Impor tant safety instructions – Maytag CWG4600 User Manual

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tant Safety Instructions

considerations to prevent potential hazard to the
consumer as well as damage to the appliance.

Cooking Safety


NEVER use appliance door as a step stool or seat
as this may result in possible tipping of the
appliance and serious injuries.

NEVER use this appliance as a space heater to heat
or warm a room. Doing so may result in carbon
monoxide poisoning and overheating of the oven.

NEVER cover any slots, holes or passages in the
oven bottom or cover the entire rack with materials
such as aluminum foil. Doing so blocks air flow
through the oven and may causr carbon monoxide
poisoning. Aluminum foil may also trap heat
causing a fire hazard.

NEVER obstruct the flow of combustion and venti-
lation air by blocking the oven vent or air intakes.
Doing so restricts air to the burners and may result
in carbon monoxide poisoning.

If flame should go out during cooking, turn burner
off. If gas has collected and a strong gas odor is
detected, wait 5 minutes for gas odor to disappear
before relighting burner.

Slide oven rack out to add or remove food, using dry,
sturdy pot holders. Always avoid reaching into oven
to place or remove food.

Do not use oven as a storage area for food or cooking
utensils. This instruction is based on safety
considerations to prevent potential hazard to user
and to the appliance.

Use caution when wearing garments made of
flammable material to avoid clothing fires. Loose
fitting or long-hanging-sleeved apparel should not be
worn while cooking. Clothing may ignite or catch
utensil handles.

Use dry, sturdy pot holders. Damp pot holders may
cause burns from steam. Dish towels or other
substitutes should never be used as pot holders
because they can trail across hot burners and ignite or
get caught on appliance parts.

Never heat an unopened container in the oven.
Pressure build up may cause container to burst
resulting in serious personal injury or damage to the

Use care when opening oven door. Let hot air or
steam escape before removing or replacing food.
Always place oven racks in the desired positions
while oven is cool. If a rack must be moved while
hot, be careful to avoid contact of pot holders with
oven burner flame.

Use aluminum foil only as instructed. Improper use of
aluminum foil may cause damage to the appliance,
affect cooking results adversely and can also result in
shock and/or fire hazards.

Do not cover broiler inset with foil. Use a broiler pan
that allows grease to drip below the insert, away from
the broiler flame to minimize chance of grease fires.

Prepared Food Warning

Follow the food manufacturer’s instructions.
If a plastic frozen food container and/or its film cover
distorts, warps or is otherwise damaged during
cooking, immediately discard the food and its
container. The food could be contaminated.

Child Safety

Do not leave children alone or unsupervised near the
appliance when it is in use or is still hot.

Children should never be allowed to sit or stand on
any part of the appliance.

Children MUST be taught that the appliance and
utensils in or on it can be hot.

Children should be taught that an appliance is not a
toy. They should not be allowed to play with controls
or other parts of the unit.

Let hot utensils cool in a safe place, out of reach of
small children.

Caution: Do not store items of interest to children in
cabinets above an appliance. Children climbing on the
appliance to reach items could be seriously injured.
An appliance should not be used as a step stool to
cabinets above.

Utensil Safety

Use only pans with handles that are easily grasped
and stay cool. Avoid using unstable, warped, easily
tipped or loose handled pans. Do not use pans if their
handles twist and cannot be tightened. Pans that are
too heavy to move when filled with food may also be
hazardous. Use only glass cookware that is
recommended for use in the oven.