Frigidaire ES100 User Manual

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specific operating instructions for your model. instructed in this manual. These instructions are not condition and situation that may occur. Common practiced when installing, operating and maintaining

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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.

If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.


Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.


Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, servicer or the gas supplier.

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 Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.- latest edition, or in Canada CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPANo.70-latestedition, or in Canada CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and local 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 burners 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


Important Safety Instructions

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 BURNERS, AREAS NEAR THESE BURNERS, OVEN BURNERS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE OVEN. Both surface and oven burners may be hot even though flames are not visible. Areas near surface burners 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 orfoam-typeextinguisher.

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 burners. 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—ELECTRICIGNITION MODELS ONLY:Do not attempt to operate the oven during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the oven. If the oven is not turned off and the power resumes, the oven will begin to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.


Use Proper Flame Size—Adjustflame size so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the burner flame to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to flame will also improve efficiency.

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

before removing the pan.

•Always turn knob to the full LITE position when igniting top burners. Visually check that burner has lit. Then adjust the flame so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.

Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Burners—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 burners.

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

Protective Liners—Donot use aluminum foil to line surface burner pans, or oven bottom, except as suggested in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.

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


Use Care When Opening Oven Door or Warmer Drawer

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 below the backguard. 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.

Cold temperatures can damage the electronic control. When using the appliance for the first time, or when the appliance has not been used for an extended period of time, be certain the unit has been in temperatures above 32°F (0°C) for at least 3 hours before turning on the power to the appliance.


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. Refer to the range manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.

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.


Important Safety Instructions


See the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS packaged with this range for complete installation and grounding instructions.

(electric ignition models only)

Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adapter plug, an extension cord, or remove grounding prong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.

This appliance is equipped with a3-pronggrounding plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded receptacle.DO NOT cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.

For personal safety, the range must be properly grounded. For maximum safety, the power cord must be plugged into an electrical outlet that is correctly polarized and properly grounded.

If a 2-prongwall receptacle is the only available outlet, it is the personal responsibility of the consumer to have it replaced with a properly grounded3-prongwall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.


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.


Features At A Glance


Setting Surface Controls

Do not place plastic itemssuchassaltandpeppershakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range when it is in use.

These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wood spoons could catch fire if placed too close to a flame.

In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface burners can be lit manually. To light a surface burner, hold a lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn the Surface Control knob to LITE. After burner lights push in and turn knob to desired setting. Use CAUTION when lighting surface burners manually.

Setting Surface Controls

Your range may be equipped with different sized surface burners. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the burner size increases.

The simmer burner (if equipped) is best used for simmering delicate sauces, etc.

The standard burners can be used for most surface cooking needs.

The Power Plus™ burners (if equipped) are best used for bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger quantities of food.

Regardless of size, always select cookware that is suitable for the amount and type of food being prepared. Select a burner and flame size appropriate to the pan. Never allow flames to extend beyond the outer edge of the pan.

Each burner lights automatically from an electric ignitor each time a control knob is turned to the LITE position.

Operating the Surface Burners

1. Place cooking utensil on surface burner.

2. Push the surface control knob in and turn counterclockwise out of the OFF position.

3. Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position. Note: All four electronic surface ignitors will spark at the same time. However, only the burner you are turning on will ignite.

3.Visually check that the burner has lit.

4.Push the control knob in and turn counterclockwise to the desired flame

size. The control knobs do not have to be set at a particular setting. Use the guides and adjust the flame as needed. DO NOT cook with the surface control knob in the LITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if the knob is left in the LITE position.)

Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size



For most cooking, start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower one to complete the process. Use the recommendations below as a guide for determining proper flame size for various types of cooking. The size and type of utensil used and the amount of food being cooked will influence the setting needed for cooking.




Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge of the utensil. A higher flame simply wastes heat and energy, and increases your risk of being burned by the flame.

For deep fat frying, use a thermometer and adjust the surface control knob accordingly. If the fat is too cool, the food will absorb the fat and be greasy. If the fat is too hot, the food will brown so quickly that the center will be undercooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much food at once as the food will neither brown nor cook properly.

*Flame Size

Type of Cooking

High Flame

Start most foods; bring water to a boil; pan broiling.

Medium Flame

Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces, gravies; steaming.

Low Flame

Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.

*These settings are based on using medium-weightmetal or aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lighted room. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharp. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.


Before Setting Oven Controls

Oven Vent Location

The oven vent is located below the backguard. When the oven is on, warm air is released through this vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK THE OVEN VENT.

Arranging Oven Racks


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.

Arranging Oven Racks with 6 Rack Positions

To bake on a single rack, place the rack on position 3 or 4. To bake on 2 racks,place the racks on positions 3 and 5.

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—Usedto select the bake function.

BROIL PAD— Used to select the variable broil function.

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

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.

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

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.


Setting Oven Controls

To Broil

1. Slide broiler drawer out to the stop position.

2. Remove broiler pan and insert (See Figure 1).

3. Always position rack before setting control, while range is cool.

4. Position rack by tilting front of rack up and pulling rack out from locating holes in rear of broiler drawer. Reposition back of rack in the desired locating holes

Figure 1 and allow front of rack to slide down into the corresponding slots in front of broiler drawer (See Figure 2).

For rare meats, position the rack closer to the burner (upper position). For medium foods use middle position.

For well-donefoods such as chicken, lobster tails or thick cuts of meat, position the rack further from the burner (lower position).

5.Place insert on broiler pan, then place meat on insert. DO NOT use the broiler pan without the insert.DO NOT cover the insert with aluminum foil. The exposed fat could ignite.

6. Place broiler pan on rack; make sure the broiler pan with the insert is positioned as shown (See Figure 1). Be sure front of pan is positioned correctly in rack.

7. Slide the broiler drawer all the way into the range. Press on Oven Control. 8. Press and hold the or until the desired broil setting level appears

in the display. Press the forHI (high) broil or theforLO (low) broil.

Most foods can be broiled at the HI broil setting. Select theLO broil setting to

avoid excess browning or drying of foods that should be broiled to the well-done


9.Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and cook on the second side. Note:

Always pull the rack out to the stop position before turning or removing food.

10. When broiling is finished, press .

11. When removing broiler pan from broiler drawer always use pot holders.

Note: The broiler pan and the insert allows grease to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the broiler (see illustration). DO NOT use the pan without the insert.DO NOT cover the insert with foil; the exposed grease could ignite.

DO NOT use the broiler drawer for storage. Items placed in the broiler drawer will catch fire.

Should an oven fire occur, close the oven door and turn off the oven. If the fire continues, use a fire extinguisher.DO NOT put water or flour on the fire. Flour may be explosive.