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Range - Using Aluminum Foil in the Oven

  • General Safety Instructions:

    • Electric ovens: Do not use aluminum foil to line the oven bottom. Foil can trap heat or melt, resulting in damage to the product and a shock or fire hazard.

    • Electric coil cooktops: Do not use aluminum foil to line drip pans. Foil can trap heat or melt, resulting in damage to the product and a shock or fire hazard.

    • Gas ovens: Never cover any slot, holes or passages in the oven bottom or cover an entire rack with materials such as aluminum foil. Doing so blocks the air flow through the oven and may cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Aluminum foil linings may also trap heat, causing a fire hazard.

    • Gas cooktops: Do not use aluminum foil to cover the grates or line any part of the cooktop. Doing so may result in carbon monoxide poisoning, overheating of the cooktop surfaces, or a potential fire hazard.

  • Using the Oven Section:


    • 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 a lower 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 ½" from oven walls to prevent poor heat circulation.

  • Using the Baking or Warming Drawer Section:


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

    Note:If foil has melted or fused ot the bottom of the oven, service is recommended.