Whilst this is a photo copy, and some of the pages are a little askew, it was all readable and intact. A real bonus finding an old manual for a classic piece of kit that no other site had.
Thanks to Owner-Manuals.com! This manual was exactly what I needed. As Amana was purchased by Maytag and later by Whirlpool, there was no way to receive it from their websites. I was lucky to find this resource.
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General instructions With Ventitherm Â® Fan Operated Cooking you can also bake two cakes at the same time in tins placed next to each other on the shelf. This does not significantly increase baking time.
When frozen foods are used the trays inserted may distort during cooking. This is due to the large difference in temperature between the freezing temperature and the temperature in the oven. Once the trays have cooled the distortion will disappear again. How to use the Baking Tables The tables give the required temperature settings, baking times and oven shelf levels for a selection of typical dishes. â¢ Temperatures and baking times are for guidance only, as these will depend on the consistency of pastry, mixture or dough, the number and the type of baking tin. â¢ We recommend setting the lower temperature when baking for the first time, and if required, e.g. if a darker browning is desired or if the baking time is too long, select a higher temperature. â¢ If you cannot find the settings for a particular recipe, look for the one that is most similar. â¢ If baking cakes on baking trays or tins on more than one level, baking time can be extended by 10-15 minutes. â¢ Moist recipes (for example, pizzas, fruit flans, etc.) are baked on one level. â¢ Cakes and pastries at different heights may brown at an uneven rate at first. If this occurs, please do not change the temperature setting. Different rates of browning even out as baking progresses. With longer baking times, you can switch the oven off about 10 minutes before the end of the baking time, in order to utilise the residual heat. Unless otherwise stated, the values given in the tables assume that cooking is started with the oven cold.