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KitchenAid KERH507 Use And Care Manual

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A Note to You ............... 2
Range Safety ............. 3-5
Getting to Know
Your Range .................. 6
for Your Cooktop ......... 9
for Your Oven............. 15
Cleaning Cycle ........... 47
Service ........................ 51
Warranty ..................... 56
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Models: KERC507
PART NO. 9780936 Rev. A


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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Your Oven... 15 Using the Self- Cleaning Cycle ... 47 If You Need Assistance or Service ... 51 Warranty ... 56 1-800-422-1230 Call us with questions or comments. KITCHENAID ® ™ THERMAL-CONVECTION Electric Ranges Models: KERC507 KERH507 PART NO. 9780936 Rev. A...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID 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 3: Important Safety Instructions

    •Do not leave children alone or unattended in area where the range is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the range. They could be burned or injured. This symbol alerts you to hazards such as fire, electrical shock, or other injuries.
  • Page 4: Range Safety

    Safety •Do not operate the range if it is damaged or not working properly. •Do not wear loose or hanging garments when using the range. They could ignite if they touch a hot surface unit and you could be burned.
  • Page 5 Wipe spill- overs immediately. •Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan on range by covering with a well-fitting lid, cookie sheet, or flat tray. Flaming grease outside of pan can be...
  • Page 6: Your Range

    Know Your Range This section tells you what features your range has and where they are located. It also discusses some safety and 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 7: The Oven Vent

    Poor baking/roasting can result. The storage drawer You can remove the storage drawer to make it easier to clean under the range and to check for installation of the anti-tip bracket. Use care when handling the drawer. Removing the storage drawer: 1.
  • Page 8 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. Connect anti-tip bracket to the range.
  • Page 9: 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. IN THIS SECTION Using the surface units ...
  • Page 10 The container could leave alumi- num marks on the cooktop that cannot be removed completely. • Model KERH507: The surface units on the right side of the cooktop feature halogen elements. These elements light up as soon as you turn them on, and are brighter than conventional coil elements.
  • Page 11: Cookware Tips

    • Do not use the cooktop as a cutting board. • Do not allow anything that could melt, such as plastic or aluminum foil, to come in contact with the cooktop while it is hot. Cookware tips • Select a pan that is about the same size as the surface unit.
  • Page 12: Caring For Your Cooktop

    sing and Caring for your cooktop This cooktop is designed for easy care. However, ceramic glass cooktops need to be maintained differently than standard electric coil elements. Foods spilled directly on the cooktop will not burn off as on coil elements.
  • Page 13: Cleaning Tips

    Cleaning tips What to use: • Cooktop Polishing Creme with a paper towel or clean, damp sponge – This creme has been developed especially for cleaning and protecting your cooktop. When using, follow instructions on container. • Razor scraper – Use to remove cooked- on soils from your ceramic glass cooktop.
  • Page 14: Using And Replacing The Cooktop Light

    sing Using and replacing the cooktop light The fluorescent light is on the top of the control panel. The cooktop light switch is on the control panel. Press it to turn on the cooktop light. Press it again to turn light off. Replacing the cooktop light: 1.
  • Page 15: Using And Caring For Your Oven

    Standard oven command pads command pads Display/clock • When you first plug in the range, a tone will sound and the display will show “88:88.” If, after you set the clock (page 18), the display again shows “88:88,” your electricity was off for a while.
  • Page 16 sing and Canceling an operation CANCEL The Cancel/Off pad will cancel any function, except for the Clock Set and Kitchen Timer functions. When you press the Cancel/Off pad, the large display will show the time of day. Oven aring for Changing audible signals Audible signals tell you if a function is entered correctly or not.
  • Page 17: Oven Settings

    Oven settings This chart tells you when to use each setting. It also explains what elements heat up for each setting. SETTING BAKE Use this setting for baking and heating casseroles. BROIL (MAXI/ECONO) Use this setting for broiling regular-sized and smaller cuts of meat, poultry, and fish.
  • Page 18: Setting The Clock

    sing Setting the clock 1. Choose Clock Set. PRESS 2. Set time. Example: PRESS 3. Start clock. PRESS Using the kitchen timer The Kitchen Timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a regular kitchen timer. It can be set in hours and minutes up to 99 hours, 99 minutes, or in minutes and seconds up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds.
  • Page 19 PRESS twice to count down hours and minutes 2. Set time. Example: PRESS 3. Start Kitchen Timer. PRESS The Kitchen Timer will begin counting down immediately after you press the Start/Enter pad. When time is up, you will hear a single tone that sounds every 5 seconds.
  • Page 20: Baking Or Convection Baking

    sing Baking or convection baking 1. Position racks. For correct rack placement, see “Rack positions” on page 41 and “Rack placement” chart on page 41. NOTES: • Before turning on the oven always place oven racks where you need them. •...
  • Page 21: Roasting

