Important safety instructions, Cleaning safety, Self-clean oven – Maytag MGR5775QDW User Manual

Page 5: Important safety notice and warning, Save these instructions for future reference

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This appliance has been tested for safe performance
using conventional cookware. Do not use any devices or
accessories that are not specifically recommended in
this guide. Do not use element covers for the surface
units, stovetop grills, or add-on oven convection
systems. The use of devices or accessories that are not
expressly recommended in this manual can create
serious safety hazards, result in performance problems,
and reduce the life of the components of the appliance.

Cleaning Safety

Turn off all controls and wait for appliance parts to cool
before touching or cleaning them. Do not touch the
burner grates or surrounding areas until they have had
sufficient time to cool.

Clean appliance with caution. Use care to avoid steam
burns if a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a
hot surface. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes
if applied to a hot surface.

Self-Clean Oven

It is normal for the cooktop of the range to become hot
during a self-clean cycle. Therefore, touching the
cooktop during a clean cycle should be avoided.

Important Safety Notice
and Warning

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic
Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires the
Governor of California to publish a list of substances
known to the State of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn
customers of potential exposures to such substances.

Users of this appliance are hereby warned that the
burning of gas can result in low-level exposure to some
of the listed substances, including benzene,
formaldehyde and soot, due primarily to the incomplete
combustion of natural gas or liquid petroleum (LP) fuels.
Properly adjusted burners will minimize incomplete
combustion. Exposure to these substances can also be
minimized by properly venting the burners to the

Users of this appliance are hereby warned that when
the oven is engaged in the self-clean cycle, there may
be some low-level exposure to some of the listed
substances, including carbon monoxide. Exposure to
these substances can be minimized by properly venting
the oven to the outdoors by opening the windows and/
or door in the room where the appliance is located
during the self-clean cycle.

Never keep pet birds in the kitchen or in rooms where
the fumes from the kitchen could reach. Birds have a
very sensitive respiratory system. Fumes released during
an oven self-cleaning cycle may be harmful or fatal to
birds. Fumes released due to overheated cooking oil, fat,
margarine and overheated non-stick cookware may be
equally harmful.

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Clean only parts listed in this guide. 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. Do not use oven cleaners of any kind in or
around any part of the self-clean oven.

Important Safety Instructions

Never let a pan boil dry as this could damage the utensil
and the appliance.

Follow the manufacturer’s directions when using oven
cooking bags.

Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic or
glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop or oven usage
without breaking due to the sudden change in tempera-
ture. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using

Before self-cleaning the oven, remove the oven racks,
broiler pan, food and any other utensils. Wipe
spillovers to prevent excessive smoke and flare-ups.