Frigidaire ES III User Manual

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Product Registration .........................................................


Versión en español ...........................................................


IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS...............................


Setting Surface Controls for Models with Coil Elements

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Setting Warmer Drawer Controls (if equipped) ................


Before Setting Oven Controls ...........................................


Control Pad Functions ......................................................


Setting the Clock and Minute Ti 8


Thank you for choosing this appliance. The information contained within this Owner's Guidewill instruct you on how to properly operate and care for your range. Please read through the information contained in your literature pack to learn more about your new appliance.

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers. The numbers are found on the serial plate located under the lift-upcooktop for models equipped with a coil cook tops.



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

This guide contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of these symbols.

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.

All ranges can tip.

Injury to persons could result.

Install anti-tipdevice packed with range.

See Installation Instructions.

To reduce the risk of tipping, the range must be secured by properly installedanti-tipbracket provided with the range. To check if the bracket is installed properly, visually check that rear leveling leg is inserted into and fully secured by theanti-tipbracket by removing lower panel or storage drawer. For models with a warmer drawer, grasp the top rear edge of the range and carefully attempt to tilt it forward. Refer to the Installation Instructions for properanti-tipbracket installation.

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.




•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 Units—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 Units 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.


•Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in Place—Absence of 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.


•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. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.


•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.


•Clean in the self-cleaningcycle only the parts listed in this Owner’s Guide.Before self cleaning the oven, remove the broiler pan and any utensils or foods from the oven.

•Do Not Use Oven Cleaners—Nocommercial oven cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven.

•Do Not Clean Door Gasket—Thedoor gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.

•The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the self-cleaningcycle of any range. Move birds to anotherwell-ventilatedroom.


Setting Surface Controls for Models with Coil Elements

Surface Unit Control

Simmer Select Surface Unit Control

To Operate the Surface Element

1.Place cooking utensil on the surface element.

2.Push in and turn the Surface Control knob in either direction to the desired setting. 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 mark. Use the marks 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 signal light will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at the signal light(s) when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all control knobs are turned off.

To Operate Simmer Select Surface Unit (If equipped)

The right side of the control knob allows you to use the Simmer Select unit as you would any normal surface unit on the medium to high settings.

The left side of the control knob is used to operate the Simmer Select feature. This feature allows the element to heat at a much lower temperature than when used as a normal surface unit. This allows you to precisely simmer delicate foods.

You may switch between normal cooking and Simmer Select at any time during the cooking process. Be sure to set the knob indicator between MAX andMIN for simmering or betweenMED andHI for normal cooking.

NOTE: The unit will not operate if the knob is positioned in the space between

MAX and MED.

The suggested settings found in the chart below are based on cooking in medium-weightaluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.






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






Larger quantities of food, stews and soups




Smaller quanitites of food, delicate foods, melting


chocolate or butter

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.

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.


Setting Warmer Drawer

Controls (if equipped)

Use the warmer drawer to keep hot foods hot such as: vegetables, gravies, meats, casseroles, biscuits and rolls, pastries and heated dinner plates.

The warmer drawer is equipped with a catch which may require extra force when opening and closing the drawer.

Arranging Warmer Drawer Rack Positions

The rack can be used in 2 ways:

In the upright position to allow low profile food items to be placed both under and on top of the rack (for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack and a casserole dish under).

In the downward position to allow you to place light weight food items and empty dishware (for example, rolls or pastries and dinner plates). Set the warmer drawer rack as shown below.

Warmer Drawer Recommended

Food Settings Chart

Food Item


Roasts (Beef, Pork, Lamb)


Pork Chops




Hamburger Patties










Fried Foods








Rolls, soft


Rolls, hard




Empty Dinner Plates


To Operate the Warmer Drawer

Your range is equipped with a warmer drawer. The purpose of the warmer drawer is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food. It is not recommended to heat cold food in the warmer drawer.

All food placed in the warmer drawer should be covered with a lid or aluminum foil to maintain quality. Do not use plastic wrap to cover food. Plastic may melt onto the drawer and be very difficult to clean.

Use only dishware, utensils and cookware recommended for oven use in the warmer drawer.

Always use potholders or oven mitts when removing food from the warmer drawer as cookware and plates will be hot.

To Set the Warmer Drawer Thermostat Control

The thermostat control is used to select the temperature of the warmer drawer. It is located on the control panel. To set the thermostat, push in and turn the knob to the desired setting. The temperatures are approximate, and are designated by HI, MED and LO.

1.Turn the knob to select the desired temperature setting.

2.For best results, preheat the drawer before adding food. An empty drawer will preheat in approximately 15 minutes.

3.Turn the thermostat control to OFF after use.

