Frigidaire FFEF3016LB User Manual

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All about the

Use&Care

of your Electric Range

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Important Safety Instructions ...........................

3-5

Features at a Glance .........................................

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

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Before Setting Surface Controls .......................

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Setting Surface Controls (Coil cooktop) ..............

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Oven Control Functions (300) ............................

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

11-16

Self-Cleaning ..............................................

17-18

Care & Cleaning ..........................................

19-22

Before You Call ............................................

23-24

Major Appliance Warranty ................................

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www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044

www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

2012) (Jan 316902212

PRODUCT RECORD AND REGISTRATION

Contents

 

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

2

Important Safety Instructions ............................

3-5

Features at a Glance ..............................................

6

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

7-8

Removing, replacing & arranging oven racks ................

7

Before Setting Surface Controls ...........................

8-9

Cookware material types ............................................

9

Home Canning ..........................................................

9

Setting Surface Controls .......................................

10

Operating surface elements ......................................

10

Oven Control Functions .........................................

11

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

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Setting the clock ......................................................

11

Changing oven temperature display (F° or C°) ............

11

Setting a silent control panel.....................................

12

Setting the minute timer ...........................................

12

Changing between continuous bake or 12-Hour

 

Energy Saving features .......................................

12

Setting bake ...........................................................

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Setting bake time ....................................................

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Setting bake time and start time ...............................

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Setting broil ............................................................

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Adjusting the oven temperature ................................

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Setting oven lockout feature .....................................

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Operating oven light.................................................

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Self-Cleaning ....................................................

17-18

Care & Cleaning ...............................................

19-22

Cleaning recommendation table ................................

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Surface elements and drip bowls ..............................

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Cautions for aluminum use .......................................

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Replacing the oven light ...........................................

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Removing & replacing oven door ...............................

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Before You Call

 

Solutions to common problems .............................

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Appliance Warranty ..............................................

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Thank you for choosing Frigidare.

This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of your new appliance.We view your purchase as the beginning of a relationship. To ensure our ability to continue serving you, please use this page to record important product information.

Need help??

Visit the Frigidaire web site at www.frigidaire.com

Before you call for service, there are a few things you can do to help us serve your better.

Read this Use & Care manual.

It contains instructions to help you use and maintain your range properly.

If you received a damaged range ...

immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the range.

Save time and money.

Check the section titled “Before you call”. This section helps step you through some common problems that might occur. If you do need service, help is only a phone call away. Call Frigidaire Customer Services at 1-800-944-9044.

Product Registration

Registering your product with Frigidaire enhances our ability to serve you. You can register online at www.frigidaire.com or by dropping your Product Registration Card in the mail.

Serial plate location

Serial plate location:

open storage drawer (some models) or remove lower front panel (some models).

Record model & serial numbers here

Purchase date

Model number

Serial number

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All rights reserved. Printed in the USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Read all instructions before using this appliance.

Do not attempt to install or operate your appliance until you have read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION statement based on the risk type.

Definitions

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

WARNING

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation, maintenance or valuable information that is not hazard related.

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.

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 the leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tipbrackets/screws, or any other part of the 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.

WARNING

Tip Over Hazard

A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.

Verify the anti-tipdevice has

been installed to floor or wall.

Ensure the anti-tipdevice isre-engagedwhen the range is moved to floor or wall.

Do not operate the range without the anti-tipdevice in place and engaged.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns to children and adults.

Range

leveling leg

Anti-Tipbracket

To check if the anti-tipbracket is installed properly, use both arms and grasp the rear edge of range back. Carefully attempt to tilt range forward. When properly installed, the range should not tilt forward.

Refer to the anti-tipbracketinstallation instructions supplied with your range for proper installation.

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

WARNING

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

Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.

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

Save these instructions for future reference.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

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.

DONOTLEAVECHILDRENALONE—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, including the storage drawer, lower broiler drawer, warmer drawer or lower double oven.

CAUTION

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

Do not touch surface heating units or surface cooking elements, areas near these units or elements, or interior surface of the oven. Both surface heating and oven heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface cooking 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 oven door 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.

IMPORTANT

Do not 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.

Do not use water or flour on grease fires— smother the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-typeextinguisher.

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

Use dry potholders - moist or 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 - buildup of pressure may cause container to burst and result ininjury.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR OVEN

Use care when opening oven door , lower 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 interior 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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

SELF-CLEANINGOVENS

Clean in the self-cleaningcycle only the parts listed in this Use & Care Manual.Before self-cleaning the oven, remove the broiler pan and any utensils or foods from the oven.

Do Not Use Oven Cleaners—No commercial 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—The door 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.

IMPORTANTINSTRUCTIONSFORCLEANING YOUR RANGE

Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area around 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 the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning hoods.

COIL COOK TOP MODELS

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.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR 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 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

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NOTE

The features shown for your appliance may vary according to model type & color.

Your electric range features include:

1.Electronic oven control with kitchen timer.

2.Interior oven light switch (some models).

3.Left front single element control.

4.Left rear single element control.

5.Right rear single element control.

6.Right front single element control.

7.Element On indicator light.

8.Element On indicator light.

9.Oven interior light with removable cover (some models).

10.Automatic oven door light switch (some models).

11.Self-cleaningoven interior.

12.Self-cleandoor latch.

13.Adjustable interior oven rack(s).

14.Large 1-pieceoven door handle.

15.Full width oven door (styles vary by model).

16.Storage drawer with drawer handle (some models) or integrated handle (some models).

17.Upswept cooktop

18.Coil element cooktop.

19.6” single element(s).

20.8” single element(s).

