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Setting Surface Controls
Your gas appliance may be equipped with different sized
surface burners. The ability to heat food quicker and in
larger volumes increases as the burner size increases. It is
important to select cookware that is suitable for the amount
and type of food being prepared.
The smaller SIMMER burner (on some models) is best
suited for simmering delicate sauces, etc.
The standard size burners may be used for most surface
cooking needs. Some models are equipped with a center
burner.
The larger POWER burners (on some models) or TURBO
BOIL burner (on some models) are recommended for
bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature and when
preparing larger quantities of food.
To set surface burners:
1. Place cooking utensil on center of surface burner grate.
Be sure the cooking utensil sets stable on the burner
grate.
2. Push the desired surface control knob in and turn coun-
terclockwise out of the OFF position.
3. Release the surface control knob and rotate to the LITE
position. Visually check that the burner is lit.
4. Once the burner has a flame, push the control knob in
and turn counterclockwise to the desired flame size.
Use the control knob markings and adjust the flame as
needed.
Important:
Do not cook with the surface control knob left in the Lite
position. The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if
the control knob setting remains in the LITE position.
When setting any surface control knob to the Lite
position, all electronic surface ignitors will spark at the
same time. However, only the surface burner you are
setting will ignite.
Never place or straddle a cooking utensil over 2
different surface cooking areas at the same time. This
can cause uneven heating results.
In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface
burners can be lit manually. Use caution when lighting
surface burners 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 push in
and turn knob to desired setting.

SETTING SURFACE BURNERS

When operating the oven, it is possible for residual heat
from the oven to build-up and over time to eventually
transfer to the surface control knobs located directly
above the oven door.
Figure 10: Proper way to set burners
Do not place flammable items such as plastic salt and
pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on the
cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite.
Potholders, towels, or wooden spoons could catch fire if
placed too close to the range cooktop.
Do not place aluminum foil or any material that can melt on
the range cooktop. If these items melt they may perma-
nently damage the cooktop surface.
Home Canning
Be sure to read and observe all the following points when
home canning with your appliance. Check with the United
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website and be
sure to read all the information they have available as well
as follow recommendations for home canning procedures.
Use only quality flat bottom canners when home
canning. Use a straight-edge to check canner bottom.
Make sure the diameter of the canner does not exceed
1 inch beyond the surface element markings or burner.
Start with hot tap water to bring water to boil more
quickly.
Use the highest heat setting when first bringing the
water to a boil. Once boiling is achieved, reduce heat to
lowest possible setting to maintain that boil.
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