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OWNER’S GUIDE

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

 

Contents

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

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

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Version française ...........................................................................................................

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

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Grounding Instructions .................................................................................................

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Setting the Clock and Minute Timer .............................................................................

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Flame Size .....................................................................................................................

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Proper Burner Adjustments ..........................................................................................

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

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

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

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Oven Cleaning ..........................................................................................................

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General Cleaning ...................................................................................................

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Changing Oven Light ...................................................................................................

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Avoid Service Checklist ............................................................................................

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Warranty .......................................................................................................................

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GAS RANGE

Sealed Surface Burners,

 

Porcelain Enamel or

 

Continuous Cleaning Oven Interior

P/N 316000655 (9905)

Product Registration

Register Your Product

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

Versión en español

Si desea obtener una copia en español de este Manual del Usuario, sírvase escribir a la dirección que se incluye a continuación.

Solicite la P/N316000189S.

Version française

Si vous désirez obtenir un exemplaire de la version française de ce "Guide de l'utilisateur," faites-enla demande par écrit à l'adresse indiquéeci-dessous.Exigez qu'on vous livre le N° de pièce 316000189F.

French Owner's Guides -OR-

Spanish Owner's Guides (please specify) Frigidaire Company

P. O. Box 9061

Dublin, Ohio 43017-0961

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 found on the right side of the oven front frame in the storage compartment or on the oven floor shield.

Model Number: _____________________________________________________

Serial Number: ______________________________________________________

Date of Purchase: ___________________________________________________

This Owner's Guide contains general operating instructions for your range and feature information for several models. Your range may not have all the described features.

Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide 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.

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

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

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

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

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.

© 1998 White Consolidated Industries

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All rights reserved

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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 Fuel Gas Code ANSIZ223.—latestedition, or in Canada CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No.70—latestedition, or in Canada CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Electricl 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.

•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 provide 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 or broiler 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, broiler compartment or

 

warmer drawer for storage.

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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, broiler compartment, near surface burners, broiler compartment 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 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 cooktop, surfaces facing the cooktop, 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—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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR COOKTOP

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.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR OVEN

•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.

IMPORTANTINSTRUCTIONSFORCLEANINGYOUR 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. Refer to the hood 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.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

CONTINUOUS CLEANING OVENS

 

•Do Not Use Oven Cleaners on the oven liner or any of the

 

continuous cleaning surfaces. Continuous cleaning surfaces

 

can be identified by their rough surface finish.

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.

DO NOT Operate the range using a 2-prongadapter or an extension cord. If a2-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.

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

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Setting the Clock and Minute Timer

(some models)

Your model may be equipped with the clock and minute timer shown below. To set the clock and minute timer, follow these instructions:

To Set the Clock

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

1.Slide switch C (CLOCK/TIMER) to the CLOCK position.

2.Push in and hold button A (HOUR) until the correct hour appears in the display. (The numbers will only count forward.)

3.Push in and hold button B (MINUTE) until the correct minutes appear in the display.

To Set the Minute Timer

1.Slide switch C (CLOCK/TIMER) to the TIMER position, "0:59" (59 MINUTES) will appear in the display window. The timer can be set for any amount of time from 1 minute to 1 hour and 59 minutes.

2.• To set a time more than 59 minutes, push in and release button A (HOUR). The timer will jump in at the maximum 1 hour and 59 minutes. The time can now be adjusted down by pushing in and holding button B (MINUTE) until the correct time appears in the display window.

To set a time less than 59 minutes, push in and hold button B (MINUTE) until the correct minutes appear in the display. (The minute timer will automatically start when the button is released.)

3.When the set time has passed, the control will display "0:00" and beep continuously. Slide switch C (CLOCK/TIMER) to the CLOCK position to cancel the timer and return to the clock mode.

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Flame Size

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 most cooking, start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower one to complete the process. Use the chart 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.

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; steam

Low Flame

Keep foods cooking; poach; stew

*These settings are based on using medium-weightaluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.

Proper Burner

Adjustments

The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lightedroom. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharply defined. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yelloworange. To clean burner, see instructions underGeneral Cleaning.

Setting Surface

Controls

The controls shown below may not look identical to the Surface Controls knobs on your range; They are only representational.

Your range is equipped with 4 standard burners, 2 standard and 2 large burners, or 3 standard and 1 large burner. Regardless of size, always select a utensil 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.

For models equipped with the large burners, the larger burner is best used when bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger quantities of food.

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

To operate the surface burner:

1.Place cooking utensil on burner.

2.Push the Surface Control knobin andturn counterclockwise out of theOFF position.

3.Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position.Note: All four electronic ignitors will click 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 knobin and turn counterclockwise to the desired flame size. The control knobs do not have to be set at a particular mark. Use the guides and adjust the flame as needed.DO NOT cook with the Surface Control knob in theLITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to click if left in theLITE position.)

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. Use caution when lighting surface burners manually.

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 wood spoons could catch fire if placed too close to a flame.

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Before Setting Oven

Controls

Arranging Oven Racks

(Some models may have one rack.) ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS COOL (PRIOR TO OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when using the oven.

Oven Vent Location

The oven vent is located below 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.

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 5

RACK POSITIONS

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.

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Setting Oven Controls

The surface controls shown below may not look identical to the surface controls on your range. They are only representational.

Bake

1.Arrange oven racks while the oven is still cool. See "Arranging Oven Racks" under Before Setting Oven Controls.

2.Push in and turn the Temperature Control knob to the desired temperature.

3.Preheat the oven for 10 to 12 minutes before baking. Preheating is not necessary when roasting, cooking casseroles or broiling most foods.

4.When cooking is finished, turn the Temperature Control knob to OFF.

Broil

1.Slide broiler drawer out to the stop position.

