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SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

SETTING PROPER SURFACE BURNER
FLAME SIZE
For most cooking - start on the highest control
setting and then turn to a lower one to complete the
process. Use the recommendations below as a guide
for determining proper fl ame size for various types
of cooking. The size and type of utensil used and the
amount of food being cooked will infl uence the setting
needed.
For deep fat frying - use a thermometer and adjust the
surface control knob accordingly. If the fat is too cool, the
food will absorb the fat and be greasy. If the fat is too
hot, the food will brown so quickly that the center will be
under cooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much
food at once as the food will neither brown nor cook
properly.
*Flame Size
Type of Cooking
High Flame
Start most foods; bring water to a boil;
pan broiling.
Medium Flame Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces,
gravies; steaming.
Low Flame
Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.
Correct
IMPORTANT
Never extend the fl ame beyond the outer edge of the
utensil. A higher fl ame simply wastes heat and energy,
and increases the risk of being burned by the gas
fl ame.
NOTE
*Note: Settings are based on using medium-
weight metal or aluminum pans. Settings may
vary when using other types of pans. The color
of the fl ame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A
good fl ame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-
lighted room. Each cone of fl ame should be steady and
sharp. Clean burner if fl ame is yellow-orange.
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SETTING THE REGULAR BURNERS
1 Place cooking utensil on surface burner.
2 Push the surface control knob down and turn
counterclockwise out of the OFF position.
3 Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position (see
fi gure 1). Note: All four electronic surface ignitors will
spark at the same time. However, only the burner you
are turning on will ignite.
4 Visually check that the burner has a fl ame.
5 Turn the control knob counterclockwise to the
desired fl ame size. The control knobs do not have to
be set at a particular setting. Use the knob indicator
settings to adjust the fl ame as needed. DO NOT cook
with the surface control knob in the LITE position.
(The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if the
knob is left in the LITE position.)
CAUTION
Do not place plastic items such as salt and
pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic
wrappings on top of the range when it is in use.
These items could melt or ignite. Pot holders, towels
or wood spoons could catch fi re if placed too close to a
fl ame.
CAUTION
Do not operate the burner for an extended period
of time without cookware on the grate. The fi nish
on the grate may chip without cookware to absorb the
heat.
Figure 1
IMPORTANT
In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface
burners can be lit manually. To light a surface burner,
hold a lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn
the surface control knob to LITE. After burner lights
turn the knob to desired setting. Use caution when
lighting surface burners manually.

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