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Congratulations on your purchase of a new range! At Electrolux Home Products, we are very proud of our product and are completely committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

We know you’ll enjoy your new range and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your range only as instructed in this manual. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

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The self-addressedPRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to Electrolux Home Products.

©2004 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved

This Use & Care Manual contains general operating instructions for your range and feature information for several models. Your range may not have all the described features. The graphics shown are representational. The graphics on your range may not look exactly like those shown.

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Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference.

This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given.

This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.

This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.

Remove all tape and packaging before using the range. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the range. Never allow children to play with packaging material.

Proper Installation—Besure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70 latest edition and local electrical code requirements.Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this range.

Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the power to the range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.

User servicing—Donot repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals.All other servicing should be done only by a qualified technician. This may reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the range.

Never modify or alter the construction of a range by removing leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tipbrackets/screws, or any other part of the product.

Stepping, leaning or sitting on the doors or drawers of this range can result in serious injuries and also cause damage to the range.Do not allow children to climb or play around the range. The weight of a child on an open door may cause the range to tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury.

Do not use the oven or warmer drawer (if equipped) for storage.

Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range.Children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured.

Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating the Room.

Storage in or on Appliance—Flammablematerials should not be stored in an oven, warmer drawer, near surface units or in the storage drawer.This includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near the range.

Do Not Leave Children Alone—Childrenshould not be left alone or unattended in the area where appliance is in use.

They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.

DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS, AREAS NEAR THESE UNITS, HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE OVEN. Both surface units and oven heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are the cook top, surfaces facing the cook top, the oven vent openings and surfaces near these openings, oven door and window.

Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fittingor hanging garments should never be worn while using the appliance.Do not let clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.

Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires—Smotherthe fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foamtype extinguisher.

When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.

Use Only Dry Potholders—Moistor damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam.Do not let potholders touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a potholder.

Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildupof pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.

Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be stored or discarded.

IMPORTANT—Donot attempt to operate the range during a power failure.If the power fails, always turn off the range. If the range is not turned off and the power resumes, the range will begin to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.

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Important Safety Instructions

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USINGYOUR COOKTOP

Know which knob controls each surface heating unit. Place a pan of food on the unit before turning it on, and turn the unit off before removing the pan.

Use Proper Pan Size—Thisappliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to element will also improve efficiency.

Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Elements—To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units.

Never Leave Surface Elements Unattended at High Heat Settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

Do Not Immerse or Soak Removable Heating Elements—

Heating elements should never be immersed in water. Heating elements clean themselves during normal operation.

Glazed Cooking Utensils—Onlycertain types of glass, glass/ ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cook top service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for cook top use.

When flaming foods under a ventilating hood, turn the fan on.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USINGYOUR OVEN

Use Care When Opening Oven Door or Warmer Drawer (if equipped)—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 vent is located under the left rear surface element if your model is equipped with coil elements. The oven vent is located below the backguard for models equipped with ceramic-glass cook tops. Touching 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. If rack must be moved while oven is hot use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp the rack with both hands to reposition. Do not let potholders contact the hot heating elements in the oven. Remove all utensils from the rack before moving.

Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan and its insert allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the broiler.

Do not cover the broiler insert with aluminum foil. Exposed fat and grease could ignite.

Protective Liners—Donot use aluminum foil to line the oven bottom. Only use aluminum foil as recommended in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING YOUR RANGE

Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area underneath each surface element. Do not allow grease to accumulate.

Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Alwaysfollow the manufacturer’s recommended directions for use.Be aware that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and injury.

Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently—Greaseshould not be allowed to accumulate on the hood or filter.Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.

FOR CERAMIC-GLASSCOOK TOP MODELS

Do Not Cook on Broken Cook Top—Ifcook top should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cook top and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

Clean Cook Top with Caution—Ifa 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 noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.

COIL COOK TOP MODELS

Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in Place—Absenceof these pans or bowls during cooking may subject wiring or components underneath to damage.

Protective Liners—Donot use aluminum foil to line surface unit drip bowls, or reflector pans. Only use aluminum foil as recommended in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.

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Features At A Glance

(for Coil Cooktop models only)

Your

Electric

Range

Features

(some models)

Note: Features will vary and are shown for open Coil Surface Element models only

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Features At A Glance

(for Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)

Your

Electric

Range

Features

(some models)

Ceramic Glass Cooktop

Note: Features will vary and are shown for Ceramic Cooktop models only

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Before Setting Oven Controls

Oven Vent Location (Coil Cooktop models only)

For models equipped with coil surface elements, the oven vent is located under the left rear surface element. When the oven is on, warm air flows through the left rear element. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK THE OVEN VENT.

Oven Vent Location (Ceramic Cooktop models only)

For models equipped with ceramic glass cooktops, the oven vent is located under the left rear side of the control panel. When the oven is on, warm air is released through the vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK OVEN VENT.

Arranging Oven Racks

ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS COOL (PRIOR TO OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when using the oven.

