Oven vent, Baking and roasting, Broiling – Maytag W10249694A User Manual
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Rack 7: For multiple rack baking.
Rack 6: Used for most broiling.
Rack 5: For multiple rack baking.
Rack 4: Most baked goods on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Also
for multiple rack baking.
Rack 3: For baking casseroles, loaves of bread or Bundt cakes.
Rack 2: Small cuts of meat or poultry, and multiple rack baking.
Rack 1: Large cuts of meat or poultry, and multiple rack baking.
Multiple Rack Cooking
2-rack: Use rack positions 2 and 5 for regular or convection baking.
2-rack (convection only): Use rack positions 2 and 5 or 1 and 4.
3-rack (convection only): Use rack position 1, 4 and 7.
Baking Layer Cakes on 2 Racks
For best results when baking cakes on 2 racks, use racks 2 and 5.
For best results when convection baking cakes on 2 racks, use
racks 1 and 4.
A. Oven vent
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and
should not be blocked or covered. Blocking or covering the oven
vent will cause poor air circulation, affecting cooking and cleaning
results. Do not set plastics, paper or other items that could melt or
burn near the oven vent.
Baking and Roasting
Precision Cooking™ System - Precise Bake
The Precise Bake system electronically regulates the oven heat
levels during preheat and bake to maintain a precise temperature
range for optimal cooking results. The bake and broil elements
cycle on and off in intervals. The bake element will glow red when
cycling on; the broil element will not. This feature is automatically
activated when the oven is in use.
Before baking and roasting, position racks according to
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. When roasting, it is not
necessary to wait for the oven preheat cycle to end before putting
food in unless it is recommended in the recipe.
When START is pressed, the oven will begin preheating. Once
170ºF (77ºC) is reached, the display temperature will increase as
the actual temperature of the oven increases. When the preheat
temperature is reached, a tone will sound, and the selected
temperature will appear on the display.
Broiling uses direct radiant heat to cook food. Changing the
temperature when broiling allows more precise control when
cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking.
Thicker cuts and unevenly shaped pieces of meat, fish and poultry
may cook better at lower broiling temperatures.
For best results, use a broiler pan and grid. It is designed to
drain juices and help avoid spatter and smoke.
If you would like to purchase a broiler pan, one may be ordered.
Please refer to the cover for contact information. Ask for Part
Preheat the oven for 2 minutes before putting food in unless
recommended in the recipe. Position food on grid in a broiler pan,
then place it in the center of the oven rack. Close the door to the
broil stop position to ensure proper broiling temperature.
During convection cooking, the bake, broil, and convection
elements cycle on and off in intervals to maintain the oven
temperature, while the fan circulates the hot air.
If the oven door is opened during convection cooking, the fan will
turn off immediately. It will come back on when the oven door is
EvenAir™ True Convection (on some models)
When convection baking or broiling, enter your normal baking
temperature. The control will automatically reduce the set oven
temperature by 25°F (15°C).
When convection roasting, enter your normal baking temperature.
The temperature will not be automatically reduced. The convection
fan will come on immediately after the oven has turn on.
Convect Bake - Multiple rack baking or cookies, biscuits, breads,
casseroles, tarts, tortes, cakes.
Convect Broil - Thicker cuts or unevenly shaped pieces of meat,
fish or poultry.
Convect Roast - Whole chicken or turkey, vegetables, pork roasts,