Now that you’ve got your beautiful new LG range, it’s time to get things all set up. (For future reference, you can also find these tips in your owner’s manual.)
An anti-tip device is a bracket that helps keep your range from, well, tipping over. It’s important that the anti-tip device is correctly positioned whenever you reposition the range (for cleaning, service, or any other reason). To check the device, follow these steps:
- Grasp the top rear edge of the range back guard. Carefully attempt to tilt it forward to verify that the anti-tip devices are engaged.
- Remove the warming drawer or storage drawer and visually inspect that the rear leveling leg is fully inserted into the anti-tip bracket.
- Refer to the installation manual for proper balancing and anti-tip bracket installation.
GOOD TO KNOW: GAS SHUT-OFF
If you weren’t shown the location of the range’s gas shut-off valve and how to shut it off if necessary, contact your installer or a qualified technician.
SAFETY TIPS FOR DAILY USE
EVERYDAY SAFETY TIPS
- Never block your range’s vents (air holes). They allow the necessary air circulation for combustion and heat transfer. Air openings are located at the rear of the cooktop, at the top and bottom of the oven door, and at the bottom of the range under the warming drawer. Also, avoid placing plastics near the vent as heat may distort or melt the plastic.
- Don’t lift the cooktop surface. Lifting the cooktop can cause damage to the range or make it operate improperly.
- Do not clean the door gasket. The door gasket is necessary for a good seal, so care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.
- Only use aluminum foil in the oven as described in the user manual. Other foil placement can create a fire hazard or cause damage to the range.
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 heating element. This makes cleaning 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.
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 to burst.
RACK AND PAN PLACEMENT
- Center pans on racks for best baking results. If baking with more than one pan, place the pans so that each one has at least 1" to 1-1/2" of air space around it. Do not allow pans to touch the walls of the oven.
- If cooking on a single rack, place the standard rack in position 1 in the upper oven and position 2 in the lower oven. Center the cookware as shown in the single rack image.
- If cooking on multiple racks in the lower oven, place a standard rack in position 1 and an offset rack in position 4. Place the cookware as shown in the multiple rack image, with cookware on the top rack placed toward the front and cookware on the bottom rack placed toward the back.