21.Removable element drip bowls (some models).

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Broil pan (some models).

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Broil pan insert (some models).

 

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Leveling legs and anti-tip bracket (included).

 

 

 

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Be sure to visit us online at www.frigidaire.com

for a complete line of accessories.

 

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Oven vent location

The oven vent is located under the left rear surface element(See Fig. 1). When the oven is on, warm air passes through the vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results.

Do not block the oven vent.

oven vent located under left rear element

Fig. 1

Types of oven racks

Your range may be equipped with one or more of the oven rack styles shown.

flat handle oven rack

flat

oven rack

offset oven rack

The flat oven rackor flat handle oven rack(some models) may be used for most cooking needs.

The offset oven rack (some models) is designed to place the base of the rack about 1/2 of a rack position lower than normal. This rack design provides several additional possible locations between the standard positions.

BEFORE SETTING OVEN CONTROLS

CAUTION

Always use oven mitts when using the oven. When using the appliance, the oven, oven racks and cooktop will become VERY HOT which can cause burns.

Removing, replacing & 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.

Arranging - always arrange the oven racks when the oven is cool (prior to operating the oven).

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Fig. 2

Recommended rack positions by food type

Food type

Position

 

(See Fig. 2)

 

 

Broiling meats

See broil section

Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits & muffins

3 or 4

Frozen pies, angel food cake, yeast,

 

bread, casseroles

2 or 3

Small cuts of meat or poultry

2 or 3

Turkey, roast or ham

2

 

 

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BEFORE SETTING OVEN CONTROLS

Air circulation in the oven

For best baking results allow 2-4"(5-10cm) around the cookware for proper air circulation and be sure pans and cookware do not touch each other, the oven door, sides or back of the oven cavity. Hot air must be able to circulate around the pans and cookware in the oven for even heat to reach around the food.

Baking layer cakes with 1 or 2 oven racks

For best results when baking cakes using 2 flat oven racks, place cookware on rack positions 2 & 5 (See Fig. 1). For best results when using a single oven flat rack, place cookware on rack positions 2, 3 or 4 (See Fig. 2).

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Using proper cookware

The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results. Be sure to follow the recommendations for using proper cookware as illustrated in Figs. 3 & 4.

Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface heating element . Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (See Fig. 3).

Flat bottom and straight sides.

Tight fitting lids.

Weight of handle does not tilt cookware. Cookware is well balanced.

Cookware size matches the amount of food to be prepared and the size of the surface element.

Made of material that conducts heat well.

Easy to clean.

Always match cookware bottom to element diameter.

Fig. 3

Curved and warped pan bottoms.

Cookware overhangs element by more than 1/2” (1.27 cm).

Cookware is smaller than element.

Cookware weight is not balanced.

Fig. 4

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BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Cookware material types

The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan bottom. The most popular materials available are:

Aluminum - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware resists staining & pitting).

Copper - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily (See Aluminum).

Stainless - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.

Cast Iron - A slow heat conductor however will retain heat very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is reached.

Porcelain-enamel on metal - Heating characteristics will vary depending on base material.

Glass - Slow heat conductor.

Element on indicator lights

Your range is equipped with one or more element on indicator lights located on the control panel just above the surface control knobs (See Fig. 1). Theelement on indicator light will glow when a surface element is turned ON. A quick glance at this indicator light after cooking is an easy check to be sure ALL surface controls are turned OFF.

element on indicator light

Home Canning

Be sure to read and observe all the following points when home canning with your appliance. Check with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) website and be sure to read all the information they have available as well as follow their recommendations for home canning procedures.

Use only quality flat bottom canners when home canning. Use a straight-edgeto check canner bottom (see “Cookware material types” in theBefore setting surface controls section).

Use only a completely flat bottom cannerwith no ridges that radiate from the bottom center when home canning using a ceramic cooktop.

Make sure the diameter of the canner does not exceed 1 inch beyond the surface element markings or burner. It is recommended to use smaller diameter canners on electric coil and ceramic glass cooktops.

Start with hot tap water to bring water to boil more quickly.

Use the highest heat seating when first bringing the water to a boil. Once boiling is achieved, reduce heat to lowest possible setting to maintain that boil.

IMPORTANT

NEVER place or straddle a cooking utensil over 2 different surface cooking elements at the same time. This can cause uneven heating results. This can also cause the ceramic cooktop to fracture (for Ceramic cooktop models only).

Fig. 1

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SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Operating surface elements

CAUTION

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

Do not place flammable items such as plastic 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 surface elements.

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

To operate surface elements:

1.Place correctly sized cooking utensil on surface element.

2.Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting. Start most surface cooking on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish. The surface control knobs do not have to be set exactly on a particular spot. Use the graphics provided as a guide and adjust the control knob as needed (Fig. 1). Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. For more information see the Suggested surface element settings table (Fig. 2).

3.When cooking is complete, turn the surface element OFF before removing the cookware.

NOTES

The element on indicator light(s) will glow when one or more surface elements are turned ON. A quick glance at this indicator light when finished surface cooking is an easy check to be sure all surface controls are turned OFF.

The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being cooked will influence the surface setting needed for best cooking results.

Fig. 1

Suggested surface element settings

The suggested settings table provided below are based when cooking with medium-weightaluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.

Suggested surface element settings table

Settings

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 or

 

steam vegetables

 

 

Medium Low (2 - 4)

Keep foods cooking, poach, stew

 

 

Low (LO - 1)

Keep warm, melt, simmer

 

 

 

Fig. 2

IMPORTANT

Donotallowaluminumfoil,orANYmaterialthatcan melt to make contact with the surface element.

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