Amana ACS7270A, ACS7280A User Manual

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Owner's Manual

Covering Models ACS7270A and ACS7280A

Electric Slide-In Smoothtop Range

Keep instructions for future reference. Be sure manual stays with range.



Important Safety Information ..................


Cooking on the Smoothtop ....................


Cookware Recommendations ................


Before Using the Oven ..........................


Using the Oven Control........................


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


Display and Signals ............................


Custom Features ................................


Oven TemperatureAdjustment .............




Baking .............................................


Broiling ............................................


Roasting ..........................................


Braising ...........................................


Care and Cleaning ...............................


Troubleshooting ...................................


Amana Warranty .................................


Part No.36-32062501-0

Thank you for buying an Amana Range!

Please take the time to complete the registration card and return promptly. If registration card is missing, call Amana Consumer Affairs Department. When contacting Amana, provide product information from serial plate found on upper left hand corner of storage door opening:

Model Number __________________________________



Manufacturing (P) Number _________________________


Serial Number (S/N) ______________________________


Purchase Date __________________________________


Dealer Name ___________________________________


Dealer Address _________________________________


Dealer Phone ___________________________________


Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe place for future reference or if warranty service is required.

For answers to questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call

1-800-843-0304 inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA. Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer.

Amana Appliances also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.

AsureExtended Service Plan

Amana Appliances offers long-term service protection for this new range. AsureExtended Service Plan, covering functional parts, labor, and travel charges, is specially designed to supplement a strong warranty.

Call 1-800-528-2682 for information.

Parts and Accessories

Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories by phone. To order accessories for your Amana product, call

1-800-843-0304 inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA.

Questions on cooking, cleaning or usage?

Refer to

Product Assistance at


call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-843-0304

Save Time and Money

If something seems unusual, please check Troubleshooting section, which is designed to help you solve problems before calling service. If you have a question, call us at (800) 843-0304 or write us at:

Consumer Affairs Department

Amana Appliances

2800 - 220th Trail

Amana, Iowa 52204

Remember to include model number of your appliance and your daytime phone number.

What You Need to Know about Safety Instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating range.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels


DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.


WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.


CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury or product or property damage.




To reduce risk of the appliance tipping, it must be secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket. To make sure bracket has been installed properly, remove the storage drawer or panel and look under the range with a flashlight. Bracket must be engaged in the rear corner of the range.







DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR UNITS—Surface units may be hot though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing touch or other flammable materials contact surface units or areas near surface units until they have had enough time to cool. These areas include the rangetop and backguard.


DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF OVEN—Oven heating elements may be hot though they are dark in color. Interior surfaces of an oven may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials touch heating elements or interior surfaces of oven until they have had enough time to cool. Other range surfaces that may become hot enough to cause burns are the oven door, oven cavity, and oven vent.


To avoid personal injury, do not sit, stand or lean on oven door or oven drawer.


To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, make sure your range has been properly grounded and always disconnect it from main power supply before servicing.

California Safe Drinking Water

and Toxic Enforcement Act

(Proposition 65)

The Governor of California is required to publish a list of substances known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm and requires business to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.

Some appliances contain or produce a chemical or chemicals which can cause death or serious illness and which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. To reduce the risk from substances released during the self-cleaning cycle, make sure this appliance is installed, operated, and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.





1. Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.

2.Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating the Room.

3.Do Not Leave Children Alone—Children should not be alone or unattended in the area where the appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.

4.Wear Proper Apparel—Loose fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while using appliance.

5.User Servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.

6.Storage in or on Appliance—Flammable materials should not be stored in an oven or near surface units.

7.Do Not Use Water On Grease Fires—Smother fire or flame, or use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.

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


1. Use Proper Pan Size— This appliance is

equipped with one or more surface units of different size. 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. Use of oversized utensils concentrates heat on cooking surface and can cause damage to range. Proper relationship of utensil to burner improves efficiency.

2.Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High Heat Settings—Boilover causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.

3.Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, ceramic, earthware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for rangetop service without breaking due to sudden change in temperature.

4.Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extended 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 a utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units.


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



1.Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop—If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electrical shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

2.Clean Cooktop With Caution—If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.





1. Use Care When Opening Door— Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food.

2.Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Build-up of pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.

3.Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed.

4.Placement of Oven Racks—Always place oven racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack is removed while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven.

5.Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line drip bowls, oven racks or oven bottoms. Improper installation of these liners may result in a risk of electrical shock, or fire.


