General instructions, Cooktop, Deep fat fryers – Maytag MER4530 User Manual

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General instructions

WARNING: NEVER use appliance door,
or drawer, if equipped, as a step stool or seat

as this may result in possible tipping of the
appliance, damage to the appliance, and se­

rious injuries.

If appliance is installed near a window,
proper precautions should be taken to pre­

vent curtains from blowing over surface

NEVER use appliance to warm or heat the
room. Failure to follow this instruction can
lead to possible bums, injury, fire, or dam­

age to the appliance.

NEVER wear loose-fitting or hanging gar­

ments while using the appliance. Clothing
could catch utensil handles or ignite and
cause bums if garment comes in contact with
hot heating elements.

To ensure proper operation and to avoid damage to the ap­
pliance or possible injury, do not adjust, service, repair or
replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recom­

mended in this guide. Refer all other servicing to a qualified


NEVER store or use gasoline or other combustible or flam­

mable materials in the oven, near surface units or in the vi­
cinity of this appliance as fumes could create a fire hazard

or an explosion.

To prevent grease fires, do not let cooking grease or other

flammable materials accumulate in or near the appliance.

Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces may result in

a steam bum. Do not let potholders touch
hot heating elements. Do not use a towel

or other bulky cloth which could easily
touch hot heating elements and ignite.

Always turn off all controls when cooking is completed.

NEVER heat unopened containers on the surface unit or in
the oven. Pressure build-up in the container may cause con­

tainer to burst resulting in bums, injury or damage to the


NEVER use aluminum foil to line drip bowls, or to cover an

oven rack or oven bottom. Misuse could result in risk of
electric shock, fire, or damage to the appliance. Use foil only

as directed in this guide.



NEVER leave surface units unattended
especially when using high heat settings.
An unattended boilover could cause

smoking and a greasy spillover can cause

a fire.

This appliance is equipped with differ­
ent size surface elements. Select pans
having flat bottoms large enough to

cover element. Proper relationship of

pan to element will improve cooking

If pan is smaller than element, a portion
of the element will be exposed to direct
contact and could ignite clothing or potholder.

Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earth­
enware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop
or oven service without breaking due to the sudden change
in temperature. Follow utensil manufacturer s instructions

when using glass.

Turn pan handle toward center of

cooktop, not out into the room or over

another surface element. This reduces the
risk of bums, ignition of flammable ma­
terials, or spillage if pan is accidently
bumped or reached by small children.

To prevent damage to removable heating elements, do
not immerse, soak or clean in a dishwasher or self-clean
oven. A damaged element could short resulting in a fire

or shock hazard.

Make sure drip bowls are in place as absence of these

bowls during cooking could damage wiring.

Deep Fat Fryers

Use extreme caution when moving the grease pan or dis­
posing of hot grease. Allow grease to cool before attempt­

ing to move pan.