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