HOW TO USE AND
ENJOY YOUR NEW MONARCH CE119Y COMBINATION COAL-WOOD-ELECTRIC
[Note: I found some of the
instructions for my old Monarch Wood-Electric Range.
These instructions were 30 year old photocopies, not the
originals, so they were not in a condition where I could
merely scan them and put them up on the Internet for
you. The illustrations were absolutely useless, and
the text barely useable. To make these instructions
as authentic as possible, I ran them through OCR software,
corrected the mistakes, then tried to format the results as
close to the original photocopies as I could. If
there are mistakes in this material, they are from trying
to correct the OCR-produced results. I did the best I could
with what I had. Please note that these instructions
were for a particular Monarch Wood-Electric Range, and may
not apply to all models produced over the
years. Miles Stair (Dec. 20, 2004)]
HOW TO USE AND
ENJOY YOUR NEW MONARCH CE119Y COMBINATION COAL-WOOD-ELECTRIC
Complete MONARCH Electric Range User's
Instruction Book E70A and a MONARCH Coal-Wood Instruction
Book are enclosed with this Instruction Card. These two books
and this card should be read before attempting to use your
new Model CE119Y.
IMPORTANT! For satisfactory
operation, hand damper must be installed in first joint of
Along the rear of the cooking top are
three draft control handles.
The one on the left is No. 1. The right one is No. 2. Draft control
handle No. 3 is located
in the back splasher.
No. 1 is the Duplex Draft Control.
By raising this handle, both side and back drafts are opened
to supply air to the grates in the firebox. This is done when
starting a fire and is thereafter operated to control the
No. 2 is the Direct Draft Control
for chimney. This is opened only for coal-wood operation.
Push handle down when starting fire. This produces direct
draft for fast starting. Lift this handle up to direct heat
around the oven after fire is started. Handle should remain
up during all baking and roasting operations.
No. 3 is the Flue Block Control.
When this knob is pulled OUT, the range is completely blocked
off from the chimney. KNOB MUST BE KEPT IN WHEN THERE IS ANY
COAL-WOOD FIRE IN THE FIREBOX.
This knob should be OUT only when baking
with electricity, without any fire in the coal-wood side.
When baking with coal-wood and electricity, this knob is IN.
(Flue is open).
Be sure separate hand damper is installed
in first section of stove pipe.
WARNING - All three drafts should be
closed when heating oven with electricity only. This prevents
heat loss through the chimney.
The R1066 Oven
DRAFT CONTROLS THE OVEN SIGNAL
LIGHT: The neon signal light directly below the toggle
switch is used to signal whenever the heating elements in the
oven are on. The signal light will go out when oven is up to
temperature. It will cycle or go "OFF" and "ON" during
baking, roasting and barbecuing. It will remain on during
BAKING: Temperatures from 150
Fahrenheit to 550 Fahrenheit can be accurately selected for
baking and roosting. When doing continuous baking which
requires different temperatures, always bake the higher
temperature foods first. The lowest oven rack position can be
used for roasting and broiling, but should not be used for
baking. (See page 4 of Instruction Book E7OA.)
FAST OVEN PREHEATING is
accomplished when the oven control dial is turned from the
"OFF" position directly to the desired baking temperature and
the CENTER TOGGLE SWITCH is flipped upward. Both bake and
broil units will come on at full heat to bring the oven up to
temperature quickly. When oven control signal light goes out,
flip the CENTER TOGGLE SWITCH downward and place food in the
BROILING: Temperature controlled
broiling is now possible. A temperature controlled zone from
350 Fahrenheit to 425 Fahrenheit may be selected with this
If you desire temperature controlled
broiling, turn the oven control dial from "OFF" to "BROIL".
