Important safety instructions, Cooking safety, Utensil safety – Maytag MGR5775QDW User Manual

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the vent and surrounding area become hot enough to
cause burns. After oven is turned off, do not touch the
oven vent or surrounding areas until they have had
sufficient time to cool.

Other potentially hot surfaces include cooktop, areas
facing the cooktop, oven vent, surface near the vent
opening, oven door, area around the oven door and
oven window.

Do not touch a hot oven light bulb with a damp cloth as
the bulb could break. Should the bulb break, disconnect
power to the appliance before removing bulb to avoid
electrical shock.

Do not use the cooktop or oven as a storage area for food
or cooking utensils.

Cooking Safety

Always place a pan on a surface burner before turning it
on. Be sure you know which knob controls which
surface burner. Make sure the correct burner is turned
on and that the burner has ignited. When cooking is
completed, turn burner off before removing pan to
prevent exposure to burner flame.

Always adjust surface burner flame so that it does not
extend beyond the bottom edge of the pan. Anexcessive
flame is hazardous, wastes energy and may damage the
appliance, pan or cabinets above the appliance.

NEVER leave a surface cooking operation unattended
especially when using a high heat setting or when deep
fat frying. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers
may ignite. Clean up greasy spills as soon as possible.
Do not use high heat for extended cooking operations.

NEVER heat an unopened container on the surface
burner or in the oven. Pressure build-up may cause
container to burst resulting in serious personal injury or
damage to the appliance.

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

Always let quantities of hot fat used for deep fat frying
cool before attempting to move or handle.

Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials
accumulate in or near the appliance, hood or vent fan.
Clean hood frequently to prevent grease from
accumulating on hood or filter. When flaming foods
under the hood turn the fan on.

NEVER wear garments made of flammable material or
loose fitting or long-sleeved apparel while cooking.
Clothing may ignite or catch utensil handles.

Always place oven racks in the desired positions while
oven is cool. Slide oven rack out to add or remove food,
using dry, sturdy potholders. Always avoid reaching into
the oven to add or remove food. If a rack must be moved
while hot, use a dry potholder. Always turn the oven off at
the end of cooking.

Use care when opening the oven door. Let hot air or steam
escape before moving or replacing food.

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

NEVER use aluminum foil to cover oven racks or oven
bottom. This could result in risk of electric shock, fire, or
damage to the appliance. Use foil only as directed in this

Utensil Safety

Use pans with flat bottoms and handles that are easily
grasped and stay cool. Avoid using unstable, warped, easily
tipped or loose-handled pans. Also avoid using pans,
especially small pans, with heavy handles as they could be
unstable and easily tip. Pans that are heavy to move when
filled with food may also be hazardous.

Be sure utensil is large enough to properly contain food
and avoid boilovers. Pan size is particularly important in
deep fat frying. Be sure pan will accommodate the volume
of food that is to be added as well as the bubble action
of fat.

To minimize burns, ignition of flammable materials and
spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, do
not extend handles over adjacent surface burners. Always
turn pan handles toward the side or back of the appliance,
not out into the room where they are easily hit or reached
by small children.

Important Safety Instructions