: Bakeware

    Bakeware The bakeware material affects cooking results. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations and use the bakeware size recommended in the recipe. Use the following chart as a guide. BAKEWARE/ RECOMMENDATIONS RESULTS Light colored Use temperature and time aluminum recommended in recipe. Light golden crusts Even browning Dark aluminum...
  • Page 14: Broil

    (Maxi/Econo on some models) 1. Broil Maxi Use only the broiler pan and grid provided with the range. It is designed to drain juices and help prevent spatter and smoke. For proper draining, do not cover the grid with foil. The bottom of the pan may be lined with aluminum foil for easier cleaning.
  • Page 15: Convection Cooking

    RACK FOOD POSITION Pork chops 1 in. (2.5 cm) thick Ham slice [precooked] in. (1.25 cm) thick 1 in. (2.5 cm) thick Frankfurters Lamb chops 1 in. (2.5 cm) thick Chicken bone-in pieces Fish in. (1.25 cm) thick 1 in. (2.5 cm) thick *Place up to 9 patties, equally spaced, on broiler grid.
  • Page 16: Convection Roast

    3. Broil pan 1. Press CONVECTION ROAST. Press the number pads to enter a temperature other than 300°F (149°C). The convection roast range can be set between 170°F and 500°F (77°C and 260°C). 2. Press START. “Lo°” will appear on the oven display if the actual oven temperature is under 170°F (77°C).
  • Page 17: Convection Broil

    1. Press CONVECTION BROIL. 2. Press the TEMPERATURE “up” or “down” arrow pads (buttons) to enter a temperature other than 450°F (232°C). The convection broil range can be set between 170°F and 500°F (77°C and 260°C). 3. Press START. The set oven temperature will appear on the oven display until oven is turned off.
  • Page 18: Range Care

    If on, end-of-cycle tones will sound, then reminder tones will sound every minute. 7. Press CANCEL OFF or open the oven door to clear the display and/or stop reminder tones. RANGE CARE Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models) WARNING Burn Hazard Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
  • Page 19: General Cleaning

    2. Press STOP TIME. On some models, press DELAY START. 3. Press the number pads to enter the time of day to stop. On some models, press the HR and MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads (buttons) until the correct time shows on the display.
  • Page 20: Cooktop Light

    2 replaceable parts. The cooktop light is a 20-watt cool-white fluorescent tube. The starter is a knob-shaped part located on the right side of the backguard, under the light bulb. Before replacing, make sure the range is off and cool. To Replace Light: 1. Unplug range or disconnect power.
  • Page 21: Oven Light(S)

    5. Plug in range or reconnect power. Oven Door For normal range use, it is not suggested to remove the oven door. However, if removal is necessary, make sure the oven is off and cool. Then, follow these instructions. The oven door is heavy.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Nothing will operate Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet. Has a household fuse been blown or has the circuit breaker been tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
  • Page 23: Assistance Or Service

    To locate the KitchenAid designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Customer Interaction Center...
  • Page 24: Warranty

    For one year from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts and repair labor costs to correct defects in materials or workmanship.

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