2.Remove broiler pan and insert, 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 and allow front of rack to slide down into the corresponding slots in front of broiler drawer, Figure 2.

FIGURE 1

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 and insert is positioned as shown, Figure 1.

7.Slide the broiler drawer all the way into the range.

8.Push in and turn the Temperature Control knob to BROIL.

9.Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and cook on the second side. Season and serve. ALWAYS pull the broiler drawer out to the stop position before turning or removing food.

10.When broiling is finished, turn the Temperature Control knob to OFF.

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

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

Should a broil fire occur, leave the broiler drawer closed and turn the oven off. If the fire continues, throw baking soda on the fire or use a fire extinguisher.DO NOT put water or flour on the fire. Flour may be explosive.

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Oven Cleaning

Follow these cleaning precautions:

Allow the oven to cool before cleaning.

Wear rubber gloves when cleaning the appliance manually.

REMOVE SPILLOVERS AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANINGS WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MAJOR CLEANINGS LATER.

Ammonia must be rinsed before operating the oven. Provide

adequate ventilation.

DO NOT line the oven walls, bottom, racks or any other part of the appliance with aluminum foil. Doing so will destroy heat distribution, produce poor baking results and cause permanent damage to the oven interior (aluminum foil will melt to the interior surface of the oven).

Porcelain Enamel Oven and Broiler Drawer

Porcelain has a smooth finish and is a type of glass fused to metal. Oven cleaners can be used on all interior oven surfaces.

General Cleaning

Remove soils using hot, soapy water. Do not allow food spills with a high sugar or acid content (such as milk, tomatoes, saukerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on the surface as they may cause a dull spot even after cleaning.

To Remove Heavy Soil

1.Allow a dish of ammonia to sit in the oven overnight or for several hours with the oven door closed. Clean softened spots using hot, soapy water. Rinse well with water and a clean cloth.

2.If soil remains, use a soap-filledscouring pad or a nonabrasive cleaner. If necessary, use an oven cleaner following manufacturer's instructions.DO NOT mix ammonia with other cleaners.

3.Clean any soil from the oven frame, the door liner outside the oven door gasket and the small area at the front center of the oven bottom. Clean with hot, soapy water. Rinse well using clean water and a cloth.

Adhere to the following precautions when using oven cleaners:

1.DO NOT spray on the electrical controls or switches because it could cause a short circuit and result in sparking or fire.

2.DO NOT allow a film from the cleaner to build up on the temperature sensing bulb; it could cause the oven to heat improperly. (The bulb is located in the rear of the oven.) Carefully wipe the bulb clean after each oven cleaning, being careful not to move the bulb. A change in its position could affect how the oven bakes. Avoid bending the bulb and capillary tube.

3.DO NOT spray any cleaner on the oven door trim or gasket, broiler drawer glides, handles or any exterior surfaces of the range, plastic or painted surfaces. The cleaner can damage these surfaces.

To Clean the Oven Bottom

The oven bottom in porcelain enamel oven models can be removed for cleaning. See "To Remove and Replace Oven Bottom" under General Cleaning.

Clean using hot, soapy water, a mild abrasive cleanser, a soap-filledabrasive pad or oven cleaner following manufacturer's instructions.

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Oven Cleaning

(continued)

Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:

Allow the oven to cool before cleaning.

Wear rubber gloves when cleaning the appliance manually.

REMOVE SPILLOVERS AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

REGULAR CLEANINGS WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MAJOR CLEANINGS LATER.

Ammonia must be rinsed before operating the oven. Provide adequate ventilation.

DO NOTuse oven cleaners, gritty cleansers, coarse abrasive pads or brushes, silicone sprays or metal scrapers on the interior walls, oven frame or ceiling of a continuous cleaning oven. Permanent damage to the oven may result.

DO NOTline the oven walls, bottom, racks or any other part of the appliance with aluminum foil. Doing so will destroy heat distribution, produce poor baking results and cause permanent damage to the oven interior (aluminum foil will melt to the interior surface of the oven).

Continuous Cleaning Oven (some models)

Continuous cleaning ovens have a special coating which is a porous ceramic material. This rough coating tends to prevent grease spatters from forming little beads which run down the side walls leaving streaks that require hand cleaning. Instead, when spatter hits the porous coating, it disperses and is partially absorbed. This spreading action increases the exposure of oven soil to heated air, making it less noticeable.

Soil may not disappear completely. Remaining soil will gradually fade with continued oven use.The special coating works best on small amounts of spatter. Larger spills, or spills generating from sugar, egg and dairy mixtures, do not clean as well.

If difficult soils occur:

1.Remove the oven racks and cookware.

2.Remove soils by completing steps a orb below:

a)Use hot, soapy water and wash soils using a nylon-bristlybrush or a nylon mesh scouring pad.DO NOT rub or scrub with paper towels, cloths or sponges. They will leave lint on the oven coating.

b)Apply ammonia with a sponge and dab it into the porous coating. Leave the ammonia on the soiled area for 30 minutes.

3.Rinse with clear water.

4.Close the oven door and push in and turn the Temperature Control knob to 450°F (230°C).

5.Operate oven for 15 minutes.

6.Remaining soil will fade with continued oven use.

To Clean the Oven Bottom

The oven bottom is not a continuous cleaning finish. Oven cleaners can be used on the oven bottom only. Remove the oven bottom before using oven cleaners. DO NOTget oven cleaner on any of the continuous cleaning surfaces.

Note: To remove or replace oven bottom, see "To Remove and Replace Oven Bottom" underGeneral Cleaning.

To clean, use hot, soapy water, a mild abrasive cleanser, asoap-filledabrasive pad or oven cleaner(on the oven bottom only) following manufacturer's instructions.

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