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Ceramic Glass Cooktop
Special Caution for Aluminum Foil and Aluminum Cooking Utensils
1) Aluminum foil
Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not use under any circumstances.
2) Aluminum utensils
The melting point of aluminum being much lower than that of other metals, care must be taken when aluminum pots or pans
are used. If allowed to boil dry, not only will the utensil be ruined, but also permanent damage in the form of breakage, fusing
or marking may affect the ceramic glass surface.
Things to Remember
1. AVOID using bleach and don't use ammonia to clean the ceramic surface.
2. Do not put plastic items on warm cooking areas.
3. Never slide oven racks across cooktop surface. They may scratch or metalmark the cooktop.
4. If cooktop should break, do not use cooktop or attempt to clean it. Call your authorized
service technician immediately.
5. Never use a trivet or metal stand between the cooking utensil and the ceramic cooktop. The
ceramic surface may be scratched, metal marked or etched by such items.
6. Sugary spills can cause pitting of your cooktop surface. Therefore, you must begin cleaning the spills
while the cooktop is still hot. Use caution when following the steps below.
a) Turn off all surface units and remove all pans immediately.
b) Wearing an oven mitt, use a razor blade scraper to scrape the hot spill out of the cooking zone to
a cooler area on the cooktop.
c) Allow the cooktop to cool.
Use and Care of Glass Surface
Fine "brown
Coarse particles (salt,
lines" (tiny
sand, sugar or grit)
scratches or
between bottom of
abrasions which
cookware and cooktop
have collected
that are not removed
before cooking.
Using incorrect cleaning
Metal marking
Sliding or scraping
(mark or black
metal utensils or oven
shelves across cooktop.
Brown streaks
Cleaning with a
and specks.
sponge or dishcloth
that has been used
for other kitchen tasks.
NOTE: Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface elements, the glass surface will turn green when the element
will be turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the glass will come back to its original white color after it has
completely cooled down. (White glass cooktops only).
(some models) (continued)
Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the cooktop can cause metal markings
on the cooktop surface. These marks should be removed immediately after the
cooktop has cooled using the cooktop cleaning cream. Metal marks can become
permanent if not removed prior to future use.
Cookware (cast iron, metal, ceramic or glass) with rough bottoms can mark or scratch
the cooktop surface. Do not slide anything metal or glass across the cooktop. Do
not use your cooktop as a cutting board or work surface in the kitchen. Do not cook
foods directly on the cooktop surface without a pan.
Do not drop heavy or hard objects on the glass cooktop, they may cause it to crack.
To Prevent
Clean cooktop after
every use.
Daily use of cleaner
Do not slide cookware
across cooktop.
Use cleaner cream
with clean, damp paper
To Remove
Tiny scratches are not removable.
They can be minimized by
continual use of cleaner cream.
Such scratches do not affect
Apply cleaner cream
with dampened paper
towel to a cooled surface.
Use a small amount of cleaner
cream with clean, damp paper


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