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Before Setting Oven Controls
Oven Vent Location
The oven vent is located under the left side of the control panel
(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 OVEN VENT.
Arranging Oven Racks & Roasting Shelf
ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS COOL
(PRIOR TO OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when
using the oven.
Recommended Rack Positions for Broiling, Baking & Roasting:
Food Rack Position
Broiling hamburgers & steaks See Broil
Broiling meats, chicken or fish See Broil
Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits 3 or 4
Frozen pies, angel food cake, 1
yeast, bread, casseroles, small
cuts of meat or poultry
Turkey, roast or ham 1 or Roasting Shelf
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.
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 rack positions 1& 4 (See Fig. 7). For best
results when using a single Flat Oven Rack, place cookware on rack position 2 or 3 (See Fig. 8).
Types of Oven Racks & Roasting Shelf
Your range may be equipped with one or more of
the oven rack types shown; Flat Oven Rack
(Fig. 5) and Roasting Shelf (Fig. 6; some
models). To maximize cooking space the
Roasting Shelf should be used in the lowest rack
position to roast large cuts of meat and poultry
(See Fig. 2).
Place Roasting Shelf with care (some models; See Fig. 2). Be sure the Roasting Shelf is level and the front end of the
shelf rests over the front ends of the oven rack glides on both sides of the oven interior (See Figs. 3 & 4).
Flat Oven Rack