User Manual GE - General Electric GE Profile' 30" Built-In Single Convection Wall Oven PT916SM3SS

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Operating Instructions

Using the oven controls.

1. Bake Pad

Press to select the bake function.

2. Broil Hi/Lo Pad

Press to select the broil function.

3. Convection Bake Pad

Press to select baking with the convection function.

4. Convection Roast Pad

Press to select roasting with the convection function.

5. Start Pad

Must be pressed to start any cooking or cleaning function.

6. Display

Shows the time of day, oven temperature, whether the oven is in the bake, broil or self-cleaning mode and the times set for the timer or automatic oven operations.

If "F- and a number or letter" flash in the display and the oven control signals, this indicates a function error code. Press the Clear/Off pad. Allow the oven to cool for one hour. Put the oven back into operation. If the function error code repeats, disconnect the power to the oven and call for service.

If your oven was set for a timed oven operation and a power outage occurred, the clock and all programmed functions must be reset.

The time of day will flash in the display when there has been a power outage.

7. Self Clean Std/Low Pad

Press to select self-cleaning function. See the Using the self-cleaning oven section.

8.. Oven Light On/Off Pad

Press to turn the oven light on or off.

9. Delay Start Pad

Use along with Cooking Time or Self Clean Std/Low pads to set the oven to start and stop automatically at a time you set.

10. Cooking Time Pad

Press and then press the number pads to set the amount of time you want your food to cook. The oven will shut off automatically when the cooking time has run out, unless the Cook and Hold feature was set.

11. Clear/Off Pad

Press to cancel ALL oven operations except the clock and timer.

12. Clock Pad

Press before setting the clock.

13. Number Pads

Use to set any function requiring numbers such as the time of day on the clock, the timer, the oven temperature, the internal food temperature, the start time and length of operation for timed baking and self-cleaning.

14. Kitchen Timer On/Off Pad

Press to select the timer feature.

15. Probe Pad

Press when using the probe to cook food.

16. Warm Pad

Press to keep hot, cooked foods warm.

17. Proof Pad

Press to select a warm environment useful for rising yeast-leavened products

Using the oven.

Aluminum Foil

Do not use aluminum foil to line oven bottoms. The foil will trap heat below and upset the performance of the oven. Foil can melt and permanently damage the oven bottom. Damage from improper use of aluminum foil is not covered by the product warranty.

Foil may be used to catch spills by placing a sheet on alower rack, several inches below the food. Do not use more foil than necessary and never entirely cover an oven rack with aluminum foil. Keep foil at least 1-1/2" from oven walls to prevent poor heat circulation.

Standard Racks

When placing and removing cookware, pull the rack out to the bump (stop position) on the rack support.

To remove a rack, pull it toward you, tilt the front end up and pull it out.

To replace, place the curved end of the rack (stop-locks) onto the oven supports, tilt up the front of the rack and push the rack in.

Extension Racks

When placing and removing cookware, always pull the rack out by its upper front rail to its fully open position.

NOTE: Do not extend the rack quickly. Food may slide off the front of the rack.

To remove the rack

  1. Make sure the rack is pushed all the way into the oven.
  2. Pull both release levers toward the front of the rack, hold them and slide the rack toward you to the bump (stop position)on the rack support.
  3. Firmly grasp both sides of the rack frame and the sliding rack, tilt the front end up and pull it out.

NOTE: When handling the extension rack,do not allow the sliding portion to fall open. This can damage the slides.

To replace the rack:

  1. Firmly grasp both sides of the rack frame and the sliding rack.
  2. Place the curved end of the rack (stop-locks) onto the oven supports, tilt up the front of the rack and push it in as far as it will go.

CAUTION: never use the rack when its frame is not fully inserted in the oven and locked into position.

  • When the rack is properly installed and locked into position, the locking side paddles on the rack frame will click- lock into place on the oven supports. If the side paddles did not click-lock into position, repeat the steps above and make sure the side paddles have been correctly cleaned and lubricated. See Extension Rack in the Care and cleaning section.
  • Do not place the extension rack in the highest position in the oven.

Preheating and Pan Placement

Preheat the oven if the recipe calls for it. Preheating is necessary for good results when baking cakes, cookies, pastry and breads.

To preheat, set the oven at the correct temperature. The control will beep when the oven is preheated and the display will show your set temperature. This may take approximately 10-15 minutes.

