Kenmore 790 Stove User Manual

Important Safety Instructions
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—Always follow the
manufacturer’s recommended directions for use. Be
aware that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may
ignite causing damage and injury.
• Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts listed in
this Use & Care Guide. 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.
Use Proper Flame Size—Adjust flame 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—Do not 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—Only certain types of glass,
glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils
are suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to
sudden change in temperatures. 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.
INSTRUCTIONS packaged with
this range for complete
installation and grounding
Grounding Instructions
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 a 3-prong
grounding 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.
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-fitting or 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—Smother
the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry
chemical or foam-type 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—Moist or 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—Buildup of
pressure may cause container to burst and result in
Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to
be stored or discarded.
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.
If a 2-prong wall receptacle is the
only available outlet, it is the
personal responsibility of the
consumer to have it replaced
with a properly grounded 3-prong
wall receptacle installed by a
qualified electrician.