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KitchenAid KERS807 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230
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In Canada, call for assistance, installation and service, call: 1-800-807-6777
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Models KERS807 KESK901 KESS907 KESS908 YKERS807 YKESS907 YKESS908


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  • Page 1 For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230 or visit our website at In Canada, call for assistance, installation and service, call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at Table of Contents......................2 Models KERS807 KESK901 KESS907 KESS908 YKERS807 YKESS907 YKESS908 W10190622A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS RANGE SAFETY ................3 OVEN USE ..................19 The Anti-Tip Bracket ..............3 Aluminum Foil................19 Bakeware..................19 PARTS AND FEATURES..............5 Meat Thermometer..............19 COOKTOP USE ................9 Temperature Probe ..............19 Ceramic Glass ................9 Oven Vent ...................20 Cookware ..................9 Positioning Racks and Bakeware ..........20 Home Canning ................10 Bake....................20 Cooktop Controls - Touch-Activated Custom...
  • Page 3: Range Safety

    RANGE SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, Protective Liners – Do not use aluminum foil to line surface injury to persons, or damage when using the range, follow unit drip bowls or oven bottoms, except as suggested in basic precautions, including the following: the manual.
  • Page 5: 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. Glass Touch-Activated Electronic Oven Control Panel (Models KESS908 and YKESS908) CLEAN TIME NIGHT...
  • Page 6 Range A. Dual-size oval element E. Dual-size element J. Temperature probe jack Parts and Features (not shown) not shown B. Triple-size element F. Electronic cooktop touch controls K. Door gasket C. Anti-tip bracket G. Ceramic surface cooking area (on some models) L.
  • Page 7 Glass Touch-Activated Electronic Oven Control/Cooktop Knob Control Models Electronic Custom Control Knob (Models KERS807, YKERS807, KESS907 and YKESS907) CLEAN TIME NIGHT PROBE TEMP LIGHT SEC MIN DELAY CONTROL START STOP LOCKED COOK TIME TIME TIME MED LOW HI A. Surface locator and indicator light D.
  • Page 8 Range A. Dual-size element D. Ceramic surface cooking area H. Automatic oven light switch/ Parts and Features not shown (rear element also dual on self-clean latch (on some models) E. Selectable simmer feature electronic control models) (available on standard control I.
  • Page 9: Cooktop Use

    COOKTOP USE Determine flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler across the bottom of the cookware. While you rotate the ruler, Ceramic Glass no space or light should be visible between it and the (on some models) cookware. The surface cooking area will glow red when an element is on.
  • Page 10: Home Canning

    Use the following chart as a guide when setting heat levels. Home Canning SETTING RECOMMENDED USE When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface cooking areas, elements or surface burners between batches. DUAL and TRIPLE- Large diameter cookware. This allows time for the most recently used areas to cool.
  • Page 11 To Use: 1. Touch ON/OFF. 2. Touch the “+” pad twice for KEEP WARM. When finished cooking, touch ON/OFF to turn surface cooking area off. Simmer The Simmer function is available on all the surface cooking elements. It has an adjustable heat setting for more precise simmer control.
  • Page 12: Cooktop Controls - Custom Knobs Custom Control Temperature Management System

    Use the following chart as a guide when setting heat levels. Hot Surface Indicator Lights SETTING RECOMMENDED USE The Hot Surface Indicator Lights are located next to each of the DUAL-SIZE ELEMENT Large diameter cookware. cooktop touch controls. The Hot Surface Indicator Lights will glow as long as any surface cooking area is too hot to touch, Large quantities of food.
  • Page 13 The Dual-Size Elements offer flexibility depending on the size of Use the following chart as a guide when setting heat levels. the cookware. Single size can be used in the same way as a SETTING RECOMMENDED USE regular element. The dual size combines both the single and outer element and is recommended for larger size cookware.
  • Page 14: Cooktop Controls - Standard Knobs

    Cooktop Controls - Standard Knobs WARNING Fire Hazard Turn off all controls when done cooking. A. Single size B. Dual size Failure to do so can result in death or fire. The Dual-Size Elements offer flexibility depending on the size of The cooktop controls can be set to anywhere between HI and the cookware.
  • Page 15: Glass Touch-Activated Electronic Oven Control

  • Page 16: Electronic Control Pads

    The Control Lock is preset unlocked, but can be locked. Electronic Control Pads When the control is locked, only the TIMER SET/START, TIMER OFF and OVEN LIGHT pads will function. When pressing any control pad function on the Electronic Oven To Lock/Unlock Control: Before locking, make sure the oven, Control, use the pad of your finger to press the desired function.
  • Page 17: Fahrenheit And Celsius - Option 1