Baking and roasting results will be better if the rack is positioned so that food is centered in the oven cavity as much as possible. Angel food cake is the exception and should be placed on the bottom oven rack [Rack A). Follow package directions on prepackaged and frozen foods for pan placement.

Pans should not touch each other or the walls of the oven. Leave approximately1-1/2” from the oven walls. If you need to use two racks, stagger the pans so one is not directly above the other.

Please note that extension racks position food higher in the oven. An extension rack should be placed one position lower than a flat rack would be so the food is in the same location.

For 27" Ovens: If baking four cake layers at the same time, place two layers on rack A and two layers on rack C.

For 30" Ovens: If baking four cake layers at the same time, place two layers on rack B and two layers on rack D.

Stagger pans on the rack so one is not directly above the other.

How to Set the Oven for Baking or Roasting

NOTE A cooling fan may automatically turn on and off to cool internal parts. This is normal, and the fan may continue to run even after the oven is turned off

  1. Press the Bake pad.
  2. Press the number pads to set the desired temperature.
  3. Press the Start pad.
  4. Check food for doneness at minimum time on recipe. Cook longer if necessary.
  5. Press the Off pad when cooking is complete.

How to Set the Oven for Broiling

Close the door. Always broil with the door closed.

1. Place the meat or fish on a broiler grid in a broiler pan.

2. Follow suggested rack positions in the Broiling Guide.

The size, weight, thickness, starting temperature and your preference for doneness will affect broiling times. This guide is based on meats at refrigerator temperature.

3. Press the Broil Hi/Lo pad once for HI Broil.

To change to LO Broil, press the Broil Hi/Lo pad again.

4. Press the Start pad.

5. When broiling is finished, press the Clear/0Off pad.

Using the clock, timer and control lockout.

Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day.

To Set the Clock

The clock must be set to the correct time of day for the automatic oven timing functions to work properly. The time of day cannot be changed during a timed baking or self-cleaning cycle.

  1. Press the Clock pad.
  2. Press the number pads.
  3. Press the Start pad.

The timer is a minute timer only.

The timer does not control oven operations. The maximum setting on the timer is 9 hours and 59 minutes.

To Set the Timer

1. Press the Kitchen Timer On/Off pad.

2. Press the number pads until the amount of time you want shows in the display. For example, to set 2 hours and 45 minutes, press 2, 4 and 5 in that order. If you make a mistake, press the Kitchen Timer On/Off pad and begin again.

3. Press the Start pad.

After pressing the Start pad, SET disappears; this tells you the time is counting down, although the display does not change until one minute has passed. Seconds will not be shown in the display until the last minute is counting down.

4. When the timer reaches :00, the control will beep 3 times followed by one beep every 6 seconds until the Kitchen Timer On/Off pad is pressed.

The 6-second tone can be canceled by following the steps in the Special features of your oven control section under Tones at the End of a Timed Cycle.

To Reset the Timer

If the display is still showing the time remaining, you may change it by pressing the Kitchen Timer On/Off pad, then press the number pads until the time you want appears in the display.

If the remaining time is not in the display (clock, delay start or cooking time are in the display), recall the remaining time by pressing the Kitchen Timer On/Off pad and then pressing the number pads to enter the new time you want.

To Cancel the Timer

Press Kitchen Timer On/Off pad twice.

Control Lockout

Your control will allow you to lock out the touch pads so they cannot be activated when pressed.

NOTE: On double oven models, this activates this feature for both ovens.

To lock/unlock the controls:

  1. Press the 9 and 0 pads at the same time for 3 seconds, until the display shows LOC ON.
  2. To unlock the control, press the 9 and 0 pads at the same time for 3 seconds, until the display shows LOC OFF.

When this feature is on and the touch pads are pressed, the control will beep and the display will show LOC ON.

NOTES:

  • The control lockout mode affects all touch pads. No touch pads will work when this feature is activated
  • The adjustment will be retained in memory after a power failure.

Using the timed baking and roasting features. (on some models)

On double oven models, you can use timed baking in one oven while using self-clean in the other, you can also use timed baking in both ovens at the same time.

NOTE: Foods that spoil easily—such as milk, eggs, fish, stuffings, poultry and pork—should not be allowed to sit for more than 1 hour before or after cooking. Room temperature promotes the growth of harmful bacteria. Be sure that the oven light is off because heat from the bulb will speed harmful bacteria growth.

How to Set an Immediate Start and Automatic Stop

The oven will turn on immediately and cook for a selected length of time. At the end of the cooking time, the oven will turn off automatically.

