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Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore Electric Range Use & Care Manual

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Know which knob controls each surface heating
Use Proper Pan Size — This appliance is equipped with
one or more surface units of different sizes. Select
utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the
surface unit. The use of undersized utensils will expose
a portion of the surface heating unit to direct contact and
may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of
utensil to the surface unit will also improve efficiency.
Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and
Should Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units —
To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable mate-
rials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the
Never Leave Surface Units Unattended — Boilovers
cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite,
or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
Protective Liners — Do not use aluminum foil to line
oven bottom or any other part of the range. Only use
aluminum foil as recommended for baking if used as a
cover placed on the food. Any other use of protective
liners or aluminum foil may result in a risk of electric
shock or fire or a short circuit.
Glazed Cooking Utensils — Only certain types of
glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other
glazed utensils are suitable for rangetop service with-
out breaking due to the sudden change in temperature.
Check the manufacturer's recommendations for
rangetop use.
Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop — If cooktop should
break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate
the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock.
Contact a qualified technician immediately.
Clean cooktop with Caution — If a wet sponge or cloth
is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to
avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce harmful
fumes if applied to a hot surface.
Use Care When Opening Door — Stand to the side of
the range when opening the door of a hot oven. Let hot
air or steam escape before you remove or replace food
in the oven.
Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven is
vented between the cooktop and the backguard. Touch-
ing the surfaces in this area when the oven is operating
may cause severe burns. Also, do not place plastic or
heat-sensitive items on or near the oven vent. These
items could melt or ignite.
Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks
in desired location while oven is cool. Remove all uten-
sils from the rack before removing rack. If rack must
be moved while oven is hot, use extreme caution. Use
potholders and grasp the rack with both hands to repo-
sition. Do not let potholders contact the hot oven ele-
ment or interior of the oven.
Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The
broiler pan and grid allow dripping fat to drain and be
kept away from the high heat of the broiler.
Do not cover the broiler grid with aluminum foil.
Exposed fat and grease could ignite.
Do not touch a hot light bulb with a damp cloth. Do-
ing so could cause the bulb to break. Disconnect the
range or turn off the power to the range before remov-
ing and replacing light bulb.
• 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 al-
low grease to accumulate. Greasy deposits in the fan
could catch fire. Refer to the hood manufacturer's instruc-
tions for cleaning.
• Cleaners/Aerosols — Always follow the manufacturer's
recommended directions for use. Be aware that excess
residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing
damage and/or injury.
• Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts of the
oven listed in this owner's guide. Before self-cleaning
the oven, remove the broiler pan and any utensils stored
in the oven.
• Do not clean the oven door gasket. Care should be
taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.
• Do not use oven cleaners. No oven cleaner or oven liner
protective coating of any kind should be used in or
around any part of the oven.
• Remove oven racks. Oven racks color will change if left
in the oven during a self-cleaning cycle.
The health of some birds is extremely
sensitive to the fumes given off during the self-clean
cycle of any range. Move birds to another well
ventilated room.

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