    4. Preheat oven. PRESS NOTE: After the temperature reaches 170°F, the red display will show the actual oven temperature at each 5°F increase and stop at the set temperature. To see the set temperature before it is reached, press the command pad you used to choose the cook setting.
  • Page 22 sing and Caring for Your Oven 2. Choose setting. PRESS 3. Set temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to set a tem- perature other than 300°F. Example: PRESS (See convection oven cookbook for temperature recommendations.) 4. Start oven. PRESS NOTES: •...
  • Page 23: Adjusting Oven Temperature

    Adjusting oven temperature Although your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If, after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting results, you can change the offset temperature by following the steps below.
  • Page 24: Using The Temperature Probe

    sing and Caring for Your Oven How to determine the amount of adjustment needed The following chart tells you how much to adjust the offset temperature to get the desired cooking results. You can determine cooking results by amount of browning, moistness, and rising times for baked foods.
  • Page 25 5. Choose Temperature Probe setting. PRESS 6. Set temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to set an internal food temperature (from 100°F-200°F) other than 160°F. Example: PRESS (See a reliable cookbook or your convection oven cookbook for internal food temperature recommendations.) 7.
  • Page 26 sing and Caring for Your Oven 9. Start oven. PRESS NOTES: • After the food temperature reaches 100°F, the large display will show the actual food temperature at each 5°F increase and stop at the set tempera- ture. Four short tones will sound when food reaches the set temperature.
  • Page 27: Using Auto Set

    Using auto set Auto Set lets you choose from among ten preset oven cooking cycles. These cycles store commonly used cooking times, cooking temperatures, and probe tempera- ture settings. Auto Set saves you time by limiting the number of pads you have to press when cooking at a favorite setting.
  • Page 28: Broiling

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Auto set chart CYCLE CONVECTION NUMBER CYCLE Conv. Bake Conv. Bake Conv. Bake Conv. Bake Conv. Roast Conv. Roast Conv. Roast Conv. Bake Conv. Bake Conv. Roast Broiling NOTE: Preheating is not necessary when broiling.
  • Page 29 3. Close door. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches). The door will stay open by itself. 4. Choose Broil setting. PRESS once for Maxi Broil PRESS twice for Econo Broil 5. Set temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to use variable temperature broiling (see page 30).
  • Page 30 sing and Caring for Your Oven 6. Start oven. PRESS NOTE: Leave the door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. This allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures. If you want to change the broiling temperature after broiling has begun, repeat Steps 4, 5, and 6.
  • Page 31: Convection Broiling

    Convection broiling Convection broiling is actually high-tempera- ture convection roasting. Use this setting when broiling thick cuts of meat. Results are similar to those you get when using a rotisserie. 1. Position rack. See “Thermal broiling chart” on page 33 for recommended rack positions.
  • Page 32 sing and Caring for Your Oven 6. Start oven. PRESS NOTE: If you want to change the convec- tion broiling temperature after broiling has begun, repeat Steps 4, 5, and 6. 7. When broiling is over, turn off oven. PRESS Broiling tips •...
  • Page 33 Thermal broiling chart – Press the Broil pad. – The recommended rack position is numbered lowest (1) to highest (5). MEAT Steak, 1" thick • rare • medium • well-done Steak, 1 ⁄ " thick • rare • medium Hamburger patties or steaks, ⁄...
  • Page 34: Timed Cooking