1.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.

2.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 liner.

3.Clean Only Parts Listed in Manual.

4.Before Self-Cleaning the Oven—Remove broiler pan, oven racks, and other utensils.

5.Remove All Items From Rangetop and Backguard.


1.Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently—Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.

2.When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.

In Case of Fire

Fires can occur as a result of over cooking or excessive grease. Though a fire is

unlikely, if one occurs, proceed as follows:

Surface Element Fire

1.Smother the fire with a nonflammable lid or baking soda, or use a Class ABC or BC extinguisher. Not water. Not salt. Not flour.

2.As soon as it is safe to do so, turn the surface controls to OFF. Turn off power at main circuit breaker or fuse box.

Oven Fires

1.If you see smoke from your oven, do not open oven.

2.Turn oven off.

3.As an added precaution, turn off power at main circuit breaker or fuse box.

4.Turn on vent to remove smoke.

5.Allow food or grease to burn itself out in oven.

6.If smoke and fire persist, call fire department.

7.If there is any damage to components, call an authorized servicer before using range.





• Do not cook food directly on






rangetop surface, always use





Do not mix household cleaning products. Chemical


mixtures may interact with objectionable or even


hazardous results.


Do not put plastic items on warm cooking areas. They


may melt and stick.


Do not lift or move range by grasping main cooktop.


This can result in main top shattering or cracking.

• Do not lift or move range by grasping oven door. This


can result in door glass breaking or shattering.

Oven door contains a glass window. While this glass is


built to be sturdy and resistant, it is glass and should


be treated with care.


Do not slide rough metal objects across rangetop


surface. Scratching or metal marking can result.

Do not leave fat heating unless you remain nearby. Fat


can ignite if overheated by spilling onto hot surfaces.

Do not allow pots to boil dry as this can cause damage


to cooking surface and pan.

Do not use rangetop surface as a cutting board.

Do not use range for storage or as a display counter.



Cooking on the Smoothtop

Cooking Safely with Surface Elements


To avoid risk of serious personal injury, property damage, or fire, do not leave surface elements unattended while in operation. Grease and spillovers can ignite causing a fire.


To avoid risk of electrical shock or serious personal injury,

never cook on a broken smoothtop cooking surface. Spillovers can penetrate broken surface and cause electric shock.

never clean broken cooktop. Cleaners can penetrate broken surface and cause electric shock.

If smoothtop cooking surface breaks, discontinue use and notify an authorized servicer immediately.


To avoid serious personal injury, do not use a damp or wet cloth to clean up spills on a hot or warm cooktop. Moist or damp cloths on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam.

Setting Surface Element Controls

Push and turn the surface element control knobs in either direction to turn on the surface elements. Surface elements are located under the ceramic cooking surface and radiate heat through the cooktop. The controls have infinite settings between LO and HI for fine temperature control.

1. Push in and turn surface element control to desired setting.

You will see the element turn on and off while

you are cooking. This is the element cycling to maintain proper temperature.

2.When finished cooking, turn control to OFF position.

Dual Surface Elements

Dual surface elements have an inner and outer element that can be set according to the pan size. The outer edge of your pan should always cover the element graphic, with a maximum overhang of 1 inch. To use inner and outer element simultaneously, depress switch to LARGE position. To use inner element only, turn switch to SMALL position.








Use to prepare food at less than boiling

temperatures or to simmer.



Use to maintain boiling of larger amounts of food,

low temperature frying.



Use to bring food to boiling temperatures. When

food is boiling temperature setting should be



reduced to LO through MED.

Indicator Lights

Surface elements are indicated by an indicator light that glows when the element is turned on. The location and number of indicator lights vary with each model. After a surface control is turned off, the surface indicator light will continue to glow until surface elements have cooled to approximately 145°F. The length of time the light remains on will vary. If there is more than one surface element light, do not expect the lights to shut off at the same time.

After you cook...

...remember to establish a cleaning routine for your smoothtop. Cooktops can be sensitive to certain cooking spillovers. Unlike conventional ranges, smoothtops should not be cleaned with a wet dishcloth when wiping down other counters.

Daily care is quick, easy and can prevent damage. To purchase Amana recommended cleaning products, contact our Consumer Affairs department at (800) 843-0304.


Utensil Recommendations

What Should I Consider in Cookware?





Flat bottomed cookware.

