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Surface Cooking - Kenmore 790.4249 Series Use And Care Manual

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Surface Cooking

Use Proper Cookware
Cookware should have
flat bottoms that make
good contact with the
entire surface heating
element. Check for
flatness by rotating a
ruler across the
bottom of the
cookware (See Figure
2). Be sure to follow
the recommendations
for using cookware as
shown in Figure 1.
Note: The size and type of cookware
used will influence the setting needed
for best cooking results.
Using Woks
DO NOT use two surface cooking areas to heat one large pan
such as a roaster or griddle. If the pan boils dry, the bottom surface of the pan
could cause discoloring or crazing of the porcelain enamel surface, and dam-
age surface heating elements and drip pans.
• Flat bottom and straight
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle does not tilt
pan. Pan is well balanced.
• Pan sizes match the amount
of food to be prepared and the
size of the surface element.
• Made of material that conducts
Figure 2
heat well.
• Easy to clean.
• Always match pot diameter to
element surface diameter.
Woks with flat bottoms suitable for
use on your cooktop are available in
most cookshop or hardware stores.
Wire trivets : Do not use wire triv-
ets. Cookware bottoms must be in
direct contact with the surface cook-
ing areas.
Figure 1
DO NOT use a wok if it is equipped
with a metal ring that extends be-
yond the surface element. Because
this ring traps heat, the surface ele-
ment and cooktop surface could be
• Curved and warped pan
• Pan overhangs unit by more
than one-half inch.
• Pan is smaller than the
• Heavy handle tilts pan.



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