Important safety instructions, Important instructions for using your cooktop, Important instructions for cleaning your range – Kenmore 7861* User Manual

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important Safety instructions

• Do Not Leave Children Alone—Children should not be left alone

or unattended in the area where appliance is in use. They
should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the



OVEN. Both surface and oven burners may be hot even though
flames are not visible. Areas near surface burners may become
hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch,
or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas
until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are
the cook top, surfaces facing the cook top, the oven vent openings
and surfaces near these openings, oven door and window.

• Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or hanging garments

should never be worn while using the appliance. Do not let
clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.

• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires—Smother the fire

with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-type

» When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may

catch fire if allowed to become too hot.

» Use Only Dry Potholders—Moist or damp potholders on hot

surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholders
touch hot heating burners. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth
instead of a potholder.

• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildupof pressure

may cause container to burst and result in injury.

• Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be stored

or discarded.

attempt to operate the oven during a power failure. If the power
fails, always turn off the oven. If the oven is not turned off and
the power resumes, the oven will begin to operate again. Once
the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.



Use Proper Flame Size—Adjust flame size so it

does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the burner flame to
direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper
relationship of utensil to flame will also improve efficiency.
• Know which knob controls each surface burner. Place a pan

of food on the burner before turning it on, and turn the burner off
before removing the pan.

»Always turn knob to the full LITE position when igniting top

burners. Visually check that burner has lit. Then adjust the flame
so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.

• Utensil HandlesShould Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over

Adjacent Surface Burners—To reduce the risk of burns, ignition
of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact
with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be positioned so
that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface

» Never Leave Surface Burners Unattended at High Heat

Settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that
may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

• Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line surface

burner pans, or oven bottom, except as suggested in this manual.
Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric
shock, or fire.

• Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/

ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to sudden






recommendations for cooktop use.

» Use Care When Openi ng Oven Door or Warmer Drawer—Stand

to the side of the range when opening the door of a hot oven. Let
hot air or steam escape before you remove or replace food in the

» Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven vent is located

below the backguard. Touching the surfaces in this area when
the oven is operating may cause severe burns. Also, do not place
plastic or heat-sensitive items on or near the oven vent. These
items could melt or ignite.

• Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks in desired

location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is
hot use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp the rack with
both hands to reposition. Do not let potholders contact the hot
heating elements in the oven. Remove all utensils from the rack
before moving.

» Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan and

its insert allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the high
heat of the broiler.

• Do not cover the broiierinsertwith aluminum foil. Exposed fat

and grease could ignite.

• Cold temperatures can damage the electronic control. When

using the appliance for the first time, or when the appliance has
not been used for an extended period of time, be certain the unit
has been in temperatures above 32°F (0°C) for at least 3 hours
before turning on the power to the appliance.



» Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease

that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area

underneath each surface element. Do not allow grease to
accumulate. Refer to the range manufacturer’s instructions for

Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Always follow the

manufacturer’s recommended directions for use. Be aware
that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite
causing damage and injury.


Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts listed In this

Use & Care Guide. Before self cleaning the oven, remove the
broiler pan and any utensils or foods from the oven.

» Do Not Use Oven Cleaners—No commercial oven cleaner or

oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or
around any part of the oven.

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.

Important Safety Notice

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act
requires the Governor of California to publish a list of
substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn
customers of potential exposure to such substances.

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