Then turn the control dial down to any desired temperature
from 350 Fahrenheit to 425 Fahrenheit. Make certain the
CENTER TOGGLE SWITCH is flipped downward. The broiler unit
(the upper unit in the oven) will turn "OFF" and "ON" during
broiling. Always close oven door during controlled bro
If you do not desire temperature
controlled broiling, simply turn the oven control dial up to
"BROIL". Make certain the CENTER TOGGLE SWITCH is flipped
downward. The broil unit will remain on during the complete
broiling period. Always leave oven door ajar or open during
BAKING WITH BOTH
COAL-WOOD AND ELECTRICITY
Suppose you have a small coal-wood fire
for heating the kitchen - one that has heated the oven
partially, BUT NOT HIGH ENOUGH FOR BAKING. Now you want to
You could force your coal-wood fire to get
desired oven temperature, thereby over heating your kitchen.
Or - you can bring up the oven simply by turning on the
electric oven control and setting to desired temperature. Be
sure knob 3 is in (shown in illustration on first page).
Toggle switch below oven control must be flipped
In this operation, you are utilizing the
coal-wood heat for most of the baking job, yet you have the
convenience of controlled heat of an electric oven.
BAKING WITH WOOD OR
Tips on coal-wood baking are found in the
Coal-Wood Range Instruction Book attached.
Be sure Draft Control No. 2 is closed
(handle raised) after fire is well started.
The question is often asked, "Should I
remove the lower electric unit when baking with coal or
wood?" The answer is that if you expect to use electricity to
boost up the oven to baking heat, the unit must be left
However, if you intend to do your baking
with coal or wood, baking is then done on the bottom of the
oven. IMPORTANT! There may be occasions when range is being
fired with coal or wood and a maximum amount of heat is
desired for home heating purposes. To prolong oven control
life under severe firing conditions, do one of the following:
Remove bake and broil units and turn oven control dial to
"BROIL" position, leave oven door ajar; or set timer clock in
the "OFF" position, turn oven control dial to "BROIL"
position, and leave oven door ajar. (Normal baking
temperatures will not injure the control.)
IMPORTANT: The cover for the bottom flue
is packed separately in the ash pan and should be installed
before using range by removing the spring mounted porcelain
panel below the oven door which will disclose the clean-out
Fine ashes and soot must be removed
regularly from ALL FLUES of the range to insure quick heating
and satisfactory baking. There are three places to clean.
1. The Right End Flue. Lift the
front, left electric unit and you will see an opening into
this flue with a cast iron cover. Remove cover and scrape
sides of flue, allowing soot to drop down.
2. The Bottom Flue. Remove the
porcelain panel below oven door by pulling it off its spring
catches. This discloses. the opening to the bottom flue.
Scrape ashes and soot out of this opening, reaching back into
the bottom of the rear flue to remove soot accumulation.
3. The Top Flue. This is the space
between the cooking top and the oven top. Don't let ashes
accumulate here or you will slow down the operation of the
oven. How often the flues should be cleaned depends on the
strength of your draft and the kind of fuel used. Any time
your fire seems sluggish, check to see if these flues need
This knob is used 10 set clock 10 the
correct time. (It can be turned to the right or left.)
1. A chrome finish will discolor at high
temperatures, but will not destroy nor harm the protective
2. 1st Set: What time do I want
the food finished? Turn this "Stop Time" knob to right to
stop or finish time.
3. 2nd Set: Turn knob to right
for required number of cooking hours. Turn oven control dial
to desired baking temperature and place food in oven.
IMPORTANT: When operation is completed, turn knob to left
from "OFF" to "Manual".
4. TO USE AS A MINUTE MINDER, turn knob to
right until pointer points to the desired number of minutes.
When timed period has elapsed, buzzer will sound until knob
is turned to the "OFF" position.
TO CARE FOR CHROME
After range is first fired the chrome top
will turn brownish blue. This is not a permanent condition.
After a year or more of firing, depending on how hard the
range is fired, the top will turn grayish white and be
attractive and pleasing to the eye.
For cleaning purposes, we suggest you use
the same cleaning agent you normally use on other chrome
finish appliances in your home.
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