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Cooking Safety

NEVER heat an unopened food container in the oven. Pres-
sure build-up may cause container to burst resulting in se-
rious 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 elements and ignite or get caught on appliance parts.

NEVER wear loose fitting or long hanging-sleeved apparel
while cooking. Clothing may ignite and cause burns if gar-
ment comes in contact with heating el-

Always place oven racks in the desired
positions while oven is cool. If a rack
must be moved while hot, use a dry
potholder. Do not let potholder contact
hot element in oven.

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

PREPARED FOOD WARNING: Follow food manu-
facturer’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.

Always turn off all controls when cooking is completed.

Utensil Safety

Follow the manufacturer’s directions when using oven cook-
ing bags.

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

Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earth-
enware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for oven ser-
vice without breaking due to the sudden change in tem-
perature. Follow utensil manufacturer’s instructions when
using glass.

Cleaning Safety

Turn off all controls and wait for appliance parts to cool
before touching or cleaning. Clean 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.

Clean only parts listed in this guide.

Self-Clean Oven

Do not clean door gasket. The door gasket is essential
for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, dam-
age, or move the gasket.

Do not use oven cleaners or oven liners of any kind in
or around any part of the self-clean oven.

Before self-cleaning the oven, remove broiler pan, oven
racks and other utensils, and wipe off excessive
spillovers to prevent excessive smoke or flare ups.

CAUTION: NEVER leave food or cooking utensils,
etc. in the oven during the self-clean cycle.

Important Safety Notice

and Warning

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforce-
ment 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 ex-
posures to such substances.

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, in-
cluding carbon monoxide. Exposure to these substances
can be minimized by properly venting the oven to the out-
doors 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 sen-
sitive 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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