Range - Timed Bake and Delayed Bake Options

Time Bake (or Cook Time), Automatic Oven Timers, and Delay Bake (or Delay Time, Delay Start) are options designed for the busy person that cannot be tied down to being in the kitchen or at home at specific times to turn the oven on or off. These controls can be preset to start and stop your oven automatically. The oven can also be started manually, and the automatic controls can take over the job of turning the oven off.

The following directions are for ranges without electronic controls. For electronic models, consult the model's Owner's Manual for specific instructions. Download a Copy of the Owner's Manual.

To set the automatic oven timer, use the two dials next to the clock, marked "Stop" and "Start". Each dial is marked off in 15 minute segments and numbered by the hour. The pointers on these dials can be moved only when the knob is pushed in. (There is a sound when the pointers are turned.)

Note: Before setting these dials, make sure that the range clock is set to the correct time of day.

To set the oven to come on at a later time:

  1. Push in and turn the STOP pointer to the time of day the oven is to stop.
  2. Push in and turn the START pointer to the time of day the oven is to start.
  3. Turn the oven SET knob to "Time Bake".
  4. Set desired oven temperature.

When the range clock advances to the time of day that was selected for "Start", the START knob will pop out and the oven will begin heating. When the "Stop" time is reached, the STOP knob will pop out and the oven will turn off.


To start the cooking process manually and have the oven turn off automatically:

  1. Push in and turn the START pointer to the current time of day.
  2. Push in and turn the STOP pointer to the time the oven is to stop.
  3. Turn the oven SET knob to "Time Bake."
  4. Set desired oven temperature.


On most models, the oven cycling light will come on immediately after setting up the time bake cycle. The bake indicator light stays on all the time.

Note: It is not possible to time bake and temperature cook at the same time.