Setting the Downdraft Vent System
Setting Surface Burner Controls
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. Potholders, towels or wood
spoons could catch ﬁ re if placed too
close to a ﬂ ame.
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 knob to desired
setting. Use caution when lighting
surface burners manually.
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Your appliance is equipped with an integrated downdraft vent system that may be turned
on at any moment. This system helps remove smoke, odors and vapors from food
prepared on your cooktop.
To activate the downdraft vent system, simply turn the knob to the desired fan power
When you are ﬁ nished operating the downdraft vent system, turn back the knob to the Off
IMPORTANT: For best performance, the grease ﬁ lter must be properly installed and often
cleaned. See the "General Care and Cleaning" section for more information.
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 cooking.
*These settings are based on using medium-weight metal or aluminum
pans with lids. 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.
Regardless of size, always select cookware that is suitable for the amount
and type of food being prepared. Select a burner and ﬂ ame size appropriate
to the pan. Never allow ﬂ ames to extend beyond the outer edge of the pan.
utensil. A higher ﬂ ame wastes heat and energy and increases your risk
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of being burned by the ﬂ ame (Figure 2).
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; steaming.
Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.
NEVER extend the ﬂ ame beyond the outer edge of the