Make sure the clock shows the correct time of day.

1. Press the Bake pad.

2. Using the number pads, enter the desired temperature.

3. Press the Cooking Time pad.

NOTE: If your recipe requires preheating, you may need to add additional time to the length of the cooking time.

4. Using the number pads, enter the desired baking time. The oven temperature and the cooking time set that you entered will be displayed.

NOTE: If you want your food to be kept warm for up to 3 hours after the cooking function is finished, press the Warm pad once.

5. Press the Start pad.

The display will show the changing temperature (starting at 100°F) and the cooking time. The display starts changing once the temperature reaches 100°F.

NOTE: On double oven models, when using both ovens at the same time, the times showing in the display will be for the last oven set To display the time set for the first oven set,press the Cooking Time pad for that oven.

The oven will continue to cook for the programmed amount of time, then shut off automatically unless the warmer feature was

Press the Clear/Off pad to clear the display.

How to Set a Delayed Start and Automatic Stop

You can set the oven control to delay-start the oven, cook for a specific length of time and then turn off automatically.

Make sure the clock shows the correct time of day.

1. Press the Bake pad.

2. Using the number pads, enter the desired temperature.

3. Press the Cooking Time pad.

NOTE: If your recipe requires preheating, you may need to add additional time to the length of the cooking time.

4. Using the number pads, enter the desired baking time.

5. Press the Delay Start pad.

6. Using the number pads, enter the time of day you want the oven to turn on and start cooking.

NOTE: If you want your food to be kept warm for up to 3 hours after the cooking function is finished, press the Warm pad once.

7. Press the Start pad.

NOTE: An attention tone will sound if you are using timed baking and do not press the Start pad after entering the baking temperature.

If you would like to check the times you have set, press the Delay Start pad to check the start time you have set or press the Cooking Time pad to check the length of cooking time you have set.

When the oven turns on at the time of day you have set, the display will show the changing temperature (starting at 100°F) and the cooking time. The display starts changing once the temperature reaches 100°F.

NOTE: On double oven models, when using both ovens at the same time, the times showing in the display will be for the last oven set To display the time set for the first oven set, press the Delay Start or the Cooking Time pad for that oven.

The oven will continue to cook for the programmed amount of time, then shut off automatically unless the warmer feature was set.

Press the Clear/Off pad to clear the display.

Using the probe.

For many foods, especially roasts and poultry, internal food temperature is the best test for doneness. The temperature probe takes the guesswork out of roasting by cooking foods to the exact doneness you want.

The temperature probe has a skewer-like probe at one end and a plug at the other end that goes into the outlet in the oven.

NOTE: Some double oven models have a probe in the upper oven only.

Use of probes other than the one provided with this product may result in damage to the probe.

Use the handles of the probe and plug when inserting and removing them from the meat and outlet.

  • To avoid damaging your probe, do not use tongs to pull on the cable when removing it.
  • To avoid breaking the probe, make sure food is completely defrosted before inserting.

  • To prevent possible burns, do not unplug the probe from the outlet until the oven has cooled
  • Never leave your probe inside the oven during a self-cleaning cycle.
  • Do not store the probe in the oven.

After preparing the meat and placing it on a trivet or on a broiler pan grid, follow these directions for proper probe placement.

  1. Lay the probe on the outside of the meat along the top or side and mark with your finger where the edge of the meat comes to on the probe. The point should rest in the center of the thickest meaty part of the roast.
  2. Insert the probe completely into the meat, up to the handle. It should not touch bone, fat or gristle.

For roasts with no bone, insert the probe into the meatiest part of the roast. For bone-in ham or lamb, insert the probe into the center of the lowest large muscle or joint.

Insert the probe into the center of dishes such as meat loaf or casseroles. When cooking fish, insert the probe from just above the gill into the meatiest areq, parallel to the backbone.

Insert the probe into the meatiest part of the inner thigh from below and parallel to the leg of a whole turkey.

How to Set the Oven For Roasting When Using the Probe

1. Insert the probe into the meat.

2. Plug the probe into the outlet in the oven. Make sure it's pushed all the way in. Close the oven door.

3. Press the Probe pad.

4. Press the number pads to set the desired internal food or meat temperature. The maximum internal temperature for the food that you can set is 200°F.

5. Press the Bake pad.

6. Press the number pads to set the desired oven temperature.

7. Press the Start pad.

The display will flash if the probe is inserted into the outlet and you have not set a probe temperature and pressed the Start pad.