Removing & Replacing Oven Racks

To remove, pull the rack forward until it stops. Lift up front of rack and slide out.To replace, fit the rack onto the guides on the oven walls. Tilt the front of the rack upward and slide the rack back into place.

Element On and Hot Surface Indicator Lights

The Coil Cook Top range is equipped with a surface control light that will glow on your range— the Element On indicator light.

The Ceramic Glass Cooktop range is equipped with two different surface control lights that will glow on your range— the Element On indicator light and aHot Surface indicator light.

The Element On (all models) located on the control panel, will glow when any surface element is turned on. A quick glance at this light after cooking is an easy check to be sure all surface controls are turned off.

The Hot Surface (Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only) indicator light, located on the control panel, will glow as the surface cooking area heats up and will REMAIN ON until the glass cooktop has cooled to aMODERATE level.

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Setting Surface Controls

To Operate the Surface Elements (Coil Cooktop models only)

1.Place cooking utensil on the surface element.

2.Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting (See Figure 1). Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. The control knobs do not have to be set exactly on a particular setting. Use the settings as a guide and adjust the control knob as needed.

3.When cooking is completed, turn the surface element off before removing the pan. Note: The surface “Element On” indicator light(s) will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator light(s) when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.

To Operate Radiant Surface Elements (Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)

1.Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.

2.Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired

setting (See Figure 1). Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. The surface control knobs do not have to be set exactly on a particular mark. Use the marks as a guide and adjust the control knob as needed. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.

 

3. When cooking is completed, turn the surface element off before removing the

 

cookware. Note: the Element On indicator light will glow when one or more

 

elements are turned on. A quick glance at the indicator light(s) when cooking

 

is finished is an easy check to be sure all control knobs are turned off. The Hot

 

Surface indicator light will continue to glow AFTER the control knob is turned

Figure 1

to the “Off” position and will glow until the heating surface area has cooled

sufficiently.

 

Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off.The glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before it has cooled sufficiently.

Suggested Surface Control Settings (all models)

The suggested settings found in the chart below are based on cooking in medium-weightmetal pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.Note: The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being cooked will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.

 

SURFACE CONTROL SETTINGS

 

 

Setting

Type of Cooking

HIGH (HI - 9)

Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling

MEDIUM HIGH (7 - 8)

Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry

MEDIUM (5 - 6)

Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies, steam vegetables

MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4)

Keep foods cooking, poach, stew

LOW (LO - 1)

Keep warm, melt, simmer

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the element.

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Oven Control Functions

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN. For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various functions of the oven as described below.

BAKE PAD — Used to select the bake function.

BROIL PAD

Used to select the variable broil function.

TIMER ON/OFF PAD — Used to set or cancel the minute timer. The minute timer does not start or stop cooking.

CLOCK SET PAD — Used to set the time of day.

UP and DOWN ARROW PADS— Used along with the function pads to select oven temperature, time of day, clean time and minute timer.

CLEAR/OFF — Used to clear any function previously entered except the time of day or minute timer.

Press CLEAR/OFF to stop cooking.

Setting Oven Controls

Note: The time of day must first be set in order to operate the oven.

To Set the Clock

When the range is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, the display will flash "12:00".

1.Press .

2.Within 5 seconds, press and hold the or until the correct time of day appears in the display.

To Set the Minute Timer

1.Press .

2.Press the to increase the time in one minute increments. Press and hold theto increase the time in 10 minute increments. The timer can be set for any amount of time from 1 minute to 11 hours and 59 minutes.

Note: If you press thefirst, the timer will advance to 11 hours and 59 minutes.

3.The display shows the timer count down in minutes until one minute remains. Then the display will count down in seconds.

4.When the set time has run out, the timer will sound a 3 second beep. 0:00 will appear in the display until is pressed.

Note: While the minute timer is counting down, the “:” will flash. The minute timer does not start or stop cooking. It serves as an extra timer in the kitchen that will beep when the set time has run out. The minute timer can be used alone or during any of the other oven functions. When the minute timer is in use with any other function, the minute timer will be shown in the display. To view other functions, press the pad for that function.

To Change the Minute Timer while it is in use:

While the timer is active and shows in the display, press and hold the or to increase or decrease the time.

To Cancel the Minute Timer before the set time has run out: Press .

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Setting Oven Controls

To Set or Change the Temperature for Baking

The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 500°F.

To Set the Controls for Baking:

1.Press . "— ——°"appears in the display.

2.Within 5 seconds, press the or . The display will show "350°F." By pressing and holding the or , the temperature can then be adjusted in 5°F increments.

3.When the or is released, the oven will begin heating to the selected temperature. When the displayed temperature reaches the desired baking temperature, the control will beep once (1 time).

4.To cancel the baking function, press .

To Change the Oven Temperature after Baking has Started:

1.Press and make sure the bake temperature is displayed.

2.Press the or to increase or decrease the set temperature.

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