KitchenAid countertop mixers are a familiar sight in many kitchens, but the company also produces other items, including ranges and wall ovens. The KitchenAid Superba oven is an electric built-in double wall oven with several features, including convection cooking, a self-cleaning cycle and broil settings. Operating the Superba oven is fairly simple but caution should be used, as the oven becomes very hot during operation.
Changing the Clock
Set the clock by pressing "Clock Set/Start" and the number pads for the correct time. Press "Clock Set/Start" to confirm.
Choosing an Oven Setting
Set a cook time by pressing "Upper Oven" or "Lower Oven" and then the cooking function. Press the number pads to select a cooking temperature and then "Cook Time." Use the number pads to choose the length of cooking time and press "Start." Touch "Off" to turn the oven off when cooking is complete.
Select "Upper Oven" or "Lower Oven" to begin cooking and press "Bake." Press the number pads to choose the desired cooking temperature. The KitchenAid Superba oven can reach temperatures between 170 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit (77 and 260 degrees Celsius). Next, you can set the timer or program the oven to start and stop at a certain time by pressing "Cook Time" and entering the duration. Then touch the "Start" pad to begin baking.
Use the broil function by selecting "Upper Oven" or "Lower Oven" and then "Broil." Press the "Broil" button again for center broiling. Place the food in the oven and leave the oven door open slightly. Press "Start" to begin cooking and "Off" when cooking is complete, or program the oven to start and stop at a certain time by pressing "Cook Time" and entering the start time, followed by pressing "Stop Time" and entering the time that cooking should end. After setting the start and stop time, don't forget to press "Start" to begin the broiling process.
You can also select the convection cooking option, which cooks food faster than traditional cooking, by choosing the upper or lower oven, followed by "Convection Bake." The oven automatically sets to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Press the number pads to choose a different temperature if desired. Touch "Start" to begin cooking and "Off" when cooking is complete, or use the timer functions.
Turning on the Self-Clean Cycle
Touch "Upper Oven" or "Lower Oven" and then "Self-Clean" to use the self-cleaning cycle. The standard cleaning time is 3 hours and 30 minutes. Touch "Self-Clean" again to change to a different cleaning time, depending upon the soil level. Close the oven door and press "Start." The door automatically locks and remains locked until the self-clean cycle has finished and the oven temperature has cooled. Press "Off" when the cleaning is complete and the door has unlocked.
Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.