When the oven starts to heat, the word LO will be in the display.

After the internal temperature of the meat reaches 100°F, the changing internal temperature will be shown in the display.

8 When the internal temperature of the meat reaches the number you have set, the probe and the oven turn off and the oven control signals. To stop the signal, press the Clear/Off pad. Use hot pads to remove the probe from the food. Do not use tongs to pull on it—they might damage it.

To change the oven temperature during the Roast cycle, press the Bake pad and then the number pads to set the new temperature.

  • If the probe is removed from the food before the final temperature is reached, a tone will sound and the display will flash until the probe is removed from the oven.
  • You can use the timer even though you cannot use timed oven operations.

Using the proofing and warming features (on some models).

How to Set the Oven for Proofing

1. Place the covered dough in the oven on rack Bor C.

NOTE: For best results, cover the dough with a cloth or with greased plastic wrap (the plastic may need to be anchored underneath the container so the oven fan will not blow it off).

2. Press the Proof pad once or the Warm/ Proof pad twice and then the Start pad.

The display will read Prf (proof).

The oven interior light turns on and remains on during proofing.

The proofing feature automatically provides the optimum temperature for the proofing process, and therefore does not have a temperature adjustment.

3. Set the Kitchen Timer for the minimum proof time.

4. When proofing is finished, press the Clear/ Off pad.

  • To avoid lowering the oven temperature and lengthening proofing time, do not open the oven door unnecessarily.
  • Check bread products early to avoid over- proofing.

NOTE:

  • Do not use the proofing mode for warming food or keeping food hot The proofing oven temperature is not hot enough to hold foods at safe temperatures. Use the Warm feature to keep hot food warm.
  • Proofing will not operate when oven is above 125°F. "HOT" will show in the display.

How to Set the Oven for Warming (on some models)

The warm feature keeps cooked foods warm for up to 3 hours after a timed function is finished, or warm can be activated to keep hot, cooked foods warm. This feature is not designed to reheat cold food.

To use this feature, press the Warm or Warm/Proof pad once and then the Start pad.

To activate this feature for use after Timed

Baking or Roasting, press the Warm or Warm/Proof pad while programming the oven and before pressing Start.

To Crisp Stale Items

  • Place food in low-sided dishes or pans.
  • For best results, place the food items in a single layer. Do not stack
  • Leave them uncovered.
  • Check crispness after 20-30 minutes. Add time as needed.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Food should be kept hot in its cooking container or transferred to a heat-safe serving dish.
  • For moist foods, cover them with an oven- safe lid or foil.
  • Fried or crisp foods do not need to be covered, but can become too dry if warmed for too long.
  • Repeated opening of the door allows the hot air to escape and the food to cool.
  • Allow extra time for the temperature inside the oven to stabilize after adding items.
  • With large loads it may be necessary to cover some of the cooked food items.
  • Remove serving spoons, etc., before placing containers in the oven.
  • Do not use plastic containers, lids or plastic wrap.
  • CAUTION: Plastic containers, lids or plastic wrap will melt if placed in the oven. Melted plastic may not be removable and is not covered under your warranty.

Using the convection oven. (on some models)

Convection Bake

NOTE: The convection fan will cycle on and off while cooking to best distribute hot air in the oven.

The convection oven fan shuts off when the oven door is opened. DONQT leave the door open for long periods of time while using convection cooking or you may shorten the life of the convection heating element.

In a convection oven, a fan circulates hot air over, under and around the food.

This circulating hot air is evenly distributed throughout the oven cavity. As a result, foods are evenly cooked and browned—often in less time with convection heat.

  • Ideal for evenly browned baked foods cooked on multiple racks.
  • Good for large quantities of baked foods.
  • Good results with cookies, biscuits, muffins, brownies, cupcakes, cream puffs, sweet rolls, angel food cake and bread.

The convection fan circulates the heated air evenly over and around the food.

Multi-Rack Convection Baking

When convection baking with only 1 rack, follow the rack positions recommended in the Using the oven section.

Because heated air is circulated evenly throughout the oven, foods can be baked with excellent results using multiple racks.

Multi-rack baking may increase cook times slightly for some foods but the overall result is time saved. Cookies, muffins, biscuits and other quickbreads give very good results with multi- rack baking.

For 27" Ovens: When baking on 3 racks, place one rack in the second (B) position, one in the third (C) position and one in the fourth (D) position.

