Broiling is a method of cooking tender cuts of meat by direct heat under the broil element of the oven.
Preheating is suggested when searing rare steaks. (Remove the broiler pan before preheating. Foods will stick if placed on
hot metal.) To preheat, set the oven control(s) to BROIL as instructed in the Electronic Oven Control Guide. Wait for the
element to become red-hot, usually about 2 minutes. Preheating is not necessary when broiling meats well-done.
to the "Broil Stop"
position when broiling.
Always pull oven rack
out to the "stop" position
before turning or remov-
Should an oven fire occur, close the oven door and turn off the
oven. If the fire continues, throw baking soda on the fire or use a fire extinguisher.
DO NOT put water or flour on the fire. Flour may be explosive.
Broiler Clean-Up Tips:
• To make cleaning easier, line the bottom of the broiler pan with aluminum foil.
DO NOT cover the broiler grid with foil.
• To prevent grease from baking on, remove the broiler pan from the oven as soon
as cooking is completed. Use hot pads because the broiler pan is extremely
hot. Pour off grease. Soak the pan in HOT, soapy water.
• Clean the broiler pan as soon as possible after each use. If necessary, use
soap-filled steel wool pads. Heavy scouring may scratch the grid.
Adjusting Your Oven Temperature
For instructions on how to adjust the oven temperature refer to the electronic oven control guide.
Broil on one side until the food is browned; turn and cook on the second side. Season and
serve. Always pull rack out to the "stop" position before turning or removing food.
Determining Broiling Times
Broiling times vary, so watch the food closely. Time not only depends on the distance
from the element, but on the thickness and aging of meat, fat content and doneness
preferred. The first side usually requires a few minutes longer than the second. Frozen
meats also require additional time.
The broiler pan and its grid allow dripping grease to drain and be kept away from the high
heat of the broiler.
DO NOT use the pan without its grid. DO NOT cover the grid with foil. The exposed
grease could ignite.