For most cooking, start on the highest control
setting and then turn to a lower one to complete
the process. Use the chart below as a guide for
determining proper flame size for various types
of cooking. The size and type of utensil used and
the amount of food being cooked will influence the
setting needed for cooking.
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 undercooked. Do not attempt to
deep fat fry too much food at once as the food will
neither brown nor cook properly.
Type of Cooking
Start most foods; bring water
to a boil; pan broiling
Maintain a slow boil; thicken
sauces, gravies; steam
Keep foods cooking; poach;
*These settings are based on using medium-
weight aluminum pans with lids. Settings may
vary when using other types of pans.
Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge of
the utensil. A higher flame simply wastes heat and
energy, and increases your risk of being burned by
Proper Burner Adjustments
The color of the flame is the key to proper burner
adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly
visible in a well-lighted room. Each cone of flame
should be steady and sharply defined. Adjust or clean
burner if flame is yellow-orange. To clean burner, see
instructions under General Care & Cleaning.