For two-rack baking, place one rack in the secind (B) rack position. Place the other rack in the third (C) rack position.

For 30” Ovens: When baking on 3 racks, place one rack in the second (B) position, one in the fourth (D) position and one in the sixth (F) position.

For two-rack baking, place one rack in the second (B) rack position. Place the other rack in the fourth (D) rack position.

NOTE: Please note that extension racks position food higher in the oven. An extension rack should be placed one position lower than a flat rack would be so the food is in the same location.

For best results when baking multiple racks of cookies, line up the front of the cookie sheets with the front edge of the racks.

Adapting Recipes...

You can use your favorite recipes in the convection oven.

When convection baking, reduce baking temperature by 25°F or activate the Auto Recipe™ Conversion feature. See Auto Recipe™ Conversion in the Special features of your oven control section.

  • Use pan size recommended.
  • Some package instructions for frozen casseroles or main dishes have been developed using commercial convection ovens. For best results in this oven, preheat the oven and use the temperature on the package.

Convection Roast

  • Good for large tender cuts of meat, uncovered.

The convection fan circulates the heated air evenly over and around the food. Meat and poultry are browned on all sides as if they were cooked on a rotisserie. Heated air will be circulated over, under and around the food being roasted. The heated air seals in juices quickly for a moist and tender product while, at the same time, creating a rich golden brown exterior.

When you are convection roasting it is important that you use a broiler pan and grid for best convection roasting results. The pan is used to catch grease spills and the grid is used to prevent grease spatters.

Cookware for Convection Cooking

Before using your convection oven, check to see if your cookware leaves room for air circulation in the oven. If you are baking with several pans, leave space between them. Also, be sure the pans do not touch each other or the walls of the oven.

Paper and Plastic

Heat-resistant paper and plastic containers that are recommended for use in regular ovens can be used in convection ovens. Plastic cookware that is heat-resistant to temperatures of 400°F can also be used.

Metal and Glass

Any type of cookware will work in your convection oven. However, metal pans heat the fastest and are recommended for convection baking.

  • Darkened or matte-finished pans will bake faster than shiny pans.
  • Glass or ceramic pans cook more slowly.

For recipes like oven-baked chicken, use a pan with low sides. Hot air cannot circulate well around food in a pan with high sides.

How to Set the Oven for Convection Baking or Roasting

1. Press the Convection Bake pad or the Convection Roast pad.

2. Press the number pads to set the desired oven temperature.

3. Press the Start pad.

To change the oven temperature, press the Convection Bake or Convection Roast pad and then the number pads to set the new temperature.When the oven starts to heat, the changing temperature, starting at 100°F, will be displayed. When the oven reaches the temperature you set, 3 beeps will sound.

4. Press the Clear/Off pad when finished.

  • You will hear a fan while cooking with convection. The fan will stop when the door is opened, but the heat will not turn off.
  • You may hear the oven clicking during baking. This is normal.

How to Set the Oven for Convection Roasting when Using the Probe

The display will flash PROBE and the oven control will signal if the probe is inserted into the outlet, and you have not set a probe temperature and pressed the Start pad.

  1. Place the rack in the lowest positioposition. (A) Insert the probe into the meat..
  2. Plug the probe into the outlet in the oven. Make sure it is pushed all the way in. Close the oven door.
  3. Press the Convection Roast pad.
  4. Press the number pads to set the desired oven temperature.
  5. Press the Probe pad.
  6. Press the number pads to set the desired internal meat temperature.
  7. Press the Start pad.

When the oven starts to heat, the word LO will be in the display.

After the internal temperature of the meat reaches 100°F, the changing internal temperature will be shown in the display.

8. When the internal temperature of the meat reaches the number you have set, the probe and the oven turn off and the oven control signals. To stop the signal, press the Clear/Off pad. Use hot pads to remove the probe from the food. Do not use tongs to pull on it—they might damage it.

CAUTION: To prevent possible burns, do not unplug the probe from the oven outlet until the oven has cooled. Do not store the probe in the oven.

NOTE:

  • If the probe is removed from the food before the final temperature is reached, a tone will sound and the display will flash until the probe is removed from the oven.
  • You will hear a fan while cooking with this feature. The fan will stop when the door is opened, but the heat will not turn off.
  • You can use the timer even though you cannot use timed oven operations.
  • You will not be able to use the probe in the upper oven during timed oven operations. This is because, with the probe, you are cooking by temperature rather than time.

Using the self-cleaning oven.

Before a Clean Cycle