Positioning racks and bakeware, Oven vent, Baking and roasting – Maytag W10239458A User Manual
Positioning Racks and Bakeware
IMPORTANT: To avoid permanent damage to the porcelain finish,
do not place food or bakeware directly on the oven door or bottom.
To cook food evenly, hot air must be able to circulate. Allow
2" (5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Make sure
that no bakeware piece is directly over another.
Position racks before turning on the oven.
Do not move racks with bakeware on them.
Make sure racks are level.
To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front edge,
and then lift out. Use the following illustration and charts as a
Rack 7: Broiling very thin, non-fatty foods.
Rack 6: Most broiling.
Rack 5: Multiple rack baking.
Rack 4: Most baked goods on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
Rack 3: Casseroles, bread or bundt cakes.
Rack 2: Roasting small cuts of meat and poultry and 2-rack
Rack 1: Roasting large cuts of meat and poultry.
Multiple Rack Cooking
2-rack (non-convection): Use rack positions 2 and 5.
2-rack (convection): Use rack positions 2 and 5 or 3 and 6.
Baking Layer Cakes on 2 Racks
For best results when baking cakes on 2 racks, use racks 2 and 4
for baking. Place the cakes on the racks as shown.
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and
should not be blocked or covered. Blocking or covering the 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 (75ºC) 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.
A. Oven vent