IMPORTANT SAFETY ITEMS
Safety is one of our biggest concerns when building LG ranges, and it should be one of your biggest concerns when operating one. Read on for some key tips that every cook should remember.
Do not line the oven walls, racks, bottom, or any other part of the oven with protective liners made of aluminum foil or any other material.
Despite widespread use, these liners are actually quite dangerous. They can disrupt heat distribution, produce poor baking results and cause permanent damage to the oven interior (aluminum foil will melt to the interior surface of the oven). Improper installation of these liners creates a risk of electric shock or fire.
Luckily, your LG oven has a "hidden bake" feature that conceals the lower heating element. This makes cleaner much easier and eliminates the need for any sort of a liner.
In the event of an oven fire, leave the oven door closed and turn the range off. If the fire continues, use a fire extinguisher, or throw baking soda directly on the flames. DO NOT put water or flour on the fire. Flour can be explosive; water can cause a grease fire to spread.
Areas near the vent may become hot during operation and can cause burns. Avoid placing plastics near the vent as heat may distort or melt the plastic. Do not block the vent opening. It is normal for steam to be visible from the vents when cooking foods with high moisture.
STORAGE OVER RANGE
If cabinet storage is provided directly above cooking surface, limit it to items that are infrequently used and can be safely stored in an area subjected to heat. Do not store volatile liquids, cleaners or aerosol sprays above the oven. Do not store heavy items above the cooktop surface—they could fall and damage it.
REPLACING OVEN LIGHT BULB
To avoid electrical shock, switch off the electrical power to the oven at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel before replacing your oven light bulb.
GOOD TO KNOW
- Only use dry pot holders. Moist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may cause burns from steam.
- Do not heat sealed or unopened food containers. Allow venting for heated air to escape, as pressure in the containers may cause them burst.