Holiday Season Appliance Tips

During the Holiday season appliance usage is in high demand for Ranges, Ovens, and Dishwashers.

Check your oven temperature. Purchase an oven thermometer, and preheat the oven for at least 30 minutes. Then record the highest and lowest temperatures for three cycles. If you have an oven that has a low temperature of 325˚ and a high of 375˚ when the dial is set at 350˚, then your oven is working properly.

If the calibration is off by 25 degrees or more, you may have an oven control, thermostat or sensor problem, requiring replacement parts: Range-Stove-Oven-Parts

Bi-metal Oven Thermometer
Oven Thermometer

Polder 602-90 Digital Cooking Timer/Thermometer and Clock, White
Polder 3 function thermometer

•24 hour countdown timer allows you to time even slow cooking recipes
•Presettable alarm temperature allows for precise cooking
•Timer and thermometer work simultaneously or individually to accommodate various cooking needs
•43″ probe wire for full use of oven cavity
•USDA food temperature chart included

Maintenance Tips for your Range Stove Oven

Maintenance Video

Broiler pan

The broiler pan that comes with most range/ovens is porcelain-coated steel. Clean it with a non-abrasive cleanser. If you want to replace the broiler pan instead, we offer one called the Broiler Pan and Insert.

Control panel

Most range/oven control panels are glass and/or painted metal. You can safely use non-abrasive cleaners on these surfaces. We offer a wide selection of Range/Stove/Oven Cleaner and Deodorizer Parts.

Note: Never spray cleaners directly onto the control panel. Instead, put some cleaner on a soft, damp rag, then wipe the surface.

Cooktop

You can clean any porcelain cooktop with a non-abrasive cleanser.

Note: Don’t pour the cleanser directly onto the cooktop. Instead, put some cleaner on a soft, damp rag, then wipe the surface.

Burner drip pans (bowls)

You usually need to replace the drip pans or bowls beneath the grates on a gas stove/range and beneath the heating element on an electric stove/range every 2 to 3 years. That’s because, once they’re stained, it’s usually not possible to clean them completely.

If you have your appliance model number, you can order replacement original bowls by going to our Shop-For-Parts section. Or, you can purchase universal bowls from our Universal Range/Stove/Oven Drip Bowl & Drip Pan Parts section.

Glass cooktops and windows

Always clean glass and ceramic cooktops only with products made for this purpose–such as the Glass Cooktop Cleaner we carry.

Clean your glass oven windows with any oven glass cleaner. But be careful not to clean glass surfaces that are hot!

Knob care

You may be able to safely clean the knobs on your range/oven with a little dish detergent and a damp rag. But, if the numbers or lettering have worn away, you may need to replace the knobs.

If you have your model number, you can visit our Shop For Parts area to purchase replacement original knobs for your range/oven. We also offer universal knob sets that fit a wide variety of different ranges/ovens.

Light bulbs

You can replace the light bulb(s) in your range/oven, though you may need to remove a glass covering or dome to reach it. Most interior oven lights require a universal 40 watt appliance bulb.

Oven

If your oven is self-cleaning, consult the owner’s manual for instructions on how to use this feature. The self-cleaning feature works by heating the interior of the oven to a temperature so hot that it incinerates the residue inside the oven. Normally, it is not a good idea to clean the interior of a self-cleaning oven with a spray cleaner; however, refer to your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer of your oven for further information.

To clean a non-self-cleaning oven, use one of the many oven cleaners that are available at grocery and hardware stores.

Solid burner element

Some stove/ranges have heating element burners that are solid metal–there’s no coil, and the stove/range isn’t glass or ceramic. You can clean these solid burners using our Solid Surface Element Cleaner.

Holiday Season Cooking – Turkey Baster and Digital Meat Thermometer

Thanksgiving and the Holiday season is almost upon us. Make sure you have a turkey baster and digital meat thermometer.

High quality turkey baster with oversized bulb
Turkey Baster

Polder 3 function thermometer
Digital Meat Thermometer

Large LCD read out displays the temperature of food during cooking. Presettable HI/LOW and inside the range temperature alert. Timer: 24 hour count down and count-up. Clock: Real-time clock. Stainless steel probe. Temperature chart and battery included.

Sears Kenmore Range Clock/Oven Display

Sears Kenmore Range(model#66575022101): The clock display is dead, can’t read it at all. Check for 120 volts to it with my volt meter, that checked normal. So that means the problem is the clock/oven display is out. Installed new one, worked great!

Here’s the clock/oven control board display assembly for this model:
Manufacturer part number 8523666 is RepairClinic item number 922705

Sears Kenmore Clock/Oven Display

Sears Kenmore Clock/Oven Display

GE Recalls Ranges Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: GE Profile™ Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges
Units: About 28,000
Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky.
Hazard: The wiring in the rear of the range can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of 47 reports of overheated wiring, including 33 reports of wiring that caught fire. Of these, one fire caused structural damage to the home and there have been 14 reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves GE Profile 30” Freestanding Duel Fuel ranges. The ranges were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the left inside corner of the bottom drawer.
Brand Model Number Begins With:
GE Profile J2B900
Serial Number Begins With:
LD, MD, RD, SD, TD, VD, ZD, AF, DF, FF, GF, HF, LF, MF
Brand Model Number Begins With:
GE Profile J2B915
Serial Number Begins With:
MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG
Sold at: Department and appliance stores nationwide from June 2002 through December 2005 for between $1,300 and $2,000.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the oven and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers can continue to use the cooktop burners.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (888) 352-9764 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.geappliances.com
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