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6_ Important safety instructions
DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE OVEN. Heating
elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Interior surfaces of an oven become
hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch or let clothing or other ﬂammable
materials contact heating elements or interior surfaces of oven until they have had sufﬁcient time
to cool. Other surfaces of the appliance may become hot enough to cause burns. Among these
surfaces are oven vent openings and surfaces near these openings, oven doors, and windows of
Do not heat unopened food containers. Build-up of pressure may cause container to burst
and result in injury.
Do not use the oven to dry newspapers. If overheated, they can catch on ﬁre.
Do not use the oven for a storage area. Items stored in an oven can ignite.
Use care when opening door. Let hot air or steam escape before you remove or replace food in
Protective liners. Do not use aluminum foil to line the oven bottoms, except as suggested in the
manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in a risk of electric shock or ﬁre.
Keep oven vent ducts unobstructed. The oven vent is located above the right rear surface
unit. this area could become hot during oven use. Never block this vent and never place plastic or
heat-sensitive items on vent
Placement of oven racks. Always place oven racks in the desired location while the oven is
cool. If the rack must be moved while oven is hot, do not let the potholder come in contact with
the hot heating element in the oven.
Do not allow aluminum foil or meat probe to contact heating elements.
DO NOT TOUCH THE HEATING ELEMENT OR THE INTERIOR SURFACE OF THE
DRAWER. These surfaces may be hot enough to burn.
REMEMBER: The inside surface of the drawer may be hot when the drawer is opened.
The purpose of the warming drawer is to hold hot cooked foods at serving temperature.
Always start with hot food; cold food cannot be heated or cooked in the warming drawer.
Use care when opening the drawer. Open the drawer a crack and let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing food. Hot air or steam which escapes can cause burns to hands,
face and/or eyes.
Do not use the drawer to dry newspapers. If overheated, they can catch on ﬁre.
Do not use aluminum foil to line the drawer. Foil is an excellent heat insulator and will trap
heat beneath it. This will upset the performance of the drawer and it could damage the interior
Do not leave paper products, plastics, canned food or combustible materials in the drawer.
Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings in or near your drawer.
Do not warm food in the drawer for more than three hours.
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