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no tone from electronic control on whirlpool range

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no tone from electronic control on whirlpool range

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  1. amomipais82
    Though this isn't the fanciest range out there, it does have many nice, useful features.

    Electronic Oven Control--Most functions on this range are controlled by means of a touch pad. From baking to broiling to timing, just touch the appropriate place on the pad to get started. The pad is much easier to clean that the k***s found on older models; only the burners operate by means of a k**b on this range.

    Custom Broil--The broiling temperature on the Whirlpool range is automatically set at 500 degrees. It can be adjusted, however, to any temperature between 300 and 500 by simply pressing the temperature buttons on the control pad. This comes in handy when preparing foods such as chicken and fish.

    Mealtimer--This feature automatically turns the oven on and off, without your having to be present. The time is easily set on the control pad and requires only that you have previously set the clock.

    Electronic Minute Timer--Functioning just like a standard kitchen timer, this feature does not turn the oven on or off. Four one-second tones let you know that the time you have set has expired.

    Bake Setting--Well yes, of course there is a bake setting. Pressing the "bake" button on the control pad automatically sets the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Pressing the temperature up and down buttons allows you to adjust that temperature to anywhere between 170 and 500 degrees. A feature that I really like is that the display shows a countdown of how much time is left before the oven is preheated. Depending on the temperature you desire, this process will take anywhere from three to 10 minutes, at which time a tone will sound and the temperature will be displayed.

    Offset Temperature--I have found this oven to bake hotter and more accurately than the one I owned previously. If, however, you are not satisfied with the results you are getting, you can permanently adjust the oven's temperature. If your food is always undercooked, for instance, you may set the oven so that from now on when it displays 350 degrees, it is really heating to 360 degrees (or any other 10 degree increment that you choose). Now you can follow the directions in the recipe, rather than always having to remember to "add 10 degrees." The new offset temperature will remain permanent unless you go back and change it.

    Control Lock--Whirlpool states the following in the owner's manual: "The control lock lets you disable the control panel command pads. The control lock comes in handy when you want to prevent others from using the oven." I've never used this feature; believe me, I don't want to prevent others from cooking if they would like to take the initiative!

    Hot Surface Indicator Light--A small grid on the surface of the range shows a light for each one of the burners. If the temperature of any one of the burners is too hot to touch, the appropriate light will glow. The lights continue to glow until the surface is cool, even after you have turned off the burner.

    Window--A window in the oven allows you to peek in at your food, rather than opening and closing the door repeatedly. This helps to keep the temperature consistent.

    Ceramic Glass Cooktop--Ahh, the question my visitors always seem to ask me. The range has a completely smooth cooktop, on which you will see four circles to indicate the burners. When the burners are turned on, you can see the heating element underneath the surface, cycling on and off and glowing bright red. There are several important directions that must be followed: make sure bottoms of pots and pans are dry to avoid damage to cooktop, don't slide pots and pans to avoid damage to cooktop, don't store anything heavy above the range to avoid damage to cooktop, wipe surface after each use to avoid damage to cooktop, and so on. In reading the instruction manual, you get the feeling that you are dealing with a very fragile piece of equipment and that you're bound to break the ceramic glass at any moment. Though the cooktop can crack and the surface can be damaged by mineral deposits, it is very sturdy and, most importantly, cooks food well. I did not require much of an adjustment period when switching over to the smooth top, with the sole exception of stir-frying. I have a tendency to move the pan around when I'm stir-frying, and this not a good idea on this surface. Not only can you scratch the glass, but you will also find that suddenly only part of your pan is on the burner. Without that physical coil beneath the pan, you must be sure to keep an eye on pan placement. After cooking, it is important to take care of the glass cooktop. Cleaning the surface requires a special "cooktop polishing creme" and a razor scraper for any cooked on messes. Buffing the top after using the cleanser helps to return its original shine. Though some stains can be tough to remove, this still beats scrubbing those old drip pans!

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