    To Dehydrate: Fahrenheit and Celsius - Option 1 Position the racks according to the following chart. See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section for diagram. Fahrenheit is the default setting, but setting may be changed to Celsius. NUMBER OF RACKS RACK POSITION(S) To Change: Press OPTIONS, then 1 on the keypad for Celsius.
  • Page 18: Sabbath Mode - Option 7

    Sabbath Mode - Option 7 The Sabbath Mode sets the oven to remain on in a bake setting 2. Press COOK TIME. until turned off. A timed Sabbath Mode can also be set to keep 3. Press the number pads to enter the length of Sabbath Mode the oven on for only part of the Sabbath.
  • Page 19: Oven Use

    OVEN USE Odors and smoke are normal when the oven is used the first few times, or when it is heavily soiled. Meat Thermometer IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to On models without a temperature probe, use a meat the fumes given off.
  • Page 20: Oven Vent

    1. Press the number pads to enter a probe temperature. The To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front probe temperature can be set between 130°F and 190°F edge, and then lift out. Use the following illustration and charts as (54°C and 88°C).
  • Page 21: Broil

    To Bake or Roast: Variable Temperature Broiling Before baking and roasting, position racks according to the Changing the temperature when Variable Temperature Broiling “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. allows more precise control when cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking. Thicker cuts and unevenly For baking, allow the range to preheat before placing food in the shaped pieces of meat, fish and poultry may cook better at lower oven.
  • Page 22: Convection Cooking

    Use the following chart as a guide. Convection Cooking SETTING FOODS (on some models) MEATS Baked potatoes, Chicken: whole and pieces In a convection oven, the fan-circulated hot air continually Meat loaf, Roasts: pork, beef and ham distributes heat more evenly than the natural movement of air in a (Turkey and large poultry are not included standard thermal oven.
  • Page 23: Convection Roast

    2. Press START. CONVECTION ROASTING CHART “Preheating” will show in the display until the set temperature FOOD/RACK COOK TIME OVEN TEMP. INTERNAL is reached. POSITION (min. per FOOD TEMP. 1 lb [454 g]) “Lo” will also appear in the display if the actual oven temperature is under 170°F (77°C).
  • Page 24: Convection Broil

    FOOD/RACK COOK TIME OVEN TEMP. INTERNAL Proofing Bread POSITION (min. per FOOD TEMP. 1 lb [454 g]) (on some models) Proofing bread prepares the dough for baking by activating the Turkey*, Rack Positions 1 or 2 yeast. Follow the recipe directions as a guide. 13 lbs and 10-15 300°F (149°C)
  • Page 25: Warming Drawer

    To Set a Cook Time and Stop Time (Delay Start): 3. Press WARM DRAWER OFF when finished. Before setting, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of Warming Drawer Settings: day. See “Clock/Timer Display” section. The warming drawer is preset for a “low” temperature, but can be 1.
  • Page 26: Range Care

    RANGE CARE Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models) How the Cycle Works WARNING IMPORTANT: The heating and cooling of porcelain on steel in the oven may result in discoloring, loss of gloss, hairline cracks and popping sounds. The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high temperatures, burning soil to a powdery ash.
  • Page 27: General Cleaning

    Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging. and abrasions do not affect cooking performance and after many cleanings become less noticeable. Cleaning Method: ® KitchenAid Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish (sample included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order. Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:...
  • Page 28: Oven Light(S)

    WARMING DRAWER (on some models) Warm, soapy water or dishwasher: Make sure drawer is cool. Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove. Cleaning Method: KitchenAid ® Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish CONTROL PANEL (sample included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
  • Page 29: Storage Drawer

    4. Lift the oven door while holding both sides. Warming Drawer Continue to push the oven door closed and pull it away from the oven door frame. (on some models) Remove all items from inside the warming drawer, and allow the warming drawer to cool completely before attempting to remove the drawer.
  • Page 30: Assistance Or Service

    On some models, has a delay start Self-Clean cycle been In the U.S.A. set? See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” section. Call the KitchenAid Customer eXperience Center toll free: Has a delay start been set? See “Timed Cooking” section. 1-800-422-1230. Our consultants provide assistance with: Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
  • Page 31: Accessories

    In the second through fifth years 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 for the following components if defective in...
  • Page 32 5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to KitchenAid within 30 days from the date of purchase.

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