Temperature Selection

Refer to the chart in the side column for recommended settings. If a particular food is not listed, start with the medium setting. If more crispness is desired, remove the lid or aluminum foil.

Most foods can be kept at serving temperatures by using the medium setting.

When a combination of foods are to be kept warm (for instance, a meat with 2 vegetables and rolls), use the high setting.

Refrain from opening the warmer drawer while in use to eliminate loss of heat from the drawer.

Indicator Light

The indicator light is located below the thermostat control. It turns on when the control is set, and stays on until the control is turned off. The warmer drawer is inoperable during the self-cleancycle. The indicator light will not come on during theself-cleancycle.


Before Setting Oven


Oven Vent Location

For models equipped with coil surface elements, the oven vent is located under the left rear surface element. For models equipped with aceramic-glasscook top the oven vent is locatedbelow the backguard. When the oven is on, warm air is released through the vents. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results.

Arranging 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.


To bake on 1 rack, place the rack on position 3 or 4. To bake on 2 racks,place the racks on positions 2 and 4. Convection ranges are equipped with 3 racks and should be placed in positions 1, 3 and 4.


Control Pad Functions



satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various functions of the


oven as described below.

CLEAR PAD— Used to clear





any function previously

UP and DOWN ARROW PADS— Used along with the

entered except the time of

function pads to select oven temperature, cooking

day and minute timer. Push

time, stop time (when programming an automatic

CLEAR to stop cooking.

stop time), time of day, clean time and minute timer.



BAKE PAD—Used to






enter the normal






baking mode




























Used to select






the variable
















broil function.

















Used to select the




light will glow each time the oven unit turns on to

Used to set or


maintain the set oven temperature. The "PREHEAT"

cancel the minute



light will glow when the oven is first set to operate,

timer. The minute


or if the desired temperature is reset higher than

timer does not


the actual oven temperature. The "LOCK" light will

start or stop


flash until the door locks when the self-cleancycle



is in use. It glows constantly after the door locks.



CLOCK PAD— Used to set the time of day.


INDICATOR LIGHTS— These light to show which feature is in use.


Used to enter the length of the baking time.


Used to set the desired stop time for baking. Can be used with BAKE TIME to program a delayed bake cycle.

The oven can be programmed to:

Bake normally

Time bake



For a silent control panel:

When choosing a function, a beep will be heard each time a pad is pushed. If desired, the controls can be programmed for silent operation. Push and hold . After 7 seconds, the control will beep once. This will block the controls from sounding when a pad is pushed. To return the sound, push and holdagain for 7 seconds until 1 beep is heard.

Note: The control will return to the audible mode after a power outage.

Temperature conversion:

The electronic oven control is set to operate in °F (Fahrenheit) when shipped from the factory. The oven can be programmed for any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (65°C to 287°C).

To change the temperature to °C (Celsius) or from °C to °F (control should not be in a Bake or Clean mode):

1.Push . "— ——"appears in the display.

2.Push and hold theuntil "HI" appears in the display.

3.Push and holduntil °F or °C appears in the display.

4.Push the orto change °F to °C or °C to °F.

5.Push any function pad to return to normal operating mode.


Setting the Clock and

Minute Timer

Note: The oven function will not work if the time of day clock is not set.

To Set the Clock - Control Style 4

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.Push .

2.Within 5 seconds, push and hold the oruntil the correct time of day appears in the display.

Note: The clock cannot be changed during any timed bake orself-cleancycle.

To Set the Minute Timer - Control Style 4

1.Push .

2.Push theto increase the time in one minute increments. Push 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 push 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 beep 3 times. It will then continue to beep 3 times every 60 seconds untilis pushed.

Note: 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 mode, the minute timer will be shown in the display. To view other functions, push the function pad for that mode.

To Change the Minute Timer while it is in use:

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

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

Push .


Setting Oven Controls

Note: The oven function will not work if the time of day clock is not set.

Note: The oven control has abuilt-insafety feature that will shut off the oven if the control is left on for more than 11 hours 59 minutes.

To Set or Change the Temperature for Normal Baking

The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (65°C to 287°C).

To Set the Controls for Normal Baking:

1.Push . "— ——"appears in the display.

2.Within 5 seconds, push the or . The display will show "350°F (177°C)." By holding the or , the temperature can then be adjusted in 5°F (1°C) increments.

3.As soon as the oris released, the oven will begin heating to the selected temperature. When the displayed temperature reaches the desired

baking temperature, the control will beep 3 times.

4.To cancel the baking function, push .

To Change the Oven Temperature after Baking has Started:

1.If you are using the minute timer, pushand make sure the bake temperature is displayed.

2.Push the orto increase or decrease the set temperature.