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General Care & Cleaning - Kenmore 790.3223 series Use & Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Cooktop
Before cleaning any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) &
Painted and Plastic Control
Knobs, Body Pieces, and
Decorative Trim
Control Panel
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Decorative Trim
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates, Burner Pans
(some models), Burner Rings
(some models), Cooktop
Surface Burners
How to Clean
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or paper towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
For general cleaning , use hot soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-
up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60
minutes. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any of
these materials; they can scratch or dull the finish.
Wipe the control panel clean after each use. Before cleaning the control panel, turn all
controls to OFF and remove the control knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off
the shaft. Clean using hot, soapy water and a cloth. Be sure to squeeze excess water
from the cloth before wiping the panel; especially when wiping around the controls.
Excess water in or around the controls may cause damage to the appliance. To replace
knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the
knob into place.
Clean with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and cloth. Do not
use cleaners with high concentrations of chlorides or chlorines. Do not use harsh
scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are especially made for cleaning
stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners off from the surface as bluish
stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1
solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary , cover difficult spots with an
ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp
cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean
cloth or paper towel. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during
future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
The holes in the burners of your cooktop must be kept clean at all times for proper
ignition and a complete, even flame. Clean the burner holes routinely with a small gauge
wire or needle and especially after bad spillovers which could clog these holes.
To remove and replace burner units per your model, see instructions under Sealed
Burner. To clean, soak the burners in a 1:1 solution of ammonia and water for 30 to 40
minutes. For stubborn stains, scrub with soap and water or a mild abrasive cleanser and
damp cloth. Dry the burners thoroughly in a warm oven for 30 minutes. Then replace
them, making sure they are seated and level. DO NOT wash burner units in the



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