Cookware with rounded or warped





Pans with aluminum disk

Glass, glass-ceramic, enamel

porcelain or cast iron cookware,


canners or pressure cookers.




Heavy gauge metal cookware.

Light gauge metal cookware.



Handles that are secure, that are

Cookware with loose or broken

not heavy enough to tilt pan.





Cookware that is smaller than or

Proper pan size.

greater than heating element size


by 1 inch.



Flat bottomed wok

Wok with a ringstand on bottom



Flat Pan Test

For best cooking results, use a pan with a flat bottom. To determine if pan has a flat bottom.

1.Rotate a ruler along bottom of pan. If pan is not flat, gaps between bottom of pan and edge of ruler can be seen.

2.A small groove or mark on a pan does not affect cooking times. However, if a pan has a gap, formed rings, or an uneven bottom, it does not cook efficiently and in some cases may not boil liquid.

Does not cover element

More than 1 inch overhang








Heats and cools quickly. Use for frying, braising,

and roasting.




Stainless Steel

Heats and cools at moderate rate. Use for soups,

sauces, vegetables, general cooking.




Copper Clad /

Heats and cools quickly. Use for gourmet cooking,

Tin Lined

wine sauces, egg dishes.



Can I can?

Canning is not recommended with any of the Amana smoothtop ranges or cooktops due to the intense heat and large cookware required to can.

The heat generated by the canning cookware overheats both the elements and the smoothtop of the range. This may cause the smoothtop to crack, cause failure of the heating elements, and may cause overheating of the surrounding walls.

Damage incurred by canning, or attempting to can, using the smoothtop cooktop is not covered under warranty.


Before Using the Oven

Oven Cooking Methods

This oven provides conventional Baking, Broiling, and EvenAir Plus™ Convection Cooking. During EvenAir Plus™ Convection Cooking, the oven fan in the rear of the oven cavity circulates air while the oven cooks. The circulating air provides even browning and faster baking times.


Broil (upper) and bake (lower) elements operate during bake. Broil



element is only used to heat oven quickly and brown top of food—



this element will cycle on and off during the baking period. Bake can



be used to cook foods which are normally baked. Oven should be







Broil (upper) element operates during broil. Broil can be used to cook foods


which are normally broiled. Preheating is not required when using broil. All


foods should be turned at least once except fish, which does not need to


be turned.


EvenAir™ Plus Convection

Convection (rear) element and fan operate during convection.



Convection should be used for cooking pastries, souffles, yeast



bread, cakes and cookies. Oven should be preheated for best



results when using convection. Upper and lower elements operate



during preheat. Pans do not need to be staggered.




Before Using the Oven (cont'd)

Oven Racks and Rack Positions

Your range has 5 oven rack positions to accommodate all type of cooking and cookware . The EvenAir Plus™ convection baking feature allows you to use multiple racks simultaneously while providing even browning and faster baking times.

Oven Rack Placement


Position oven rack before turning


oven on.



Pull rack forward to stop position.



Raise front edge of rack and pull



until rack is out of oven.



Place rack in new rack position.


• Curved edge of rack must be


toward rear of oven.


Aluminum Foil


To avoid risk of personal injury, property damage or fire, do not line oven bottom, racks, or broiler pan and grid with aluminum foil.

When placed on the oven bottom or racks, aluminum foil not only creates a hazard, but also affects oven performance. To minimize spills in the oven, place a shallow pan or cookie sheet underneath food items that drip or spill.





1 and 2

For large cuts of meat such as roasts or turkeys. For


baked foods such as frozen pies or angel food cakes.




For most baked foods on a cookie sheet or shallow pan.



4 and 5

For broiled or toasted foods.



Convection Broiler Rack

Oven includes a special convection roasting rack. This rack should be placed on top of broiler pan and grid. This allows air to circulate around food and cook evenly without turning. If convection roasting rack is not used, foods must be turned at least once during cooking.




To avoid risk of personal injury, property damage or fire, never leave oven unattended while broiling

Broiling Hints

Remove excess fat from meat before broiling. Cut edges of meat to prevent curling.

Place food on a cold ungreased broiling pan. If pan is hot, food sticks.

All food except fish should be turned at least one time. Begin broiling with skin side down.

Season meat after it has browned.

Broiling does not require preheating.

Begin cooking using suggested rack levels in Broiling section to test broiler results. If food is not brown enough, cook on a higher rack position. If food is too brown, cook on a lower rack position.


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