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General Care & Cleaning - Kenmore 790.3242 Series Use & Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning
Various
Parts of Your Cooktop
Before cleaning
any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is COOL. REMOVE
SPILLOVERS AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANINGS NOW WILL REDUCE THE
DIFFICULTY AND EXTENT OF A MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
Surfaces
How to Clean
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) &
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or paper towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
Vinyl
Painted and Plastic Control
Knobs, Body Pieces, and
Decorative Trim
Control Panel
22_
Stainless
Steel, Chrome
Decorative Trim
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates, Burner Pans
(some models), Burner Skirts
(some models), Cooktop
Surface
Surface Burners
For general cleaning, use hot soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-up
grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes.
Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any of these materials;
they can scratch or dull the finish.
Wipe the control panel clean after each use. Before cleaning the control panel turn all
controls to OFF and remove the control knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off the
shaft. Clean using hot, soapy water and a cloth. Be sure to squeeze excess water from
the cloth before wiping the panel; especially when wiping around the controls. Excess
water in or around the controls may cause damage to the appliance. To replace knobs
after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob
into place.
Clean with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and cloth. Do not
use cleaners
with high concentrations
of chlorides
or chlorines.
Do not use harsh
scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are especially
made for cleaning
stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners off from the surface as bluish stains
may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1
solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammonia-
soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, and
then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper
towel. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future heating.
DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
The holes in the burners of your cooktop must be kept clean at all times for proper ignition
and a complete, even flame. Clean the burner holes routinely with a small gauge wire or
needle and especially after bad spillovers which could clog these holes.
To remove and replace burner units per your model, see Sealed Burner section of these
General Care & Cleaning instructions. To clean, soak the burners in a 1:1 solution of
ammonia and water for 30 to 40 minutes. For stubborn stains, scrub with soap and water
or a mild abrasive cleanser and damp cloth. Dry the burners thoroughly in a warm oven
for 30 minutes. Then replace them, making sure they are seated and level. DO NOT wash
burner units in the dishwasher.
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