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Before Setting Oven Controls
For best air circulation and baking
results allow 2-4" (5-10 cm) 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. The hot air
must be able to circulate around the
pans and cookware in the oven for
even heat to reach around the food.
Air Circulation in the Oven
Baking Layer Cakes with 1 or 2 Oven Racks
For best results when baking cakes using 2 oven racks, place cookware on oven rack positions 1 & 4 (Refer to Figs. 2 & 3).
When using a single oven rack, place cookware on oven rack position 2 or 3 (Refer to Figs. 2 & 4).
Types of Oven Racks
Your range may be equipped with one or more of the oven rack
types shown; Flat Rack, or Handle Rack .
Oven Vent Location
The oven vent is located below the backguard (See Fig. 1). 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
Arranging Oven Racks
ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS COOL (PRIOR TO
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.
Recommended Rack Positions for Broiling, Baking & Roasting:
Broiling hamburgers & steaks See Broil
Broiling meats, chicken or fish See Broil
Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits & Muffins 2 or 3
Frozen pies, angel food cake, 1 or Roasting Shelf
yeast, bread, casseroles, small
cuts of meat or poultry
Turkey, roast or ham 1 or Roasting Shelf
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.
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 (some models) is best used for simmering delicate sauces,
etc. The standard burners can be used for most surface cooking needs. The
POWER burner or burners (some models) 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.