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Is the compartment on the bottom of my oven the broiler?

I inherited this GE gas free standing oven with the house I purchased. There is a door on the bottom of the oven with a broiler pan in it. Is that the area that I use to broil? Do I actually cook the meat in there if I want to broil as opposed to the actual oven itself?

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Yes, that is your broiling area.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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