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Timed cooking The electronic clock/oven control will turn the oven on and off at times you set, even when you are not around. Delayed time cooking is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles.
  • Page 35 3. Set temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to set a temperature other than the one displayed. Example : PRESS (See a reliable cookbook or your convection oven cookbook for temperature recommendations.) 4. Set stop time. PRESS Example: PRESS 5.
  • Page 36 sing and Caring for Your Oven To delay start and stop automatically: 1. Prepare oven. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. For correct rack placement, see “Rack positions” on page 41 and “Rack placement” chart on page 41.
  • Page 37 5. Set stop time. PRESS Example: PRESS 6. Complete entry. PRESS When baking/roasting is done, “End” and the time of day will show in the display. Four tones will sound, followed by one short tone every minute, until you open the door or press the Cancel/Off pad.
  • Page 38: Dehydrating

    * The dehydration spacer (Part No. 814166) or the dehydration kit which includes racks and a spacer (Part No. 4395974) can be ordered from your local KitchenAid dealer, or by calling 1-800-422-1230 and following the instructions and telephone prompts you hear.
  • Page 39 5. Choose Convection Bake setting. and hold for 2 seconds 6. Set temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to set a tem- perature (from 100°F to 200°F) other than 140°F. Example: PRESS 7. Start oven. PRESS NOTE: If you want to change the dehy- drating temperature after dehydrating has begun, repeat Steps 5, 6, and 7.
  • Page 40: Raising (Proofing) Bread

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Raising (proofing) bread You can use your THERMAL-CONVECTION™ oven to proof bread. 1. Put bread in oven. NOTE: Be sure to close the door. 2. Choose Convection Bake setting. PRESS and hold for 2 seconds 3.
  • Page 41: Cooking Tips

    Cooking tips Baking tips 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. For best air circulation: • Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other.
  • Page 42: Using Aluminum Foil In The Oven

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Using aluminum foil in the oven (For thermal baking) Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from pies or casseroles. • Place the foil on the oven rack below the rack with the food. Turn foil edges up and make sure foil is about 1 inch larger all around than the dish holding the food.
  • Page 43 • Use the convection roasting rack on the broiler pan (both included with your range). (The convection roasting rack rests on the broiler pan, not inside it.) The long side of the rack should be parallel with the oven door for best heat distribution and airflow.
  • Page 44: Cleaning Your Oven And Controls

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Cleaning your oven and controls Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near this appliance. Doing so can result in death, explosion, fire, or burns. WHAT TO USE PART Sponge and warm, Control knobs soapy water Sponge and warm, Control panel...
  • Page 45 PART WHAT TO USE Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water The Self-Cleaning cycle Oven door glass Paper towel and spray glass cleaner Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Oven cavity Self-Cleaning cycle sing and Caring for Your Oven HOW TO CLEAN •...
  • Page 46: Using And Replacing The Oven Light(S)

    sing and Caring for Your Oven Using and replacing the oven light(s) Your oven may have a standard oven light or two side halogen lights. The oven light(s) will come on when you open the oven door. To turn the light(s) on when the oven door is closed, press the Oven Light pad on the control panel.
  • Page 47: 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 48: Setting The Controls

    sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle Setting the controls Make sure clock is set to correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 18.) To start cleaning immediately: 1. Choose clean setting. PRESS A 3-hour Self-Cleaning cycle will be set. NOTE: You cannot open the door when LOCKED is on.
  • Page 49 2. Set clean time (optional). If you want a Self-Cleaning cycle other than 3 hours, press the desired number pads for the new time up to 4 hours. Example: PRESS • Use 2 hours for light soil. • Use 3-4 hours for moderate to heavy soil.
  • Page 50: For Best Cleaning Results

    sing the Self-Cleaning Cycle To stop the Self-Cleaning cycle at any time: PRESS For best cleaning results • After the oven cools to room tempera- ture, wipe up any residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge. If any spots remain, clean with a mild abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge.
  • Page 51: If You Need Assistance Or Service

    f You Need Assistance or Service Questions or comments? Call our toll-free Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-422-1230. This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service.
  • Page 52 POSSIBLE CAUSE The Self- You have programmed a Cleaning delayed start time. cycle will not operate The range is not level. Cooking results are not what you The oven temperature seems expected too low or too high. You did not preheat the oven before baking.
  • Page 53: If You Need Service

    • If you are unable to obtain the name of a local authorized KitchenAid servicer, call our Consumer Assistance Center tele- phone number (see Step 2). Don’t forget, KitchenAid offers a full line of quality home appliances. Built-In Refrigerators Freestanding Refrigerators 50-Pound Ice Makers...
  • Page 54 FROM DATE OF or workmanship. PURCHASE. KITCHENAID DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.

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